End Times

January 28, 2009

Filed under: Endtime Prophecies — Steven @ 4:31 am

IISS: Teheran could have nukes in ’09

Iran will most likely have produced enough enriched uranium to make an atomic bomb by the end of 2009, according to a paper released Tuesday by Mark Fitzpatrick of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He clarified, however that before the uranium could be used for a nuclear weapon, it would have to be further enriched.

 

Iran‘s nuclear power plant in Bushehr, southwest of Teheran.
Photo: AP [file]

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Fitzpatrick said that this reality brings up “the question of whether military action is needed in the absence of progress in diplomacy.”

The London-based institute’s report, titled “The Adelphi Paper” assessed that the Iranian nuclear threat “can only be solved if Iran makes a strategic decision not to seek a nuclear weapons capability.”

“Based on Iran’s past diplomacy, it can be expected to neither accept nor reject proposed restrictions, but rather to shunt them aside through non-responsive counter-proposals and endless negotiation and filibuster,” Fitzpatrick surmised.

Nonetheless, Fitzpatrick concluded that the best way to minimize the threat from the Iranian Republic would be to reinforce the “cooperation or isolation” line. “If Iran continues to defy the [UN] Security Council, its enrichment program can be constrained and delayed by export controls, sanctions, financial pressure, interdiction and other means of exploiting Iran’s vulnerabilities,” said the report.

Echoing sentiments expressed by US President Barack Obama overnight Monday, Fitzpatrick said that, “The West, in particular the United States, should seek to engage Iran.”

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Meanwhile, another IISS statement released Tuesday advised Israel to find common ground with “moderate Arab states” to garner support for its battles against terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hizbullah.

“Israel’s strategic goal should be to find a way by which it can develop greater legitimacy for itself among moderate Arab states, which could then offer fuller support to Israel in whatever ongoing battles it may have with non-state actors such as Hamas and Hizbullah,” the statement said.

The statement also opined that upcoming Knesset elections and the settling-in period to follow would slow the process of reaching a peace agreement in the Middle East.

Addressing the Palestinian political sphere, the statement assessed that Operation Cast Lead in Gaza had raised Hamas’s position of power, and caused “the proportionate decline in the reputation among Palestinians of Fatah.” It added, however, that the change in the balance of power was likely temporary.

The statement noted that although Israeli deterrence may have been marginally restored by the IDF’s operation, Hamas continued to pose a threat to Israeli security. “Moderate Arab states that see Hamas as a threat and as an Iranian proxy are placed in a difficult position,” it added.

 

January 26, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steven @ 9:11 am

Amero to become USA’s new currency when dollar collapses

 

 

 

Pictures of the new currency that will supposedly replace the US dollar have appeared on the Russian Internet. The United States is reportedly working on the new currency, the amero, which will be common for the USA, Mexico and Canada. The unstable financial situation in the world, the collapsing oil prices and the growing foreign debt of the United States may eventually crush the US dollar as the world’s major currency. Needless to say that the US authorities reject the rumors and promise to keep the dollar afloat.

Amero to become USA’s new currency when dollar collapses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amero notes have no portraits of US presidents on them and resemble the Belarussian rubles. For example, there is an image of a deer depicted on a 50-amero note, whereas a picture of a pyramid of Mexican Indians can be seen on a 100-amero note.

The amero follows the model of the European Union and its euro. It brings up the idea that the new currency can be adopted by the USA, Canada and Mexico within the scope of the North American Union, which the Bush administration established in 2005 under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP).

On April 6, 2005, the US Treasury announced the formation of the Financial Services Working Group to assist in the SPP’s ‘prosperity’ plans. According to its own press release, the US Treasury’s Financial Services Working Group said it “will play a critical role in the SPP.”

Conspiracy theorists contend that the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico are already taking steps to implement such a currency, as part of a “North American Union (NAU)” No current members of any country’s government have officially stated a desire to create such a body, nor introduce a common currency.

The idea for a North American currency union was first proposed in 1999 by Canadian economist Herbert G. Grubel. A senior fellow of the conservative Fraser Institute think-tank, he published a book titled The Case for the Amero in September 1999, the year that the euro became a virtual currency. Another Canadian think-tank, the C.D. Howe Institute, advocates the creation of a shared currency between Canada and the United States .

After the report came out, center-left nationalist groups in Canada expressed their opposition to any currency union because they view it as an attempt by American businesses to gain access to Canada ‘s extensive natural resources while dismantling the nation’s social services. The 100,000 member strong Council of Canadians, a progressive advocacy group, has declared one of its central issues to be the threat of “deep integration”.

Dr. Robert Pastor, in a 2001 book, suggested a common currency should be a foundation of “macro economic cooperation” among the three NAFTA countries. However, the 2005 Independent Task Force on North America, which he chaired, did not recommend a common currency, nor does Pastor in the section for additional and dissenting views suggest a common currency should be a goal.

January 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steven @ 7:33 am
 
WHAT HAS CHANGED
THAT ENABLES US
TO OFFER THE
KORBAN PESACH NOW?

Recently, the Jewish people have begun to reassert their rights to the Temple Mount. They have been aided by technical progress and archaeological discoveries in solving the once insurmountable problem of determining the areas that can be visited by Jews even in a state of impurity, and which areas remained off limits. Modern technology such as laser cutting tools can solve the problem of constructing an altar without metallic tools.

However, the most important development has not been technological, but spiritual. The emergence of a Jewish religious leadership in the form of a renascent Sanhedrin Initiative has provided the breakthrough. A group of rabbinic leaders has summoned the courage to revive Jewish legal thought and authority in the framework of a renewed Jewish sovereignty. The new Sanhedrin Initiative is in the forefront of the drive to renew the Korban Pesach. It assumes responsibility for ensuring that the commandments is performed in conformity with Jewish religious law, and will also coordinate the practical details with the appropriate Israeli governmental authorities.

This year in Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin Initiative is calling upon the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world to participate in the Korban Pesach. The Sanhedrin Initiative will choose sheep to be offered in the Korban Pesach, and all preparations will be made in the expectation that we can renew this ancient, traditional offering. In the event that political or other obstacles intervene, the Sanhedrin Initiative has taken halakhic precautions to ensure that the monies for purchasing the sheep can still be used for charitable donations.

Any person wishing to participate in the Korban Pesach can enroll himself and members of his family for the price of seven shekels per person –the estimated cost of a Kezayit of meat, the minimum portion necessary for fulfilling the commandment. The process will be supervised by licensed accountants, whether the monies will be used for the original purpose or will be donated to charity.

We realize that this approach is as controversial as it is courageous; passivity always appears the safer course, even if appearances are deceiving. The controversy is part of a fundamental debate whether the Jewish people must passively await their redemption which will be a one-shot deal or they are enjoined to make preparations and sacrifices in both senses of the word to prepare the stage for their redemption. If you subscribe to the second approach, then one can hardly find a cause more worthy than restoring the Korban Pesach to its pride of place as a symbol of Jewish unity.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steven @ 7:28 am

Erdogan: Bar Israel from the UN

Turkey‘s prime minister on Friday said Israel should be barred from the United Nations while it ignores the body’s calls to stop fighting in Gaza.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan

“How is such a country, which does not implement resolutions of the UN Security Council, allowed to enter through the gates of the UN (headquarters)?” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Erdogan spoke before UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was set to arrive in Ankara to discuss the conflict.

Erdogan accused Israel of attacking civilians under the pretext of targeting Hamas.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday renewed calls for an immediate cease-fire and also urged US President-elect Barack Obama to focus on a comprehensive, long-lasting and fair solution once in office.

Meanwhile, Ban urged Israel to immediately stop the Gaza operation.

“I strongly urge Israeli leadership and government to declare a ceasefire unilaterally,” Ban said in Ramallah. “It’s time to think about a unilateral cease-fire from the Israeli government.”

Government spokesman Mark Regev dismissed the notion.

“I don’t believe that there’s a logical expectation in the international community that Israel unilaterally cease fire while Hamas would continue to target cities, trying to kill our people,” Regev said.

January 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steven @ 6:10 am
News Code: 305319 GMT: 1/15/2009 2:42:59 PM
Iran thanks governments for breaking up ties with Israel
Tehran, Jan 15, IRNA — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that Iran appreciated the governments for breaking up relations with the Zionist regime.
President Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a press conference hosting domestic and foreign reporters in Tehran on Thursday.

It is incumbent upon all the Arab and Islamic states in the region to cut off ties with the Zionist regime to meet the minimum expectations of the freedom lovers round the globe, he pointed out.

People of the world have understood that the identity of the global hegemony based on humiliation and plundering rights and wealth of other nations, he said.

People round the globe should continue with their protests to help eradicate the idea of crime against humanity, aggression and occupation, it is the duty of all nations, underlined the Iranian president.

“All people around the globe and their governments should know that any commercial and trade ties with the Zionist usurper account for accomplice in their crimes and atrocities.”

Businessmen and traders who have economic ties with the Zionist regime should cut their ties and should understand that the money they spend to purchase the Israeli products will be paid for uranium or phosphor bullets to kill the innocent children and women in Gaza, he said.

He said that he learned about mutiny took place in the Israeli army.

“I have learned that some of you have been confronted with your commanders and are dissatisfied of the current intolerable situation.”

“Why should you kill innocent civilians, you should protest and disobey your commanders for killing innocent people,” said President Ahmadinejad.

Godwilling, the regional and global situation will change, he said adding that Israel should not assume that the war in Gaza will be to its benefit.

In the future geopolitics, hatred from occupation and hegemony is of prime importance, said the president.

January 6, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steven @ 1:59 pm
70,000 Iranian students ‘volunteer to carry out suicide bombings in Israel’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 January 2009
The Daily Telegraph

More than 70,000 Iranian students have volunteered to carry out suicide bombings against Israel, according to Iran’s state news agency, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has not responded to their request for permission.
ImageVolunteer suicide groups have made similar requests in the past and the government has never responded, which suggests that the campaigns are mostly propaganda.

According to the official IRNA news agency, hardline student leader Esmaeil Ahmadi said the students want to fight Israel in support of Hamas, Gaza’s Islamic militant rulers.

Iran is Hamas’ main backer, though the country denies sending weapons to the Islamic militant movement that took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007. Iran considers Israel its sworn enemy, and Mr Ahmadinejad has called for the destruction of the Jewish state.

Five hard-line student groups and a conservative clerical group launched the registration drive for suicide bombers last week and asked the government to allow them to stage the attacks.

In an open letter to Mr Ahmadinejad, the students said “volunteer student suicide groups … are determined to go to Gaza. You are expected to issue orders to the relevant authorities to pave the way for such action”.

The hard-liners started signing up volunteers after Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued a religious decree on Dec 28 saying that anyone killed while defending Palestinians in Gaza against Israeli attacks would be considered a martyr.

Ayatollah Khamenei’s religious decree was not considered a government decision and did not oblige the government to launch attacks against Israel.

Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, which has killed hundreds of Palestinians, has outraged many in Iran and throughout the rest of the Muslim world. Israel says it launched its campaign in retaliation for Hamas rocket fire aimed at civilians in southern Israeli towns.

January 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steven @ 1:20 am
Iran students say ready to fight Israel PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 January 2009
ImageTEHRAN (AFP) — Hundreds of Islamist students marched in the streets of the Iranian capital on Thursday vowing their readiness to travel to Gaza to fight Israel over its onslaught against the Palestinian territory.

Male students in military fatigues and women who donned funeral shrouds over their chadors gathered in the grounds of the former US embassy in Tehran before heading to Tehran University.

The demonstrators shouted, “Death to Israel” and “Death to America”, and held banners reading: “Israel must be uprooted with the help of Muslim nations.”

They also torched pictures of outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is accused of siding with Israel in the deadly onslaught, the Fars news agency said.

The demonstration was organised by the so-called “Brigades of the Volunteers of Martyrdom” in response to a call by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who on Sunday urged Muslim nations to mobilise against Israel.

Other groups of Iranian students have been gathering outside Tehran for several days to press the authorities to allow them to go to Gaza to fight against Israel.

Israeli jets pounded targets of the Islamist Hamas movement in Gaza for a sixth day on Thursday, as the death toll from the blitz hit 400, in retaliation for ongoing rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Iran is a staunch supporter of the Islamist Hamas movement which controls Gaza but denies Israeli accusations that it provides arms and finance to the organisation, which remains blacklisted as a terror group by the West.

Iran does not recognise the Jewish state and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has predicted that Israel is doomed to be wiped off the map.

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