The White House is making itself felt at this year’s Bilderberg conference, by sending along not only Mike Pompeo, but Trump’s deal making diplomat son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and two members of his National Security Council. Not to be outdone, the Pentagon has sent two senior officials: their top military strategist and the technical director for AI. As the war machine gets smarter, and every last bit of weaponry becomes AI-enhanced, the lines between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon start to get awfully blurry. Sniff this year’s Bilderberg and you can smell this new kind of war: “cyber threats” and “the weaponization of social media” are on the agenda.
Americans have come to Bilderberg in force this year. Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo arrived on Saturday afternoon in a motorcade so long it stretched
halfway back to Geneva. He’ll be sharing his thoughts on “A New Strategic
Order” with the head of NATO, two prime ministers, the German foreign minister,
the King of Holland, and any number of finance bosses and billionaires, many of
them from the world of tech.
“Let no man deceive you by
any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling
away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth
and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so
that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 (KJV)
Watching all this end times activity assemble itself is like watching someone
who is overfilling a water balloon. It gets bigger, and bigger and bigger, and
you are unable to look away because you don’t want to miss the spectacular
moment when the whole thing explodes. That is, from a prophecy perspective,
what we are seeing right now. We are making the transition from the pages of
end times novels to the pages of scripture where the end times are unfolding in front of us.
Whatever you do don’t look away, this is one explosion you do not want to miss.
and Kushner head to Bilderberg Meeting, a mysterious gathering of the global
FROM NEWSWEEK: A slew of Silicon Valley luminaries are attending this
year’s elite transatlantic conference at a heavily-guarded five-star hotel on
the shores of Lake Geneva. They include Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who is
making his first appearance at the secretive summit, and his fellow Microsoft
board member, Reid Hoffman, who’s a regular face at the Bilderberg buffet.
The White House is making itself
felt at this year’s conference, by sending along not only Pompeo, but Trump’s
deal making diplomat son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and two members of his National
Security Council. Not to be outdone, the Pentagon has sent two senior
officials: their top military strategist and the technical director for AI.
As the war machine gets smarter, and every last bit of weaponry becomes
AI-enhanced, the lines between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon start to get
awfully blurry. Sniff this year’s Bilderberg and you can smell this new kind of
war: “cyber threats” and “the weaponization of social media” are on the agenda.
And around the table are the head of GCHQ and the director of NATO’s new
StratCom Centre of Excellence, which spearheads “digital engagement” and
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on
a weeklong trip to Europe where he is raising sensitive issues with national
leaders — from Iranian missiles to Chinese technology to the economic collapse
of Venezuela — but the most colorful conversations could take place this
weekend out of public earshot in a secretive conclave at a Swiss lakeside
resort. In Montreux, on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva, political and
business leaders from Western nations are gathering for the 67th Bilderberg
Meeting, an annual forum in which participants agree not to reveal exactly what
was said or who said it. It is a shadow version of Davos, the elite annual winter
conference in the Swiss Alps that President Trump has attended once but has
also criticized. source
This blurring of tech and war takes physical form in some of the
participants at Bilderberg. Longtime conference insider and former Google CEO
Eric Schmidt chairs the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board and also heads up
the new National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. Two other
members of the Defense Innovation Board are here in Montreux: Reid Hoffman, and
the psychologist Adam M. Grant.
Meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants
are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the
affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.
According to the group, this is this
1. A Stable Strategic Order
2. What Next for Europe?
3. Climate Change and Sustainability
6. The Future of Capitalism
8. The Ethics of Artificial
9. The Weaponization of Social Media
10. The Importance of Space
11. Cyber Threats
As can be seen, the members will be discussing (plotting?) with regard to
issues of the day that seem to be moving in a direction away from freedom.
The mainstream media has been using the term “uncharted territory” to
describe the unusual tornado outbreaks that have been happening in the middle
of the country, but I don’t think that truly captures the historic nature of
what we are witnessing. Over the last 30 days, there have been more than
500 tornadoes in the United States. That is not normal. In fact,
Tuesday was the 12th day in a row when at least eight tornadoes were spawned,
and that is a new all-time record. Community after community in the
Midwest now looks like a “war zone”, and billions upon billions
of dollars of damage has already been done. But this crisis is far from
over, because forecasters are telling us that more powerful storms will roar
through the middle of the country on Wednesday.
In the last week alone, the authorities have linked tornadoes to at least
seven deaths and scores of injuries. Federal government weather
forecasters logged preliminary reports of more than 500 tornadoes in a 30-day
period — a rare figure, if the reports are ultimately verified — after
the start of the year proved mercifully quiet.
The barrage continued Tuesday night, as towns and cities across the Midwest
took shelter from powerful storms. Tornadoes carved a line of devastation from
eastern Kansas through Missouri, ripping trees and power lines in Lawrence,
Kan., southwest of Kansas City, and pulverizing houses in nearby Linwood.
Tuesday was the 12th consecutive day with at least eight tornado
reports, breaking the record, according to Dr. Marsh. The storms have
drawn their fuel from two sources: a high-pressure area that pulled the Gulf of
Mexico’s warm, moist air into the central United States, where it combined with
the effects of a trough trapped over the Rockies, which included strong winds.
The devastation that has been left behind by these storms has been
immense. When Dayton assistant fire chief Nicholas Hosford appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning
America”, he told viewers that in his city there are “homes flattened,
entire apartment complexes destroyed, businesses throughout our community where
walls have collapsed”.
Countless numbers of Americans have had their lives completely turned upside
down, and of course the Midwest has already been reeling from unprecedented
flooding in recent months.
So far this year, much of the focus has been on the historic flooding along
the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, but now severe flooding along the Arkansas
River is threatening
to break all-time records…
Heavy rainfall over the past few weeks is threatening all-time May records
and swelling rivers to record levels in parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock, Arkansas, didn’t mince words
Sunday, expecting historic, record flooding along the Arkansas River from Toad
Suck Reservoir northwest of Little Rock to the Oklahoma border that could have
impacts lasting well into the summer.
In fact, USA Today is plainly stating that both
states are “bracing for their worst-ever flooding”…
Oklahoma and Arkansas were bracing for their
worst-ever flooding as a new wave of storms forecast to roll through
the region threatened to further bloat the Arkansas River that already has
reached record crests in some areas.
Forecasters reportedtornadoes, high winds, hail and
heavy rain across the region on Monday, triggering evacuations and high-water
rescues. The storms
are the latest to rip through the Midwest over the past two weeks, leaving
at least nine dead and a trail of damage from high winds and flooding.
Of course let us not forget what is happening along the Mississippi River
either. The flooding has been called “the worst in over 90 years”, and in
some parts of the river new records are already being set…
For example, In Vicksburg, Mississippi, the river went above flood stage on
Feb. 17, and has remained in flood ever since. The weather service said this is
the longest continuous stretch above flood stage since 1927.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Mississippi first rose above flood stage in
early January, and has been above that level ever since, the National Weather
Service said. If this record-long stretch extends well into June, it would
break the record from 1927, according to the Weather Channel.
And farther north, the Mississippi River at the Quad Cities of Iowa and
Illinois saw its longest stretch above major flood stage ever recorded, even
surpassing that of 1927.
None of this is “normal”, and prior to the month of May we had already
witnessed the wettest 12 months in all of U.S. history.
Unfortunately, more wet weather is on the way. According to the Weather Channel, another
series of very powerful storms will rip through the middle of the country on
Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected through Tuesday night from Iowa
to Oklahoma, which may produce areas of locally heavy rain and flash flooding.
Some clusters of storms may persist into Wednesday morning in the Ozarks.
Then, another rash of thunderstorms with heavy rain is expected Wednesday
and Wednesday night from North Texas into Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern
Missouri that could only trigger more flash flooding and aggravate ongoing
Weather patterns are going absolutely crazy, and we have never seen a year
quite like this in modern American history.
So what is going to happen if weather patterns get even crazier and natural
disasters just continue to become even more frequent and even more powerful?
You may want to start thinking about that, because that is exactly what many
people believe is going to happen.
Speaking at a “Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar” event
on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar blamed President Donald
Trump for a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in America. She also
declared, “This is not going to be the country of white people.” Soak that in
for a second.
Speaking at a “Black Women in Defense of
Ilhan Omar” event on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Rep. Ilhan Omar declared,
“This is not going to be the country of white people.”
Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar has gotten herself into a load of trouble
after being sworn in back in January with seemingly endless outbursts and
invectives against the Jews in general and against Israel in particular. First,
she denounced Israel as a terror state in a
fiery Twitter attack, she said that the Muslim terrorists who
slaughtered 3,000 on 9/11 were just “some
people who did something‘. It got so bad that Congress was forced
a bill denouncing anti-semitism. Now Ilhan Omar wants you to
know that white people will have no place in the new America that she and her
Democratic Socialist buddies want to create. If you doubt she actually used
those words, watch the video below.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from
extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be
fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we
will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children
what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Ronald
Racism in America will never go away as long as there are
Liberals and Progressives around to keep it alive. It is their bread and
the race card they would have no platform and nothing to stand on.
Ilhan Omar and all her friends seek to destroy the America the Founding Fathers
put together. And if Trump doesn’t win in 2020, it might actually happen.
Muslim Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar: America Is Not Going to Be the ‘Country of
FROM LIFEZETTE: Speaking at a “Black Women in Defense of
Ilhan Omar” event on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
blamed President Donald Trump for a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in
America. She also declared, “This is not going to be the country of white
Silver lining here: It appears Omar is at least no longer
hiding the fact that she is part of a “coin of bigotry.”
Because on that one side — the anti-Semitic side — there is Omar, whose
legacy includes references to Israel as “evil,” comparisons of Israel to Iran,
tropes, support of the BDS movement, and the public badgering of a
Jewish diplomat. The rally was held in defense of Omar after President
Trump called her out for minimizing the terrorist attacks.
Just getting warmed up.
Omar didn’t stop at one clearly racist comment. No, she was
just getting warmed up. “The thing that upsets the occupant in the White House,
his goons in the Republican Party, many of our colleagues in the Democratic
Party, is that they can’t stand … that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant,
a Muslim shows up in Congress thinking she’s equal to them,” Omar claimed.
Perhaps they’re more concerned with the one adjective she
left out: “ignorant.”
While she was busy denouncing half of America as xenophobes and blasting
white people, Omar took a stand to defend her home of Somalia.
“I also happen to be a refugee and immigrant from what they call one of the
s***hole countries,” she said in reference to Trump’s infamous comments. “The
reality is that s***hole country raised a very proud, dignified person.”
Then there was this little moment when she praised Angela
Davis — a Communist, a fellow anti-Semite, a once-proud honoree of the FBI’s
Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List, and a clear accessory to murder in a case
involving the kidnapping and killing of a judge.
Aside from that, it was a pretty good speech.
Why she gets away with it. The Democrat Party is directly
to blame for Omar’s feeling emboldened to make continuous racist and
anti-Semitic remarks. Her colleague in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(D-N.Y.), has classified criticism of Omar as stoking Islamophobia, even
railing against her “white
or male” colleagues.
When the Democrats aren’t echoing her bigotry, they’re actively defending it
by issuing watered-down resolutions denouncing different forms of generic
She even gets away with criticizing
John McCain, which the liberal media has made clear is strictly verboten.
Why is it OK for Omar to spread her bigotry? Because racist groups, the
Democrat Party, and the mainstream media are all perfectly content with it
The U.S. Senate Armed Services
Committee approved a $750 billion 2020 National Defense Authorization Act
(NDAA) on Wednesday that includes the continuation of American assistance to
Israel for missile-defense programs and at the same time blocks the transfer of
F-35 jets to Turkey.
The closed-door vote was 25-2.
The Pentagon blueprint for the
upcoming year allocates $500 million towards missile-defense systems in Israel
such as the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow 3.
Like last year’s final version, the Senate version of
the 2020 NDAA also temporarily halts the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
This comes amid tensions between Washington and Ankara with the latter seeking
to purchase a Russian defense system.
“The bill sends a clear message to
[Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan who insists that he can acquire both
the S-400 air-defense system and the F-35 jets,” Aykan Erdemir, who served in
the Turkish parliament from 2011 to 2015, and now serves as a senior fellow at
the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told JNS.
“It is also a reminder that
acquiring the Russian hardware would cost Ankara not only the F-35 jets, but
also the lucrative business partnership, which is expected to provide revenues
to the tune of $12 billion to Turkish firms in the F-35 supply chain,” he
In the long term, said Erdemir, “the
optimists would see this bill as a move to deter Erdoğan from making a costly
mistake that would hurt not only Turkey’s security, diplomacy and economy, but
also the transatlantic alliance. The Turkish president’s worrying track record
in foreign and security policy, however, demonstrates that he is prone to
settle for lose-lose options, and this might again end up being another one of
those ill-advised steps.”
Diliman Abdulkader, director of the
Kurdish Project at the Endowment for Middle East Truth, has been working
on the F-35 issue that includes advising lawmakers against selling the U.S.
defense product to Ankara.
“This shouldn’t surprise anyone
following the Turkish purchase of the Russian defense systems,” Abdulkader told
JNS. “The U.S. warned Turkey time and time again to cancel the purchase and
abide by its NATO obligations. Turkey is choosing to play hardball.”
“Congress is finally realizing
Turkey’s inconsistency as an ally and as a NATO partner. The move by the Senate
Armed Services Committee is a positive one, it only shows that the U.S. will no
longer play by Turkey’s terms, that Erdoğan can no longer stall the process and
that a red line has been drawn,” he continued. “The next step is for [U.S.]
President [Donald] Trump to follow through on the Senate’s actions and see
Turkey for what it is: an unreliable ally.”
The NDAA will need an appropriations
bill to fund it.
The U.S. House of Representatives
Armed Services Committee is expected to release their version of the NDAA in
the coming weeks.
May 22, 2019 by Michael Snyder The more steps that we take toward a war with Iran, the more likely it becomes that somebody will do something really stupid that will actually trigger one. By cutting off Iran’s oil exports, we are threatening to completely wreck their economy, and at this point they feel backed into a corner. And the Iranians have already watched the U.S. invade two countries that they share a border with (Afghanistan and Iraq), and so it is understandable that they are a bit paranoid that it could happen to them too. President Trump keeps saying that he doesn’t want a war with Iran, but the Iranians do not believe a single word any U.S. politician says. Instead, they watch what we actually do very, very closely, and the fact that the Pentagon wants to deploy thousands of new troops to the Middle East is definitely going to freak them out. The following comes from Fox News…
The Pentagon is slated to request several thousand more U.S. troops be
deployed to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran, a senior U.S.
defense official told Fox News on Wednesday.
No decision has been made, and it was not clear if the White House would
give its blessing. The deployment could also include Patriot missile batteries
and naval ships.
The more military assets that we send to the Middle East, the more anxiety
Iranian leaders are going to feel, and the more likely it will become that the
Iranians will decide that they must make a move before it is too late.
For the Iranians, their best chance to win a conflict against the United
States would be to try to eliminate U.S. ground assets before they even get
into Iran. Iranian leadership is absolutely insane, but under normal
circumstances they would not have a reason to conduct such a strike. But
if they see U.S. forces massing on their borders, they will definitely be
evaluating their options.
So sending thousands of new U.S. troops to the region is not a good idea,
and hopefully President Trump will realize this.
And what makes all of this even more disturbing is the fact that the Jerusalem Post is
reporting that “Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have agreed to a request
for a renewed deployment of US forces”…
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have agreed to a request for a renewed deployment
of US forces to deter Iran, the London-based daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported
According to the report, the deployment comes as part of the cooperation
agreement between Washington and the Arab Gulf states, and will take place both
at sea and on land. A Saudi source told the newspaper that “the agreement was
aimed at deterring Iran from a military escalation, including attacking
American targets… and not with the aim of entering into a war with it.”
It is hard to believe that this is actually happening.
Look, the truth is that if Iran tried anything funny we already have the
ability to bomb them back to the stone age in very short order.
We don’t need thousands of troops in the region in order to do that.
But if we wanted to invade Iran, overthrow the regime and set up a new
government, we would need an enormous number of troops.
In fact, the former head of the Royal Navy has stated that that U.S. would
likely need “at least one million
troops” in order to accomplish that goal…
Admiral Lord West – the former First Sea Lord of the Royal navy – gave a
dire assessment of the potential conflict as tempers flare in the Middle East.
He told Daily Star Online the US would need at least one million troops to
successfully pacify Iran, and a half-baked attack could throw the region
further into chaos.
The 50-year Royal Navy veteran warned “idiots” in both the US and Iran are
dangerously hyping tensions.
So are you ready to send your sons and daughters off to the Middle East to
fight a war against Iran?
If not, then you should make your voice be heard while there is still time.
Another indication that things are heating up is the fact that the U.S.
State Department has ordered all non-essential personnel to leave Iraq immediately…
The U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on
high alert, and the State Department ordered all
nonemergency employees Wednesday to leave the country immediately amid
escalating tensions with Iran. Some U.S. allies have
expressed skepticism about the Trump administration’s claims that Iran
poses a growing threat.
Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman at the U.S.
military’s Central Command, said in a statement that there were “possibly
imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq” as he sought to clarify contradictory
remarks by a British commander Tuesday.
That is the kind of move that you make if you believe that a military
conflict is imminent.
Iran’s president has told a group of clerics that he is seeking expanded,
wartime executive powers to better deal with an “economic war” triggered by the
Trump administration’s pullout from the nuclear deal and escalating U.S.
The state IRNA news agency reported late Monday that President Hassan
Rouhani cited the 1980s war with Iraq, when a wartime supreme council was able
to bypass other branches to make decisions regarding the economy and the war.
We desperately need someone to cool things down, and instead Trump is
surrounded by war hawks like National Security Adviser John Bolton and
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and it is being reported that Trump is becoming
quite frustrated with them…
Trump grew angry last week and over the weekend about what he
sees as warlike planning that is getting ahead of his own thinking, said a
senior administration official with knowledge of conversations Trump had
regarding national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike
“They are getting way out ahead of themselves, and Trump is
annoyed,” the official said. “There was a scramble for Bolton and Pompeo and
others to get on the same page.”
Hopefully Trump can find a peaceful way out of this mess, because a war with
Iran would be the kind of war that nobody wins.
Sadly, a lot of Americans believe that a war with Iran is inevitable.
In fact, one recent survey discovered that 51 percent of all Americans believe that
the U.S. and Iran will go to war “within the next few years”…
The survey showed that 51% of adults felt that the United States and Iran
would go to war within the next few years, up 8 percentage points from a
similar poll published last June. In this year’s poll, Democrats and
Republicans were both more likely to see Iran as a threat and to say war was
Let us pray for peace, but without a doubt we live at a time of “wars
and rumors of wars”, and many believe that it is just a matter of time
before peace is taken from the Earth.
But at this point, it is hard to imagine how anyone can possibly believe
that a war with Iran would be a positive thing for the United States.
We have already witnessed the nightmares that the wars in Afghanistan and
Iraq became, and a war with Iran would be many magnitudes worse.
A geologist has said that if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, it would
destroy most of the United States, all but wiping the country off of the map.
Dr. Jerzy Zaba is importantly not predicting that the volcano is going
to erupt soon, but simply stating that it does have the power to destroy
humanity and life as we know it.
to Tech WP, Dr. Zaba says that Yellowstone, if it erupted in
a similar manner as it did 640,000 years ago, it would destroy much of
the United States. Dr. Zaba, who is a geologist at the University of
Silesia in Katowice, Poland, said the mass explosion is completely unavoidable
although it’s impossible to say when that explosion will occur. In addition to
the annihilation of the United States, the geologist also says about 5 billion
other people will starve to death in the volcanoes aftermath: a volcanic
It is forecasted that if there was an explosion similar to the one from 640,000. for
years, it would destroy most of the United States. Discarded
materials would cover everything with a meter layer within a radius of 500
km. And due to the emission of a huge amount of dust, gases or sulfur
oxide to the atmosphere, there would be a temporary cooling of the
climate. Sulfur oxide would create a thin veil of sulfuric acid
around the planet reflecting sunlight. [This] would persist for many
years. It is estimated that due to climate change about five billion people
would starve to death. The scenario of such an explosion can be
seen in the documentary film “Superwulkan – disaster scenario”. This is,
of course, a catastrophic film, but a lot of scientific truth in it. –Dr.
Jerzy Zaba, via Tech WP
An eruption at Yellowstone would cause the Earth’s temperature to
plummet as the sulfuric acid would reflect the sunlight, making growing food
difficult across the globe.
As more talk is made by geologists that suggest that the supervolcanoes are
“waking up” around the world, the fears will simultaneously spike. That doesn’t
mean an eruption will happen anytime soon, only that Earth will experience
another supervolcano eruption in the future.
Experts still say there is no reason to fear a supervolcano eruption just
yet, but understanding the devastation that we will all face sooner or later is
important in the advancement of science and human survival.
It looks like global food production could be well below expectations in
2019, and that could spell big trouble in the months ahead. In recent
weeks, I have written extensively about the problems that we have been
experiencing here in the United States. As many as a million calves were
lost to the flooding that hit the state of Nebraska in March, farmers have planted less than half of the corn that is
normally in the ground by this time of the year, and a lot of the crops that
have been planted in the middle of the country are really struggling due to
extremely wet soil. But it isn’t just the United States that is facing a
very troubling year. Earlier today, one of my readers sent me an article
food crisis ahead as extreme weather events devastate crops and fields around
the world” which I would encourage everyone to read. In that article,
we are told that after the worst drought in 116 years Australia has actually
been forced to import wheat. And according to the Guardian, this is the first time
in 12 years that this has happened…
Australia is planning to import wheat for the first time in 12 years after
drought across the eastern states saw grain production fall 20% last year.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources confirmed this week it had
issued a bulk import permit to allow wheat to be brought in from Canada to be
processed for the domestic market.
Normally, Australia exports a tremendous amount of wheat.
In fact, they were the fifth largest exporter of wheat in the entire world
But now they are having to bring wheat in from Canada, and that is a very
The article on Strange Sounds also detailed
crop failures in Italy, France, Mexico and Argentina. I will not
reproduce all of that information here.
But one major crop failure that was missed in that article is the massive
rice crop failure in the Philippines…
More than P350 million worth of damage on rice crops due to drought was
recorded by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA)-Capiz.
Per damage assessment report as of May 10, OPA information officer Florie
May Castro said the damage on rice crops already reached P358,452,650 in the
entire province of Capiz due to the dry spell.
All over the world, crops are being devastated by floods, drought and colder
than expected temperatures, and many are desperately hoping for a return to
normalcy for global weather patterns.
The rainfall is the lowest amount since 1982. Thus far in May, North Korea
has seen 0.02 inches of rain. However, Pyongyang City, Nampho City, Kangwon
Province and North and South Hwanghae provinces have seen no rainfall.
According to KCNA, if precipitation for the rest of May does not exceed 50%
of the average annual precipitation, North Korea’s January to May rainfall
totals will be about 3 inches, the lowest amount ever recorded for that time
With so little rain, farmers have had an exceedingly difficult time growing
anything at all, and at this point the nation is facing an enormous food deficit…
Adding to the struggles is a widespread food shortage. The United Nations reported earlier this month that North Korea has a food
deficit of 1.36 million metric tons. The 2018-2019 food crop production is an
estimated 4.9 million metric tons, the lowest since the 2008-2009 season.
On top of everything else, let us not forget that African Swine Fever is
absolutely devastating the global pig population.
According to the Hill, it is being projected that 200
million hogs could die from the disease in China alone…
Pork prices are expected rise as African swine fever decimates Chinese pigs,
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
McDonald’s, Burger King, Jimmy Dean and Dunkin’ all reportedly expect
sausage and bacon prices to rise this year as China has to import pigs to make
up for the 200 million hogs that are expected to die from the disease.
Heavy rain, high winds and hail has swept across the central states,
bringing devastation to the region during a brutally wet spring period, leaving
22 million people braced for more flash flooding.
Four million residents were under a flash flood ’emergency warning’ on
Tuesday morning, including in Oklahoma, where as much as five feet of water
entered homes in Hominy, to the northeast of the state.
Some 22 tornadoes have been reported so far across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas
and Missouri, while rescue crews in boats pulled at least 50 people from flood
waters as heavy downpours inundated roads and homes, said Oklahoma Emergency
Our planet is changing, and global weather patterns are going to keep shifting.
The “new normal” is going to look a whole lot different from the “old normal”,
and we all need to get prepared for a very uncertain future.
Even during the good years, the world has really struggled to feed everyone.
Now that we are facing catastrophic crop failures all over the planet, what
will we do?
Many believe that a global food crisis is looming, and without a doubt U.S.
consumers will soon be paying much higher prices when they visit the grocery
Saudi Arabia intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles
fired from Yemen over Taif on Monday, Riyadh’s embassy in Washington said. One
of the missiles was heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, Saudi news
outlet Al Arabiya cited eyewitnesses as saying.
air defenses reportedly destroyed the missiles.
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement denied the reports.
“The Saudi regime is trying, through these allegations, to rally support
for its brutal aggression against our great Yemeni people,” Houthi
military spokesman Yahya Sarea said on Facebook .
Al Arabiya reported that an official Saudi comment was
expected later in the day.
Last week, Saudi Arabia reported that Houthi
explosive-laden drones struck
two Saudi oil pumping stations. Citing a source in the group,
Yemen’s Houthi-controlled SABA news agency said Sunday that
the targeting of these installations was the beginning of military operations
against 300 vital military targets.
Other targets included military headquarters and
facilities in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia as well as their bases in
Yemen, SABA quoted the source as saying.
Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister accused
Iran of ordering the attack on the Saudi oil pumping stations
which Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi militia claimed responsibility for
Last week, a state-aligned Saudi newspaper called for
“surgical” U.S. strikes in retaliation against alleged threats from
The editorial says U.S. airstrikes in Syria, when the
government there was suspected of using chemical weapons against civilians,
“set a precedent.”
It added that it’s “clear that [U.S.] sanctions are
not sending the right message” and that Iran “must be hit hard,”
without elaborating on what specific targets should be struck.
The newspaper’s publisher is the Saudi Research and
Marketing Group, a company that had long been chaired by various sons of King
Salman until 2014 and is regarded as reflecting official position. Turki bin
Salman al Saud owns the group and is the brother of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed
“And they gave money to the quarriers and to the artisans, and food and
drink and oil to the Zidonians and to the Tyrians to bring cedar wood from
Lebanon to the sea of Jaffa, by the sanction of Cyrus the king of Persia upon
them.”Ezra 3:7 (The
Visitors to the Temple Mount have documented timbers from the First and
Second Temple being abused in a manner that will ultimately lead to their
Their actions were in gross violation of agreements between Israel and
Jordan concerning the site. In 1967 there was one mosque on the Temple Mount:
the silver-domed al Aqsa. Due to Mulsim expansionism, there are currently five
areas set aside for Muslim prayer that are off-limits to non-Muslims. As per
the initial agreement, non-Muslims are restricted from praying on the Temple
This area is incredibly sensitive for political as well as religious reasons
and this violation led to international negotiations involving Jordan and the
United States. Several court orders were issued by the Israeli High Court. The
Waqf ignored these summonses and ultimately was allowed de facto control over
According to Jewish tradition, the Messiah will arrive via the Sha’ar
HaRachamim. Out of a mistaken belief that Jewish tradition speaks of the
Messiah being from the priestly caste, the Ottomans built a cemetery in front
of the gate in order to prevent the Jewish Messiah from arriving.
In addition to religious interests, the site has archaeological significance
that is being overlooked. Adjacent to the site is a pile of timber covered in a
tarpaulin. Though they appear to be refuse and are treated as such by the
Muslims, some of these timbers are from Solomon’s Temple. Jewish visitors to
the Temple Mount have noted that refuse is being piled on top of these precious
Dr. Gabriel Barkay is familiar with Waqf abuses leading to the destruction
of artifacts. He began the Temple Mount Sifting project in 2005 after Waqf
renovations to Solomon’s Stables resulted in over 400 truckloads of material
containing artifacts being removed from the Temple Mount and dumped in
landfills. Much of the material was lost but Dr. Barkay’s Sifting
Project has succeeded in recovering many of these invaluable remnants
from the Jewish Temples.
Dr. Barkay explained the history and significance of the timbers.
“The earthquake in 1927 caused extensive damage to the Aqsa Mosque, causing
it to collapse,” Dr. Barkay explained to Breaking Isreal News. “The
roofing beams were dismantled and later, at the request of the Waqf, the beams
were studied by Robert W. Hamilton, director of antiquities for the British
Mandate. He described most of the beams and wooden panels as being from the
early Islamic Ummayad Dynasty from the Eighth Century. The best examples were
taken to be displayed at the Rockefeller Museum near Jerusalem where they are
on display to this day.”
Dr. Barkay explained that some of the beams are currently in the Islamic
Museum on the Temple Mount. Others were stored underneath the Temple Mount in
“When that area was turned into the Marwani Mosque, the beams were moved and
many of them disappeared,” Dr. Barkay said. “The leftovers were put in the
outer courtyard next to the Golden Gate.”
Some of the beams were sold to an Armenian wood merchant and even more
“They were sold as scrap wood,” Dr. Barkay said. “It is quite possible that
some ended up as firewood.”
Some timbers found their way to the town of Ofra in Samaria where they are being
stored. Some of these beams have Arabic inscriptions and decorations while
others have Roman inscriptions and decorations.
In the 1970’s, the beams were checked by a team of Israeli botanists who
determined that most of them were cedars from Lebanon and some are Cyprus
trees. They carried out Carbon-14 tests on several of the timbers. Some
were determined to have been felled about 1,340 years ago which is
approximately when al Aqsa Mosque was originally built. One cypress beam was
determined to be was found to be 2,600 years, or around 630 BCE, around 50
years before the destruction of the First Temple.
Shockingly, one of the oak beams was determined to be 2,860 years old. That
meant the tree had been cut down around 880 BCE, early in the First Temple
“It may be that these beams were used in al Aqsa Mosque as a secondary use,”
Dr. Barkay said. “It is possible that when al Aqsa was first built, the
builders used materials that were on site from the destroyed Jewish Temples.”
About a decade ago, the Israeli Antiquities Authority wanted to preserve the
beams but the Waqf insisted the beams are their property. There have been
unconfirmed sightings of some of the beams stored next to the Golden Gate being
“It is a very sad situation when antiquities of this importance are
destroyed,” Dr. Barkay said. “Past experience has shown that the Waqf does not
care about the antiquities of any civilization but their own. And here we see
that they don’t even care to preserve artifacts from their own history.”
“When the Waqf worked with heavy machinery and carted away over 400
truckloads of earth from the Temple Mount, they showed a barbaric approach.
They for sure should not be entrusted to take care of such delicate and
important antiquities. These artifacts are important for the history of
all of humanity and civilization. We see here, as in other nations, that the
Muslim attitude towards history and the past is entirely lacking tolerance and
respect. This is a war of civilization; the Islamic civilization against all
others. It is, quite simply, a cultural intifada.”
The appearance of refuse at the Golden Gate is additionally disturbing
because it may indicate that the Waqf is renovating the site into a more
permanent prayer area. Shortly after the riots that opened the area to Muslims,
the Waqf requested permission from the Israeli authorities to perform these
renovations at the site and they were denied. If the renovations are extensive,
then even more artifacts will be destroyed.
The middle of the country has never seen anything quite like this. As
2019 began, the central portion of the nation was relentlessly hammered by
bitter cold and massive snow storms, and many were hoping for better things
once spring arrived. But then in March the flooding began, and it hasn’t
stopped since. In fact, this is already the longest we have seen flooding
along the Mississippi River since 1927, and there is no end in sight. By
the time it is all said and done, all of the old records will probably be completely
shattered. Meanwhile, powerful storms continue to pound the heartland
every few days. Over the weekend, huge storms struck the middle of the
country on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and more are expected on Monday.
So what is causing such extremely bizarre weather to happen? Is there a
reason why weather patterns have shifted so dramatically, or is all of this
just a really, really strange coincidence?
Nobody can possibly claim that what we are witnessing is “normal”.
According to the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the last
year has been the “wettest
12-month period in recorded history” for the lower 48 states…
The continental United States just recorded its wettest 12-month period in
recorded history, while also moving one step closer to being drought-free,
according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Needless to say, all of this wet weather has caused a tremendous amount of
flooding, and at this point this is the longest-lasting Mississippi River flood
Mississippi River flooding has been ongoing for three months or longer in
some locations, making it the longest-lasting flood there since the Great Flood
of 1927, the worst flood in modern history on the lower Mississippi River.
Take Vicksburg, Mississippi, for example.
The Mississippi River went above flood stage there on Feb. 17, and has
remained in flood ever since. The National Weather Service said this is the
longest continuous stretch above flood stage since 1927 at Vicksburg.
And since there is no end in sight for the flooding, all of the old records
may end up being broken by a very wide margin.
Parts of California still resemble a scene out of winter, with a series of
storms bringing several feet of snow to mountain areas, ahead of a
“significant” severe weather threat across the nation’s midsection.
The National Weather Service said that a series of Pacific storms are
bringing heavy rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds across the West. A winter
storm warning was issued Wednesday night that will run through Friday morning
for the southern Sierra Nevada.
In every year there are moments of bad weather. But that isn’t what we
are talking about. In 2019, it is as if we are being hit with a
sledgehammer day after day after day.
We like to think that we are not vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather
thanks to all of our advanced technology, but that is not true at all.
And over the weekend, things got even worse.
Starting on Friday and Saturday, a string of immensely powerful storms
devastated communities all over the Midwest…
A plethora of tornado reports began rolling in Friday in Nebraska and
Kansas. On Saturday, almost a dozen were reported in Texas and Oklahoma. In
Texas, the National Weather Service Abilene/San Angelo concluded that an EF2
tornado with winds of up to 135 mph damage homes in San Angelo.
Dru Lewis was hunkered down with his family as the storm battered his home.
“There was a suction … from under the door, I could feel it,” he said. “Then
all the windows just exploded. It was just chaos from there until the storm
Severe thunderstorms continued to rumble across parts of the U.S. Sunday,
damaging buildings in Louisiana after spawning more than three dozen reports of
tornadoes across five states.
Several homes and businesses were damaged and power lines and trees were
down throughout Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, after severe thunderstorms and
possible tornadoes moved through the area early Sunday morning. The town of
Ville Platte, about 76 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, was especially hard hit.
Unfortunately, there is still more to come. In fact, an entirely new
weather system will hit the middle of the country on Monday…
On Monday, a new system will develop off the High Plains and slide east into
the Southern Plains. The dry line will interact with an increasingly moist and
unstable air mass that will develop across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Unfortunately, that means very favorable conditions for violent severe
weather in parts of this region.
Revelation 1:3 "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near".
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