Merry Christmas, to all of my Friends and Readers !!
And may the One True God of the Bible love, protect, and support Mr. Donald J. Trump, now and after he inherits a horrible national Debt Load, and divided population, plus so many world conflicts and TREACHERY against our old, Friend, Israel, who is also protected by a holy Covenant with God Almighty !
Friends, I know that you good people have read, and re-read one of the first Prophecies in the first book of the KJV Bible -- at Genesis 12: 3:
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..... and I am blessed with some free time, retired, and reflective over my long life of adventure and STUDY [that's my 'cup of tea,' and fun], and it's fun for me to dig deeper to find out all the why's and wherefores... and then share some of that research with others of like Faith. This is a very important Prophecy.... because it has a direct bearing on TODAY, Dec. 24th, 2016, and Christmas Eve ! Simply put: If someone, a person, or nation, messes with or even threatens the State of Israel --- God WILL certainly mess with them !! ---Big Time ! I don't fear too many things, but I do have a healthy fear of messing with the Lord, in this world, and the next ! Just click on one of the Links and find out about what will happen. And I would say that the 2 heathen oinks, Obama and Kerry, just cooked their Christmas GOOSE.
I also read a book: "As America has done to Israel." And I highly recommend it to you all. We should all learn from past mistakes, and high adventures !
You know, in all facts of life, you just don't want to hang around people who are grossly immoral, corrupt, dangerous, stupid and greedy.... because if the enemy decides to shoot back or drop a bomb on the dumb ass, you might get some 'collateral damage.' Just like a "frag grenade," will kill everyone in a 12 foot radius... and that is called, "collateral damage." Show me the crowd that a person hangs out with, and I will tell you their true character. You don't want to catch their disease, or their fleas... and you very well might end up dead, or in jail.
Not to worry, if Israel messes on herself, God will take care of things, too. So don't worry so much about other people, just keep yourself and your children clean, morally, and otherwise. And... doo-doo always rolls down hill.
So, I went to a local establishment for a great, 1/2 pound cheeseburger and fries, there and a 'cold one', and the place was packed ! They had complimentary food available, but I am in love with their super hamburgers. Such friendly people there but so LOUD with the Green Bay Packer game on TV, and every time they scored another touch down, everyone went crazy and screamed so loud --- and the bar tender rang a loud bell ! They treated me very well, and so kind, too.
My Mom and sister also called me up a few minutes ago, and they were fine and happy. So, now I am home and going to relax today, and rest. My lower back has been giving me a lot of serious pain, lately, but Thank God for all of His great and tender mercies, and things could be worse. I vividly remember being homeless for a short time in Milwaukee,[ sorry to repeat..] and living in a one room upper flat above a cock roach infested tavern by myself, with a 'community bath room, and all sorts of strange people, and I felt lucky, and BLESSED, at that harsh Winter to even have a place to stay !! I had a welding job that was only 2 blocks away from where I slept, and I thought all of that was a small miracle, too.
So, at least, I have a good computer, On-Line, and a smart cell phone to talk to others. Many in the world don't even have enough food for their families right now or a place to lay down ! PTL.
If anyone needs someone to talk to, just email me, and I might give them my cell number.
A picture at a good, Christian church: Tom, and Sharon, my wife, who passed away, about 6 years ago. She was a good, loving wife, and we loved each other.
Above: My friend, Steve B., and my dear son, Andy.
My Mom, and Me [Tom]. [below]
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Headline: IDF Prepares for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare
The IDF is preparing to deal with unconventional threats on Israel’s northern border, including those involving nuclear, biological and chemical warfare. The “Yahalom” Special Operations Engineering Unit has established the new Seyfan company for this purpose, which last week joined the unit for its first training exercise. Another new company is to be established next year, according to military sources. At that time, Yahalom is expected to move from its base near Petach Tikvah to Camp Julis in southern Israel. Military forces fighting on behalf of the Syrian government have been cited numerous times for their use of chemical weapons against the civilian Syrian population during the ongoing civil war across Israel’s northern border. In addition, there has been recent evidence that the Islamic State (Da’esh or ISIS) terrorist organization may also have begun using chemical weapons in some of their operations as well. As early as 2015, ISIS was trafficking in chemical weaponry in Europe, according to a European Union parliamentary report.
Dec. 21, 2016
Headline: France to convene Middle East peace conference on Jan. 15 France will convene some 70 countries on Jan. 15 for a Middle East peace conference in Paris, its foreign minister said on Thursday, and will invite the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet separately at its conclusion
France has repeatedly tried to breathe new life into the peace process this year, holding a preliminary conference in June where the United Nations, European Union, United States and major Arab countries gathered to discuss proposals without the Israelis or Palestinians present. The plan was to hold a follow-up conference before the end of the year with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas involved to see whether the two sides could be brought back to negotiations and revive moribund peace talks.
Dec. 22, 2016
Headline: Hezbollah, Israel both mum on recent escalation
Headline: 'Netanyahu should ask Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan'
Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz pledged on Dec. 14 that his government would seek US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights during the Donald Trump administration. His statement came in the wake of recent bolder-than-usual Israeli attacks against Syrian and Hezbollah interests. On Dec. 7, the Israeli army targeted the Syrian heartland, hitting the Mazzeh air base with several surface-to-surface missiles. The base, southwest of Damascus, is home to Syrian air force intelligence headquarters. Another strike was reported later that same night, targeting Hezbollah sites near the Syrian capital, in the Zabadani area. The airstrikes were the second within a week in Syria attributed to Israel. Another attack had been reported Nov. 30, on an arms convoy near Damascus. International media suggested that Israel had hit the convoy because it was transferring weapons to Hezbollah, which is currently engaged in the Syrian war in support of President Bashar al-Assad's forces. The strikes are indicative of the long-running covert war between Hezbollah and Israel. Avi Melamed, an Israeli affairs expert at the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, told Al-Monitor that the repeated Israeli attacks shed light on Israel’s main priorities in Syria. He observed, “Israel has made it clear that it won’t accept Hezbollah's attempts to acquire what is defined by Israel as ‘balance breaking’ weapons, such as weapons of mass destruction, advanced ground-to-air missiles, etc.” “Israel won’t tolerate attacks being launched from Syrian territory on its home turf, including the Golan Heights, or allow Iran to establish and operate a new military front against Israel on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights,” Melamed explained. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should use his upcoming meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump to pursue formal US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights, Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren (Kulanu) told Bloomberg on Wednesday.Dec. 21, 2016
Headline: U.S. intended to allow passage of U.N. draft critical of Israel: officials
Headline: Trump Saves the Day on Obama-Backed Anti-Settlements UNSC Resolution
The United States intended to allow the U.N. Security Council to approve a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, two Western officials said on Thursday, a major reversal of U.S. practice, which prompted Israel to ask President-elect Donald Trump to apply pressure. In a day of intense diplomatic wrangling on one of the thorniest Middle East conflicts, Egypt, which had proposed the draft resolution, abruptly put off a vote that had been scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Diplomats said Cairo had acted under pressure from Israel and to avoid alienating Trump, who spoke to the Egyptian president and urged the White House to use its veto. By late Thursday, four Security Council members had given Egypt an ultimatum and threatened to put the draft resolution to a vote. The two Western officials said President Barack Obama had intended to abstain from the vote, a relatively rare step by the United States to register criticism of the building on occupied land that Palestinians want for a state. The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has had an acrimonious relationship with Obama, believes the Obama administration had long planned the council vote in coordination with the Palestinians, the senior Israeli official said. "It was a violation of a core commitment to protect Israel at the U.N.," the official said. The White House had no immediate comment.
Dec. 22, 2016
Headline: Security Council approves 'anti-settlement' resolution
Headline: Israel ambassador Danon blasts “disgraceful resolution”
Headline: Israel furious at Washington’s abstention at UN: ‘This isn’t how friends behave’
Headline: 'A day of victory', says Palestinian official after UN Security Council settlement vote
The UN Security Council on Friday approved the resolution demanding that Israel halt its construction in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem. 14 member states voted in favor of the resolution, which was resubmitted by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela a day after Egypt, which originally submitted it, withdrew it. The United States abstained from the vote and did not use its veto power to stop the resolution. Soon after it was announced that the resolution would be voted upon, senior Israeli officials attacked U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. “Obama and Kerry are behind this shameful move in the United Nations,” the officials said, according to Haaretz. “Obama could announce at any time that he intends casting a veto on the resolution, but instead he’s pushing it. He is abandoning Israel and breaking a policy of decades to defend Israel in the UN,” they added. One senior official added that Obama and Kerry were carrying out the move in the UN “in cahoots with the Palestinians” in an attempt to impose a policy on President-elect Donald Trump.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Hezbollah: Aleppo fall means efforts to oust Assad have ‘failed’
The Syrian army’s recapture of Aleppo has put an end to hopes that President Bashar Assad’s regime could be ousted, the head of Lebanon’s powerful terror group Hezbollah said Friday. “After Aleppo, one can comfortably say that the goal of regime downfall has failed,” Hassan Nasrallah, whose Shiite party has fought alongside Assad’s forces since 2013, said in a televised address. “Because the regime has Damascus and Aleppo — the two biggest cities in Syria — and Homs, Hama, Latakia, Tartus, Sweida… this regime is present, strong, effective, and no one in the world can ignore it,” Nasrallah said.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: ISIS BLOODBATH: Turkey kills 1,005 terrorists in major assault in Syria in Russia REVENGE
Headline: Gruesome ISIS video shows Turkish soldiers burned alive
Turkish soldiers have entered the centre of strategically-vital al-Bab in northern Syria in a major blow to fanatical Islamic State as Ankara claimed to have killed more than 1,000 terrorists. Al-Bab (Aleppo province) had been surrounded by Turkish and Free Syrian Army forces in the last 24 hours and troops have now begun entering the centre of the city. More than 1,000 jihadis allied to ISIS - also known by the Arabic acronym Daesh - have been killed in the fighting and at least 16 Turkish troops also died while dozens have been injured. Turkey’s army said in a statement: “Once this area has been seized, Daesh's dominance of al-Bab will to a large extent be broken.” Some of the most intense fighting on Wednesday centred on a hospital area on a hill overlooking al-Bab that had been used by ISIS as a weapons and ammunition store. Turkish air strikes on Wednesday destroyed 67 ISIS targets, the military said. Turkey’s military action in Syria falls under Operation Euphrates Shield, which began on August 24 to rid the northern border area of terrorist groups that Ankara said were launching attacks inside Turkey. Dramatic footage purportedly showed Turkish jets unleashing a bombing raid on al-Bab. A total of 35 Turkish soldiers have been killed since the start of Turkey-backed incursion into northern Syria in August. Turkey's defence minister said on Thursday 1,005 ISIS militants have been "neutralised" during the same period.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Syria's Assad thanks Russia for being main partner in Aleppo
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday for having been Syria's main partner in the retaking of Aleppo from rebel forces, and said the city's fall had opened the door to a political process. The two leaders spoke by phone and discussed the way forward for Syria after almost six years of war, according to a statement published by the office of the Syrian Presidency.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Four aid workers killed by ISIS mortar fire in eastern Mosul
The United Nations condemned the killing of civilians and aid workers in two separate incidents in Mosul city, in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate. At least four aid workers and at least seven civilians queuing for emergency assistance in eastern Mosul city have been killed by indiscriminate mortar fire, with up to forty others injured. “This is completely unacceptable and we condemn these actions in the strongest terms,” said Ms Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. The civilians and aid workers were killed in the neighbourhood of Kokajli that was captured by the Iraqi forces in November. “People waiting for aid are already vulnerable and need help. They should be protected, not attacked,” said Ms Grande. “All parties to the conflict have an obligation to uphold international humanitarian law and ensure that civilians survive and receive the assistance they need.”
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Erdogan Prods Albanian President To Fight 'Gulenists'
Turkey's President has once again urged Albania to fight against so-called "Gulenists", known in Turkey as the FETO organization, during the Albanian President's visit to Ankara. On Wednesday in Ankara, during a meeting with Albanian President Bujar Nishani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed impatience over Albania's existing measures against supporters of the exiled Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen. "Today we discussed the Fethullah Terrorist Organization, FETO, which is a common security threat against the two brotherly nations. I personally thank President Nishani for Albania’s support in Turkey’s fight against the FETO. Our demands from Albania for its fight against structures which threaten Turkey are our rightful expectation," Erdogan said. In his speech, Erdogan recalled the ties that connect both countries, adding that the Namazgah Mosque, which is under construction, will be a gift to the Albanian nation. On the other hand, he recalled Turkey's help to the Albanian people with its recognition of Kosovo's independence. "As [Turkish state founder] Mustafa Kemal [Atatürk] said once, we love the Albanian nation. We know them as brothers and never see them far from us," Erdogan said.
Dec. 22, 2016
Headline: Iran shoots down a filming drone in Tehran over security concerns
Iran's anti-aircraft forces shot down a drone in central Tehran on Friday as it approached the offices of the president and the supreme leader, but the unmanned aircraft later appeared to have been operated by a film crew shooting aerial footage for a documentary. Residents in central Tehran heard loud gunfire and an explosion, they said on social media. ILNA news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying that the drone was shot down as "it approached the no-fly zone" near the office of the supreme leader. The source later explained that the drone belonged to a documentary-making team that had permission to film but "unintentionally started moving it towards the no-fly zone." Tehran's deputy governor general for security affairs, Mohsen Hamedani, was quoted by ISNA as saying that the state television crew were filming Friday prayers and "did not know about the prohibited airspace." Pasteur Street in central Tehran is highly secured as key government institutions are located there. The commander of Tehran air defence forces said in August that the capital's airspace was under full control and "no aircraft can enter it without permission."
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Taliban: Peace Talks Not Possible Until Foreign 'Occupation' of Afghanistan Ends
Headline: Taliban assaults member of parliament’s home in Kabul
The Taliban has rejected latest United Nations calls for engaging in peace talks with the Afghan government, and instead demanded the world body pressure U.S.-led foreign troops to end their “occupation” of Afghanistan if the U.N. truly wants an end to the 15-year war. “Our fight is for independence, and as long as foreign occupation forces are present here (in Afghanistan) any talk about peace and reconciliation is meaningless,” Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told VOA Friday. He was responding to a renewed call for Afghan peace talks earlier this week by Tadamichi Yamamoto, who heads the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA. In his quarterly briefing to the Security Council in New York on Monday, Yamamoto urged the Taliban to enter into direct talks with the Kabul government, without preconditions, to prevent further bloodshed in the country. “We all know that the conflict in Afghanistan has no military solution. The Taliban leadership must reconsider the notion that their objectives can only be achieved on the battlefield,” noted the UNAMA chief.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: U.S. Push for South Sudan Arms Embargo Falls Short at U.N.
The United States failed on Friday to gain the votes in the United Nations needed to impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on South Sudan, the world’s newest country, which has plunged into an ethnic conflict in which officials from the world body warn of the risks of genocide. A United Nations Security Council resolution offered by the United States received only seven votes in favor, with eight abstentions. A resolution needs nine votes in the 15-member Council to pass, and no vetoes from any of the five permanent members. Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States, speaking after the vote, warned that there would be a cost of imposing “no cost” on the combatants in South Sudan. “We are very, very worried about what lies ahead, and we think it’s very important that people’s votes are on the record,” Ms. Power said. “When the U.N. is warning genocide, eight countries chose not to be counted when it mattered for the people of South Sudan.”
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Pro-Gaddafi aeroplane hijackers arrested, all 118 passengers and crew unharmed, weapons revealed to be replicas
Two Muammar Gaddafi loyalists who hijacked an internal Libyan flight carrying two pistols and a hand grenade were arrested after diverting the plane to Malta this morning and then surrendering.
In a surprising twist, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted at 6.45pm that forensic examinations had discovered that the weapons used by the hijackers were replicas. Following a brief standoff, all the passengers and crew were allowed to exit the plane without violence.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Algeria Deepens its Isolation by Endorsing Assad and Iran in Syria
Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra recent statement hailing the Assad’s regime liberation of Aleppo may have just sealed the fate of his country’s relations with the Arab nations of the Gulf. His disregard to the deaths of thousands of women and children at the hands of the Iraqi, Lebanese and Iranian Shiite militias is a sign of an Algerian regime adrift with no clear leadership or policy. Algeria has displayed an extraordinary disregard to the suffering of tens of thousands of defenseless Syrian civilians as it stands with the Russian discriminate shelling of Syrian civilians, declared a prominent figure in the Syrian opposition. During a TV appearance, a leader of the Syrian opposition called Lamamra’s comments saluting “the liberation of Aleppo from the hands of the terrorists” as immoral and criminal. While All Arab and Muslim countries must condemn the atrocities committed by some rebel groups namely Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (JFS formerly know as Jabhat al-Nusra) and the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), Algeria’s discount of Assad and Russian’s carnage in Syria while calling all opposition groups terrorists is still inexplicable.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Russia Ratifies Agreement to Create Joint Air Defense System with Armenia
The Russian Federation Council—the upper house of Russia’s Parliament—ratified an agreement with Armenia aimed at creating a joint air defense system at a parliamentary session on Dec. 23, reported Russia’s Sputnik International. The purpose of the agreement is to improve the air defense system in the Caucasus. The main command of the troops will be headed by Russia, while separate special divisions will be headed by Armenia. The agreement was made for a term of five years with the possibility of an automatic prolongation for a further five-year period, according to the report. The Armenian National Assembly ratified the agreement on June 30. The ratification of the agreement also comes after Russia and Armenia signed an agreement establishing joint military forces in late November.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Man wanted for Berlin Christmas market terror attack shot dead in Milan
Headline: Berlin truck terrorist pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in video
Headline: Morocco 'warned Germany of Anis Amri terror threat weeks before Berlin attack'
Italian police shot dead the man believed to be responsible for this week's Berlin Christmas market truck attack, killing him after he pulled a gun on them during a routine check in the early hours of Friday. The suspect - 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri - traveled to Italy from France, triggering a spate of criticism from eurosceptics over Europe's open-border Schengen pact. Militant group Islamic State acknowledged Amri's death and his suspected role in the German attack - for which it has claimed responsibility - through its Amaq news agency. "The executor of the Berlin attacks carries out another attack on Italian police in Milan and is killed in a shoot-out," it said. Milan police chief Antonio De Iesu told reporters that Amri had arrived in Milan's main railway station from France at around 1 a.m. and had then travelled to Sesto San Giovanni, where two young policemen approached him because he looked suspicious. "We had no intelligence that he could be in Milan," De Iesu said. "They had no perception that it could be him otherwise they would have been much more cautious."
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: University of Maryland Muslim students demand prayer rooms in every 'major building'
Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to "Marginalized, American Indian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, Pro-Palestine, and Undocumented" students. Muslim students, for instance, want “one room in each major building designated for prayer” and “shuttle services to [the local mosque] for Muslim students to have access to a place of worship.”
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Region to Send in Troops if Gambia President Won't Step Down
West African leaders will send troops into Gambia if its longtime ruler who lost elections does not step down next month, the president of the Economic Community of West African States said Friday. Marcel de Souza told reporters that the regional bloc has chosen Senegal to lead any military intervention if President Yahya Jammeh does not hand over power. "The deadline is Jan. 19 when the mandate of Jammeh ends," de Souza said. "If he doesn't go, we have a force that is already on alert, and this force will intervene to restore the will of the people." This would not be the first time the bloc has intervened in a regional crisis. De Souza spoke to reporters in Bamako, Mali, even as ECOWAS continues to use diplomacy to get Jammeh to accept his Dec. 1 defeat. Jammeh at first shocked Gambians by accepting defeat but announced a week later he had changed his mind. He says irregularities in the vote count made him question the win of Adama Barrow, a little-known businessman who was the opposition coalition candidate. Troops seized the office of Gambia's electoral commission after Jammeh's later announcement, and he has mobilized troops across the tiny country that is almost completely surrounded by Senegal.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: 2 more Ukrainian troops killed in eastern Ukraine
At least two Ukrainian troops have been killed and three injured in the past 24 hours in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine, an official said Friday. Fighting between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government troops has killed more than 9,600 people since the conflict began in April 2014. A 2015 cease-fire deal did not completely stop fighting but did lower its intensity. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian defense ministry, said in a statement that Ukrainian casualties continue to mount after what Kiev says was a rebel offensive southeast of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: What India Has Done To Its Money Is Sickening And Immoral
This story appears in the January 24, 2017 issue of Forbes.
IN NOVEMBER India's government perpetrated an unprecedented act that is not only damaging its economy and threatening destitution to countless millions of its already poor citizens but also breathtaking in its immorality. Without any warning India abruptly scrapped 85% of its currency. That's right: Most of the country's cash ceased to be legal tender. Shocked citizens were given only a few weeks' notice to take their cash and turn it in at a bank for new bills. The economic turmoil has been compounded by the fact that the government didn't print a sufficient amount of the new bills, lest word leak out as to what was about to take place. The new bills are also a different size than the old ones, creating a huge problem with ATMs. Even though India is a high-tech powerhouse, hundreds of millions of its people live in dire poverty. Many workers are leaving the cities to go back to their villages because so many businesses are closing. Countless companies are having difficulty meeting payroll, as they can't get the cash to do so. The real estate market has tanked.
Dec. 23, 2016
Dec. 17, 2016- Over 200,000 chickens to be killed due to avian flu in Hokkaido, Japan
Dec. 17, 2016- Schools of dead herring are still washing up on beaches in Nova Scotia Canada
Dec. 19, 2016- Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up again in Cornwall, England
Dec. 20, 2016- Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach in Phuket, Thailand
Dec. 20, 2016- Thousands of dead crayfish found floating down a river in Putaruru, New Zealand
Dec. 22, 2016- Massive die off of fish in a lake in Xiamen, China
Headline: China reports at least 7 bird flu cases so far this month
Headline: Seven cases of measles reported in L.A. County
China has reported at least seven cases of bird flu across China this month, including two deaths, as authorities sought to guard against an outbreak. State media reported five cases of H7N9 bird flu have been diagnosed in central Anhui province since Dec. 8, killing two. Shanghai officials said this week that a man was diagnosed with H7N9 and is being treated in a city hospital. Another case has been reported in Xiamen in coastal Fujian province, where poultry sales have been halted. A major H7N9 bird flu outbreak in humans first struck China in March 2013, killing more than 40 people and devastating the poultry industry. The strain is less virulent than the H5N1 strain that the World Health Organization says has killed more than 370 people.
Dec. 23, 2016
Headline: Exclusive: ISIS Puts Out Holiday Attack List Of U.S. Churches
The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message posted late-night Wednesday in the group’s “Secrets of Jihadis” social media group. A user going by the name of “Abu Marya al-Iraqi” posted an Arabic-language message calling “for bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year” and announced the group’s plans to utilize its network of lone wolf attackers to “turn the Christian New Year into a bloody horror movie.” The series of messages appeared in a pro-ISIS group on Telegram, which also provides manuals for the use and preparations of weapons and explosives for aspiring assailants. The information, distributed in a number of posts, was all previously available online and includes a public directory of churches across all 50 states. (Vocativ does not publish specific information found in lists like these.) In another group post, a member summoned “the sons of Islam” to target “churches, well-known hotels, crowded coffee shops, streets, markets and public places,” and shared a list of addresses in the United States, as well as in Canada, France and the Netherlands.
Dec. 22, 2016
Headline: Molten iron river discovered speeding beneath Russia and Canada
Deep below our planet’s surface a molten jet of iron nearly as hot as the surface of the sun is picking up speed. This stream of liquid has been discovered for the first time by telltale magnetic field readings 3000 kilometres below North America and Russia taken from space. The vast jet stream some 420 kilometres wide has trebled in speed since 2000, and is now circulating westwards at between 40 and 45 kilometres per year deep under Siberia and heading towards beneath Europe (see diagram, below). That is three times faster than typical speeds of liquid in the outer core. No one knows yet why the jet has got faster, but the team that discovered the accelerating jet thinks it is a natural phenomenon that dates back as much as a billion years, and can help us understand the formation of Earth’s magnetic fields that keeps us safe from solar winds.
Dec. 19, 2016
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