Category: Antichrist

4 “Pestilences” That Everyone Should Be Keeping An Eye On Right Now

July 20, 2021 by Michael Snyder

The plot thickens with each passing day, and I have a feeling that things are going to get very “interesting” in the months ahead.  Despite all of our advanced technology, humanity remains highly vulnerable to outbreaks of disease, and I have often said that I believe that we are entering a time when there will be great “pestilences”.  As you read this article, scientists all over the globe are playing around with extremely dangerous diseases.  Sometimes such research is being conducted for noble purposes, but in other instances it is not.  And as we have seen in the past, it is way, way too easy for a mistake to happen.  It is inevitable that more highly virulent bugs will be released accidentally (or on purpose) in the future, and we need to understand that this is going to be the “new normal” in a world that is increasingly going mad.

As I discussed in an article that I just published, many believed that we had COVID nearly defeated, but now the “Delta variant” is spreading like wildfire all over the planet.  In addition, there are several other outbreaks of disease that I believe merit our attention.  The following are 4 pestilences that everyone should be keeping an eye on right now…

#1 The Delta Variant

The number of new COVID cases in the United States had gone way down, but now thanks to the “Delta variant” the number of new cases is going way up again.

In fact, it is being reported that the number of new cases has risen by 224 percent over the last 3 weeks…

It comes as the U.S. recorded 52,111 new cases on Monday with a seven-day rolling average of 34,682, which is a 224 percent increase from the 10,678 average recorded three weeks ago.

Nearly every state – aside from Montana and Iowa – and the District of Columbia have seen infections rise in the last week, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins data.

Many Americans have assumed that the shots that they have taken would protect them from this new variant, but it turns out that lots of “fully vaccinated” individuals are catching the “Delta variant”.

On Tuesday, we learned that a top White House official and an aide to Nancy Pelosi have both tested positive even though both of them were “fully vaccinated”….

A White House official and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tested positive for the coronavirus after attending an event together, a White House official confirmed.

At least one of the cases may be linked to a group of Texas Democrats who came to Washington last week amid a battle in the state Legislature over voting rights. Six of the Texas lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, including a former nurse who announced her test result Tuesday.

And we have also just learned that the White House is admitting that there were previous “breakthrough cases” among White House staffers that were not publicly reported…

The Indian Delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the U.S. Capitol building, officials revealed on Tuesday, while the White House admitted there have been more COVID breakthrough cases among staff than publicly announced.

‘The Delta variant virus has been detected in Washington, DC and in the Capitol buildings,’ Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician of the Capitol wrote in a memo obtained by DailyMail.com.

He said ‘several’ aides who have been vaccinated have tested positive for COVID. Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan announced on Monday he had tested positive for COVID despite being vaccinated.

I can understand why they wanted to keep such cases under wraps for as long as they could.

It is quite embarrassing to have cases among “fully vaccinated” staffers at the same time you are pushing for everyone in the general population to be “vaccinated”.

Axios was the first outlet to break this story wide open.  The following is a short excerpt from that report

A White House official and a staff member for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception last week, officials confirmed to Axios.

Why it matters: While both individuals are vaccinated and mildly symptomatic, they illustrate how Americans inoculated against the coronavirus can still contract and, potentially, unknowingly transmit the virus — even at the highest levels of the nation’s government.

According to the latest information we have, six “fully vaccinated” members of the Texas delegation have tested positive for the virus, and they passed the virus on to a “fully vaccinated” White House staffer and a “fully vaccinated” aide to Nancy Pelosi.

This raises a whole lot of questions about the “Delta variant”, and the American people deserve answers.

#2 The Monkey B Virus

On Tuesday, we also learned that a man in China has died after contracting a disease known as “the Monkey B virus”…

A Chinese man has died after he contracted an extremely rare infectious disease known as Monkey B virus from primates, according to health officials who say it’s the first documented human case in China.

It turns out that this particular individual was a veterinary surgeon that had recently dissected two dead monkeys

The 53-year-old veterinary surgeon worked in an institute specializing in nonhuman primate breeding and experimental research in Beijing, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

In a report, the China CDC said the man had dissected two dead monkeys on March 4 and 6. A month later, he experienced “nausea and vomiting followed by fever with neurological symptoms.” After visiting several hospitals, the surgeon eventually died on May 27.

Let us hope that the Chinese have caught this in time, because the Monkey B virus can have a fatality rate “of 70 to 80 percent”

Monkey B virus (BV), also known as Herpes B virus, has a fatality rate of 70 to 80 percent, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s English journal the “China CDC Weekly” cited in its July 17 report. The report said that the deceased’s close contacts were tested in April and were free of the virus.

According to the U.S. CDC, humans typically get infected with BV when bitten or scratched by an infected macaque monkey, or have contact with a macaque’s eyes, nose, or mouth. The CDC highlighted that there has only been one case of BV human-to-human transmission documented in history.

#3 Snake Fungal Disease

A disease that was not caught in time is now spreading wildly among snakes all over the country.

It is known as “snake fungal disease”, and cases have “increased substantially” throughout the eastern half of the nation…

A growing number of snakes are taking on horrific facial deformities, due to a skin disease wildlife experts don’t fully understand.

It’s called snake fungal disease (SFD) and cases have “increased substantially” in the eastern half of the country, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The fatal condition has only been found in snakes, but there is much to be discovered, the USGS said in a news release.

#4 Monkeypox

A few days ago, I wrote an entire article about the Monkeypox outbreak.

As I discussed in that article, there is now a confirmed case of Monkeypox in Dallas, Texas, and the CDC says that it is currently monitoring more than 200 people in 27 different U.S. states that had direct contact with the original victim

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is monitoring over 200 people in 27 states for potential exposure to monkeypox after their contacts were traced with a Texan who contracted the rare disease while traveling in Nigeria weeks ago.

According to Stat, state and local health officials are working with federal authorities to monitor those who were in contact with the monkeypox patient, who flew into Atlanta international airport on July 8, and then on to Dallas Love airport the next day. One week later, he was diagnosed with the rare disease, which can be transmitted through bodily fluids and respiratory droplets, according to the CDC.

The COVID pandemic has clearly shown us how vulnerable we truly are, and scientists assure us that it is just a matter of time before more major global pandemics come along.

Needless to say, we have already seen that even a relatively minor pandemic can turn our world completely upside down, and so what is going to happen when an extremely deadly “killer pandemic” finally erupts?

We should all give some thought to that, because that day may arrive a lot sooner than most people may think.

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Franklin Graham sends Big Tech a warning straight from Bible: ‘This reminds me of the Tower of Babel’

By Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published July 20, 2021 at 3:40pm

The Rev. Franklin Graham has a warning for Big Tech that dates from centuries before the first keystroke.

“Silicon Valley and the big tech companies are working on Artificial Intelligence, and some believe AI can one day answer all of the questions of life,” Graham posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday along with a link to an essay from The New York Times magazine with the provocative title, “Can Silicon Valley Find God?”

“I’ve got news for them,” he said. “The Creator of life, the Giver of life, the Sustainer of life, the One with all the answers is Almighty God.”

Graham said the Old Testament has a message for those who think they can be as powerful as God.

“This reminds me of the Tower of Babel, in the Old Testament, when men got together and thought they could build a tower to reach Heaven,” he wrote. “They believed they could attain this by their own work and ingenuity. But God sent confusion upon them and confounded their efforts.

“He certainly could do the same today if He desired.”

Graham closed with words from Paul’s letter to the Romans.

“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” he wrote, citing Romans 11:33-34.

In the essay, Linda Kinstler, described as “a doctoral candidate in rhetoric,” wrote that artificial intelligence is “invoked all too often as an otherworldly, almost godlike invention, rather than the product of an iterative series of mathematical equations.”

She quoted Paul Taylor, a former Oracle manager who is a pastor at the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, on his thoughts when he used voice-activated controls to turn lights off and on.

“I realized at one point that what I was doing was calling forth light and darkness with the power of my voice, which is God’s first spoken command — ‘let there be light’ and there was light — and now I’m able to do that,” Taylor said.

“Is that a good thing? Is that a bad thing? Is it completely neutral? I don’t know. It’s certainly convenient and I certainly appreciate it, but is it affecting my soul at all, the fact that I’m able to do this thing that previously only God could do?” he said.


The essay included a comment from Robert Geraci, a religious scholar, concerning the gaps in how artificial intelligence is developed.

“Our government is currently poised to start pouring a bunch of extra money into A.I.,” he said. “Why is it that people who understand culture, literature, art and religion are not part of the conversation about what we want to build and how we are going to build it?”

“There’s cautionary stuff here for me,” AI researcher Shanen Boettcher said of the way products such as Amazon’s Alexa have become a part of people’s lives.

“You’re getting into people’s memories. You’re getting into the way that they think about the world, some of the ethical positions that they take, how they think about their own lives — this isn’t an area that we want to let algorithms just run and feed people based on whether they … click on the ads next to this stuff,” he said.

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New warning of Supreme ‘coup to overthrow nation’s judiciary’

‘It is wrong. It is an abuse of power’

By WND Staff
Published July 5, 2021 at 1:20pm


There’s a deliberate coup attempt that right now is targeting the Supreme Court of the United States, and other courts, according to a new report from new report from First Liberty Institute.

It’s already begun, with the first federal judicial nominations from President Biden.

“The U.S. Senate recently confirmed the first five (5) federal judges of the Biden administration, including Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the influential D.C. Circuit of Appeals, largely considered the ‘second highest’ court in the country after the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as a handful of judges to the lower district courts,” the report explains, with Brown a top contender for the Supreme Court if Justice Stephen Breyer were to retire.

“Although the appointment of such few judges to the lower courts might appear a slow start to the confirmation of Biden’s judicial picks, this shouldn’t lull us into complacency, and especially not Americans who value and cherish religious freedom,” the report said.

What’s happened already “could possibly indicate what’s to come in the next several months—a future in which the far Left doubles down in its push to stage a coup of the Supreme Court and the lower courts.”

It explains Democrats already have committed to restoring the “balance” in American courts, but that’s no more than a “jab” at the administration of President Trump, and the 230 judges in got confirmed.

“Second, because President Biden inherited less than half the number of vacancies of his predecessor at inauguration, it’s no surprise why the current administration is so fixated on exploring ways to ‘reform’ the courts,” the report said. “If the vacancies aren’t there for President Biden to install his judicial nominees, and more vacancies are needed, then the obvious answer is to create the spots for him to fill.”

That leads directly to court-packing, which would involve Democrats adding to the number of judges, a move that would give Biden the opportunity to make many appointments.

And it warns “slow and steady” is not the key to winning this race, and Democrats will want to appoint as many and as quickly as possible. And while a good number of judges are eligible to retire, that ends up being their decision.

“If future vacancies are not in the realm of control, then that leaves very few alternatives. Here we come full-circle, right back to the scenario where Biden, Schumer and their Democratic allies do have some modicum of control to dictate the number of judges at their disposal: court-packing,” the report said.

“Or, calling it for what it really is, a coup attempt to overthrow our nation’s judiciary.”

“We can likely expect the threat to stage this brazen judicial coup to intensify over the next several months. (Biden’s alleged ‘impartial and bipartisan’ commission on the Supreme Court is underway and will deliver their recommendation for court ‘reform’ sometime in November),” the report said.

The report explains the stages at issue are no less than the nation’s freedoms themselves.

Concern over the concept already has appeared in a bipartisan fashion, with Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican, explaining, “Packing the Court means one very specific thing: expanding the number of justices to achieve a political outcome. It is wrong. It is an abuse of power.”

And Democrat Sen. Jon Ossoff said, “We shouldn’t expand the Supreme Court just because a justice may be confirmed with whom we disagree on policy.”

But Democrat operatives and activists, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., have demanded a court-packing plan, stating that “everything” is on the table.

The Institute reported, “In 2021, President Biden and far-Left members of the Democratic Party have an unquenchable thirst for unbridled power and control.

“Along with Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dick Durbin, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Raphael Warnock, Amy Klobuchar and others, they are conspiring to rig the Senate rules and stack the Supreme Court with liberal justices. And their rigged Court will help rubber-stamp their radical legislation (i.e. the ‘Equality’ Act or the ‘For the People Act’) and fundamentally change America,” the institute reported.

The roadblock for the agenda so far is the Senate filibuster, which requires 60 votes for legislation to move forward in the body that is divided 50-50 Democrat-Republican.

Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have voiced opposition to killing that procedure, but if it falls, Democrats, by virtue of Kamala Harris’ tie-breaker as vice president, could adopt any legislation they wanted.

If the coup succeeds, the Institute warned, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court could be undermined, the separation of powers would be lost, religious liberty would be gone, the high court would forever be politicized and court rulings would no longer have the confidence of the public, the report said.

Further, America soon would look like Venezuela or Argentina, where court coups were followed by political upheaval, economic chaos and social nightmares, the report charges.

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A WOMAN RIDES THE BEAST’ CONNECTS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH REVELATION 17 & 18 AND IS A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERY BIBLE BELIEVER’S LIBRARY

End times author Dave Hunt absolutely nailed it when he wrote ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’, but the ironic part is that Hunt died the exact same year that Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, 2013, the man who would work to usher in the the One World Religion of Chrislam. But Dave Hunt saw it all coming, and his book remains as one of the best, if not the best commentary ever written on the Roman Catholic Church and Revelation 17 & 18.

by Geoffrey Grider June 28, 2021

Dave Hunt saw it all coming, and ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’ remains as one of the best, if not the best commentary ever written on the Roman Catholic Church and Revelation 17 & 18.

How well I remember in the early years of my salvation, the first time I opened a copy of Dave Hunt’s masterwork, ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’, it literally sent chills throughout my body as I read it. Why? Because when I got saved, I was a 30-year Roman Catholic who had be trained in private Jesuit and Franciscan schools, include 3 years as an altar boy. I could have easily been a teacher in a Roman Catholic school, and in fact, was asked by my old priests to come leader a Catholic Youth bible study, but that’s a story for another day.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:3-5 (KJB)

End times author Dave Hunt absolutely nailed it when he wrote ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’, but the ironic part is that Dave Hunt died the exact same year that Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, 2013, the man who would work to usher in the the One World Religion of Chrislam. But Dave Hunt saw it all coming, and his book remains as one of the best, if not the best commentary ever written on the Roman Catholic Church and Revelation 17 & 18.

I know we live in the day and age of everything digital, but there is just something so very special about hold a book in your hands, opening it up and journeying inside of it. God could have chose any medium with which to preserve His word, and He picked a book. That’s good enough for me. The first shipment of ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’ arrived earlier this afternoon, and we invite you to get your very own copy of this amazing end times work. As a former Roman Catholic, I can vouch that everything you read in it is the absolute truth.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Many are amazed to discover in Revelation 17 that there is also another mysterious character at the heart of prophecy – a woman who rides the beast. Who is this woman? Tradition says she is connected with the church of Rome. But isn’t such a view outdated? After all, today’s Vatican is eager to join hands with Protestants worldwide. “The Catholic Church has changed,” is what we hear. Or has it? In “A Woman Rides The Beast”, prophecy expert Dave Hunt sifts through biblical truth and global events to present a well-defined portrait of the woman and her powerful place in the Antichrist’s future empire. Eight remarkable clues in Revelation 17 and 18 prove the woman’s identity beyond any reasonable doubt.

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Newsweek: Turkey Is Seeking “Soft Power” In Afghanistan

by Shoebat on June 22, 2021 in FeaturedGeneral

An article recently published on Newsweek points out that Turkey has been seeking “soft power” in Afghanistan, especially now by asserting itself as the force of security in the country to fill up the vacuum soon to be left by the US:

The relationship between Afghanistan and the Ottoman Empire and later Turkey is rooted in history, with adequate relations during the 20th century.

Following the fall of the Taliban government, Turkey, as the most prominent Muslim-majority member of NATO, considered its national interests and sent its troops to Afghanistan in 2001. Ankara also sought to expand its influence in the country, taking into account various political, economic, security and cultural considerations.

Two elements of Afghanistan’s society—the Sunni religious majority and the Turkish-speaking minority (Uzbeks and Turkmen) are of importance to Turkey. Turkey has always paid attention to the Turkish-speaking minority in Afghanistan, supporting them, especially when it came to former Vice President of Afghanistan Abdul Rashid Dostum.

Establishing Afghan-Turkish schools, expanding the number of Turkish scholarships, staff training, cultural consulting, growing the presence of the Younes Amre Foundation, broadcasting Turkish shows and movies and teaching the Turkish language all play an important role in increasing Turkey’s soft power, especially in Afghanistan’s Turkish speaking regions.

It really is quite obvious as to why Turkey wants in on Afghanistan. America is leaving Afghanistan and will be completely withdrawn after September 11th. Turkey wants to fill that power vacuum. Just look at what Turkey has done in Syria, Iraq,  Libya and the South Caucasus and you will see Turkey growing as a global power.

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POPE FRANCIS MEETS WITH MUSLIM LEADERS WHO ARE ASKING FOR HIM TO SIDE WITH HAMAS AND THE PALESTINIANS TO BRING SANCTIONS AGAINST ISRAEL

The Vatican said Francis spoke by phone around 9 a.m. Monday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Later, he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was in Rome on a previously announced visit. The Vatican provided no comment on the content of the talks. On Sunday, Francis appealed for calm and international help to open a path of dialogue. Speaking during his Sunday blessing, Francis said the deaths of children in the latest surge of violence was a “sign that they don’t want to build the future but want to destroy it.”

by Geoffrey Grider May 18, 2021

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis met with the Iranian foreign minister and spoke by telephone with the Turkish president amid the spiral of violence between Israel and the Palestinians.

 

The Roman Catholic Church has been against Christians since the days of the apostles whom they put to death in countless and myriad gruesome ways, and they have been the sworn enemy of the Jews and Israel long before the regathering that took place on May 14th, 1948. So it is no surprise that Pope Francis has been in deep and secret talks with both Turkey and Iran about getting Israel off the back of Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:3,4 (KJB)

Back in 2018 a film was released called ‘Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word’, and you can see the official trailer below. In it, Pope Francis is presented in all his false prophet glory, right down to where we see him with Abbas, Biden, marching in solidarity with the ‘Free Palestine’ people, and no trace of the Jews or Netanyahu within a hundred miles. No surprises here, your King James Bible, in Revelation 17 and 18, has already told you all about it. The Catholic Church has always been and will always been the enemy of the Jews, if you’re a Jew wake up.

Pope speaks to Turkish President, Iranian FM about Gaza violence

FROM CRUX NOW: The Vatican said Francis spoke by phone around 9 a.m. Monday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Later, he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was in Rome on a previously announced visit. The Vatican provided no comment on the content of the talks.

On Sunday, Francis appealed for calm and international help to open a path of dialogue. Speaking during his Sunday blessing, Francis said the deaths of children in the latest surge of violence was a “sign that they don’t want to build the future but want to destroy it.”

Erdogan said he asked Pope Francis to support sanctions against Israel, saying Palestinians will continue to be “massacred” as long as the international community does not punish Israel. Erdogan also said that “continued messages and reactions” from Francis in support of Palestinians would be of great importance for the “mobilization of the Christian world and of the international community,” according to a statement from the Turkish presidential communications directorate.

During their conversation, Erdogan also renewed a call for the international community to take concrete steps to show Israel the “dissuasive reaction and lesson it deserves,” according to the statement. The Turkish leader has been engaged in a telephone diplomacy bid to end Israel’s use of force.

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TURKEY CALLS ON INTERNATIONAL FORCES TO CONQUER JERUSALEM: ‘ZECHARIAH’S GOG-MAGOG PROPHECY’

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | MAY 18, 2021 | BIBLICAL NEWS

When all the nations of the earth gather against her. In that day, I will make Yerushalayim a stone for all the peoples to lift; all who lift it shall injure themselves Zechariah 12:3 (The Israel BibleTM)

After a cabinet meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara late Monday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a media conference in which he called on the UN, UN Security Council, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and other international organizations to take action focusing on wrestling Jerusalem away from Israel.

“SEPARATE ARRANGEMENT ON JERUSALEM”

“At this point, we believe there’s a need for a separate arrangement on Jerusalem. To achieve lasting peace and tranquility in Jerusalem, which contains the indispensable religious symbols of Muslims, Jews, and Christians, everyone must make sacrifices,” Erdogan said.

“In today’s circumstances, it would be the most correct and consistent course of action for Jerusalem to be administered by a commission of representatives from the three faiths. Otherwise, it doesn’t appear it will be easily possible to achieve lasting peace in this ancient city,” he added.

Erdogan has frequently made disturbing claims on Jerusalem as a Turkish birthright, perhaps based in the area once being part of the Ottoman Empire  from 1516 to 1917.

“In this city that we had to leave in tears during the First World War, it is still possible to come across traces of the Ottoman resistance. So Jerusalem is our city, a city from us,” he said in a major policy speech in 2020. “Our first qibla [direction of prayer in Islam] al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem are the symbolic mosques of our faith.” In his speech on Monday, Erdogan referred to Israel as a “terror state.”

“This terror state, that has encroached on the privacy of Jerusalem on the one hand, while ruthlessly bombarding civilians in Gaza and leveling a colossal building housing media groups on the other, is Israel,” said Erdogan.

“But, you [Israel] are using disproportionate force, and you are dropping bombs on Gaza with your warplanes. Does Gaza have warplanes? No. Yours are countless, with which you strike.”

“The declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the US and other countries following it towards the end of 2017 has increased the appetite of this murderous state to spill blood,” Erdogan said.

“Those who have no interest in the deaths of Palestinian children by bombs are terrified that Israeli children are frightened by the sound of missiles. Look at this! One should remain silent when children are put to sleep, not being killed,” he said. Erdogan also criticized President Joe Biden for signing an arms deal with Israel.

“Today, we saw Biden’s signature for the arms [sale] to Israel. And, we found that this was an approval to sell 850,000 very very important weapons. When it comes to talking, they speak of disarmament,” he said.

“Mr. Biden, you sided with the Armenians on the so-called Armenian genocide. Now, unfortunately, you are writing history with your bloody hands in these events of seriously disproportionate attacks on Gaza that have caused the martyrdom of hundreds of thousands of people,” Erdogan added.

He also condemned Austria for flying an Israeli flag from its Chancellery building.

“Flying a flag of a terrorist state from an official building amounts to living under the projection of terrorism. The Austrian state seems to be trying to make Muslims pay for genocide to which it subjected Jews,” he said.

Erdogan has a central position in the OIC, an organization with 57 members. The OIC held an emergency meeting on Sunday due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, calling for international intervention. “These efforts should also include physical protection through forming an international protection force with military and financial contributions of willing countries,” Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during the virtual meeting, emphasizing that his country is willing to lead the effort.

This announcement led to a wave of posts on social media depicting armed Turkish troops moving towards Gaza.

These images were quickly debunked as being old and not depicting any real events.

It is interesting to note that İbrahim Kalin, Erdogan’s chief adviser, was also critical of Israel:

“Israel targeted the international press, adding a new one to human rights violations and war crimes in the Palestinian territories,” Kalin tweeted. We condemn Israeli cruelty, which knows no values ​​and borders. Our struggle with this malignant power will continue until the occupation is over and all Palestine is liberated.”

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B613: PENTAGON HAS CREATED AN UNREGULATED SECRET UNDERCOVER MILITARY FORCE WITH 60,000 OPERATIVES WORKING ANONYMOUSLY ACROSS AMERICA

The unprecedented shift has placed an ever greater number of soldiers, civilians, and contractors working under false identities, partly as a natural result in the growth of secret special forces but also as an intentional response to the challenges of traveling and operating in an increasingly transparent world. The explosion of Pentagon cyber warfare, moreover, has led to thousands of spies who carry out their day-to-day work in various made-up personas, the very type of nefarious operations the United States decries when Russian and Chinese spies do the same.

by Geoffrey Grider May 17, 2021

The largest undercover force the world has ever known is the one created by the Pentagon over the past decade. Some 60,000 people now belong to this secret army, many working under masked identities and in low profile, all part of a broad program called “signature reduction.”

 

For the past decade, the United States Pentagon has been busy creating the world’s largest undercover covert action force that has 60,000 soldiers who lurk in the shadows to carry out missions you’ll never hear about. If you are a fan of streaming television, then you know that the government has created the ultra-dangerous B613 from the show ‘Scandal’, but only on a scale that is literally beyond comprehension. In an excellent example of ironic coincidence, this is what Obama called for back in 2008.

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded,” Barack Obama July 2, 2008.

I don’t know about you, but knowing an organization like this exists is not a source of comfort for me, no, this is the stuff that inhabits dystopian dreams and brings night sweats. When we watch the shenanigans and misdeeds of the government employees we do know about, and are shocked to the core at the evil they produce, just imagine what’s happening under cover of darkness with a group that is accountable to no one, and has all the money and power necessary to plan carry out their deepest, and darkest, power-mad fantasies.

2019: WHY DOES SUPER-SECRET GOVERNMENT AGENCY DARPA NEED TO MAKE ‘IMMEDIATE PURCHASE’ OF A MASSIVE ‘UNDERGROUND LAIR’ BY END OF DAY TODAY?

Exclusive: Inside the Military’s Secret Undercover Army

FROM NEWSWEEK: The force, more than ten times the size of the clandestine elements of the CIA, carries out domestic and foreign assignments, both in military uniforms and under civilian cover, in real life and online, sometimes hiding in private businesses and consultancies, some of them household name companies.

The unprecedented shift has placed an ever greater number of soldiers, civilians, and contractors working under false identities, partly as a natural result in the growth of secret special forces but also as an intentional response to the challenges of traveling and operating in an increasingly transparent world. The explosion of Pentagon cyber warfare, moreover, has led to thousands of spies who carry out their day-to-day work in various made-up personas, the very type of nefarious operations the United States decries when Russian and Chinese spies do the same.

Newsweek’s exclusive report on this secret world is the result of a two-year investigation involving the examination of over 600 resumes and 1,000 job postings, dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests, and scores of interviews with participants and defense decision-makers. What emerges is a window into not just a little-known sector of the American military, but also a completely unregulated practice. No one knows the program’s total size, and the explosion of signature reduction has never been examined for its impact on military policies and culture. Congress has never held a hearing on the subject. And yet the military developing this gigantic clandestine force challenges U.S. laws, the Geneva Conventions, the code of military conduct and basic accountability.

The signature reduction effort engages some 130 private companies to administer the new clandestine world. Dozens of little known and secret government organizations support the program, doling out classified contracts and overseeing publicly unacknowledged operations. Altogether the companies pull in over $900 million annually to service the clandestine force—doing everything from creating false documentation and paying the bills (and taxes) of individuals operating under assumed names, to manufacturing disguises and other devices to thwart detection and identification, to building invisible devices to photograph and listen in on activity in the most remote corners of the Middle East and Africa.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES CONSTITUTE OVER HALF THE ENTIRE SIGNATURE REDUCTION FORCE, THE SHADOW WARRIORS WHO PURSUE TERRORISTS IN WAR ZONES FROM PAKISTAN TO WEST AFRICA BUT ALSO INCREASINGLY WORK IN UNACKNOWLEDGED HOT SPOTS, INCLUDING BEHIND ENEMY LINES IN PLACES LIKE NORTH KOREA AND IRAN. MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SPECIALISTS—COLLECTORS, COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE AGENTS, EVEN LINGUISTS—MAKE UP THE SECOND LARGEST ELEMENT: THOUSANDS DEPLOYED AT ANY ONE TIME WITH SOME DEGREE OF “COVER” TO PROTECT THEIR TRUE IDENTITIES.

The newest and fastest growing group is the clandestine army that never leaves their keyboards. These are the cutting-edge cyber fighters and intelligence collectors who assume false personas online, employing “nonattribution” and “misattribution” techniques to hide the who and the where of their online presence while they search for high-value targets and collect what is called “publicly accessible information”—or even engage in campaigns to influence and manipulate social media. Hundreds work in and for the NSA, but over the past five years, every military intelligence and special operations unit has developed some kind of “web” operations cell that both collects intelligence and tends to the operational security of its very activities.

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Former Intelligence Officer Within The Department of Defense Luis Elizondo Discloses What Top Military Officials Have Concluded—UFOS / UAPS ARE BIBLICAL DEMONS! SENIOR PENTAGON ANALYST LTC ROBERT MAGINNIS WEIGHS IN

May 11, 2021 by SkyWatch Editor

After watching the astonishing interview with Luis Elizondo below and listening carefully to what he states about the Government’s knowledge of demons connected to UFOs, I contacted senior Pentagon analyst LTC Robert Maginnis for a comment and he sent me this related excerpt from his new book GIVE ME LIBERTY, NOT MARXISM in response:

Do you believe in unidentified flying objects (UFO) and/or demons?

Evidently, there are those at the Pentagon who are now believers in UFOs, even though our best science can’t explain them. On September 8, 2004, off the coast of San Diego, California, US Navy Commander David Fravor, an F-18 pilot, encountered what he described as a “Tic Tac” (mint)-shaped UFO, which he believed committed an “act of war.”

Commander Fravor was dispatched from his aircraft carrier to investigate radar anomalies he described as “like nothing I’ve ever seen,” an object able to turn on a dime and make itself invisible to radar.

Fravor said the flying conditions were perfect—crystal clear—that day, and the object he saw was watched by four other trained observers. When he tried to fly close to the object, Fravor said, it accelerated so quickly, it was gone in half a second.

Fravor aimed his radar at the UFO. He explained, “The radar is smart enough that when the signal comes back if it’s been messed with, it will tell you—it will give you indications that it’s being jammed…it’s being jammed into about every mode you can see…you can tell it’s being jammed.”

Luis Elizdono [featured in the video below] was a former military intelligence official and previously led the Pentagon’s Aerospace Threat Identification Program (ATOP). He tried to explain the unexplainable in an op-ed for Fox News.

Mr. Elizdono said in 2004 the USS Nimitz (an aircraft carrier) launched top gun-trained fighter pilots—including Commander Fravor—who engaged with and attempted to intercept “something that could only be described as extraordinary.”

The object the pilots pursued “defied all logic and our current understanding of aerodynamics…the technological feat they encountered was further verified by the impressive Aegis AN/SPY-1 radar, America’s premiere system at the time, and even gun camera footage and sonar systems from submarines accompanying the carrier.”

The ATOP tried to decode the mystery object. Further, such incidents, according to Mr. Elizdono, “continued for at least a decade later and involved other carrier battle groups around the world.”

The Pentagon’s ATOP was “utterly unprepared to address something that can easily out-maneuver our best-in-class pilots, in our very own tightly controlled airspace,” wrote Mr. Elizdono.

Then he said, “Our leaders need to have the courage to ask the question, did a foreign adversary just leapfrog ahead of the U.S.? Or is this something else?”

Just because we don’t understand something doesn’t mean we ignore it and conclude that it doesn’t exist. That takes me back to the unexplained Great Reset co-conspirators, Satan and his army of demons. For the Christian and others who believe in the unseen realm, Satan is very real and working his evil today.

Juxtapose what the Scripture says in 2 Kings 2:11 (KJV) with the above UFO account. That verse states: “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” A writer 2,500 years ago describes something he saw using objects he understood—“chariot of fire, and horses of fire…and a whirlwind into heaven.” Just perhaps that’s not much different from Commander Fravor’s “Tic Tac” that was “gone in half a second.”

As Mr. Elizdono asked, “Or is this something else?” Indeed. There are many things we can’t explain, much less sense, and it would be incredibly naïve to suggest, as some even today claim, that there is nothing, no powers, beyond our senses and the reach of science. At a minimum, we can say that angelic forces, good and bad, use technology that is far superior to anything known on the earth. We are not talking about disembodied spirits that are armed with simple swords; rather, the spiritual realm enemy is immeasurably equipped with sophisticated technology with which they will deceive most of the world.

The truth of the matter is the unseen realm is very real and is engaged in events all over this globe. The battle firing up the heavens is very real; Satan is very present and is partnering with earth-bound dark princes…

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The New “Triple Mutant” COVID Strain Threatens To Become A Catastrophic Plague Of Epic Proportions In India

April 26, 2021 by Michael Snyder

People are dropping dead in the streets, deeply sick individuals are committing suicide by jumping off buildings, and dead bodies are being burned in the open air because crematoriums have run out of space.  What we are witnessing in India right now is nothing short of a horror show.  We are being told that someone is dying every four minutes in New Delhi, but everyone pretty much agrees that the official numbers are not capturing the full extent of this plague.  Some models are suggesting that “as many as 15,000 people are dying every day” in India, and hospitals all over the country are overflowing with patients that are at death’s door.  India’s “double mutant” strain has been widely blamed for this catastrophe, but now a “triple mutant” strain has emerged which appears to be even more dangerous.

Here in the United States, we often ignore what is going on in the rest of the world.  But what is transpiring in India right now deservers our full attention

People infected with coronavirus are dying in the streets, bodies are piling up at crematoriums and hospitals are running out of oxygen and beds as India’s crisis spirals out of control.

During a second wave described as a “tsunami”, infected people have been wandering the streets looking for hospitals with open beds, morgues have run out of stretchers and trees from parks were to be used to burn bodies.

By now, we have become quite accustomed to the dominant COVID strain that has spread so widely in the United States, and a lot of people out there are not taking it very seriously because the vast majority of victims end up recovering.

But if this strain from India starts spreading like wildfire in the U.S., it will completely change the game.  This virus has caused a devastating oxygen shortage in Indian hospitals, and many patients are dying prematurely simply because there is not enough to go around…

Dr. Gautam Singh dreads the daily advent of the ventilator beeps, signaling that oxygen levels are critically low, and hearing his desperately ill patients start gasping for air in the New Delhi emergency ward where he works.

Like other doctors across India, which on Monday set another record for new coronavirus infections for a fifth day in a row at more than 350,000, the cardiologist has taken to begging and borrowing cylinders of oxygen just to keep patients alive for one more day.

Sadly, greedy individuals have decided to start selling oxygen on the black market, and in many cases they are selling cylinders of oxygen for absolutely ridiculous prices

The price of an oxygen cylinder would typically cost around around $80 (6,000 rupees), but price gougers are cashing in on the huge demand and in some cases charging as much as $1,300 (50,000 rupees) per cylinder.

In the most critical cases, those unable to get access to oxygen are suffocating to death, while some people have resorted to committing suicide by hurling themselves from roofs amid the hospital shortages.

In the western world we are constantly being told that the vaccines will end this pandemic, but in India we are seeing an explosion of cases even though 142 million people have already gotten at least one injection…

Inoculations peaked at 4.5 million doses on April 5 and have since averaged about 2.7 million a day, government figures show.

Nationwide, almost 142 million people have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.

The “double mutant” strain that has been spreading all over India is known as “B.1.617”, and there is still so much that we don’t know about it.

What we do know is that it has 13 distinct mutations that set it apart from the original COVID virus, and we are being told that the “E484Q mutation” is very similar to the E484K mutation found in Brazil and South Africa.  That particular mutation “can help the virus evade antibodies”, and this has caused great concern among scientists.

And just when it seemed like things couldn’t get any worse in India, a new “triple mutant” strain has emerged

As India contends with its second major wave of COVID cases and a double-mutated variant of the virus, it now faces a new threat — a triple-mutant variant.

Scientists found two triple-mutant varieties in patient samples in four states: Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh. Researchers in the country have dubbed it the “Bengal strain” and say it has the potential to be even more infectious than the double-mutant variant.

The reason why this is being called a “triple mutant” strain is because it evolved from the merging of three previous COVID variants

This is because three COVID variants have merged to form a new, possibly deadlier variant.

The Times of India spoke to Vinod Scaria, a researcher at the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in India, who said the triple-mutant was also an “immune escape variant” — a strain that helps the virus attach to human cells and hide from the immune system.

“Hide from the immune system”?

That doesn’t sound good at all.

At this point scientists have no idea how effective the current vaccines will be against this “triple mutant” strain.

And of course it is inevitable that COVID will continue to mutate, and so researchers will be in an endless race to keep up with those new strains.

This new “triple mutant” strain is yet another example that shows us that any declarations of victory are completely premature.  Back in January, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was bragging to the rest of the world about how well his nation had done during this pandemic…

In January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared victory over the coronavirus, telling a virtual gathering of the World Economic Forum that India’s success couldn’t be compared with that of anywhere else.

A little less than a month later, his Bharatiya Janata Party passed a resolution hailing Modi as a “visionary leader” who had already “defeated” the virus.

But now people are literally dropping dead in the streets all over India, and bodies that are being burned in the open air light up the night skies

As the death toll mounts, the night skies in some Indian cities glow from the funeral pyres, as crematories are overwhelmed and bodies are burned in the open air.

As I discussed yesterday, we have entered a period of time when “pestilences” will constantly be with us.

If you weren’t taking the COVID pandemic seriously, you were living in a fantasy world.

And if you thought that there would be an easy solution to this pandemic, you were living in a fantasy world.

More than 3 million people have already died, and the most dangerous strains are just emerging now.

This story is far from over, but most Americans are still in a deep state of denial.

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