Category: Signs

120 American generals: U.S. may not survive Biden’s attack on Constitution

‘Our nation is in deep peril’

By Bob Unruh
Published May 11, 2021 at 7:21pm

A letter that has been signed by some 120 retired military leaders who served America in some of its darkest hours and places is warning that the nation may not survive the attack on the Constitution being orchestrated by Joe Biden, the president.

“Our nation is in deep peril,” says the letter, which was posted online at The Federalist.

“We are in a fight for our survival as a constitutional republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of constitutional freedom and liberty.”

Biden has, of course, implemented a multitude of socialist ideas for Americans, essentially without even the benefit of Congress, and the letter pointed that out.

“The current administration has launched a full-blown assault on our constitutional rights in a dictatorial manner, bypassing the Congress, with more than 50 executive orders quickly signed, many reversing the previous administration’s effective policies and regulations,” they wrote. “Moreover, population control actions such as excessive lockdowns, school and business closures, and most alarming, censorship of written and verbal expression are all direct assaults on our fundamental rights.”

They pointed to the 2020 elections, however, as the most significant red flag.

“Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the ‘will of the people’ our constitutional republic is lost. Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are identified by state legislature’s approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc.

“Today, many are calling such commonsense controls ‘racist’ in an attempt to avoid having fair and honest elections. Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a tyrannical intimidation tactic. Additionally, the ‘Rule of Law’ must be enforced in our election processes to ensure integrity,” they wrote.

“The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020.”

And they warned against the Democrats’ openly proclaimed congressional agenda point of taking over all elections in the nation entirely, banning state security requirements and imposing hugely suspect processes such as mail-in ballots for all and hired ballot collectors who would take votes from individuals – and then turn them in.

The report said the signatories include President Ronald Reagan’s former National Security Adviser John Poindexter, President George W. Bush’s former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense William Gerald Boykin and retired Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, who is now running for Senate in New Hampshire.

They object to the “litany of left-wing pursuits showcased in the first 100 days of the new administration led by President Joe Biden, who has redefined what it means to run a far-left presidency,” the report said.

They cited the Democrats’ attack on elections, demand for open borders, unlimited censorship from Big Tech, the attempt to return to the Iran nuclear deal, the damage to the nation’s energy independence, and more.

“Under a Democrat Congress and the current administration, our country has taken a hard left turn toward socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government,” they charged.

Biden, whose president rests on no more than some 43,000 votes spread across three battleground states – where election actions and results prompted calls for investigations into alleged fraud – is working with a 50-50 Senate and an extremely narrow margin of majority in the House, which may be why he’s doing so many actions by executive fiat.

The letter asks Americans to toss out far-left politicians and instead choose candidates who value fiscal responsibility and individual rights over socialism.

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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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CANADIAN PASTOR SHOCKINGLY ARRESTED AND PUT IN CHAINS FOR ‘INCITING PEOPLE TO ATTEND CHURCH’ IN VIOLATION OF CANADA’S FASCIST COVID LAWS

Pastor Pawlowski was arrested for violating Canada’s fascist and anti-science laws against gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. These restrictions are in place in Canada (and in many places here in the U.S.) despite the fact fully-opened states like Texas and Florida allow people to go back to normal and have done so while keeping their China Virus cases in line with lockdown states. The arrest of Pawlowski and his brother occurred just days after Canada’s Health Gestapo “obtained a Court of Queen’s Bench Order that applies to gatherings, including protests, demonstrations and rallies,” Fox News reported.

by Geoffrey Grider May 10, 2021

The Canadian Gestapo were smart this time. Instead of breaking into and swarming Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s church — as they previously did during an Easter weekend service, only to be appropriately shamed and heckled out of the place — this time the Canadian Gestapo waited until after Saturday services to arrest Pawlowski, and did so on a public highway.

 

Let this sink down deep into your brain, and let it be a warning to you. Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski was hunted down in the streets like a dog, knocked to the ground, placed in chains and arrested. What was the charge? The charge was ‘inciting people to attend church’. Wake up, people, it’s later than you think. In fact, time’s up.

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:7-9 (KJB)

As we have told you from the beginning, COVID is a real virus that had been hijacked to bring in the New World Order by force, and as you look at Pastor Pawlowski being dragged off the street and into prison, I really don’t think any more words need to be said. Today they are arrested him, tomorrow it will be you and me, all in the name of keeping the world safe from a virus with a 99.1% recovery rate. Ahh, where’s Alex Jones when you need him?

Canadian Pastor Arrested for ‘Inciting’ People to Attend Church

FROM BREITBART NEWS: Pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested for violating Canada’s fascist and anti-science laws against gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. These restrictions are in place in Canada (and in many places here in the U.S.) despite the fact fully-opened states like Texas and Florida allow people to go back to normal and have done so while keeping their China Virus cases in line with lockdown states.

The arrest of Pawlowski and his brother occurred just days after Canada’s Health Gestapo “obtained a Court of Queen’s Bench Order that applies to gatherings, including protests, demonstrations and rallies,” Fox News reported.

“THE ORDER IMPOSES NEW RESTRICTIONS ON ORGANIZERS OF PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS, REQUIRING COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS INCLUDING MASKING, PHYSICAL DISTANCING, AND ATTENDANCE LIMITS.”

Yeah, let’s see what happens when the domestic terrorists in the Canadian branch of Black Lives Matter decide to get together again.

Canada has become so openly fascist, Pawlowski is the second pastor arrested by the Canadian Gestapo. Back in February, the Canadian Gestapo arrested Rev. James Coates of GraceLife Church of Edmonton after he turned himself in. His crime was the same — holding church services in a fascist country. There are reports the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a far-left fake news outlet, was tipped off to the arrest, which is why CBC photographer Rod Maldaner just happened to be on the scene when the arrest occurred. In a now-deleted tweet the Nazi-With-A-Camera celebrated the arrest and, naturally, passed along fake news:

THIS IS THE IMAGE OF THE DAY. PASTOR ARTUR PAWLOWSKI BEING ARRESTED TODAY IN CALGARY. BEING A JERK HAS ITS CONSEQUENCES. HE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE LAUGHING NOW. I BET HE’S YELLING #GETMEOUT. NEXT UP, KJJ WHEN HE GOES TO THE REMAND TO PROTEST.

Yeah, good work, journalist, except that wasn’t a photo of Arthur Pawlowski, that was a photo of his brother. Reichsführer Maldaner has now locked his Twitter account. In the wake of what we are seeing in Florida and Texas, these continued lockdowns are nothing less than obscene and deliberate attacks on personal and religious freedom.

I personally will not attend in-person church services until I’m fully vaccinated and wait two weeks. But people have a human right to make their own decisions about the personal risks they’re willing to take. Even though I choose to wear a mask (indoors) and social distance, others who choose not to, who choose to do things like attend church, don’t bother or worry me. As long as I’m wearing a mask and staying away from everyone, I feel safe. Honestly, how can someone infect me if I’m six feet away wearing a mask? It makes no sense.

What’s most galling is that if you’re rioting and terrorizing and looting and burning, the fascist government-media-academic-tech-entertainment establishment will cheer you on, but if you dare attend a Christian church.

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Jonathan Cahn sees astonishing biblical ‘template’ in Capitol riot

‘Is there a mystery that lies behind the events that have shaken America?’

By Art Moore
Published May 4, 2021 at 10:00pm

“Is there a mystery that lies behind the events that have shaken America, from the storming of Capitol Hill to right now, that lies behind the forces that are transforming our nation before our eyes?” asks Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn in a new video posted on YouTube.

“What does it all mean, and where is it all going?”

Cahn is known for his bestselling books, including “The Harbinger,” that have found remarkable parallels between biblical stories and current events that he believes are a “divine warning” to the nation. He led a massive gathering on the National Mall last September calling for a “return” to God. Later, he urged Americans to pray and fast on Election Day, warning the nation was “standing at a crossroad and a precipice.”

In his “prophetic message” released Monday, he begins by making it clear he is neither endorsing the Capitol riot nor attributing blame. His aim is to show the remarkable “prophetic template” behind the event, related to the Temple of Baal in the Bible, and what it signifies for the new administration and America’s future.

He sees a continuation of the mystery in his book “The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times.”

Cahn explains he’s not saying that the Scriptures predict the leaders of our day but that there is a pattern, or template. that has repeated itself in history.

“God can use those templates to speak and give revelation,” he said.

The template is of a nation that once knew God but is rapidly falling away from him “and heading ultimately for judgment.”

He lays out the many remarkable similiarities between recent presidents – Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Donald Trump – and particular ancient kings, arguing they are prototypes.

All of those parallels, and much more, are recounted in Cahn’s book, “The Paradigm.” But what is new are the events that transpired this year in “the temple of the American republic,” the U.S. Capitol.

He notes that in its halls is a quote from the time of its construction, “We have built no national temples but the Capitol.”

“What happens inside a nation’s temple when it turns against God?” Cahn asks in the video.

On Jan. 4, he recalls, the opening prayer in Congress was offered to a “pagan god,” Brahma, the four-faced god of Hinduism.

That week, he notes, the Democratic Party began presenting arguably the most radical agenda in American history.

“An agenda, that as with the Temple of Baal, contained sexual immorality being enshrined, the oppression of God’s people, the encroaching of religious liberty in the form of the Equality Act and other legislation, and the killing of the unborn as it had never been championed before,” he says.

On Jan. 6, the Democratic Party sealed its power in Congress, when the two Senate races in Georgia were called. And later that day, the election of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was certified.

That’s when the next mystery of the paradigm, occurred, he says.

Cahn, who sees Trump as a prototype of King Jehu, cites I Kings 10, in which Jehu calls for a solemn assembly, calling people from all over the nation to gather in the capital city.

On Jan. 6, he says, the template manifests in two gatherings.

“One is that gathering called for by the president,” Cahn says. “The other is going to take place inside America’s temple, in the gathering convened, by law, of leaders.”

‘Smiles of heaven’

In January, Cahn delivered a video message for President Biden, recalling the first inaugural address 232 years ago when President George Washington gave the nation “a prophetic warning.”

“The propitious smiles of heaven cannot be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right that heaven itself has ordained,” Washington told the nation.

Cahn said in his January video that there’s a message for the current president and the nation he leads.

“If America follows the ways of God, the blessings of God will remain,” Cahn said. “If it doesn’t, they will be removed.”

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SUPER BLOOD MOON TO RISE OVER AMERICA: ‘AN OMEN OF WAR WITH ISHMAELITES’

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | APR 28, 2021 | BIBLICAL NEWS

 Before the great and terrible day of Hashem comes,* I will set portents in the sky and on earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke;The sun shall turn into darkness And the moon into blood. Joel 3:3 (The Israel BibleTM)

Next month, a blood moon eclipse will pass over the continental US. According to one rabbinic expert astronomical phenomena, the eclipse, a super blood moon, comes as a warning to the US concerning re-establishing relations with the Palestinian Authority.

BLOOD MOON ECLIPSE

On the night of May 26, the first total lunar eclipse of 2021 and the first since January 2019 eclipse will appear in the heavens over southeast Asia, continuing on until it is visible in South America, Australia, and the western half of North America. 

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the full Moon are perfectly aligned with each other so the Moon enters Earth’s umbral shadow in space. The eclipse in May will be a“blood moon”, the result of atmospheric conditions that give the moon a reddish tint rather than black when it moves into the shadow. The red color comes from some of the sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere where it gets bent and colors like blue or green are filtered out, leaving behind longer wavelengths like the color red.

This eclipse will take place when the moon will be the biggest and brightest of the entire year, what is referred to as a supermoon, which occurs when the moon is at its perigee, the point in its month-long elliptical orbit brings it closest to Earth. At that time, the moon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than at its apogee, its furthest point from Earth.

TALMUD: LUNAR ECLIPSE IS A BAD OMEN

In his book Davar B’ito, a guide to the calendar based on esoteric Jewish sources, Rabbi Mordechai Genuth discussed the meaning of eclipses in Jewish tradition. Rabbi Genuth explained that under normal circumstances, lunar eclipses are considered a bad omen for Israel. 

This is based in a discussion of eclipses from the Talmud (Sukkot 29a) that specifically stated that the nation of Israel is spiritually represented by the moon. If during the course of the lunar eclipse the moon appears red, as the upcoming eclipse will be, the Talmud states that this is an omen that great wars will come to the world.

“In the time of the Talmud, only Israel set the calendar according to the moon,” Rabbi Genuth said. “Setting the calendar according to the sun was the practice of the idolaters, like Rome which named the solar months and days after pagan gods. Today, the Muslims set their calendar according to the moon, even more than the Jews, in a manner that leads their calendar to be imbalanced. So a lunar eclipse is closely connected to the Muslims and, in this case, is a warning for the Arabs.”

He noted that the lunar eclipse will take place one week after the Festival of Weeks and two weeks after the end of the month-long Muslim fast of Ramadan.

“The eclipse will pass over the United States,” Rabbi Genuth said. “The new President is connecting his fate with that of the Arabs, choosing them over Israel. He is choosing war, the wars that originate in Ishmael, the wars that are presaged by the upcoming blood moon.”

Rabbi Genuth made one disclaimer; at the end of the section of the Talmud describing the omens contained within eclipses, the Talmud states: “When Israel does the will of the place (God), they have nothing to fear from all of this,” citing the Prophet Jeremiah as a source.

Thus said Hashem: Do not learn to go the way of the nations, And do not be dismayed by portents in the sky; Let the nations be dismayed by them!

Jeremiah 10:2 “This is a warning to the Israeli government,” Rabbi Genuth said. “They need to be strong when it comes to Jerusalem.”

He explained that the name of Jerusalem is rooted in the Hebrew word “Shalem” (complete) which is a reference to the sun which, unlike the moon, does not go through phases.

“THE JEWS HAVE TO BE STRONG REGARDING JERUSALEM,” RABBI GENUTH SAID.

The rabbi also noted a prophecy in the Book of Joel states that the coming of the Messiah will be preceded by a blood moon.

Before the great and terrible day of Hashem comes, I will set portents in the sky and on earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke; The sun shall turn into darkness And the moon into blood. But everyone who invokes the name of Hashem shall escape; for there shall be a remnant on Mount Tzion and in Yerushalayim, as Hashem promised. Anyone who invokes Hashem will be among the survivors. Joel 3:3-5

“We are indeed close to the end of days so these astronomical signs are taking on increased importance,” Rabbi Genuth said.

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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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Should We Be Bracing Ourselves For “The Beginning Of Sorrows”?

April 25, 2021 by Michael Snyder

If things are so wonderful, then why do so many people feel a deep sense of unease about what is ahead?  I think that the reason why our society is so obsessed with apocalyptic movies and television shows is because most of us realize on some level that we are living in an apocalyptic generation.  As I have been documenting in my articles over the last several months, the clock is ticking for humanity.  If we continue to do things the way we have been doing them, our society will inevitably collapse.  Even now, virtually all of our systems are exhibiting signs of failure, and yet most of us continue to live our lives as if they party will never end.

But it will end, and deep inside most of us know this.

So how close are we to that point?  Nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus detailed some of the things that we should expect to see as conditions turn apocalyptic

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

Could it be possible that “the beginning of sorrows” is nearly upon us?

Without a doubt, we are living in a time when there are lots of rumors of wars.  Russia and Ukraine nearly went to war this month, and if that would have happened the U.S. would have definitely gotten involved, and that could have led us directly into World War 3.

Meanwhile, the U.S. and China are now closer to military conflict than they have been at any point since the end of the Korean War.  Taiwan is the main source of tension at the moment, but there are other flashpoints that could cause war between our two nations to erupt as well.

In the last 48 hours, however, developments in Israel have taken center stage globally.  Dozens of rockets were fired into Israel on Saturday night, and terror groups are warning that “worse was still to come”

Two terror groups in Gaza took responsibility on Saturday for the salvos of rockets fired at Israel overnight, saying the attack was in response to violent clashes in Jerusalem in recent days and that worse was still to come.

Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades said that they were behind the 36 rockets fired at Israel, linking the attack to the unrest in and around the Old City.

Everyone knows that a major war is going to erupt in the Middle East at some point.

It is just a matter of time.

Switching gears, we continue to see large earthquakes shake our planet at a very alarming rate, and more volcanoes that were once very quiet continue to roar to life.

On Sunday morning, it was Japan’s turn to experience a major eruption

The Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan erupted on early Sunday, sending a column of smoke over 2.3 kilometers above the crater, the weather agency said.

Following the eruption at 1:09 a.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency issued an eruption alert, urging people in the cities of Kagoshima and Tarumizu in Kagoshima Prefecture to protect themselves from potential impact of the volcanic activity.

Of course those that follow my work on a regular basis know that the volcano in Japan that I really have my eye on is Mt. Fuji.  When it finally blows, the death toll will be off the charts.

Needless to say, “pestilence” has been a major theme over the past year as well.  We are being told that the number of new coronavirus cases just hit a brand new record high globally, and it appears that this pandemic will be with us for the foreseeable future.

But if we really are moving into “the beginning of sorrows”, we should expect even more “pestilences” to strike the globe, and they will be even worse than what we have experienced so far.

As for “famines”, the good news is that nobody in the United States is starving at the moment.

But I did just publish an article in which I talked about how global food prices are now soaring, and this is causing hunger to rise very rapidly in impoverished areas of the planet.

Coming into this year, the head of the UN’s World Food Program did warn that we would soon see “famines of biblical proportions”, and unfortunately we are well on the way to that actually happening.

On top of everything else, the global persecution of Christians continues to rise.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom just released a report that documented many of the specifics of this rising trend, and one expert that worked on the report stated that “Christians are being persecuted around the world at a pace not seen since the first century”.

Is it just a coincidence that all of these things are happening at the same time?

At this point, even some of the top faith leaders in the entire nation are acknowledging that we have entered a very ominous time.  For example, just consider a statement that James Dobson just made

“Though I am not a prophet, it appears to me that divine judgment has befallen our nation. The evil one, Satan (who always has only been able to operate within parameters permitted by the Lord, e.g., Job 1:7, 12), appears to be unleashing his assault on our culture with even greater ferocity. He is creating chaos in our cities and schools, and is stalking the halls of government. It is as though, because we have replaced the truth with a lie, God has given us over to a reprobate mind. (Romans 1:25, 28),” Dobson explained.

“Why do I draw such a conclusion? It is because our nation is divided into warring camps, with violence and pestilence plaguing the land. Sixty-two million babies have been murdered in cold blood, and hundreds of millions of additional federal dollars have been allocated to expand the unborn holocaust. And the institutions of marriage and the family are under siege. Our birthrate is falling, and our children are being taught hate and sexual perversion in our government schools. How can a holy God look upon such debauchery and stay His righteous hand? He cannot.”

And during a recent interview with Todd Starnes, Franklin Graham came to a very similar conclusion

“Christians need to get on their knees and pray that God would intervene and somehow save this nation or give us more time because I believe judgment is coming,” said Graham. “I really do, Todd, I think God’s judgment is coming.”

Are they right?

Have we really reached the point of no return?

People have been sounding the alarm for decades, but up to now we have always been given more time to turn things around. Unfortunately, at some point we will completely run out of time, and many believe that day is fast approaching.

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Why Have UFO Sightings More Than Doubled Over The Last Two Years?

April 21, 2021 by Michael Snyder

Did you know that the number of reported UFO sightings has increased dramatically over the past two years?  I didn’t realize this either until I looked up the numbers.  Of course the skeptics will always find a way to explain away any facts that they do not like, but to me it appears that something very unusual is happening.  According to the New York Times, more than 7,200 sightings were reported to the National UFO Reporting Center in 2020, and that represented an increase of “about 1,000” from the year before…

Sightings of unidentified objects in 2020 nearly doubled in New York from the previous year, to about 300, according to data compiled by the National U.F.O. Reporting Center. They also rose by about 1,000 nationwide, to more than 7,200 sightings.

Of course that same New York Times article blames COVID for the rise in sightings.

We are being told that people had more free time on their hands in 2020 because of COVID.

And we are also being told that people spent more time looking up into the sky in 2020 because of COVID.

These days, COVID is being blamed for just about everything, and so it seems kind of natural to blame COVID for the increase in UFO sightings too.

And I almost started to believe the New York Times until I came across the numbers for the previous year.

It turns out that the increase in UFO sightings during 2019 was even greater than the increase that we witnessed during 2020…

There was a rise in the number of North Americans who looked up into the sky in 2019 and found something that didn’t look like a bird or a plane.

The National UFO Reporting Center, which tracks calls and messages from people around the U.S. and Canada about strange sightings in the sky, reported that it received 5,971 sightings in 2019 — a jump from 3,395 in 2018.

There was no COVID pandemic in the U.S. in 2019.

So why did the number of sightings rise by more than 2,500 during that year?

Overall, the number of UFO sightings has more than doubled over the past two years.

That seems rather noteworthy, doesn’t it?

It is starting to become exceedingly clear that something is going on in our skies that defies “rational” explanation.

On Wednesday morning the Drudge Report ran a headline that breathlessly declared “Commercial Airline Pilots Keep Reporting UFOs”, and this is the story that the headline was linked to…

By combing through thousands of reports in a government flight incident database, VICE World News has uncovered dozens of recent UFO sightings from Canadian and international airlines.

They include a pair of WestJet flights near B.C.’s Okanagan Valley that allegedly saw “a bright, white strobe-type light” above them on the night of March 16, 2017, and a pre-dawn Jan. 10, 2015 encounter outside Regina, Saskatchewan, when “multiple aircraft reported a very large object with a small white light in the middle, surrounded by a halo” that “appeared to descend from above” 41,000 feet.

We rely on level-headed commercial airline pilots to fly us from one place to another.

They are highly competent and they are highly respected.

So the fact that so many of them have filed official reports in which they describe witnessing UFOs is definitely something that we should take very seriously.

And according to one Canadian UFO researcher, the reports from these pilots are consistent with other UFO sightings in Canada going all the way back to the 1940s

According to researcher and filmmaker Matthew Hayes, there is a “very high degree of consistency” between the reports found in CADORS and the ones he uncovered for his 2019 doctoral dissertation on Canada’s Cold War UFO records.

“Canadians have been reporting the same types of things, unabated, since the 1940s,” Hayes said.  “Historically, it’s also been incredibly challenging to get the Canadian government to talk about this. Compare that with the U.S., where officials seem much more eager and ready to discuss the topic.”

Meanwhile, UFO sightings have been making waves in the U.S. lately too.

In fact, the Pentagon created quite a stir recently when it confirmed that leaked UFO photos taken in 2019 were indeed legitimate.  The following comes from CNN

The Defense Department has confirmed that leaked photos and video of “unidentified aerial phenomena” taken in 2019 are indeed legitimate images of unexplained objects.

Photos and videos of triangle-shaped objects blinking and moving through the clouds were taken by Navy personnel, Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough said in a statement to CNN. She also confirmed that photos of three unidentified flying objects — one “sphere” shaped, another “acorn” shaped and one characterized as a “metallic blimp” — were also taken by Navy personnel.

In the old days, the Pentagon would have never made such a shocking admission.

And we have also learned that in one stretch during 2014 and 2015 U.S. Navy pilots were seeing UFOs on an “almost daily” basis…

Every once in a while, a news item surfaces that prompts you to throw up your hands, sink back into your chair and begrudgingly welcome the impending apocalypse. The most recent item on this docket: A New York Times report confirming that between 2014 and 2015, Navy pilots reported “almost daily” sightings of unidentified flying objects lurking in the air, including one that resembled a “spinning top moving against the wind.”

These UFOs that Navy pilots were encountering were not just stationary objects.  In fact, some of them “reached seemingly hypersonic speeds”

According to the Times report, the sightings began in the summer of 2014, with Navy pilots reporting that they spotted the vessels nearly 30,000 feet in the sky while they were conducting training maneuvers between Virginia and Florida. Sometimes, they reported, the vessels reached seemingly hypersonic speeds. One of the Navy pilots even almost collided with one of the objects, which apparently (and justifiably) freaked him out so much that he issued an official incident report about it to the Navy. The sightings apparently grew so frequent that earlier this year, the Navy issued official guidelines for how to report “unexplained aerial phenomena.”

Do the skeptics want to try to claim that all of those Navy pilots were crazy?

At this point, it is becoming increasingly difficult for UFO skeptics to retain their credibility.

Something is clearly happening, and I believe that all of the leaks that have been occurring are meant to mentally condition us for further disclosures in the future.

The stage is being set for a deception of absolutely epic proportions, and most people will swallow whatever they are told hook, line and sinker.

We live in such crazy times, and they are only going to get crazier.

In such an environment, it is imperative to learn how to think for yourself, because lies are everywhere.

The truth is out there, but it is not always easy to find, and our world is becoming more filled with deception with each passing day.

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Farmers Warn That The Megadrought In The Western U.S. Threatens To Cause Devastating Crop Failures In 2021

April 19, 2021 by Michael Snyder

Throughout U.S. history, there have always been droughts in the western half of the country from time to time, but what we are dealing with now is truly alarming.  Scientists tell us that a multi-year “megadrought” has developed in the southwestern portion of the country, and this is the worst year of that “megadrought” so far by a wide margin.  If conditions do not radically improve soon, we are going to have a major agricultural disaster on our hands.  Some farmers have already decided not to plant crops at all this year, but many others have decided to plant anyway knowing that if enough rain doesn’t come their crops will certainly fail.

As I have discussed previously, the epicenter of this “megadrought” is the Four Corners region in the Southwest, but this drought is so immense it is even causing immense nightmares for farmers as far away as North Dakota.

In fact, the first few months of this year were the driest that North Dakota has seen in 126 years

The period of January to March 2021 was the driest in 126 years for North Dakota. Farmers are starting to make difficult decisions on planting and culling herds as the governor of the state declared a statewide drought disaster on April 8. Soil moistures across the state, particularly in western portions of North Dakota, are lacking sufficient moisture to sustain normal crop development growth. The first eight days of April 2021 offered little help as hot, summer-like temperatures, gusty winds, and low humidity across the state accelerated drying conditions.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, well over half the state is now experiencing “severe drought”.

Perhaps you don’t care about what is happening in North Dakota, but you should, because much of the wheat that we use for pasta and flour comes from that region

Things are dry and dusty in the Upper Midwest, the Northern Plains states and the Prairie provinces of Canada.

This region, spanning states such as North Dakota and provinces such as Manitoba, is the most important one for spring wheat, the higher-gluten variety that’s used for pasta or mixed with other wheat for all-purpose flour. And that crop is at significant risk, because conditions in the region are pretty dire this year.

In a previous article I discussed the dramatic rise in food prices that we have been witnessing lately, and now drought fears are pushing futures prices for spring wheat quite a bit higher

The US Drought Monitor shows around 70 percent of North Dakota in “extreme drought” conditions, with most of the rest in the slightly less scary “severe drought” rating. As a result, the futures prices of both spring wheat and canola are at their highest in years, with traders expecting a lower harvest this year.

Despite all of our advanced technology, farmers can’t grow crops if it doesn’t rain, and a farmer in Texas named Blake Fennell says that his farm has not had any significant rain in almost two years

The West Texas farmer says his area hasn’t seen significant rain fall in nearly two years.

“We’ve still got to give that crop every chance we think we can get, but at the same time, we also can’t waste a lot of money on a crop that we don’t think we’re going to have going into it,” he says.

What a nightmare.

Right now, nearly the entire state of Texas is in some level of drought, and we haven’t even gotten to the summer months yet.

To call this a “plague” would be a major understatement.  On the border of Oregon and California, farmers just learned that water levels are so low that they will only get “a tiny fraction of the water they need” in 2021…

Hundreds of farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project that spans the Oregon-California border learned Wednesday they will get a tiny fraction of the water they need amid the worst drought in decades, as federal regulators attempt to balance the needs of agriculture against federally threatened and endangered fish species that are central to the heritage of several tribes.

Oregon’s governor said the prolonged drought in the region has the “full attention of our offices,” and she is working with congressional delegates, the White House and federal agencies to find relief for those affected.

Do you think that you could run a successful farm under such conditions?

Elsewhere in California, water allocation reductions of up to 95 percent are forcing many farmers to make some exceedingly heartbreaking decisions

Drought conditions are already forcing Valley farmers to make difficult decisions when it comes to their crops as many are facing severe water restrictions.

“There’s districts throughout California that have experienced up to 95% reductions in water,” says Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen.

U.S. food production will be down in 2021, but if sufficient rain starts falling in the western U.S. we could still see a miracle.

But if enough rain does not fall, we are going to see epic crop failures.

Meanwhile, it is being projected that the drought will cause the water level in Lake Mead to soon fall to the lowest level ever recorded

Wracked by drought, climate change and overuse, a key reservoir on the Colorado River could sink to historically low levels later this year, new US government projections show, potentially triggering significant water cutbacks in some states as early as next year.

The projections released by the US Bureau of Reclamation show that Lake Mead — the largest reservoir in the country and a vital water supply to millions across the Southwest — could fall later this year to its lowest levels since it was filled in the 1930s.

If you live anywhere in the western half of the country, you should brace yourself for severe water restrictions.

And all of us need to brace ourselves for much higher prices at the grocery store.

For decades, the western half of the country was blessed with unusually high levels of rainfall, but that wasn’t going to last forever.

Now Dust Bowl conditions have returned, and farmers, ranchers and local authorities are starting to panic.

As this megadrought continues to intensify, life is going to dramatically change in the western half of the nation, and that is going to deeply affect all of us.

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EGYPT THREATENS ETHIOPIA WITH POTENTIAL WAR OVER NILE: ‘END-OF-DAYS’ IMPLICATIONS SAYS RABBI

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | APR 11, 2021 | BIBLICAL NEWS

And the Nile papyrus by the Nile-side And everything sown by the Nile Shall wither, blow away, and vanish. Isaiah 19:7 (The Israel BibleTM)

Failed trilateral negotiations being carried out in the Congo over an Ethiopian dam in the Nile river led to Egyptian threats of war. The negotiations broke down last week after Ethiopia rejected a Sudanese proposal to include international mediators in talks leading to threats of war.

THE GRAND ETHIOPIAN RENAISSANCE DAM ON THE BLUE NILE RIVER

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi implied in a speech on Wednesday that Egypt could respond with war to Ethiopia filling the dam on the Nile River. “We have witnessed the costs of any confrontation,” Sisi said at the opening of a new government complex. “I am telling our brothers in Ethiopia, let’s not reach the point where you touch a drop of Egypt’s water because all options are open.”

Sisi noted that Egypt and Sudan were cooperating and” “cooperation and agreement are much better than anything else”.

Ethiopia responded that his country would continue filling the dam but that war was not an option. “As construction progresses, filling takes place,” Bekele said. “We don’t deviate from that at all.”

Filling the reservoir began in July 2020. It will take between 4 and 7 years to fill with water. Egypt fears a temporary reduction of water availability due to the filling of the dam and a permanent reduction because of evaporation from the reservoir which could reduce Nile flows by as much as 25%. 

“There is no need to enter an unnecessary war,” Ethiopia’s water minister Seleshi Bekele told reporters on Wednesday. “A war can’t start because of water. Water flows if you fight today, it’ll continue to flow tomorrow.”

The dispute is three-pronged as Sudan also has an interest. Though not as extreme as Sisi, Sudan’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Yasser Abbas also suggested that a harsh response to Ethiopia as on the table.

“For Sudan, all options are possible, including returning [the matter] to the United Nations Security Council and hardening policy … (if) Ethiopia embarks on a second filling (of the dam) without agreement,” Abbas told reporters last week.

“We are not utilizing water generated from Egypt or Sudan as water doesn’t flow upstream to Ethiopia,” Bekele explained. “We are utilizing water from Ethiopia for our dire need following equitable and reasonable utilization without causing significant harm to our neighbors.”

The situation has been volatile for some time and last year, President Trump intervened, brokering a deal that Ethiopia eventually reneged on. Trump warned Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok that Egypt could resort to “blowing up the dam.”

The conflict over the Nile has been brewing for almost a century but came to a head when construction began in 2011 on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River(GERD) formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam. The primary purpose of the dam is electricity production to relieve Ethiopia’s acute energy shortage. It is expected to go online next year and eventually, the dam will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa as well as the seventh-largest in the world. 

ISRAEL THE KEY TO RECEIVING THE NILE’S BLESSING

Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, noted that the Nile River can be the source of blessings as well as the source of curses from God. 

“When Jacob went to Egypt, he settled in Goshen because of the blessings the Nile bestowed upon the Hebrews,” Rabbi Berger told Israel365 News. “But when it came time for the exile to end, the Nile became the source of several of the plagues. As long as the Egyptians were kind to the Jews, the river remained a source of blessing.”

This became clear last September when the Nile flooded, displacing at least half a million Sudanese and killing at least one hundred. This blessing, according to Rabbi Berger, is, like any blessing, dependent on the relationship between the countries and Israel.

I will bless those who bless you And curse him that curses you; And all the families of the earth Shall bless themselves by you.” Genesis 12:3

“This was especially true of Egypt and the Nile,” Rabbi Berger said. “The Egyptians saw the Nile as the source of their power, which is why they used it to kill the Jewish babies. So God used the Nile to punish them to show that even the Nile serves Him.”

Israel currently has relations with all three countries. Israel signed a peace agreement with Egypt in 1979. Israel has long had relations with Ethiopia culminating in the government allowing the emigration of Ethiopia permitted the emigration of the Beta Israel Jews. Israel recently presented Sudan with a draft agreement for establishing diplomatic relations but the Sudanese want an endorsement from the Biden administration.

Rabbi Berger noted that the prophets predicted that the Nile River would play a role in the final redemption.

And the Nile papyrus by the Nile-side And everything sown by the Nile Shall wither, blow away, and vanish. Isaiah 19:7

“These three countries are correct to fight over the Nile,” Rabbi Berger said. “It will be the method their role in the end of days will be expressed. But what they don’t understand is that if they want the blessings of the Nile, they must bless Israel.”

NILE LIBEL BLAMING ISRAEL

Egypt jealously protects its prime water source and has even seen Israel as a partner in the Ethiopian threat.  In 2003, when Ethiopian announced that it intended to construct the GERD, Arab media claimed the project was a subterfuge intended to conceal an Ethiopian-Israeli plot to cripple Egypt. 

Though Israel is clearly not looking toward the Nile as a water source, water has frequently been the source of conflict between Israel and its neighbors. From the inception of Israel in 1948, the issue of water sharing from the Jordan–Yarmuk system turned out to be a major problem between Israel, Syria, and Jordan resulting in frequent border skirmishes. In 1964, the Arab states decided to deprive Israel of 35% of the National Water Carrier capacity, by a diversion of the Jordan River headwaters (both the Hasbani and the Banias) to the Yarmouk River. Control of water resources and Israeli military attacks against the diversion effort are considered among the factors which led to the Six-Day War in 1967.

Fortunately, Israel currently has a surplus of water due largely to home-grown innovations in the field of desalination resulting in five major desalination plants producing around 600 million cubic meters a year. Hopefully, this will prevent future conflict, though it clearly has not silenced the water libels.

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