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MYSTERY UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL VEHICLE PHOTOGRAPHED IN DAYLIGHT FLYING OVER THE PHILIPPINES AS LOCAL AIR FORCE ISSUES ‘SCRAMBLE ORDER’ BUT CANNOT CATCH

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) said Saturday it issued a “scramble order” for two FA-50 Aircraft light fighters to intercept an “unknown aircraft” that approached the Philippine airspace last Thursday. “The FA-50s flew at the maximum allowable speed towards the direction of the unknown aircraft. At about 4 minutes into the intercept, the unknown aircraft changed direction towards the North and increased its speed to 400 knots and headed away from the Philippine airspace. The intercept was terminated at 9:45 A.M.,” PAF added. Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Maynard Mariano told reporters that the agency could not tell the intent of the aircraft in approaching the country’s area of responsibility. He said there was no radio response from the unknown aircraft.

by Geoffrey Grider September 4, 2021

Local press in the Philippines has reported on a scramble of fighters on a mystery, unresponsive aerial contact on the same day and around the same time as when the photo was snapped.

We have had a lot of talk this year about UFOs, with sightings popping up all over the place, so much so that the United States created a task force to deal with it all. What was spotted today flying over the Philippines certainly could be a UFO from beyond earth, but it’s just as likely to be a trial run of a super-secret and very powerful stealth plane of the United States, Russia or China. Watching Joe Biden handle the Afghanistan situation is no doubt emboldening our enemies to a very high degree.

“And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?” Luke 6:39 (KJB)

If something doesn’t change soon in America, we may need to start mentally preparing ourselves for the day when the enemies of America come knocking on our door. Yes, America still has the mightiest military every assembled, but so did England at one time. Our Pentagon and White House are proving themselves to be inept and pusillanimous ‘blind leaders of the blind’, and that ditch is coming at us rapidly. I still believe alien visitation is not far off, with foreign enemy visitation even closer than that. Tick, tock, people…

Mystery Flying Wing Aircraft Photographed Over The Philippines

FROM THE DRIVE: The Philippines sits between the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea, two contentious and highly surveilled bodies of water that regularly see large amounts of military activity, especially Chinese and American. All types of military aircraft constantly frequent the skies above both seas, from bombers to drones, but on September 2nd, at around 6:15 AM local time, landscape photographer Michael Fugnit captured something very unique in his lens—what appears to be a stealthy flying wing aircraft with a diamond-shaped fuselage and slender wings, a centralized exhaust, potentially featuring twin engines, and a ventral fuselage bulge.

Fugnit tells The War Zone that he was up early in Santa Magdalena to catch the perfect sunrise when he noticed an aircraft overhead moving along at a good clip. The single image he took showed something that is unlike any normal commercial or military aircraft that usually criss-cross the skies over the region on a daily basis.

We must state that we cannot authenticate the image at this time, although we gave it a cursory examination in photoshop and nothing major stood out. We do not have any reason to believe the photographer fabricated it, either, although it is only prudent to underscore that the factual status of the photograph could change. We will continue to examine the image using various tools and are reaching out to other photo experts to give us their opinion.

At first glance, the aircraft depicted looks very much like the one seen in the supposed sighting of the so-called RQ-180 Sentinel high-altitude, long-endurance, very low-observable drone from last November. The RQ-180, which you can read our in-depth take on in this past special feature, is thought to be in very limited operation at this time as it continues with its clandestine development. Flying the aircraft in this area of the world would make sense because it is precisely the type of environment it was designed to operate in, but it could also just be transiting to another location, including back to the United States.

Also the timing, at sunrise, crossing the last major inhabited area before heading out into the desolate Pacific would make sense. The aircraft is thought to fly out of Area 51 in Nevada and Edwards Air Force Base in California, on extremely long-duration missions, but the isolated island of Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, would be another operating location as it expands its operations. Special facilities there can support the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and could likely be used to support the RQ-180, as well. The locale is also known for its use to support clandestine aircraft activities. Andersen Air Force Base on Guam is another potential operating location, but that is likely too high-profile for this stage of the aircraft’s development.

Now for the final facet to this story, which may or may not be related. Local press in the Phillippines has reported on a scramble of fighters on a mystery, unresponsive aerial contact on the same day and around the same time as when the photo was snapped. Inquirer.net reported the following:

THE PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE (PAF) SAID SATURDAY IT ISSUED A “SCRAMBLE ORDER” FOR TWO FA-50 AIRCRAFT LIGHT FIGHTERS TO INTERCEPT AN “UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT” THAT APPROACHED THE PHILIPPINE AIRSPACE LAST THURSDAY.

PAF SAID THE PHILIPPINE AIR DEFENSE CONTROL CENTER (PADCC) DETECTED AN UNIDENTIFIED INBOUND AIRCRAFT IN THE PHILIPPINE AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE, APPROXIMATELY 120 NAUTICAL MILES NORTHWEST OF BOLINAO, PANGASINAN.

“THE UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT WAS HEADING TOWARDS PHILIPPINE AIRSPACE. COORDINATION WITH THE CAAP CLASSIFIED IT TO BE AN UNKNOWN TRACK OF INTEREST,” PAF SAID IN A STATEMENT.

THE UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT WAS AT 21,000 FEET FLYING AT 265 KNOTS HEADING NORTHEAST.

“THE FA-50S FLEW AT THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SPEED TOWARDS THE DIRECTION OF THE UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT. AT ABOUT 4 MINUTES INTO THE INTERCEPT, THE UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT CHANGED DIRECTION TOWARDS THE NORTH AND INCREASED ITS SPEED TO 400 KNOTS AND HEADED AWAY FROM THE PHILIPPINE AIRSPACE. THE INTERCEPT WAS TERMINATED AT 9:45 A.M.,” PAF ADDED.

AIR FORCE SPOKESMAN LT. COL. MAYNARD MARIANO TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE AGENCY COULD NOT TELL THE INTENT OF THE AIRCRAFT IN APPROACHING THE COUNTRY’S AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. HE SAID THERE WAS NO RADIO RESPONSE FROM THE UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT.

The biggest discrepancy here is the timeframe. This intercept ended some three and a half hours after the image in question was supposedly taken. That doesn’t mean the stealthy aircraft didn’t linger in the area after its picture was taken, as stealthy reconnaissance aircraft are pretty much built to do. The altitude is also too low for a HALE asset, but if the aircraft were a tactical platform, that may be possible. At the same time, a stealth aircraft like this would likely be equipped with advanced electronic warfare systems to help defend itself, so getting a firm altitude, assuming radar actually spotted it at all, may not have been possible.

So, we have a very intriguing image and a unique series of events and circumstances that surround it.

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Has The Next Major Pandemic Already Started? A New “Mystery Illness” In India Is Killing Dozens Of People

September 1, 2021 by Michael Snyder

Many have talked about “the next pandemic” in theoretical terms, but could it be possible that it is already here?  The mainstream media in the United States is not talking about the outbreak of a very alarming “mystery disease” in India yet, but if it continues to spread they soon will be.  Dozens are already dead, and the death toll just continues to rise.  Top health authorities in India are insisting that there is no reason to panic, but that is what Chinese authorities told us at the beginning of the COVID pandemic too.  There is still so much that we don’t know about this outbreak, but in this article I am going to share with you what I have been able to find out so far.

Up to this point, all of the cases that have been reported have come from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.  The following comes from a British news source

A MYSTERIOUS illness is rapidly spreading through a northern state of India, killing dozens of children as well as adults.

As the country slowly recovers from a deadly second wave of coronavirus, the deaths in Uttar Pradesh have provoked panic among hospital doctors.

Firozabad appears to be the epicenter of the outbreak, and it is hitting children particularly hard

The situation is alarming in Firozabad. There are long queues of parents with wailing children in front of pharmacies and hospitals. Many want their children to be admitted.

The district hospital looked overwhelmed, reminiscent of the panic outside medical centres during the second wave of Covid. But this time it is largely children who are afflicted, tugging at the corner of their mothers’ saris, burning with fever and crying of pain.

These parents are in a race against time, because children are dropping dead at a staggering rate.

One young mother named Ruby was desperately searching for someone to help her two-month-old daughter when one reporter encountered her

One of them, Ruby, was running around with her two-month-old daughter Komal, looking for help. The baby was frothing at the mouth. Ruby said the girl was growing weak by the minute. “Her platelet count is low, but the hospital wants another test. I just want her to be admitted but nobody is listening,” she cried.

Most parents were armed with paracetamol, vitamin tablets and hydrating solutions.

At least 50 of them closed around ThePrint’s team and begged for help. “They are asking us to line up patiently when our children are dying. Some of us are being asked to go to private facilities. This is mistreatment,” one of them said.

Can you imagine how you would feel if you were in that mother’s position?

I have been trying to determine exactly how many people have died so far.

One report that I came across said that 45 children and 8 adults had already been killed by the mystery illness…

According to local media reports, 53 people have died, including 45 children. As of Thursday, 186 people (mostly children) had been admitted to the hospital, with many suffering from a high fever.

Uttar Pradesh state chief Yogi Adityanath visited the hospital on Tuesday at the Firozabad District hospital and has now set up an inquiry to look into the deaths and reasons behind the spread of this mysterious illness.

But that appears to be old information, because then I came across a report that indicated that the death toll had risen to 56

At least 56 people, most of which are children, have died following a mysterious fever outbreak in Uttar Pradesh, a state located in Northern India. The yet-to-be-determined condition has symptoms including high fever, joint pains, headaches, dehydration, and nausea, as well some cases of rashes across upper and lower limbs.

A report from the Times of India is telling us that at least 70 have now died, and by the time you read this article the death toll will almost certainly be even higher.

All of the victims are being tested for COVID, and so far “no link has been found between the two illnesses”.

So that has been pretty much ruled out.

Some experts are suggesting that Dengue fever or Japanese encephalitis could be causing this outbreak, but others are dismissing those theories because the severity of this outbreak seems to indicate that this “mystery illness” is something entirely new.

Outbreaks of Dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis are fairly common and are fairly easy to deal with.

But in this case, hospitals in Uttar Pradesh are being absolutely overwhelmed, and many children “are dying very quickly”

The mystery illness is putting a particular strain on hospitals in the city of Firozabad.

Neeta Kulshrestha, the most senior health official of Firozabad district, said: “The patients, especially children, in hospitals are dying very quickly”.

So let’s take a moment to review what we know.

This is a “mystery disease” that is confounding the experts, it appears to have a very high death rate, and it causes sores on the skin “across upper and lower limbs”.

That certainly seems to check a lot of boxes.

Let us hope that this new mystery disease can be contained, because we definitely do not want any more children to die.

One father has tragically lost three of his kids already…

Sarvesh Kumar looks too tired to mourn. He buried three of his five children last week — all lost to a “mysterious” viral fever that has scourged through Firozabad leaving 39 dead, 32 of them children.

The labourer stared vacantly as he recounted the deaths of Akash, 3, Ramu, 7, and Mohini, 10. He told ThePrint: “The district hospital refused to admit Ramu even as I begged them to. I knew my son was very sick. But they asked me to take him to Agra. Ramu died on the way, on my lap. And when I returned to the hospital after burying him, my Mohini was gone too.” So was Akash.

Whether it happens now or later, we know that it is inevitable that more pandemics are coming.

We just want those pandemics to be put off for as long as possible.

Our world has already been through so much over the past couple of years.

Could you imagine what our society would look like if another major pandemic suddenly started sweeping across the globe?

We are teetering on the brink of the unimaginable, and it isn’t going to take too much to push us over the edge.

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Archaeologists astounded by tablet that ‘revealed first ever image of Tower of Babel’

ARCHAEOLOGISTS were astounded at being given unfettered access to a previously unseen site that revealed the “first ever image of the Tower of Babel”.

By JOEL DAY

PUBLISHED: 20:45, Wed, Aug 4, 2021 | UPDATED: 20:45, Wed, Aug 4, 2021

The Tower remains one of the most mysterious stories contained in the Bible. For years, whether or not the Tower was a real, physical thing was open for discussion. Many believed it was simply symbolic, acting as a message to the Bible’s dedicated followers.

Others claimed it was merely folklore or legend.

The fragile remains of the ancient city of Babylon, in modern day Iraq, have revealed many secrets; the greatest of all the discovery of a vast structure which ancient records suggest was the Tower of Babel.

These texts, as well as others found all around the Middle East – where Christianity originated – have given scholars some idea of what the building might have looked like.

Yet, none have given researchers a clear outline or description bound in solid imagery.

Things changed in 2017 when academics were given access to a privately owned tablet.

The artefact was explored during the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary, ‘Secrets: Tower of Babel’.

Here, the narrator said: “Inscribed on the tablet is an image that sensationally reveals exactly what the Tower of Babel looked like.”

Dr Andrew George, an expert in ancient texts at SOAS, University of London, said: “This is a very strong piece of evidence that the Tower of Babel story in the Bible was inspired by this real building.”

The remarkable tablet, which had never been filmed before, dates to the 6th century BCE, and was discovered in Babylon over a century ago.

Yet, no one had realised how important it was until Professor George was given the slab, and went on to decipher the inscriptions.

He explained: “At the top part there is a relief, depicting a step tower.

“And here, a great figure of a human being carrying a staff with a conical hat on.

“Below that relief is the text which has been chiseled into the monument, and the label is easily read: it reads, ‘The temple tower of the city of Babylon’.”

As the narrator noted: “This tablet provides the first-ever image of the real Tower of Babel.

“It confirms the building was a Mesopotamian stepped tower and illustrates the seven tiers of the ancient megastructure.

“Significantly, it also clearly identifies the man behind it: Mesopotamia‘s most famous rule, King Nebuchadnezzar II.”

While the images are extraordinary, the tablet’s ancient text also revealed a detailed account of the tower’s construction.

And, more importantly, it goes on to tell of how Nebuchadnezzar went about building it.

Professor George translated the text for the documentary, and said: “It reads from the Upper Sea, which is the Mediterranean, to the Lower Sea, and that’s the Persian Gulf, ‘The far-flung lands and teeming people of the inhabitations I mobilised in order to construct this building of this ziggurat of Babylon’.”

The ancient account is identical to the Biblical story of how the Tower of Babel was constructed.

For scholars, the tablet offers further proof that the Tower wasn’t just a work of fiction, but an actual building from antiquity.

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AFGHANISTAN: A HISTORIC TURNING POINT IN GLOBAL JIHAD AGAINST CHRISTIANS, TOP ISLAM EXPERT WARNS

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | AUG 31, 2021 | MIDDLE EASTUNCATEGORIZED

He shall be a wild ass of a man; His hand against everyone, And everyone’s hand against him; He shall dwell alongside of all his kinsmen.” Genesis 16:12 (The Israel BibleTM)

Dr. Mordechai Kedar has a deep understanding of the Arab mindset. A senior lecturer on Arabic culture at Bar-Ilan University, he served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass media, and the Syrian domestic arena. Fluent in Arabic, he is one of the very few Israelis appearing on Arab television, frequently debating Arab thought leaders and imams in their native tongue.

It was therefore deeply concerning when he posted a warning on his Facebook page explaining what he believed was the actual significance of the Taliban victory in Afghanistan:

“August 15, 2021, the day in which Taliban resumed their rule over Afghanistan after 20 years of Western occupation, will forever be viewed and remembered in the Islamic world as the victory of Islam over Christianity, the victory of faith over heresy, and the victory of tradition over permissiveness,” Dr. Kedar wrote. “These events are pumping new blood into jihad arteries and the results will soon be seen around the world, including in Israel.”

This statement seems grandiose and hyperbolic at first glance. Afghanistan is only one of many Islamic nations and the US does not self-identify as the representative of the Christian world. Recent events are perceived by most Americans as a regrettable outcome of a failed attempt at foreign intervention. The motivation to intervene was in reaction to the 9-11 attacks, an attempt to prevent another such attack from a terrorist organization based (at the time) in Afghanistan. 

But Dr. Kedar has a unique insight into the Arab mindset and sees it differently.

“All of Islam views the US as the representative of Christianity today,” Dr. Kedar said. “Therefore, a victory by an Islamic entity over the US is not just a victory of one nation over another. This is precisely what the Koran describes as Jihad. The Koran states that Islam must have dominance over all other religions. Muslims must always be involved in this.”

“The entire Muslim world perceives Afghanistan as a Muslim victory over Christianity, not just as a Taliban victory or the US capitulating,” Dr. Kedar said. “The average American does not see that religion has anything to do with politics. But this is absolutely not the case in the Muslim world. America saw the war in Afghanistan as a war on terrorism. The Taliban and other Muslims saw it as a religious war. Here in the Middle East, everything is religion.”

“The inter-Islamic conflicts are domestic issues, family infighting. They do not allow any other nations, especially Christian nations, to intervene. These can be set aside in order to join in a battle against non-Muslims.”

Dr. Kedar noted that when the Taliban first established their government in Afghanistan in 1996, they declared the  Islamic Emirate of Khorasan, a theocracy ruled by strict Sharia law. The Taliban repeated this two weeks ago upon taking over Kabul.

“They are adopting the classical Islamic expressions,” Dr. Kedar explained. “They do not use the term ‘Afghanistan’. They refer to the country as ‘Khorasan’, which technically and historically refers to an eastern province, which is the classical name for the area.”

Dr. Kedar noted that people in the West become confused because they are using modern terms that do not have relevance to how Muslims frame events. 

“Americans speak of ISIS-K but that does not exist,” he explained. “ISIS is an acronym for The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The organization that is fighting for an Islamic state in Afghanistan has no connection to that group. They are fighting for the Islamic State of Khorosan. The correct acronym should be ISK.”

Though considered an enemy of the Taliban, ISK began in 2015 as an offshoot of the Taliban established by disaffected Taliban leaders.

“It is time that Americans began to open their eyes to see the reality in other parts of the world or else they will keep paying a very high price for ignorance,” Dr. Kedar warned.

After the sharp rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the US that accompanied the Israel-Gaza conflict in May, Dr. Kedar warned that the religious turmoil would expand to include Christians.

“After they finish with the Jews, they are going to go after the Christians,’” Dr. Kedar explained. “This is not new or unexpected. It has only been going on for fourteen centuries. It is the entirety of history between Islam and Christianity. The Koran says that Allah is with the one who has patience. And the Muslims have patience.”

It could be that the Christian-Muslim conflict that characterized the Middle Ages has reemerged. And Christianity just last the first battle.

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CALL HIM JOE DIVIDEN: WITH HIS HEAD BOWED IN DEFEAT, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT’S POLICIES ARE NOW CREATING THE WORLD’S LARGEST TERROR STATE

April was when President Joe Biden ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31. As the military continued its withdrawal, the Taliban began its offensive and succeeded in taking over the country in just 11 days by August 14. After the rapid takeover by the Taliban, Biden ordered 6,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and the region to evacuate American citizens, Afghans, and others out. The 13 service members killed Wednesday were part of that evacuation mission. Military officials say they are not sure if the Taliban — who the U.S. has been relying on to man checkpoints to the airport — allowed the ISIS bomber and additional attackers through.

by Geoffrey Grider August 27, 2021

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby confirmed Friday that thousands of Islamic State prisoners were freed after the United States handed over bases to the Afghan government.

Joe Dividen was 25 minutes late to his own press conference yesterday, responding to the attack by ISIS-K at the airport in Kabul that killed 12 US Marines, 1 Navy corpsmen, and around 170 American and Afghan civilians. He appeared confused, out of breath, and when he unceremoniously laid his head down on the podium in defeat, he sent a one word message to the world. Surrender.

“This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” Isaiah 14:26,27 (KJB)

As you read this, ‘President’ Joe Dividen has made it possible not only for the Taliban to rise to power, for ISIS to make a comeback, but as thousands of Islamic state prisoners are being let out of prison, for Afghanistan to become the new terror capitol of the world. This is not happening because America is leaving Afghanistan, it is happening because we left Afghanistan in the worst possible way, as cowards sneaking out in the dead of night, and leaving our allies to fend for themselves. History will record this time period as the moment when America ceased to be.

Pentagon Confirms Thousands of Islamic State Prisoners Released by Taliban, The White House on Friday braced Americans for more terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, a day after twin suicide bombers killed 13 U.S. troops in Kabul.

 

FROM BREITBART NEWS: The freeing of thousands of Islamic State prisoners is under scrutiny after an Islamic State suicide attacker killed 13 American service members and a number of Afghan and other nations’ civilians at a gate at the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday.

“I don’t know the exact number — clearly it’s in the thousands when you consider both prisons, because both of them were taken over by the Taliban and emptied,” Kirby said, speaking of prisons on Bagram Air Base and Kandahar Air Field that held ISIS prisoners.

He said the U.S. did not transfer the prisoners over to Guantanamo because the plan was to turn the prisons over to the Afghan National Security Forces:

THAT WAS PART OF THE RETROGRADE PROCESS, WAS TO TURN OVER THESE RESPONSIBILITIES. THEY DID HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THOSE PRISONS AND THE BASES AT WHICH THOSE PRISONS WERE LOCATED AND AS THE TALIBAN ADVANCED, WE DIDN’T SEE THE LEVEL OF RESISTANCE BY THE AFGHANS TO HOLD SOME TERRITORY OR SOME BASES AND UNFORTUNATELY, THOSE WERE THE BASES THE AFGHANS DIDN’T HOLD.

“Those responsibilities were turned over in accordance with the retrograde plan back in April,” he said.

April was when President Joe Biden ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31. As the military continued its withdrawal, the Taliban began its offensive and succeeded in taking over the country in just 11 days by August 14.

After the rapid takeover by the Taliban, Biden ordered 6,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and the region to evacuate American citizens, Afghans, and others out. The 13 service members killed Wednesday were part of that evacuation mission. Military officials say they are not sure if the Taliban — who the U.S. has been relying on to man checkpoints to the airport — allowed the ISIS bomber and additional attackers through. 

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ISIS SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 13 AT KABUL AIRPORT INCLUDING CHILDREN AND 3 UNITED STATES MARINES AS A PARALYZED JOE BIDEN WHITE HOUSE COLLAPSES

The first blast was caused by an ISIS suicide bomber in a vest, detonating outside The Baron Hotel, where Westerners were staying before their evacuation flights. A second explosion was reported nearby a short time later at the airport’s Abbey Gate, where crowds of Afghans have been gathering for more than a week in the hope of being put on one of the evacuation flights out. That explosion was caused by a car bomb, according to unconfirmed reports.  Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby tweeted there were a ‘number of US & civilian’ casualties but it’s unclear if he was referring to deaths or injuries.  At least three US troops were injured and it remains unclear if any Americans were killed. The nationalities of all of the victims are not yet known. 

by Geoffrey Grider August 26, 2021

Two explosions at Kabul airport have killed at least 13 people, including children, and injured at least three US troops just hours after intelligence officials warned of an imminent threat to the crowd gathered there trying to escape the Taliban.

We told you that the Biden administration would have blood on their hands for their dirty deeds in Afghanistan, and today, 5 days before the evacuation deadline, the blood has begun to flow in the nation where Walkaway Joe Biden has created the world’s largest Islamic terror state. 3 United States Marines are among the dead in this attack, and sadly their deaths are only the first of many that the world will witness in horror in the coming days and weeks. Joe Biden’s hands are dripping with blood.

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” Psalm 9:17 (KJB)

The images of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris smirking and laughing when asked about Americans stranded in Afghanistan should be a picture that every American needs to burn into their brains so we never forget. This is what it looks like when a nations falls, when its leaders are corrupt. Everything that is now unfolding has been long planned and is quite intentional, the New World Order is taking over and the blood is being shed as a ritual sacrifice. Now would be a good time to throw yourself at the feet of Jesus, and plead His mercy and grace. Pray for the families and loved ones of the fallen.

‘ISIS suicide bomber’ kills 13 at Kabul airport: Multiple casualties – including children and three US Marines – as two explosions tear through crowd, hours after Westerners were warned to stay away because of ISIS attack

FROM DAILY MAIL UK: The first blast was caused by an ISIS suicide bomber in a vest, detonating outside The Baron Hotel, where Westerners were staying before their evacuation flights. A second explosion was reported nearby a short time later at the airport’s Abbey Gate, where crowds of Afghans have been gathering for more than a week in the hope of being put on one of the evacuation flights out. That explosion was caused by a car bomb, according to unconfirmed reports.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby tweeted there were a ‘number of US & civilian’ casualties but it’s unclear if he was referring to deaths or injuries.  At least three US troops were injured and it remains unclear if any Americans were killed. The nationalities of all of the victims are not yet known.

President Biden is in the situation room at the White House, where he will be joined by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

HARROWING FOOTAGE FROM THE BLAST SITE SHOW BLOODIED AFGHANS BEING REMOVED FROM THE SCENE ON WHEELCHAIRS. ONE WITNESS REPORTED THAT A BABY WAS AMONG THOSE KILLED. THE ATTACK CAME JUST HOURS AFTER OFFICIALS WERE WARNED THAT ISIS WAS PLOTTING SOMETHING AGAINST THE CROWD OF WESTERN CITIZENS AND ALLIES AT THE AIRPORT.

US troops on the ground closed gates at the airport and the State Department warned people not to congregate at the airport. Britain told its citizens to run for the Pakistan border instead.

The Taliban claimed Kabul on August 14 and there has been a frantic scramble to get Western citizens and Afghan allies out of the region by August 31, the Taliban’s ceasefire deadline.

As many as 1,500 Americans remain stranded in Afghanistan with increasingly bleak options; 

  • Hide in your homes and risk missing the chance to be flown out on one of the last evacuation flights
  • Make a run for the Pakistan border, which is now overrun with Afghans and nearly 200 miles away
  • Go to the airport, where there is a risk being blown up, shot at or getting lost in the crowd.

Despite the escalating chaos, the US’s top diplomat made the astonishing claim on Thursday morning, before the explosion, that it was ‘relatively safe’ on the ground and people should still be able to make their way there.

Now, Americans in Afghanistan are being told not to go to the airport.

The Pentagon on Thursday denied fears that the US was going to withdraw within 36 hours, but Press Secretary John Kirby offered no date for when troops would leave, saying only they would stay in Afghanistan until the ‘end of the mission’. It offers little hope to the Americans on the ground who are stuck behind Taliban lines, unable to get to the airport.

Overnight, 5,100 people were flown out of Kabul on US military planes. Another 8,300 were saved by coalition flights. The total – 13,400 – was drastically less than the 19,000 rescued in the previous 24 hours. Ross Wilson, the Acting US Ambassador in Afghanistan, said on Thursday his office was making ‘phone calls’ but that many Americans didn’t leave when they had the chance and are now on their own.

‘We have through the State Department been placing phone calls to virtually all those who have registered with us to find out are they still in Afghanistan, are they interested in leaving Afghanistan, do they need help.

‘People chose not to leave – that’s their business, that’s their right. We regret now that many may find themselves in a position that they would rather not be in,’ he told CBS This Morning on Thursday.

Britain is now telling its citizens that anyone who hasn’t yet been able to get out should make a run for the border and seek refuge in Pakistan.

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We Are Facing The Worst Water Crisis In U.S. History As Thousands Of Wells In The Southwest Go Dry

August 23, 2021 by Michael Snyder

We all knew that this day was coming eventually.  At first dropping water levels in the Southwest were an annoyance, then they became a problem, and now they have become a crisis.  In fact, as you will see below, we are now potentially facing the worst water crisis in all of U.S. history if current trends continue.  For years, I have been warning that Dust Bowl conditions would return to the western half of the country, and now it has happened.  And for years, I have been warning of a looming water crisis, and now it is materializing right in front of our eyes.  Unfortunately, what we have experienced so far is just the tip of the iceberg because this crisis is still only in the very early chapters.

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, the lack of water has become really severe and it seems to get worse with each passing month.

At this point, we are being told that thousands of households in the region have wells that have completely gone dry

The Sevillas are just one of thousands households across the San Joaquin Valley whose wells have gone dry amid increasingly hot temperatures and drought. Every year, a new town in this verdant agricultural region seems to be pushed over the brink by water scarcity — like East Porterville, an unincorporated community in Tulare County, in 2014, and, most recently, Teviston, a census-designated place in the same county.

Of course anyone that has lost water could always choose to dig another well, but that can be exceedingly expensive, and even those that are able to pay often find themselves on the bottom of very long waiting lists

Even those who can afford to pay upfront for new wells must join waiting lists as drilling companies await the back-ordered equipment they need to build and install them. Local officials provide jugs and gallons of water, and local organizations offer aid if resources aren’t already tapped out.

Needless to say, it isn’t just those that are on wells that are in trouble.

Supplies of water are extremely tight throughout the state, and we just learned that a “supply alert” has now been issued for southern California…

Southern California’s powerful water agency on Tuesday issued a supply alert, calling on the region to conserve vital resources and prepare for continued drought — a move that brings the state’s largest population center closer to the tough water restrictions imposed on communities elsewhere.

Elsewhere, the crisis has become even more serious.

Water levels in the once mighty Colorado River just keep dropping, and this is an enormous problem because so many major cities in the Southwest are deeply dependent on it

Today, this river system supplies 40 million people in seven western states and Mexico, and irrigates more than 5 million acres of farmland on its way into Mexico and the Gulf of California.

Las Vegas relies on the river for 90% of its water supply, Tucson for 82% and San Diego for around 66%. Large portions of the water used in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Denver also come from the river, and experts say these booming metropolises would not have been possible without its supply.

Without the Colorado River, the entire region would look completely different.

There are two giant reservoirs that are particularly important.  Unfortunately, water levels in both Lake Mead and Lake Powell have dropped to historically low levels

Lake Mead — the largest manmade reservoir in the US, which is fed by the Colorado River — recently sunk to its lowest levels since the lake was filled in the 1930s. Its water levels have fallen more than 146 feet since their peak in January of 2000, and the lake is now just 35% full. Lake Powell, the river’s second largest reservoir, sits at 32% of its capacity. As water levels drop, billions of kilowatt hours of hydroelectricity that power homes from Nebraska to Arizona are also at risk.

If water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell keep dropping, we are going to see things happen that would have once been unimaginable.

And the truth is that we are rapidly approaching a danger point.  Last week, federal officials officially declared a “Tier I shortage emergency” along the Colorado River for the first time ever, and that will force some automatic water restrictions to soon kick in

U.S. officials on Monday declared the first water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought.

Water levels at the largest reservoir on the Colorado River — Lake Mead — have fallen to record lows. Along its perimeter, a white “bathtub ring” of minerals outlines where the high water line once stood, underscoring the acute water challenges for a region facing a growing population and a drought that is being worsened by hotter, drier weather brought on by climate change.

Already, farmers all over the western third of the nation have been dealing with very harsh water restrictions, and agricultural production has been affected.

California alone produces approximately a third of our vegetables and about two-thirds of our fruits and nuts.  Many farmers in the state aren’t growing anything at all this year due to the lack of water, and the outlook for next year is not promising either.

Not even during the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s did we have to deal with a water crisis of this magnitude.

If this multi-year megadrought stretches on, communities in the Southwest are going to be facing some heartbreaking choices.

The 20th century was a time when the western third of the nation was blessed with an unusually high level of rain, and during that time we built gleaming new cities in areas that were once desert.

Now a historic drought is here, and there simply isn’t enough water to go around.

And all of this is happening at a time when so many other major problems are erupting in our society. I wish that I could tell you that the drought will end and that everything will turn around soon. But I can’t.

The truth is that this is a very serious long-term crisis that has been growing for years, and there aren’t going to be any easy answers.

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WALKAWAY JOE: EVENTS HAPPENING NOW IN AFGHANISTAN BY BIDEN MINIONS PREPARING INSTALLATION OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER BY 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

George H.W. Bush stood before Congress on September 11th, 1991, and made the oblique threat of the coming New World Order, and 10 years to the day of that announcement, his son was president and consenting to the events on 9/11. We are fast approaching the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and America is right now surrendering to the Taliban, and creating an Islamic terror state the likes of which this world has never seen. Biden just gave the Taliban billions of dollars in weapons, equipment and military bases, think about that. This is Obama’s 3rd term, and they are now finishing the work he started. 

by Geoffrey Grider August 25, 2021

In the ashes of America, the New World Order will rise. It is no coincidence that all this is happening right before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, that too is intentional. Walkaway Joe is the perfect man for the job.

There are so many events and situations happening right now on so many levels, both here in America and around the world, that it’s almost impossible to rightly understand what you’re seeing. Today I’d like to help you with that by pointing a few things out, namely that all these events can be traced back to a single root cause, namely the New World Order. Perhaps the most iconic image in all this is Joe Biden turning his back to the American people and refusing to answer questions. Yep, Walkaway Joe is the perfect man for the job.

“And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.” Daniel 11:3 (KJB)

While it is true that Walkaway Joe Biden is suffering from cognitive impairment, perhaps even early onset dementia, the decisions that are coming from the Biden administration and from Biden himself are not the acts of a helpless, demented man. Far from it. These outrageous things have been planned for quite a while, and are happening deliberately and with malice aforethought. America is not “stumbling its way through” the crisis in Afghanistan, it is intentionally giving power to the Taliban, intentionally showing American weakness, and intentionally taking a dive. Why, you night ask, would America ever do such a thing? The answer is right inside your King James Bible.

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJB)

Henry Ford, JP Morgan, James Paul Warburg, David Rockefeller, George Soros, Bill Gates and others are a mere random sampling of the people who have been and are right now working to bring in the New World Order. But in order to do that, America has to be brought to her knees, and made like all the other nations. That is what you’re watching right now, America being stripped of her power and might, no longer a deterrent to our enemies, no longer the world’s lone superpower. In the ashes of America, the New World Order will rise. It is no coincidence that all this is happening right before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, that too is intentional.

George H.W. Bush stood before Congress on September 11th, 1991, and made the oblique threat of the coming New World Order, and 10 years to the day of that announcement, his son was president and consenting to the events on 9/11. We are fast approaching the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and America is right now surrendering to the Taliban, and creating an Islamic terror state the likes of which this world has never seen. Biden just gave the Taliban billions of dollars in weapons, equipment and military bases, think about that. This is Obama’s 3rd term, and they are now finishing the work he started.

None of these things could be done with a real president, no, in order to pull off what’s happening now you needed a cypher, a husk, a Trojan Horse that could provide cover, and would be a willing party to tear down America. The prefect candidate was found in Joe Biden, a 47-year political prostitute who would have sold his own mother to obtain the Oval Office, someone whose only desire was for money and power. Biden is the cover for the the shadow government behind the scenes who right now are raping and pillaging the halls of Washington, and laying down to to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In exactly 17 days it will be the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the New World Order will be in place, with America having become a true “dead man walking” on its way to oblivion. If you’re going to do something for the Lord Jesus Christ, do it now. Tick, tock…

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IN JUST 8 MONTHS, JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS HAVE UNLEASHED A WAVE OF GLOBAL HUMAN SUFFERING AND MISERY THAT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FATHOM

Perhaps it’s time for all Americans to admit to the obvious: This is who Joe Biden really is. Like most Democrats, he rejects the notion that “moral responsibility” should ever apply to him. It would be foolish to expect a man who praised his segregationist colleagues and refuses to acknowledge the existence of his own grandchild to behave any differently when it comes to ensuring the safety of our Afghan allies, or restoring order at the southern border, or preventing his ill-trained dog from soiling the White House carpets and attacking members of his staff. It’s time to start admitting what we all know to be true about the evil in the hearts of Biden’s most ardent supporters and to stop being afraid to say it out loud: The cruelty is the point, folks.

by Geoffrey Grider August 24, 2021

It’s easy to forget that Joe Biden has only been president for seven months. The Biden era is such a whirlwind of cruelty it can be hard to keep track. The unfolding human rights disaster in Afghanistan is merely one of several catastrophes to arise in the month of August alone.

Just the other day, a video of vice president Kamala Harris laughing hysterically when asked about the Americans stranded in Kabul sent shock waves around the world for its bizarre insensitivity. Likewise, pretend president Joe Biden also laughed maniacally when asked if he had seen the CBS poll showing a majority of Americans have no confidence he can handle the crisis in Afghanistan. But a quick look at the record of the Biden administration over the past 8 months shows nothing but a pattern of insensitivity to human suffering on an epic scale.

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:1 (KJB)

Did you know that every 7 days, right around 1,500 illegal immigrants infected with COVID come across our southern border? That’s 6,000 COVID carriers every month, and what happens to them? Some get put in Biden’s cages, but the majority of them are put on buses and sent to small towns all across America in the dark of night. Biden tells us to ‘wear a mask and take the shot’ while flooding our states with COVID infected illegals. When asked to do something about, he does absolutely nothing. He tasked Kamala Harris with “visiting the border” and she did absolutely nothing. If you are counting on anyone in the Biden administration to keep you safe, you can be quite confident they will fail you in that regard.

“POWER IS NOT A MEANS; IT IS AN END. ONE DOES NOT ESTABLISH A DICTATORSHIP IN ORDER TO SAFEGUARD A REVOLUTION; ONE MAKES THE REVOLUTION IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH THE DICTATORSHIP. THE OBJECT OF PERSECUTION IS PERSECUTION. THE OBJECT OF TORTURE IS TORTURE. THE OBJECT OF POWER IS POWER.” ― GEORGE ORWELL, 1984

In Afghanistan, a preventable human tragedy of the level of a Cecil B. DeMille Hollywood blockbuster is unfolding, with 15,000 Americans left stranded by Biden, and countless thousands of women about to be raped and killed by the Taliban. Yet the Biden administration, all of them, stand in front of the cameras on a daily basis, look into the lens and lie about what’s going on. I would not believe anything told to me by anyone in the Biden administration on any level. They are pathological liars who seem to rejoice in human suffering, do not allow them to tell you how to live your life, their advice will come back to haunt you. Pray for the people in Afghanistan, especially the Christians, who have all been betrayed by the American president. They trusted us and we as a nation have betrayed them.

 

President Biden and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: U.S. Border Patrol encounters surged to a 21-year high, further straining the overcrowded immigrant detention facilities that have become breeding grounds for COVID-19. Vice President Kamala Harris, the official tasked with handling the crisis, who repeatedly lied about visiting the border, is off gallivanting in Southeast Asia. Speaking of gallivanting, the VP’s stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, was recently spotted partying on a yacht in Saint-Tropez while hardworking American families struggled to make ends meet.

The New York attorney general’s office found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D., N.Y.) had “sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law” and received damage control advice from his brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo, and several leading members of the #MeToo movement. Cuomo reluctantly resigned a week later, but not before he denounced his accusers as politically motivated liars. In a final act of sociopathic depravity, the outgoing governor abandoned his dog because he couldn’t be bothered to care for it anymore.

These acts of unspeakable Democratic cruelty have, for obvious reasons, been overshadowed by the botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the tragic scenes of human suffering outside the airport in Kabul, where toddlers are being trampled to death and tossed over barbed-wire fences to escape the Taliban’s reign of terror. “I want to kill myself, and I am not alone, many women in Afghanistan are broken now,” a young Afghan woman recently said of the unfolding human rights catastrophe.

President Biden, who has been credibly accused of sexual assault, does not seem to care about the suffering Afghan women will be forced to endure under Taliban rule. Asked if he bore any responsibility for the cruelty Taliban militants plan to inflict upon the country’s female population, Biden was unequivocal. “No, I don’t,” he told Margaret Brennan of CBS News. “Do I bear responsibility? Zero responsibility.”

Biden’s top aides on the same page. On Monday, for example, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was wheeled out to gaslight the American people. Asked about the situation in Afghanistan, where thousands of Americans remain stranded, Psaki lashed out in Biden’s defense. “I think it’s irresponsible to say that Americans are stranded in Afghanistan. They are not,” Psaki huffed. (They are.) Last week, after French president Emmanuel Macron told Biden the two countries had a “moral responsibility” to evacuate their allies in Afghanistan, the White House scrubbed that language from the official summary of the conversation.

Biden’s supporters, the vast majority of whom would likely have identified as hardcore”Cuomosexuals” less than a year ago, are just as callous in the face of Afghan suffering. In fact, they relish it. Former CIA director Michael Hayden suggested it would be a “good idea” to deport “our Taliban” — Americans who disagree with the president — to Afghanistan to be slaughtered and enslaved. One of the president’s supporters told a Russian-born journalist to “go back to Russia if you don’t like Biden’s answers” on Afghanistan. Others have said the quiet part out loud, praising the disaster as “an impressive display of sheer competence,” and “the greatest [rescue mission] in history,” as though Afghan suffering was the intended outcome.

To paraphrase Adam Serwer, award-winning staff writer at the Atlantic: “It is not just that the perpetrators of this cruelty enjoy it; it is that they enjoy it with one another. Their laughter at the suffering of others is an adhesive that binds them to one another, and to Biden, in a shared scorn for those they hate and fear.” It should come as no surprise that, in the midst of this summer of cruelty, even as Biden’s COVID-19 body count surged past 200,000—the equivalent of 67 September 11 attacks—Democrats have been partying together like college freshmen and refusing to use protection.

Earlier this month, former president Barack Obama flouted safety guidelines—and flaunted his excessive wealth —by throwing himself a massive 60th birthday soirée at his $17.5 million waterfront estate on Martha’s Vineyard. The so-called Obama variant of COVID-19 has led to a surge of cases on the island, threatening to overrun its only hospital.

Perhaps it’s time for all Americans to admit to the obvious: This is who Joe Biden really is. Like most Democrats, he rejects the notion that “moral responsibility” should ever apply to him. It would be foolish to expect a man who praised his segregationist colleagues and refuses to acknowledge the existence of his own grandchild to behave any differently when it comes to ensuring the safety of our Afghan allies, or restoring order at the southern border, or preventing his ill-trained dog from soiling the White House carpets and attacking members of his staff. It’s time to start admitting what we all know to be true about the evil in the hearts of Biden’s most ardent supporters and to stop being afraid to say it out loud: The cruelty is the point, folks. 

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60% of adults under 40 say Jesus isn’t only way to salvation; equal to Buddha, Muhammad

Survey shows pluralistic worldview expanding rapidly among American Christians

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor| Sunday, August 22, 2021

More than 60% of born again Christians in America between the ages of 18 and 39 believe that Buddha, Muhammad and Jesus are all valid paths to salvation and over 30% say they either believe that Jesus sinned just like other people when He lived on Earth or aren’t sure, according to a new study.

There’s a “striking decline” in evangelical religious beliefs and practices over the last 10 years, as the number of self-proclaimed believers to hold these beliefs has increased by nearly 25%, says Probe Ministries in a statement announcing the results of its Religious Views & Practices Survey.

The study, which interviewed 3,100 Americans ages 18 to 55 in 2020 and looked at various other previous studies, saw a drop in “basic biblical worldview” — God’s attributes, the accuracy of the Bible, salvation and Jesus being sinless — from 47% in 2010 to 25% in 2020 among born again Christians.

The drop in the “expanded biblical worldview” — beliefs about Satan and morals being objective — went from 32% in 2010 to 16% in 2020.

“So, the percentage of Born Again Christians with a biblical worldview (of either type) has been cut in half over the last decade,” says the study, which compared the 18–29 age group from 2010 with the same age group 10 years later, now 30–39. “This result is a startling degradation in worldview beliefs of Born Again Christians over just 10 years.”

This means, even born-again Christians “can have a false view of Jesus Christ and embrace a pluralistic worldview,” Kerby Anderson, president of Probe Ministries, said. “Pastors and church leaders just can’t assume any longer that the members of their church or Christian organization have a biblical worldview.”

There’s an even greater drop off among the general population, the study found. For the basic biblical worldview, there’s a drop off from 13% to 6%. For the expanded biblical worldview, the decline is from 9% to just over 3%.

Anderson attributed the change to the continual and growing influence of media.

“These disturbing trends are, yes, due to pastors not consistently teaching biblical theory. But they can also be attributed to young Christians who are not paying attention, who are focused — nearly exclusively, it seems — on their phones, social media and other content they deem more compelling,” he said.

Pastors must provide stability, security, and strategic foresight in the midst of significant political and social uncertainty. It is essential to instill hope, foster unity, and, a sense of connectedness through regular communication that encourages, resolves differences, and mobilizes the congregation to pass through uncharted waters. Read Article

The study suggests, Anderson said, that “we have to continue to explain the cost of salvation … that there is no way to salvation, other than through the sacrificial and atoning death of a sinless Christ. That no one can come to the Father except through the Son, but also that anyone may come through Him.”

An article about the study’s findings on the Probe Ministries website notes that in the Roman Empire in AD 60, biblical worldview Christians accounted for less than 1% of the population. “Three hundred years later, virtually the entire empire was at least nominally Christian.”

“If we will commit ourselves to ‘proclaiming the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light,’ God will bring revival to our land,” it adds.

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