Russia - Ukraine - France Talks
Distant volcano could turn latest lunar eclipse dark red
1-17-19, ScienceNews -- In a solar eclipse, the sun, moon and Earth line up in that order. ... eruption (in geoscience) The sudden bursting or spraying of hot material from deep inside a planet or moon and out through its surface.
Stromboli Volcano - Yellowstone Supervolcano
Mount Etna - Mount St. Helens
Mount Rainier - Mount Agung
4-25-17, Sciencing.com -- Its ash cloud blackened the region, killing 92,000 people and destroying crops. The following year, 1816, became known as the “year without a summer.” The volcanic ash and gases in the atmosphere caused weak sunlight that year.
In Revelation 6:14, 16:20 it says mountains will be moved.
"And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."
Yes, it's already happened as volcanoes shake and wobble moving them.
John MacArthur reports about the mountains here.
Lessons for America From India's War Against Muslim Illegal Migrants
India’s 2,582 mile border with Bangladesh is even longer than America’s 1,954 mile border with Mexico
12-20-10, An 8-foot-high, double-walled, barbed-wire fence menaces the border between Sutia, India and Dhannokulla, Bangladesh.
8-1-19, * -- India and Bangladesh are divided not only by a border, but by religion. India has an 80% Hindu majority and a rising 13% Muslim minority. Bangladesh has a 90% Muslim majority. And the tide of Muslim migration from Bangladesh to India is rising.
India has spent decades building fences, topping them with barbed wire, and installing lights. The lights are there so that the guards can see. Unlike America, there are guards, they have guns and they shoot.
What makes America’s border different from those of so many other nations isn’t the lack of fencing. Smugglers, traffickers and assorted criminals can often find weak points in any security setup. In most countries, the defense of the border is seen as a national security issue backed by real firepower.
America’s Border Patrol has less than 20,000 people; India’s Border Security Force has 257,363 people. It’s a paramilitary organization with an intelligence network, ten artillery units, air and marine wings, canine and even camel units. And India's guard's weapons aren’t just there for show.
In over a decade over 1,000 illegal infiltrators have been killed trying to enter India from Bangladesh.
[..snip] India’s National Register of Citizens is being used to clarify who belongs in the country and who doesn’t. Those who are unable to prove their citizenship potentially face the Foreigners’ Tribunals, courts that ask the accused to prove their citizenship. If the illegals fail to do so, they can be sent to prison and then deported. If they try to dodge the courts, the machinery of the system will move forward anyway.
India is also moving against the 40,000 strong Rohingya illegal Muslim population which have been a problem in that country, as well as in Myanmar. India is also making it clear that it will respect legitimate refugees by providing sanctuary to Hindu and Buddhist refugees fleeing Islamic violence.
There are important lessons from India's effort for the United States in our immigration challenges.
India’s Modi has been dubbed a natural counterpart to President Trump. Under Modi, the BJP understood that it had to run on migration issues to gain political sanction for a crackdown. Popular support from Indians allowed the government to ignore protests by leftist activist groups like Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, the domestic opposition and even the United Nations.
India understood that border security alone would never be enough. Not unless the illegal infiltrators were made to understand that there was no future for them even if they did make it across the border.
Building a border wall is a partial answer. But the real answer lies in using military force to secure the border, ending the processing of asylum requests, and distinguishing Americans from illegal aliens. India’s example shows that these things can be done. And if India can do them, America certainly can. That winning argument in India, is a winning argument in America.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Daniel Greenfield here
More here and here
8-6-19, Mass shootings and killings do take place in Europe. In fact, they are a worldwide phenomenon. In March 2019 New Zealand a 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, a Trump hating liberal Australian man, walked into two Muslim Mosques killing dozens. The outrage was louder because they were Muslims - apparently Muslim blood is more valuable than any other blood?? As the world becomes more Godless; people who are entranced by violence in our electronic games/movies, as we cheapen human life now killing new born children in America's abortion mills, as we demonize our enemies and become “more atomized and desperate,” the mass shootings and the murders on the streets of our cities will continue.
President Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Mass Killers
FBI Mind Reading Looking for future killers??
8-5-19, Pres Trump said killers in mass shootings should automatically face the death penalty. “FBI Director Chris Wray has ordered the agency’s offices across the country to conduct a new threat assessment [mind reading??] in an effort to thwart future mass attacks,” reported CNN. “The FBI asks the American public to report to law enforcement any suspicious activity that is observed either in person or online,” said the bureau. [Very troubling ... innocent law abiding people may be targeted and falsely accused - authorities mind reading as they try to apprehend potential FUTURE killers before they act.]
Russia and Iran flex muscles with joint war games in Gulf
8-6-19, Amid fears of a dangerous clash with UK and US forces; Russia & Iran hold war games in the Middle East Gulf. In the past Russia and Iran have held joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea. However, this is the first time that they will conduct drills around the Hormuz strait. ... Reportedly the US military build up in the Gulf is in response to an unspecified threat from Iran who has been blamed for a series of mine attacks on tankers. In July 2019 Iran seized a British-flagged tanker the Stena Impero. THEN in July Britain seized an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, saying it suspected the ship was headed to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions. Iran called the seizure an act of piracy, and accused Britain of acting on behalf of the U.S.
Horizon of Catastrophe
World's Heathen Rage; the Lord Has Them In Derision
"Why do the heathen rage & the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves & the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord & against His anointed. They say: 'Let us break their bands asunder & cast away their cords from us.' He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath & vex them in His sore displeasure. Yet have I set My king upon My holy hill of Zion [Israel]. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me & I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance & the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear & rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry & ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him."
8-4-19, Attorney John Haller of Fellowship Bible Chapel in Columbus, Ohio explains the legal, moral and prophetic implications of the world today. We live at a time of extreme convergence and chaos. What we see in the world today - the main theme - is a rage against God. It has been happening in cultural matters like homosexuality - it is demonic. A RAGE against God's plan ... the attacks against Israel where God elected a nation and reveal Himself ... so much more in this message.
Seek truth. Ephesians 6:14-17
One hour 12 minute video here
7-17-19, The President made a big deal of a baby at his most recent rally in NC ... the happy tyke, he pointing her out and shouting, “What a beautiful baby!” Qbaby had Trump 2020 written on the front of her jumper and a hard to miss “Q” on the back. It's about a conspiracy theory ... a poster identified only as “Q” appeared claiming that he/she/they were high-ranking government official[s] with intimate knowledge of a deep state leftist conspiracy “QAnon,” asserting that leading Democrat figures: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Podesta were involved in a conspiracy intent on targeting President Trump. Q believers hope that one day Pres Trump's admin will arrest them all. We want to point out the “ugly baby” at the event, Little “Jimmy’ Acosta ...
7-24-19, Boris Johnson takes over as U.K. prime minister, vowing to push Brexit through 'no ifs, ands or buts' he has just 99 days to get it done by October 31, 2019.
Paris France Heat Wave
7-26-19, AccuWeather -- In Paris, the temperature at Parc Montsouris only dropped to 25.0 C (77 ... France, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, where the temperature rose to 38 C ... More here and here
Here's another report of Europe's temps
7-25-19, WSJ -- Temperatures hit record highs in Europe, as people from the U.K. to Paris logged a record-high temperature for the city of 109 degrees Fahrenheit. ... A Netherlands Meteorological Institute weather station reports that Germany touched 107 degrees, a national record, and the mercury in Eindhoven, Netherlands, reached 104 degrees, also a record. Northern France, Belgium and Holland all swelter in record hottest weather smashing a 70-year-old record by almost 35 degrees. Trains were slowed to avoid overheating while people bathed in fountains around the Eiffel Tower and in public parks in a desperate effort to keep cool. One commuter said: 'Its so hot in the metro, it's unbearable. There are many people, no air conditioning and everyone is on top of each other.'
New Prime Minister of England:
7-24-19, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just 99 days to make good on his promise to deliver Brexit by Oct. 31, 2019.
EU braces for Boris Johnson as UK leader
Washington Post· 12 hours ago7-24-19, WashPost -- Brussels is bracing for Boris and Brexit. Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories...
- Who is Boris Johnson, Brexit champion and New PM?
- Europe Who is Boris Johnson, Brexit champion and new British PM? A penchant for gaffes, extramarital affairs and fanning the flames of euroskepticism: Meet the new Prime Minister ...
"Sweden is at War"
- In January 2019, a so-called unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan, Sadeq Nadir, sought to murder several people in the city by ramming into them with a stolen car. He wanted to wage jihad and become a martyr. He told the police that his intention had been to kill. The event was initially classified as an attempt at a terrorist crime, but then changed to a charge of ten attempted murders. Although Sadeq had admitted that his intention was to kill; the court argued that he had not been driving "fast enough" to cause a concrete risk of death, the court did not find that he had acted from any religious terrorist motives. He was convicted of merely causing danger to others and threatening them.
- Jun 17, 2019 - Unknown criminals set fire to 19 cars in the Östberga area of southern Stockholm. Swedish police classify neighborhood as 'vulnerable'  ... Neo-Nazi from near Malmö charged for praising Hitler ...The small picturesque university town of Lund, close to Malmö, has recently been suffering from extensive car fires.
- On June 30, 2019 more gang related incidents; three shootings in three different suburbs in Stockholm. Two people, one of whom had been shot in the head, died. just in Stockholm, eleven people have already been shot to death -- the same number as for all of 2018. On July 1, 2019 National Police Chief Anders Thornberg said that the situation is "extraordinarily serious". He said: "For every young man who gets shot, there are 10-15 new ones ready to step in. … Swedes will have to get used to the shootings for the foreseeable future.”
- In 2018, Sweden experienced a record number of lethal shootings, 306 in all. Forty-five people were killed and 135 injured nationwide, most deaths occurring in Region South, where Malmö is located. In the first six months of 2018 almost every other shooting took place in a "vulnerable area", also known as no-go zones.
- In 2017 it was disclosed 61 ‘no-go’ zones encompassing 200 criminal networks, consisting of an estimated 5,000 criminals; majority non-Western immigrants and their descendants. Returnees, sympathizers for Islamic terrorist groups such as the ISIS, al Qaeda and al-Shabaab, and representatives of Salafist-oriented mosques, contribute to tensions between these groups and other residents in the vulnerable areas.
"Plan your itinerary - know your area...try to minimize the time from when you park your bike / car until you enter [the destination]. Before leaving a building, look out first and make an assessment of the surroundings to avoid getting into an unwanted situation... keep away from people who are considered potentially threatening or dangerous and increase the distance if there are no other people nearby".
The municipal government's guidelines on safety seem appropriate for a civil war zone, such as Beirut once was, rather than for the once-peaceful city of Malmö.
Car fires, frequent and widespread, are just one of the new aspects of living in the formerly idyllic city of Lund. One university spokesperson said about car burning: "I definitely think that these are young people who have not found their place in society, who know they are not accepted. …Car fires are not just a way of showing their displeasure; but a way of showing that they are frustrated, desperate and angry."
Swedish author Björn Ranelid disagreed he wrote in Expressen: "Sweden is at war and it is the politicians who are responsible. None of these criminals is starving or lacking in access to clean water. They have a roof over their heads and they have been offered free schooling for nine or twelve years. They do not live in dilapidated houses. All of them have had a higher material standard in their homes than several thousands of the children and young people who grew up at Ellstorp in Malmö where I lived with my parents and two siblings, in 47 square meters in two small rooms and a kitchen from 1949 to 1966."
"Sweden still has serious societal problems; but even though we can think of old times as an idyll with red cottages and green meadows, very few things were better before. I think we should celebrate just that, how much we have achieved as a country. We have built a strong country, where we take care of each other. Where society takes responsibility and no man is left alone."
Sadly, many Swedes probably feel terribly left alone in a country that increasingly resembles a war zone.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Gatestone Inst, Judith Bergman here https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14518/sweden-is-at-war
 Car burning: https://www.thelocal.se/20190617/19-cars-burned-in-suspected-arson-attack-in-stockholm
'Would You Like to Play a Game?'
Apostle Paul: "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
7-7-19, Facebook -- Fellowship Bible Chapel, John Haller's weekly Prophecy Update - John discusses California earthquakes; homosexual issues, world wars, Middle East ... at the end of the video he shows what a 'chess board' would look like if the nations were playing ... things are heating up.
One hour video here on Facebook
[I couldn't find it on YouTube]
Three Thousand Feet+ World's Tallest Water Fall
Angel Falls is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall. Located in Canaima National Park, the second largest national park in Venezuela, the waterfall tumbles 3,212 ft - [took nine days to measure it!] .. More photos here
"It was like Hell; fire raining down from the sky."
Volcanic Eruption of Stromboli
"He [God] doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men."
Sicilians dive into sea to escape Stromboli volcano
7-3-19, NY Post - Massimo Imbesi, a 35-year-old fromMilazzo in Sicily was killed and dozens threw themselves into the sea when Mt Stromboli Volcano on the Sicilian island of Stromboli violently exploded. Two blasts reported by Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology around 10:30 a.m. were unexpected and particularly powerful sending ash/smoke 6,000 ft into the sky and lava embers of fire raining down on the popular tourist spot. Priest Giovanni Longo said: “It was like being in hell because of the rain of fire coming from the sky.” [Exodus 9:23; Revelation 8:7, 13:13??] The explosions were preceded by lava spills; as molten rocks flowed from the crater and flew into the sky.
Stromboli eruption: Volcano rocks Italian island, kills 1 hiker - CNN
7-3-19, CNN -- A hiker was killed when a series of eruptions from one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, MT STROMBOLI, rocked the small Italian island of Stromboli. People were so frightened they threw themselves into the sea. Firefighters and helicopter were deployed to extinguish fires started by the eruption. ANSA reported
Freak Hail Storm Hits Mexican Town of Guadalajara - 200 structures damaged
Matthew 24:21 "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.Luke 21:11, 25-26 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:11Revelation 6:8 Apostle John said, "And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth."
6-28-19, Osaka Japan G20 Summit: On the sidelines with China, after the meeting of the main G20 summit, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the US would not be adding tariffs on $300 bn worth of Chinese imports as the two nations agree to get back to the negotiation table on trade....
6-24-19, The New Yorker -- France's young president is now Europe's most forceful progressive [leftist] Pres Emmanuel Macron who finished second to Ms Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally party who topped the European election vote in France, dealing a blow to the pro-European Macron.
Le Pen said she was “overjoyed” and called the result a “victory for the people.” She called on Macron to dissolve the French parliament and call fresh legislative elections, something Macron’s governing centrist party brushed aside.
Russia's Raikoke 3rd Eruption Since 1778
No Fear Over Iran's Threats
- Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Komandorskiye Ostrova Region, 6-26-19, Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort. If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation .
- Massive Eruption of the Raikoke Volcano – Russia, 6-21-19, Volcanic Eruption
- Above photo what Russia's Raikoke looks like from space, 6-26-19, The Raikoke volcano rarely ever erupts, but when it does, it goes big. Astronauts and several satellites captured images of the volcanic eruption from space early Saturday morning. [Hmm, tree huggers must be hysterical with all that smoke and dirt in the air - yet our homes' wood burning fire places is one target in their "solution" to clean air. Ridiculous! More here]
6-27-19, Victor Davis Hanson -- President Trump recently ordered and then called off a retaliatory strike against Iran for destroying a U.S. surveillance drone. The United States asserts that the drone was operating in international space. Iran claims it was in Iranian airspace.
Antiwar critics of Trump's Jacksonian rhetoric turned on a dime to blast him as a weak, vacillating leader afraid to call Iran to account. However, Trump supporters countered that the president had shown Iran a final gesture of patience — and cleared the way for a stronger retaliation should Iran foolishly interpret his one-time forbearance as a weakness to be exploited rather than as magnanimity to be reciprocated.
The charge of Trump being an appeaser was strange coming from leftist critics, especially given Trump's past readiness to bomb Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons, his willingness to destroy ISIS through enhanced air strikes, and his liberation of American forces in Afghanistan from confining rules of engagement.
The truth is that Iran and the United States are now engaged in a great chess match. But the stakes are not those of intellectual gymnastics. The game is no game, for it involves the lives, and possible deaths, of thousands.
The latest American-Iranian standoff is not like that of 1979-1981, when theocratic revolutionaries removed the Shah, stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, and took American hostages for 444 days — and humiliated America. Iran fears there are now no such American liabilities. Forty years later, America has no presence in Iran. It has long since given up on bringing Tehran back into the Western fold.
There are no Americans in Iran to be kidnapped and no Iranian allies inside Iran to be saved. Iran has no leverage over the United States, at least not as it did in 1979. [..snip]
Israel has forged new ties with China, Russia, and the European Union, and renewed its traditionally close relationship with the United States. Iran's neighbors in the Arab world are either in a mess or clandestinely allied with Israel. The Palestinian Authority and Hamas have never been weaker vis-a-vis Israel.
Time is on the American side. Each day Iran grows weaker and poorer, and the U.S. stronger and richer. [..]
If Tehran preemptively attacks an American ship or plane, it will be met by a disproportionate response, preferably one aimed not at civilian infrastructure, but at the Iranian military hierarchy, the Revolutionary Guard and the theocratic elite.
Otherwise, the Trump administration can sit back and monitor Iran's international ostracism and economic isolation while remaining unpredictable and enigmatic, ready to hit back hard at any attack on Americans but without being suckered into an optional war with Iran in the perennial Middle East quagmire. More here
6-24-19, Gatestone -- In the first Istanbul Turkey mayor's election of March 31, 2019, Imamoglu beat his rival Binali Yıldırım who was endorsed by Turkey's President Erdogan finishing by a margin of appx 13,000 votes in a city where there are 10 million registered voters.
Upon appeal from Erdogan's ruling AKP Party over alleged irregularities, the Supreme Electoral Board, consisting of judges apparently under government pressure, canceled the election result for Istanbul, thereby suspending Imamoğlu's mandate scheduling a re-run on June 23, 2019 -
Imamoglu won again by a larger margin! More here
Turkey Dictator, Erdogan's Opposition Wins Election
- Turkey sees political tension after Erdogan's opposition wins in Istanbul
6-23-19, Fox News -- Turkey: “Thank you, Istanbul,” Ekrem Imamoglu, 49, said to the tens of thousands of people who gathered to mark his victory after unofficial results showed he won a clear majority - 54 percent to 45 percent of the vote in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension. A tense political situation may be brewing in Turkey after the opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul won Sunday, June 23, 2019, breaking the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party had on leading Turkey’s largest city.
- Turkey: Key facts in Istanbul’s rerun election
6-23-19, Miami Herald· The repeat mayoral election in Istanbul took place because Turkey's electoral board ordered a rerun ... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, weakened by an opposition party’s landslide victory in Istanbul’s repeat election, scrambled to reassert his standing as the country’s most dominant politician in half a century by refocusing attention on a crucial trip to Asia. Losing Istanbul was much more than ceding control of Turkey’s largest city and commercial powerhouse. The mayor’s job was the springboard for Erdogan’s own political career. If Imamoglu, 49, performs well, then the president -- Turkey’s most influential leader since the modern republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk -- may find himself with a future challenger. More from Bloomberg here More here from Market Watch
America Losing Soviet Era Stigma About Communism
- nearly 30% of Americans want government distribution of wealth
- 35% want government responsibility for wages
- 33% want government control over the economy.
IN SOME WAYS SOCIALISM & COMMUNISM ARE INTERCHANGEABLE ... but different in others
11-26-18, Investopedia -- Communism and socialism are economic and political structures that promote equality and seek to eliminate social classes as follows:
- In a Communist Society, the working class owns everything and everyone works toward the same communal goal. There are no wealthy or poor people -- all are equal and the community distributes what it produces based only on need. Nothing is obtained by working more than what is required. Communism frequently results in low production, mass poverty and limited advancement.
- In a Socialist Society, the main focus is on equality; but workers earn wages they can spend as they choose, while the government, not citizens, owns and operates the means for production. Workers receive what they need to produce and survive, but there’s no incentive to achieve more, leaving little motivation.
- In a Capitalist Society, a sharp divide is created between the wealthiest citizens and the poorest, however with the wealthiest owning the majority of the nation's resources with everyone having incentive and desire to succeed and be wealthy. Limitations don’t exist and reward comes to those who go beyond the minimum. Owners are allowed to keep the excess production they earn; and competition occurs naturally fostering advancement.
Other linchpins of communism are enumerated in the Manifesto:
1) Abolition of property ownership
2) a heavy progressive income tax
3) abolition of all rights of inheritance
4) confiscation of property
5) centralization of credit
6) centralization of transportation
7) centrally planned economy
8) obligation to work
9) abolishing distinction between towns and country
10) a free education for children
Since World War I, America has been on the slippery slope toward socialism. The goal of Soviet Russia was to infiltrate American values with the destructive social goals of the Communist Manifesto. Former Soviet KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov, who defected from the Soviet Union in 1970, was interviewed in 1984 about Soviet infiltration methods. He said that by 1970 the Soviet Union already had infiltrated the US through brainwashing left-leaning people in the news media, entertainment, politics, business, education, and religion. Progressives are the new communists. Government replaces God.
Exodus 20:3 says, "Thou shalt have no other god's before me."
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The event begins two days of D-Day anniversary observances as tribute to the troops who shaped history during the dangerous mission to reach beachheads and fight in German-occupied France.
President Trump read an excerpt of the prayer given on June 6, 1944 by President Franklin Roosevelt.
"My Fellow Americans:
Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.
And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph. They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war. For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces. And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keeness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment -- let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace -- a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen."
-- US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
WILDFIRES WORLDWIDE: 2019
5-24-19, Firefighters in Israel surveyed the damage caused by massive wildfires that threatened Kibbutz Harel and almost wiped out Mevo Modi'im, in addition to many other blazes; unseasonably high temperatures reaching 48C [104 Degrees F.] maintain fear that more yet to come. Investigation surmise that the Harel fire likely caused by a falling electric cable in a nearby town; six homes were damaged there. In Mevo Modi'im, 40 of the town's 50 homes were damaged and thousands of residents from those two regions spent the night at hospitality centers. Emergency services battled multiple wildfires throughout the country on Thursday.
Italy, Croatia, Greece & Cyprus Sending Firefighting Planes to Help Israel ...
Canada: Wildfires force nearly 5,000 Canadians out of their homes
The Chuckegg Creek Wildfire, burning in Mackenzie County monstrous blaze that has reached nearly 230,000 acres, has been torching ground for more than two days. It is just one of a "number of out-of-control wildfires" burning in the province.
Arizona USA: Dove Fire 1,200 acres and 30% contained
5-25-19, The Arizona Republic -- The 1,200-acre Dove Fire burning 14 miles northwest of Surprise is 30% contained. Cause under investigation...
NASA INTERACTIVE CURRENT MAPS HERE
UK General Election Expected by End of July 2019
5-24-19, Express.co.uk -- Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, changing his mind on working towards becoming the leader of the UK. Nigel Farage blasts May and says she failed because she's pro-EU as ...
Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM - bbc.com
5-24-19, Theresa May in an emotional display quits: UK set for new PM. She says she has "done my best" to deliver Brexit but failed.
Pres Putin Told Mike Pompeo: "It's time to restore US-Russia ties..."
5-14-19, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Sochi Russia meeting with Pres Putin and Sergey Lavrov. A day after US President Donald Trump said he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit of leaders in Japan in June, 2019. Mr Lavrov said it has not received a formal proposal but, “If such a proposal is received, we will respond to it in a positive way.”
At the start of their meeting, Mr Lavrov said both countries are overdue to dispel “suspicions and prejudices” and to “start building a new constructive framework” of how Russia and the US see each other. Putin told Pompeo he hoped to restore relations and that the conclusion of the special counsel Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election meant that was possible. More here
Jesus said: Luke 12:39, 17:24-29, 34:36; Matt 24:36, 37-41, 42-51; John 14:1-3; 1 Thess 4:16-17, 5:4
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