A Russian spy plane with 14 aboard missing. Moscow cites Israeli fighters, French frigate in Latakia missile strikes Hours after a missile attack on Syrian and Iranian military targets in Latakia Monday night, the Russian Defense Ministry said that a military Il-20 spy plane with 14 aboard went off the radars. It was 35km off the Syrian coast when its air base air traffic control "lost contact."
No word has come from Israel on the incident. Some Syrian and Russian sources earlier reported that unidentified missiles had struck a military industry facility which develops missiles and chemical weapons, very close to Russian assets.
Netanyahu ignores Putin's alignment with Tehran against a US-Israeli anti-Iran offensive Iran in Syria Jerusalem finally responded on Tuesday, Aug. 28, to the signing of a new Iranian-Syrian military pact two days earlier in Damascus by the visiting Iranian Defense Minsiter Amir Hatami and Bashar Assad. After ignoring this development, which turned the military equation in Syria on its head, for two days, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged that the IDF "will continue to act with all possible resolve against Iran's efforts to transfer military strength and weapons systems into Syria."
Our Country Is Embracing Satanism at an Alarming Rate; Here's Proof As attendance declines at Christian churches all over America, many Satanic groups are experiencing tremendous growth. For some, embracing Satanism is the ultimate form of rebellion, for others it is about making an anti-Trump political statement, and yet others claim that they are attracted by the very real power that they discover in Satanism.
'USA Today' Warns: You Will Get Microchipped At one time, the notion that the general population would be microchipped someday was a "conspiracy theory", but now the mainstream media is coming right out and telling us that we will all get chipped. It is almost as if they are trying to mentally condition us to accept what is coming. Of course it is being portrayed as "cool" and "trendy," and a lot of people will be fooled by that.
Transhumanism: Lab-Grown Mini-Brains Are Causing An Ethical Uproar
This is further development of President Obama's multibillion-dollar brain-map initiative started in 2013. Just as human DNA was 'mapped', the BRAIN project was to probe the human brain in action and figure out exactly how it works. Driving forces behind this included Transhumanists who seek immortality through science.
Joe Biden: 'Dregs of society' support Donald Trump
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden assailed President Trump's supporters during a speech Saturday at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, lamenting that "virulent people" and the "dregs of society" still had a friend in the White House. Mr. Biden told an enthusiastic crowd of LGBTQ rights advocates that social conservatives at home and abroad who used religion or culture as a "license to discriminate" were committing a "crime" of prejudice.
Yes, Bert and Ernie were created as gay. Is nothing sacred anymore? Sesame Street upended the celebration of LGBT activists who praised a former writer for saying he wrote Bert and Ernie, the beloved puppet pair, as a gay couple. In an interview with a gay lifestyle publication, former writer Mark Saltzman said that he wrote Bert and Ernie as a gay couple. In fact, he compared them to his own gay relationship.
Tuesday 18, September 2018
In tacit threat, Israel releases satellite photos of Syrian presidential palace
Israel on Monday released photographs taken by its newest spy satellite of sites located deep inside Syria, including Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's palace, in an apparent threat to the regime. The images, taken by the Ofek 11 spy satellite, were released by the Defense Ministry to mark 30 years since Israel's first orbital launch on September 19, 1988. The three photographs released by the ministry showed the Syrian Presidential Palace, also known as the Palace of the People; tanks on a Syrian military base; and the Damascus international airport, which was reportedly targeted by an Israeli missile strike on Saturday night.
Russia: Israel gave warning a minute before attacking The Russian defense Mmnistry issued an unusual announcement that Syrian anti-aircraft systems activated Tuesday night in the wake of the Israeli attack in Syria were what downed the Russian transport plane last night.
A defense ministry spokesman said Israel had warned the Russians a minute before the strike, and 15 Russian military personnel were killed in the crash.
Hezbollah commander: 'Preparing surprises for enemy'
A Lebanon Hezbollah military camp commander expressed confidence with regard to Israel during press coverage of the camp he commands. A pro-Hezbollah Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar correspondent visited the camp and heard the commander's words, which were translated by MEMRI Institute investigators. He stated his organization was prepared for a new war with Israel and that they had "many surprises for the enemy".
PTC: Families cannot trust 'arrogant' Netflix The head of a media watchdog organization says executives at Netflix are demonstrating the "height of arrogance" by avoiding talks with his group about rethinking programming choices to help better protect children from harmful content.
Google's new pollution police, coming to patrol near you
Google's Street View cars - the global cruisers that collect data for the making of more accurate maps - now have a new mission, and it's one that's sure to make the Green groups cheer. The tech company's bolstering its fleet with updated pollution-recording devices from the San Francisco company, Aclima, to patrol streets in Europe and in the United States, and monitor fluctuating levels of air quality.
After Damascus raid, Israel says working to keep weapons from foes
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country is taking action to stop its foes from acquiring sophisticated arms, hours after Damascus said Israeli missiles targeted its airport. Israel has not officially confirmed or denied a report by Syrian state news agency SANA of an attack late Saturday on Damascus international airport.
Monday 17, September 2018
Israel Strikes Iranian Arms Shipment at Damascus Airport
Israeli missiles are suspected to have struck an Iranian arms shipment at Damascus airport late Saturday, the latest in a string of attacks aimed at eroding Tehran's military foothold in Syria. The strikes play into a broader conflict unfolding in the Middle East. The fight against Islamic State militants, who have been driven from their strongholds in Syria and Iraq, has given way to a jostling for power among foreign and regional actors.
Progressive seminary spouting heresy In 1930, as storm clouds were gathering over Europe, Dietrich Bonhoeffer traveled to New York City and ran into two life-changing institutions: a black church in Harlem and Union Theological Seminary. The first brought soul to his faith, the latter to his mind. He was offered a teaching position at Union in 1939 when his life was in jeopardy in Hitler's Germany and he accepted; but after a week or two he quit and returned to his homeland and his fate at the end of a Nazi noose six years later.
Christian apologist and author Dr. Alex McFarland says it's not likely Bonhoeffer would recognize his alma mater in 2018. "Union Seminary's theological history has long been a subject of discussion among those of us who do affirm the Bible for what it says and classical Christian orthodoxy," he tells OneNewsNow.
New York City's new genderless abomination
Members of the New York City Council and Board of Health voted to add a third gender category to birth certificates - "X" - beginning in 2019. With a stroke of a pen, confusion prevails. Male, female, whatever. The vote means anyone can self-identify as anything, no doctor's note needed. This isn't just a minor political shift, a slight cultural change. This is a rebellion against absolutes, a total shuttering of truths, a complete disregard for DNA - an utter abomination against God.
Texas school district accused of gender bias after male student was disciplined for wearing makeup The Alvin Independent School District in Pearland, Texas, is considering a change to a dress code policy that states males cannot wear makeup, according to published reports. This is happening because a student at Shadow Creek High School was recently given an ultimatum to either remove his makeup or receive an in-school suspension. The student received the suspension after he refused to remove his makeup.
The NOW Prophecies are the unfulfilled ancient biblical predictions that appear to be imminent, which means they could happen NOW! These prophecies have either minor or no remaining preconditions inhibiting them from happening. Whereas, the NEXT Prophecies have at least one or more significant preconditions prohibiting their final fulfillment. The Ezekiel 38 prophecy could rightfully be classified as a NEXT prophecy for a few of the reasons that are identified within this article.
Thursday 13, September 2018
Iran threatens Israel
Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi implicitly threatened Israel in an interview with the Associated Press Tuesday. Addressing the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, as well as the Stutnex computer virus which set back Iran's nuclear program, both of which have been blamed on Israel, Salehi said: "I hope that they will not commit a similar mistake again because the consequences would be, I think, harsh."
'Trump is demolishing the Palestinian lie'
Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) lauded President Donald Trump Wednesday morning, saying that the decision to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in Washington DC was part of a larger effort by the US president to 'demolish the Palestinian' narrative of Israeli intransigence.
Xi, Putin meet as Russia kicks off biggest ever war games Russia launched its largest war games since the Cold War on Tuesday with hundreds of thousands of troops, including Chinese soldiers taking part for the first time, in eastern Siberia. The massive military maneuvers come as tensions between the West and Russia have intensified to the highest level since the days of the Soviet Union. The drills have been condemned by NATO as a rehearsal for a "large-scale conflict".
Israel sells Saudi Arabia Iron Dome
The Saudi-based Al-Khaleej Online reported today that Saudi Arabia had acquired an Iron Dome system from Israel to defend itself from missile attacks by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. According to the report, the deal was mediated by the United States, in which the Saudis undertook that the system would not endanger Israel or its allies.
Al-Qaeda leader: US embassy relocation proves it's an enemy
The leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization on Tuesday called on Muslims to wage war against the United States throughout the world, The Associated Press reports. The comments by Ayman al-Zawahiri came in a 30-minute speech which was translated by the Washington-based SITE group, which monitors media material by jihadists across the world.
john Bolton: International Criminal Court "dead to us"
John Bolton on Monday attacked the International Criminal Court in The Hague and said the United States would not cooperate with an illegitimate institution. "For all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us," Bolton said at a meeting of the Federalist Society in Washington DC Monday.
CLAIM: First red heifer born in 2,000 YEARS... A Biblical prophecy has been fulfilled as a "red heifer" was born signalling the end of days and the coming of the Messiah in both Christianity and Judaism...The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that "brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world".
Red heifers feature in end times tales in both Christianity and Judaism. The cow's birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. And the Third Temple's construction - following the destruction of the previous two - heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah. While some Evangelical Christian theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple to Judgement Day.
Syria war: US 'has seen evidence' chemical weapons being prepared Jim Jeffrey said an anticipated offensive against the last major rebel-held area would be a "reckless escalation", Reuters reported. The Syrian government has repeatedly denied ever using chemical weapons. Russian planes have bombed rebel areas in the north-western region as troops mass for the expected offensive.
4.5K Christian leaders reject churches' 'social justice' agenda Nearly 5,000 Christian pastors, churches, organizations and leaders have signed an online statement affirming evangelicals' rejection of "social justice" campaigns, which reflect the "values borrowed from secular culture" that are touted by numerous churches across the United States. "The project introduced just days ago was launched in response to a move by churches – including evangelical churches - into social activism," WND reported.
Roe v. Wade violates science, which confirms preborn children are human beings Some people, especially those in the pro-choice camp, believe that "personhood" and "being a member of the human species" are two different things. But are they? By creating this artificial divide, society can deem certain members of the human family "persons" while denying that title to others of that same family. During arguments in the Roe v. Wade case before the full U.S. Supreme Court in 1972, Texas Attorney General Robert C. Flowers argued for the state against abortion legalization. Flowers was asked by Justice Thurgood Marshall, "Is there any medical testimony of any kind that says that a fetus is a person at the time of inception?"
Outrageous: Bioethicist says parents may have 'right' to kill born children The field of bioethics seems to be less and less concerned about what is considered ethical in medicine, and more and more concerned with justifying a culture of death. It's no longer enough for abortion to be legal; bioethicists are increasingly calling for the murder of born infants to be permitted. And though these calls for legal infanticide are always met with outrage, they continue to come.
From antifa anarchists to angry liberals, bullies are the norm We have a genuine chicken-or-egg issue regarding antifa and the Democratic Party's true believers. On the one hand, we have the violent liberal group antifa, which exists to punish and hurt people for not believing as they do. On the other, we have the Democratic Party and "mainstream" liberals who exist to punish and destroy people and companies for not sharing their opinions.
It's now obvious antifa and the Democratic Party represent the same disturbing agenda: Attack, defame and attempt to destroy those who do not share your opinion. The only issue now is this: Who's influencing whom? Whatever the answer, the party that insists it represents mainstream liberals has abandoned everything it once stood for.
Study: More than 90 percent of political donations by Alphabet Inc. employees went to Democrats Since 2004, more than 90 percent of political donations made by Alphabet Inc. employees went to Democratic candidates and causes, according to a new study by GovPredict. Alphabet is the parent company that owns search giant Google. The largest gap occurred in 2016, with 94 percent of contributions going to Democrats. That amounted to $5.8 million in donations to Democrats compared to $403,000 for Republicans, the study states.
Head of British Science Association: AI Greater Concern than Terrorism "Until maybe a couple of years ago had I been asked what is the most pressing and important conversation we should be having about our future, I might have said climate change or one of the other big challenges facing humanity, such as terrorism, antimicrobial resistance, the threat of pandemics or world poverty," declared Professor Jim Al-Khalili during a briefing. "But today I am certain the most important conversation we should be having is about the future of AI. It will dominate what happens with all of these other issues for better or for worse."
'Killer Robots' film warns of perils of automation Automation is killing us, warns filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin in his new documentary "The Truth About Killer Robots," which premieres Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is also the first ever to be narrated by a robot - a possible sign of what's to come in the motion picture industry.
Israeli Military Chief: IDF Is Fully Prepared for War
In an unusual move, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot recently sent a detailed document to the members of the security cabinet and of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, in which he assured them that the Israel Defense Forces is in a state of full combat readiness.
Although it wasn't explicitly stated, the move seems to have been motivated, at least in part, by recent criticism of the military's preparedness by the IDF ombudsman, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brik.
Iran deepens military grip on Syria despite 200 Israeli strikes in 21 months fter 200 Israel attacks and 800 tons of ordnance, Iran has not halted its deepening military foothold in Syria, only switched tactics, DEBKAfile's military sources report. The IDF released those figures on Tuesday, Sept 4, in its summing-up of 21 months of operations for stalling Iran's entrenchment in Syria. That evening, Israel was reported by foreign sources to have conducted more attacks in Syria...
Iran threatens to ramp up uranium enrichment Iran threatened on Wednesday that it will begin uranium enrichment beyond previous levels if the remaining parties fail to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal.
"We will not return to previous levels if our counterparts leave the JCPOA (nuclear deal), but will instead reach even more advanced levels," said Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, according to AFP.
Fears rise, diapers vanish: Iran currency crash causes chaos TEHRAN, IRAN - Iran's rial fell to a record low on Wednesday as worried residents of Tehran lined up outside beleaguered moneychangers, part of a staggering 140-percent drop in the currency's value since America pulled out of the nuclear deal only four months ago.
Iran Defies U.S. Bid to Curb Its Middle East Influence Iran is signaling that it will buck U.S. efforts to roll back its military presence in the Middle East, moving to cement foreign alliances and continuing to project power abroad despite sanctions that have helped put intense pressure on its economy. Tehran signed a long-term security pact with Syria in August, and has kept up the flow of arms and financial support to proxy forces around the region, according to U.S. officials and a person close to Lebanon's Hezbollah militia.
IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color In the decade after the 9/11 attacks, the New York City Police Department moved to put millions of New Yorkers under constant watch. Warning of terrorism threats, the department created a plan to carpet Manhattan's downtown streets with thousands of cameras and had, by 2008, centralized its video surveillance operations to a single command center. Two years later, the NYPD announced that the command center, known as the Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center, had integrated cutting-edge video analytics software into select cameras across the city.
Chinese Military Joining Russians for Nuclear War Games It is very significant when two world powers such as China and Russia team up together for "nuclear war games". While this can be brushed off as merely a political maneuver to show off power and threaten the United States, the reality is that the world sits on the precipice of a global holocaust.
Michigan Democrat: Hamas legitimate - Israel is the aggressor
The Democratic ticket in Michigan's gubernatorial race has come under fire again, after it was revealed that the nominee for Lieutenant Governor made statements condemning Israel and legitimizing the Hamas terrorist organization. This after the gubernatorial candidate refused to denounce the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement at a meeting with voters late last month.
LGBT, Antifa demand Texas church shut down over sexuality Militant and Marxist protesters from LGBT and Antifa groups gathered to shut down a Christian megachurch in Austin, Texas, last Sunday - reportedly demanding that its members renounce their biblical views on sexuality while condemning the church's support of biblical marriage between one man and one woman.
Australia Wants to Take Government Surveillance to the Next Level
A state's capacity to spy on its citizens has grown exponentially in recent years as new technology has meant more aspects of our lives can be observed, recorded and analyzed than ever before. At the same time, much to the frustration of intelligence agencies around the world, so has the ability to keep digital information secret, thanks to encryption. That's why the main intelligence agencies of the Anglophone world are now hoping that Australia will lead the charge in developing ways to get decrypt information at will, and to tap into data that was previously kept secret.
Scientists Warn That Millions Of Sea Creatures Are "In Real Peril" As Pacific Ocean Temperatures Rise To Dangerous New Records Ocean temperatures continue to rise, and scientists are extremely alarmed as a mass die-off of sea creatures appears to be imminent. This week, environmental experts were stunned when ocean water off of the San Diego coast hit an all-time record high of 81.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Daily measurements began all the way back in 1916, and since that time a higher ocean temperature has never been recorded off of the California coast. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Studies have shown that ocean temperatures have been rising rapidly all over the planet, and this has already had a devastating impact on many ecosystems. The oceans are the foundation of the food chain, and if sea life starts dying off on a massive scale it could mean unprecedented famine all over the planet.
Left-Wing Activists Are Pushing Restroom-Sharing Policies on Everyone Else n this new school year, many parents are being forced (or will be forced) to confront an issue that's gaining traction and is miles away from traditional concerns of the past, such as good study habits, fun extracurricular activities, and the like. Instead, the parents of "trans-identifying" youth - plus the young people themselves and aggressive activists - are pushing elementary, middle, and high schools to embrace sexually integrated transgender restrooms and locker rooms. It's a social construct from the far Left that makes many people in America uncomfortable.
Priests Caught Performing Sex Acts In Car... Two Chicago-area priests were charged Monday with Lewd and Lascivious behavior and Indecent Exposure after being caught performing a sexual act inside a car parked on a Miami Beach street. According to Miami Beach Police, 39-year-old Diego Berrio and 30-year-old Edwin GiraldoCortez were in the front seat of a car performing oral sex.
Tuesday 04, September 2018
Iranian aviation company smuggles weapons to Lebanon An Iranian civil aviation company is suspected of smuggling arms into Lebanon, destined for the Hezbollah terrorist and Iranian weapons factories, Fox News revealed on Monday. Western intelligence sources said they have uncovered the unexpected routes that Iran apparently took to try avoiding detection.
Israel threatens attack on Iranian assets installed in Iraq Israel has threatened to attack any Iranian military assets in Iraq as it has done in Syria, following reports Tehran has moved ballistic missiles closer to the Jewish state. Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's defence minister, signalled on Monday it would "contend" with Iranian provocations wherever they are found.
60 Million children never given a chance remembered Pro-life advocates are gathering this Saturday to observe the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Co-sponsor, Eric Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League, said that there are approximately 50 burial places for aborted children nationwide. "We're going to be visiting those locations - as well as scores of other places around the country - where memorials have been set up to the 60 million children who have been killed by abortion," the pro-life activist announced.
Google's now got your MasterCard sales records!
A year ago, Google made a secret deal with Mastercard that allows the growing tech monopoly to track the sales of its advertising customers to learn if its marketing resulted in a purchase at a physical store in the U.S. It's just the latest revelation about the power of Google growing its database to know more about its customers than they know themselves. Neither company ever informed MasterCard's 2 billion customers about the privacy concern.
Dobson praises demise of California's 'anti-Bible' bill Saying America needs the "best mental-health decisions," James Dobson, the noted Christian psychologist and founder of the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute, is praising the demise of California's "must stay gay" bill. In the state that already bans counseling against same-sex attractions for children, it would have made "consumer fraud" anything that would have opposed the pro-homosexual, pro-transgender social movements.
Iranian Military Threatens War, 'Heavy Damage' for U.S. Again Gen. Rasoul Sanayee Raad, deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), on Wednesday became the latest Iranian military commander to threaten military action against the United States and confidently predict Iran would emerge victorious from such a conflict.
What nonreligious people get wrong about religious people If the left truly wants a more tolerant America, perhaps it should start by assuming that its opponents in the religious community aren't mere bigots cloaked in the vestments of God - and perhaps it ought to think more deeply about whether the true bigotry lies within itself.
Christians 'pay the cost' during Islamic holiday During last week's Muslim holidays, Coptic Christians in Egypt experienced a surge in persecution at the hands of Islamic hardliners.
The Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha ("Festival of Sacrifice") began on Tuesday, August 21, and ended on Friday, August 24. According to International Christian Concern, Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt were targeted in four attacks from August 22-25. The attacks on churches included mob protests, verbal insults by a policeman, and an attempted suicide attack that was thwarted. ICC's Claire Evans believes these attacks are not coincidental as it's commonplace – not only in Egypt, but throughout the Middle East – for Christians to be targeted during religious holidays.
Rev. Graham: STD spike in US a 'moral, spiritual crisis' Rev. Franklin Graham lamented the recently published findings of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that over the past two years, the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have set new records in America.
Show-Me State abortuaries putting 'women's health' in jeopardy Women seeking an abortion in Missouri are being cautioned about seeking services at Planned Parenthood clinics. The abortion giant operates three clinics in Missouri - but all have questionable track records. The facility in Kansas City had to close because it could not find a doctor willing to terminate the lives of preborn children. Susan Klein, executive director of Missouri Right to Life, tells OneNewsNow that was good news - but the latest word isn't.
Gen. Mattis puts Iran 'on notice'
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday said Iran has been "put on notice" and warned that its "continued mischief" in the region will not be tolerated by President Donald Trump's administration.
Speaking at a press conference at the Pentagon with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, Mattis called Iran the "single biggest destabilizing element" in the Middle East.
Netanyahu ignores Putin's alignment with Tehran against a US-Israeli anti-Iran offensive Iran in Syria Jerusalem finally responded on Tuesday, Aug. 28, to the signing of a new Iranian-Syrian military pact two days earlier in Damascus by the visiting Iranian Defense Minsiter Amir Hatami and Bashar Assad. After ignoring this development, which turned the military equation in Syria on its head, for two days, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged that the IDF "will continue to act with all possible resolve against Iran's efforts to transfer military strength and weapons systems into Syria.
Iran claims control of Strait of Hormuz
Iran has seized control over the Strait of Hormuz, a major shipping lane through which one third of the world's oil passes, an Iranian naval commander said Monday. Gen. Alireza Tangsiri, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards' navy, stated that Iran now controls the Strait of Hormuz and the entire Persian Gulf.
Arrest of Iranian Spies in U.S. Just 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Lawmaker Warns
The recent arrest of two Iranian agents alleged to have been running spy operations on U.S. soil is just "the tip of the iceberg" in terms of the Islamic Republic's efforts to conduct intelligence operations in America that could result in a terrorist attack, according to a leading lawmaker and U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the matter.
Trump thanks Christian leaders with White House dinner The president and First Lady threw a dinner for approximately 100 people in the State Dining Room, where the gathering enjoyed a menu of Alaskan halibut, with all the trimmings, served on White House china. "It was a very elegant dinner. A state dinner, in essence, is what it amounted to," recalls Tim Wildmon, who represented the Mississippi-based American Family Association where he serves as president.
The Latest: Pope's Bombshell Author Says He's 'At Peace'
The author of the bombshell accusation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis has broken his silence and insisted he didn't act out of revenge or anger but out of love for the Catholic Church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano told Italian journalist Aldo Maria Valli - a Vatican expert with state-run RAI television - that he was "serene and at peace" after publishing his declaration on Sunday, albeit saddened by subsequent attempts to undermine his credibility.
Google Isn't Rigged Against Conservatives... Says Google and CNN
Google apparently responded to a tweet from @realDonaldTrump accusing the world's most-used search engine of bias in its search results, and the Internet heavyweight is perhaps reacting in the most oblivious and tragically ironic way possible while a new White House petition, which you can sign here, has been started to urge the President to introduce legislation protecting Internet speech.
Gheen: Tech giants don't like our message, either William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC, says he agrees with the president's concerns. "I think the biggest factor in the 2018 midterm elections," Gheen tells OneNewsNow, "is going to be Silicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter, Google."
Chinese Company Reportedly Hacked Every Clinton Email in Real-Time A Chinese state-owned company reportedly hacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server, then inserted code that forwarded them a copy of virtually every email she sent or received after that -- a revelation President Trump is demanding be investigated.
Wednesday 29, August 2018
US, Israel team up to tighten Iran sanctions
The US and Israel formed a new joint taskforce charged with ensuring that economic sanctions imposed on the Tehran regime are enforced.
The decision to form the new taskforce was formally adopted during a meeting Tuesday night between US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Israel's Finance Minister, Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu).
US, Russia engage in war of words as Syria attack looms
Russia has deployed a dozen warships to the Mediterranean Sea in what a Russian newspaper on Tuesday called Moscow's largest naval buildup since it entered the Syrian conflict in 2015.
The reinforcement comes as Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is believed to be considering a major assault on the last rebel-held enclave in northern Idlib province.
Iran 'put on notice' for 'continued mischief' in Middle East, says US Defence Secretary
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Iran has been "put on notice" and that its "continued mischief" in the region will not be tolerated by Donald Trump's administration.
Mr Mattis called Iran the "single biggest destabilising element" in the Middle East during a rare press conference at the Pentagon along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.
How China Is Trying to Dominate the Middle East... Tensions between the United States and China seem to be defining the bilateral relationship between the two countries these days. From a growing trade war to the Trump administration's characterization of China as a "strategic competitor seeking to undermine U.S. power and influence" in its 2017 National Security Strategy , political and economic relations appear to have settled at a recent nadir.
College course: Jews just a bunch of illegal colonists A university appears to be exposing its anti-Israel bias by allowing a course that promotes Palestinian political ideology and describes Israelis as illegal colonists. The course "Colonizing Palestine" at Tufts University will be taught by anti-Israel activist Thomas Abowd.
Trump: We've Stopped Government Effort to Undermine Religious Freedom President Trump on Monday night thanked prominent evangelical leaders for their "incredible" support, and in turn listed measures his administration has advanced on issues of importance to them - from restricting federal funding for abortions to confronting religious persecution around the world.
Vatican knew of Pennsylvania sex abuse cover-up, prosecutor says (Reuters) - The Vatican knew of a cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania through secret archives that bishops in the state shared with church leaders in Rome, the state's attorney general Josh Shapiro said on Tuesday.
Though Catholic Bishops in Pennsylvania systematically denied the sexual abuse of thousands of children over a 70-year period, they secretly documented the cases and often sent information on them to the Vatican, Shapiro told two national news shows.
Tuesday 28, August 2018
Russia to hold biggest war games in nearly four decades
Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying on Tuesday by Russian news agencies. The exercise, called Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will take place in central and eastern Russian military districts and involve almost 300,000 troops, over 1,000 military aircraft, two of Russia's naval fleets, and all its airborne units, agencies quoted Shoigu as saying.
Syrian air defense forces reported on full alert for US attack
DEBKAfile: Russian sources are ramping up war fever over Syria. Syrian air defense forces were reported Monday night on high alert for a possible US attack on Damascus. This was not confirmed by government sources in the Syrian capital. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Syrian rebels in Idlib were preparing to stage a false flag chemical weapon attack against civilians in order to blame Damascus and give the US and its allies a pretext for a punitive strike against Syria.
New Israeli Rockets 'Can Reach Anywhere in the Middle East' In February, Lieberman instructed the country's military to build ground-to-ground missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers (186 miles). Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced Israel's purchase of sophisticated rockets which he claimed are capable of reaching "anywhere in the Middle East," according to Haaretz.
Treasuring the Word of God in Cuba Thousands of young people in a country that has suffered under a communist dictatorship for almost 60 years are getting their very first look at the Word of God with their own eyes. Tim Todd of Revival Fires International just returned from spending nine days in Cuba handing out the first 50,000 Verdad para Jovenes (Truth for Youth Bibles).
Alliance of Virtue: Common good - or grand deception? To some Christians, the AoV movement may be a glorious vision of interfaith harmony and dialogue. In reality, it's a movement defined not by biblical values but on the values and teachings derived from the Quran, Hadith, and traditions of Islam.
Trump Tweets: 'Google & Others Are Suppressing Voices of Conservatives' President Donald Trump unleashed some unusually early morning tweets on Tuesday, citing a report from a conservative website to rip Google for allegedly biased search results. Trump first claimed that "Google search results for 'Trump News' shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media." "In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD," he continued. "Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out."
Iran says it has full control of Gulf and U.S. navy does not belong there
Iran has full control of the Gulf, and the U.S. Navy does not belong there, the head of the navy of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, General Alireza Tangsiri, said on Monday, according to the Tasnim news agency. The remarks come at a time when Tehran has suggested that it could take military action in the Gulf to block oil exports of other regional countries in retaliation for U.S. sanctions intended to halt its oil sales. Washington maintains a fleet in the Gulf which protects oil shipping routes.
Iran inks deal with Syria, vows to continue military cooperation
Iran vowed to continue its military cooperation with the Assad regime, signing a deal with the Syrian government on Monday, in defiance of calls for Tehran to withdraw its forces from Syria. The deal was inked a day after Iranian defense minister Amir Hatami arrived in Damascus, as the two powers gear up for a large-scale campaign in the Idlib province in northwestern Syria.
ANALYSIS: Dangerous stand-off between Russia and US over Syria
Tensions between the United States and Russia escalated over the weekend after President Trump's national security adviser John Bolton warned the administration would react "very strongly" in case Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad again uses chemical weapons in the upcoming offensive against Sunni Islamist rebels in the northwestern Idlib Province.
Bolton told reporters in Jerusalem last week the U.S. is very "concerned about the possibility that Assad may use chemical weapons again."
Pope refuses to comment on claim he personally ignored abuse
Pope Francis has declined to comment on a claim he personally ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman, after a visit to Ireland dominated by Church scandals. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to the United States, said he had told Francis of the allegations against prominent US cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2013.
Abbas aide: As price for embassy move, Trump must make E. Jerusalem our capital After US president says Israel will now pay 'higher price' in talks, Majdi al-Khaldi says Washington needs to recognize State of Palestine, back two-state solution. The only "compensation" the US could provide to the Palestinians for its Jerusalem moves would be recognition of "the State of Palestine" with East Jerusalem as its capital, a senior diplomatic adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday.
Report: 'Deal of the Century' to be unveiled next month
The Trump Administration will unveil its long-awaited Middle East peace plan next month, according to a report by Palestinian Authority newspaper Al Quds. The plan, which President Donald Trump has dubbed the 'Deal of the Century,' will reportedly be unveiled during Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly on September 25.
'Trump WH is friendliest admin to Israel ever'
An Israeli lawmaker and former ambassador to the US played down recent comments by President Donald Trump regarding the "price" Israel would have to pay in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, calling the Trump White House the "friendliest" administration Israel has ever known.
The growing risk of a new Middle East war
Escalating clashes between Israeli and Iranian forces in Syria have demonstrably increased the risk of a new, large-scale regional conflict that would likely involve the U.S. military. Tehran's continued provocations and violations of Israel's stated red lines is fueling an escalatory spiral that has the potential to rapidly spin out of control. The United States could move to forestall a new regional conflict by maintaining its military posture in Syria to buttress its primary objectives of rolling back Iranian malign influence in the Levant and preventing a resurgence of the Islamic State (ISIS). Otherwise, the United States risks being dragged into another Middle East conflict as it attempts to extract itself from the region.
San Francisco: Straws Banned, Drug Needles Free!
A downtown San Francisco sandwich shop is poking fun at the city over an upcoming ban on plastic straws and a free needle program that has irked some residents, reported SF Eater. The site reports that some menus at The Sentinel restaurant on New Montgomery Street include this notation: "Napkins, straws, and bags are available upon request. You can still get needles for free though. Welcome to SF."
Illegal alien charged with death of Iowa girl, Mollie Tibbetts
Police charged an illegal alien Tuesday with killing Mollie Tibbetts and dumping her body in a cornfield after he led police to the body, in a startling conclusion to a month long search for the Iowa college student.
The first-degree murder charge against Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 24-year-old Mexican, immediately inflamed the immigration debate, with President Trump saying voters needed to send more Republicans to Washington to stiffen laws.
REVEALED: Soros censorship plan... The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump's administration. A confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate "right wing propaganda and fake news" was presented in January 2017 by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time.
Company embeds microchips in 80 employees... The chips the employees got are about the size of a very large grain of rice. They're intended to make it a little easier to do things like get into the office, log on to computers, and buy food and drinks in the company cafeteria. Like many RFID chips, they are passive—they don't have batteries, and instead get their power from an RFID reader when it requests data from the chip .
Blueprint for destroying a society
If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following:
1. I would destroy the religious ideals that built the country and held it together, allowing it to thrive and be exceptional. In short, I would destroy Christianity in the West...
Bible study grounds for eviction? A retired pastor wants to do a Bible study with his neighbors at a senior living community. The trouble is the community has told him he can't do that and has reportedly threatened to evict him if he does.
Ken Hauge was conducting a Bible study in the common area of Evergreens at Smith Run in Fredericksburg, Virginia, until Community Realty Company, the owners of the establishment, instituted a policy "banning religious services or other religious activities" in the community room. Hauge then moved the Bible study into his apartment.
California Christians, prepare for civil disobedience As California appears poised to pass a draconian bill that directly attacks your religious freedoms, it's time for you to draw a line in the sand. If the bill passes, you must choose to obey God rather than man. It's time for civil disobedience. I'm speaking about AB 2943, which the Senate just approved with by a vote of 25-11. Next is the Assembly, then the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, then the length and breadth of your great state...
Atheist group: 'Lock up' USAF commander for his faith
The atheistic Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) filed a complaint contending that a Christian commander with the United States Air Force should be fired and imprisoned for expressing his faith.
Earlier this week, MRFF - led by Michael "Mikey" Weinstein - filed the formal complaint with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, accusing the newly installed commander at California's Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, of multiple crimes.
'Bible ban' closer to law for Californians Pro-family activists in California are asking citizens to urge Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill some critics say would effectively ban the sale of the Bible in the state. AB 2943 classifies as "consumer fraud" any financial transaction - such as selling a book or charging for a seminar - related to counseling people to overcome same-sex attractions.
Colorado University Professor Assigns Anti-Trump Material as Required Class Reading
A professor at a university in Colorado has assigned books that criticize President Trump as required reading material for her class. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs course is taught by professor Katherine Mack, who is also the chair of the university's English department.
The required reading material reportedly claims that people should challenge the "Trump effect" and also label the president's supporters as prejudiced against minority groups.