Tuesday, December 19, 2017


JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Palestinians won’t meet with Kushner, Greenblatt or any US officials on peace-In wake of US administration's Jerusalem stance, Abbas aide says, PA adamant in boycotting entire Trump team; PA also says Greenblatt, due this week, hasn't sought Ramallah meet-By Dov Lieber-DEC 18,17

The Palestinians will not meet with any United States officials regarding the peace process in the future, in response to US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a senior diplomatic adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told The Times of Israel on Sunday.The open-ended boycott includes Trump’s top peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, who is due here this week, as well as the US leader’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.“No one from the American administration will be met to discuss peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, because the [PA] president was very clear on that,” said Majdi al-Khalidi, referring to Abbas’s speech at the Organization of Islamic Countries on Wednesday in Istanbul.Khalidi added that Greenblatt, who is expected to arrive in the region amid violent protests over Trump’s announcement, did not request a meeting with the Palestinians, with whom he has met on numerous occasions in the past, Khalidi said.Greenblatt “knows that no meeting will happen, even if he asks,” said Khalidi.In his speech in Turkey, Abbas said Trump’s Jerusalem decision meant “the United States has chosen to lose its eligibility as an intermediary. It does not have any role in the political process.”On Abbas’s remarks, Khalidi said: “The statement of the president is self-explanatory.”The White House said Greenblatt would come to Israel this week and stay throughout the upcoming visit of US Vice President Mike Pence.The Palestinians last week canceled a meeting with Pence. According to Pence’s schedule, he will not now be visiting the Palestinian territories at all.Since the early days of the Trump presidency, Greenblatt has shuffled back and forth between the Israelis, Palestinians and other regional leaders in efforts to restart the peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis.The US has been the key mediator between the two sides since the early 1990s.In his speech at the OIC, Abbas said he would now work to seek a multilateral international process to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict led by the United Nations. He also said the Palestinians would return to seeking full membership at the UN, an effort they had frozen at  the behest of the United States in 2011.Abbas added that the Palestinians had been engaged with Washington in a new push to reach a peace agreement with Israel, the “deal of our times.” But “instead we got the slap of our times,” Abbas said.The White House shot back at those remarks, saying that kind of rhetoric from the Palestinian leader had “prevented peace for years.”“As we have said since the Jerusalem announcement, we anticipated reactions like the ones going on in the region but are going to remain hard at work on our peace plan,” a senior administration official told The Times of Israel on Friday.The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a Palestinian state, while Israel considers the whole city its capital.Trump’s December 6 decision to recognize Israel’s capital was welcomed by Israel, while numerous Arab leaders have railed against it. In his remarks, Trump stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city’s holy sites.Abbas’s foreign affairs adviser Nabil Shaath told The Times of Israel last week that the PA would continue to communicate with the United States on affairs not connected to the peace process.“We think Mr. Trump has acted in a way that makes it impossible for the United States to act as an honest broker. We are just expressing that,” Shaath said.The US is a central source of aid for the Palestinian Authority. In 2016, the US provided $712 million to the Palestinians, and is the world’s largest supplier of such aid.Just over half of that funding is given to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA).In Israel, Greenblatt will meet with European Union representative to the so-called Middle East “Quartet,” Fernando Gentilini, the White House official said.“The president remains as committed to peace as ever,” the official added.Eric Cortellessa contributed to this report.

PM applauds US for ‘pushing back’ against UN moves on Israel-Ahead of visit by VP Pence, Netanyahu hails Washington for its 'leadership and determination in the defense of the truth of Israel'-By TOI staff-DEC 18,17

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday praised US President Donald Trump and his administration for “pushing back” against United Nations efforts to criticize Israel.He was apparently referring to an impending Egypt-sponsored UN Security Council resolution to undermine the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which Washington was expected to veto.At the weekly cabinet meeting, the prime minister hailed the US for its “leadership and determination in the defense of the truth of Israel,” the “decisiveness with which they are pushing back on the efforts to use the United Nations as a stage against Israel,” and for its public support.His statement followed a report by the Reuters news agency on Saturday that the UN Security Council was considering a draft resolution that would nullify Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital earlier this month.The text, drafted by Egypt, “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council,” Reuters reported.It also calls upon all states not to establish diplomatic missions in Jerusalem, demanding that “all states comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem” and not recognize “any actions or measures contrary to those resolutions.”In his address from the White House on December 6, Trump said that after repeated failures to achieve peace, a new approach was long overdue. He described his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government as merely based on reality.Trump, whose declaration was hailed by Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum but rejected by the Palestinians and most of the international community, stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city’s holy sites.In a move that further angered the Palestinians, a White House official said Friday that the US could not “envision any situation” under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel.The Western Wall, part of the retaining walls of the Second Temple compound, is the closest point of prayer for Jews to the site of the Temple itself, and thus the Jewish people’s holiest place of prayer. It was captured, along with the rest of the Old City and East Jerusalem, from Jordan in the 1967 Six Day War, and annexed by Israel as part of its united capital — a move not recognized internationally.Muslims claim it as the site where the Prophet Muhammad tied his horse, al-Buraq, on his night journey to Jerusalem before he rose to paradise. They call the Temple Mount Haram al-Sharif, site of the third-holiest mosque in Islam.In his address to the cabinet, Netanyahu also heaped praise on US Vice President Mike Pence, who is due to visit Israel later this week. Pence, he said, is a “great friend of Israel and of Jerusalem.”In December 2016, toward the end of the Obama administration, the Security Council voted through a resolution that “underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations.” Bitterly opposed by Israel, the vote passed 14-0 with the US abstaining. Trump’s transition team reportedly tried to block the resolution.

Indonesia clerics urge US boycott as 80,000 protest Jerusalem recognition-Tens of thousands throng capital of world's largest Muslim country in 10th straight day of protests over Trump's decision-By AP and TOI staff-DEC 18,17

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Muslim clerics have called for a boycott of American products in Indonesia’s largest protest against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Wearing white robes and carrying banners reading “Indonesia unites for Palestine,” an estimated 80,000 people rallied Sunday in the capital of the world’s largest Muslim nation in the 10th straight day of protests organized by the country’s top Muslim clerical body.Anwar Abbas, a top cleric from the Indonesian Council of Ulema, read a petition calling on Indonesians to stop buying American products until Trump revoked his move.“Don’t rely on their products,” he said, as the crowd including men, women and children responded by waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags and shouting “boycott!”Previous anti-American protests have unsuccessfully lobbied for a boycott of US goods.Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said the protesters marched peacefully about 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from the National Monument Park to the US Embassy. Some local media reported the number of the demonstrators was double the police estimate.About 20,000 security forces were deployed to secure the rally.In the petition, the clerics urged Trump to immediately revoke his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it has hurt international justice, violated human rights of the Palestinians and undermined peace efforts.It also demanded nations not follow the US in moving their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and urged the UN Security Council to hold an emergency session to discuss Trump’s declaration.The chairman of the clerics council, Ma’ruf Amin, said “let’s fight together with the government and the world for the freedom of Palestine through political, diplomatic and economic ways.”Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has strongly condemned Trump’s move, which he described as a violation of UN resolutions.Indonesia does not have diplomatic ties with Israel and has long been a strong supporter of Palestinian aspirations for statehood.In an address on December 6 from the White House, Trump defied worldwide warnings and insisted that after repeated failures to achieve peace, a new approach was long overdue, describing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government as merely based on reality.The move was hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum and drew a furious response from the Palestinians and Arab nations. Trump stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city’s holy sites.

Pope says ‘fake news’ a ‘very serious sin’-'Sins of communication' include one-sided reporting, sensationalizing old news, pontiff says-By AP-DEC 18,17

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it is a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved.Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news,” told Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most “fundamental” to democratic societies.But he reminded them to provide precise, complete and correct information and not one-sided reports.The pope said,”You shouldn’t fall into the ‘sins of communication’ — disinformation, or giving just one side, calumny that is sensationalized, or defamation, looking for things that are old news and have been dealt with and bringing them to light today.”He called those actions a “grave sin that hurts the heart of the journalist and hurts others.”

In Jordan, Iraqi Christians dream of fresh start abroad-After decimation of their communities by IS, many members of religious minority no longer see a future in Iraq-By Kamal Taha-DEC 18,17

AMMAN, Jordan (AFP) — Inside a church in Jordan, a displaced Iraqi Christian mother dreams of a brighter future for her children far from the war-torn country they were forced to flee.She is among thousands of Iraqi Christians from the northern town of Bartalla to have sought refuge in neighboring Jordan after running for their lives from jihadists.“We’ve lost everything. Our houses have been pillaged and destroyed. There’s nothing left over there to make it worth returning,” said Walaa Louis, 40.When the Islamic State terror group swept across northern Iraq in 2014 they told Christians to convert, pay tax, leave or die. Tens of thousands chose to flee.Baghdad has announced final victory over the extremist group, but Louis says she will not return to a country where she does not feel safe.She, her husband and three children — now aged 16, 15 and eight — fled Bartalla in August 2014, trekking for hours in the dead of night to the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Erbil.They endured months of struggle in Erbil, including sleeping rough in parks or inside churches.Iraqi forces retook Bartalla from IS earlier this year, but when Louis returned to her hometown in August she found nothing but a home in cinders.She and her husband decided to head to Jordan, where they filed with the UN refugee agency for resettlement “in any safe country” to ensure her children’s future.But as Christmas approaches, Louis said her family has received no financial aid and their money is running out.“We’ve spent everything we had,” said Louis, who suffers from a heart condition.“I can’t even see a doctor or buy Christmas presents for my children,” she said.For now, her youngest son is among some 200 children aged 6 to 14 attending night classes at the Marka Latin Church in the Jordanian capital Amman.-‘Right to life’-They are taught by volunteer Iraqi teachers, and receive books, clothes and meals for free.The night classes are all in English, the school’s head Sanaa Baki said, as the parents of most Iraqi students have applied for resettlement abroad.She hopes the language skills will help the children better settle in foreign schools if these requests are granted.Some 10,000 Iraqi Christian refugees live in Jordan, according to Father Rifaat Badr, who heads a Catholic research center.Many of them dream of new lives in Europe, Canada, Australia or in the United States.The church’s priest, Khalil Jaar, believes education is also key to the children remembering where they come from.“The saying goes, ‘If you want to destroy a people, erase their history and make their children ignorant,‘” he said.“We need to work to ensure all these children are given their right to education and to life.”This month, France’s ambassador to Jordan, David Bertolotti, visited the church to announce a 120,000 euro ($140,000) donation for the night classes to continue until the end of the school year.Under a large Christmas tree, children with wooden crosses dangling around their necks sang the Iraqi national anthem at the top of their lungs.Ban Benyamin Yussef, a mother-of-four, was among the parents present.“After Daesh members plundered, destroyed and burned our home and my husband’s grocery shop, we decided to pack our bags and seek refuge in Jordan, hoping to start a new life,” the 43-year-old said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.It was the last leg of a journey fleeing harassment across Iraq.“When sectarian violence flared in 2006, we received death threats and fled Baghdad for Mosul,” a city in northern Iraq, she said.Threatened there too, they escaped to a small village north of the city — until IS arrived in 2014.But even now that Iraqi forces have claimed victory over the jihadists, Yussef and her family have no intention of returning to Iraq.“We can’t go back. Our towns have been destroyed. We’ve lost everything.”

Thousands rally in Pakistan against Trump’s Jerusalem move-Party leader urges Muslims across the globe to set aside differences and unite around the cause of 'liberating' Jerusalem-DEC 18,17-TOI-By Tamar Pileggi

5:52 pm-Iran says Macron acting like ‘Trump’s lapdog’ on Middle East-A top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that French President Emmanuel Macron is acting like US President Donald Trump’s “lapdog” regarding Middle East policy.“To sustain its international credibility, France should not blindly follow the Americans … The French president is now acting as Trump’s lapdog,” Ali Akbar Velayati is quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.Velayati also slams the US for accusing the Islamic Republic of supplying Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms.“This claim shows she lacks basic scientific knowledge and decency,” Velayati says, adding that American UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is like Trump in saying “baseless, ridiculous things.”“Iran has not supplied Yemen with any missile,” he says.5:22 pm-Ministers green-light bill for harsher penalties for teacher violence-The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves legislation that will impose a 5-year jail sentence for assaulting teachers.The amendment to the Penal Law was proposed by Jewish Home lawmaker Moti Yogev in the wake of several incidents of violence against teachers.In addition, Education Minister Naftali Bennett says he has instructed his office to ensure that students who attack teachers may be permanently expelled from the school.“Teachers are our central resource and we are committed to empowering them,” Bennett says in a statement. “We have improved their employment conditions and now we are working to ensure their safety.”-4:50 pm-Crime bosses named as suspects in murder of state witnesses-Police reveal that the heads of two major criminal organizations have been arrested in recent months for the murder of two state witnesses earlier this year.State protectors are expected to file an indictment against crime bosses Yaniv (Nivi) Zaguri and Michael Mor tomorrow.Four others have been arrested in connection to the murders of Tal Korkus and Elisha Sabah.4:21 pm-IS claims pre-Christmas suicide bombing of Pakistan church-A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church that killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service earlier today is claimed by the Islamic State group.In a brief statement on its Amaq news agency, the jihadist group claimed responsibility.Earlier, officials said police intercepted and shot dead one attacker outside the church before he could detonate his bomb. But the second managed to reach the church’s main door, where he blew himself up.“Police were quick to react and stop the attackers from entering into the main hall,” provincial police chief Moazzam Jah tells AFP.Each attacker was carrying 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of explosive plus grenades, says civil defense official Aslam Tareen.— with AFP-4:09 pm-Thousands rally in Pakistan against Trump’s Jerusalem move-Thousands of Islamists have rallied in two major cities in Pakistan to condemn US President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital.Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Karachi and advocates of US-wanted Islamist Hafiz Saeed in Lahore dispersed peacefully after the rally.Protests have persisted in Pakistan since Trump’s announcement that sparked protests in the Muslim world.The chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Sirajul Haq, called on all Muslim nations to suspend diplomatic ties with the US until it reconsiders its Jerusalem decision.Hafiz Saeed says that Muslims the world over should put aside any differences and unite around the cause of “liberating” Jerusalem.Muslim-majority Pakistan has reiterated its support for the Palestinians, who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their hoped-for state.— AP-3:33 pm-Erdogan says Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will open an embassy in East Jerusalem to protest against the decision by US President Donald Trump to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.“We have already declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state but we haven’t been able to open our embassy there because Jerusalem is currently under occupation,” Erdogan says at a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) meeting in Karaman according to the Hurriyet Daily News.“God willing, the day is close when officially, with God’s permission, we will open our embassy there,” he says.Seeking to steer often disunited Muslim nations into a coordinated response on the changed US policy, Erdogan last week chaired a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) where leaders declared East Jerusalem to be the capital of a Palestinian state.3:32 pm-Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 8-Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials say.Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, says hundreds of worshipers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. He said the attackers clashed with security forces, with one assailant killed at the entrance while the other made it inside.Baluchistan police chief Moazzam Ansari praises the response of security forces guarding the church, saying the attacker who made it inside was wounded and unable to reach the main building. “Otherwise the loss of lives could have been much higher,” he told reporters.Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said a search is underway for two suspected accomplices who escaped.Wasim Baig, spokesman for Quetta main hospital, confirmed the attack’s toll, updating earlier accounts from officials.No one immediately claimed the attack. Muslim extremists have targeted Pakistan’s small Christian minority in the past.— AP-3:07 pm-Coalition advancing ‘Jewish state’ bill without equality clause-The coalition agrees the so-called Jewish state bill will be go to the plenum for its first reading later this Knesset session in its current form.The legislation spearheaded by Likud MK Avi Dichter was being revised in a special committee after Kulanu MK Roy Folkman demanded a clause be added to ensure equal rights for all Israelis.The coalition said any changes in the law’s wording will take place after its first plenum reading.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made clear he is eager to see the law — which would for the first time enshrine Israel’s Jewish character in its constitutional Basic Laws — advanced as quickly as possible.2:29 pm-Security forces nab 15 Palestinians illegally crossing security barrier-Israeli security forces detain 15 Palestinians illegally attempting to cross the security barrier into Israel, the army says in a statement.The incident occurred the Palestinian village of Arabbuna near Jenin in the northern West Bank.The Palestinians are detained for questioning.2:21 pm-Teen in central Israel seriously injured when unexploded land mine goes off-A teenager and two children are injured after an unexploded ordnance they were playing with blew up in the Kula forest near the community of Elad in central Israel.The Magen David Adom ambulance service says a 14-year-old sustained serious injuries, and a 9 and 11-year-old are lightly hurt.— Judah Ari Gross-2:09 pm-Second Gaza crossing reopens after weekend closure due to rocket fire-Israel reopens the second crossing in and out of the Gaza Strip this morning, after closing the pair following numerous rocket attacks on Israel from the coastal enclave, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories says.The Kerem Shalom Crossing, which is used for transporting goods, operated as normal this morning, a COGAT spokesperson says.The Erez Crossing, which is used for people to enter and exit the Strip, reopened on Friday.Palestinians were able to leave Gaza as normal today, though people entering the Strip from Israel were barred from crossing this morning, not due to security considerations, but because of a general strike of Israeli workers.— Judah Ari Gross.

Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for North Korea-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-December 18, 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction.The man had been charged with two counts under an act preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, police said, and with another four under legislation enforcing United Nations and Australian sanctions against North Korea.The Sydney man was identified by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and other media as 59-year-old Chan Han Choi, who they said had been living in Australia for more than 30 years and was of Korean descent.He was arrested in the Sydney suburb of Eastwood on Saturday and was due to face court later on Sunday, police said. He came to the attention of authorities earlier this year, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said."This man was a loyal agent of North Korea, who believed he was acting to serve some higher patriotic purpose," AFP Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters."This case is like nothing we have ever seen on Australian soil," he said.Police will allege the man tried to broker the sale of missile components, including software for the guidance systems of ballistic missiles, as well as trying to sell coal to third parties in Indonesia and Vietnam.Gaughan said the trade could have been worth "tens of millions of dollars" if successful.Cash-strapped North Korea has come under a new round of stricter United Nations sanctions this year after pressing ahead with its missile and nuclear programmes in defiance of international pressure.Tensions have risen dramatically on the Korean peninsula because of the North's ballistic missile launches and its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, as well as joint military drills between South Korea and the United States that the North describes as preparation for war.Pyongyang claimed that its latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch in November had the range to reach all of the United States.U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged North Korea on Friday to carry out a "sustained cessation" of its weapons testing to allow talks about its missile and nuclear programmes.However, the North has shown little interest in talks until it has the ability to hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile, which many experts say it has yet to prove.Gaughan said the man had been in touch with high-ranking North Korean officials but no missile components ever made it to Australia. He also said there was no indication officials in Indonesia or Vietnam had been involved in the attempted coal sales."This is black market 101," Gaughan said."We are alleging that all the activity occurred offshore, and was purely another attempt for this man to trade goods and services as a way to raise revenue for the government of North Korea," he said.The man faces up to 18 years in jail if convicted. He did not apply for bail and will next face court on Wednesday.(Reporting by Alana Schetzer; Editing by Paul Tait and Stephen Coates)

Erdogan says Turkey will clear border of Syrian Kurds-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-December 18, 2017

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president slammed a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militant group Sunday and said he'll clear his country's border with Syria of "terrorists."President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a rally in the central province of Karaman his country would not allow "terror nests" near its border, referring to areas held by the People's Protection Units or YPG in northern Syria.Turkey considers the YPG an extension of a Kurdish insurgency within its own borders, and launched an operation in August 2016 to clear part of its border of their and the Islamic State group's presence.Erdogan announced an expanded list of areas to be cleared. "We will clean Afrin of terrorists, we will clean Manbij of terrorists. We will clean Tel Abyad, Ras al-Ayn and Qamishli of terrorists," he said.Turkey has a military presence in the western Syrian province of Idlib as part of a de-escalation agreement struck with Russia and Iran. The province borders YPG-controlled Afrin and Turkey has threatened to attack the group there.Erdogan has frequently expressed frustration with the Syrian Kurdish militant group's presence at Turkey's border. But it's rare that he mentions Qamishli, a town further east controlled by both the Syrian Kurds and Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.Turkish officials regularly criticize the U.S. for backing and arming Syrian Kurds in combatting IS, a sticky issue in already tense bilateral relations.Last month, Turkey's foreign minister said President Donald Trump promised to stop arming the militant group but the Pentagon said it was reviewing the process, stopping short of announcing a halt to weapons transfers.Erdogan chided the NATO member's allies, saying they "will really be our allies when they stop working with structures we consider terror organizations in Syria."


LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Landslides kill 26 in storm-hit Philippine province: local officials-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-December 18, 2017

MANILA (Reuters) - At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday.Kai-tak cut power supplies in many areas, forced the cancellation of several flights, stranded more than 15,000 people in various ports in the region and prompted nearly 88,000 people to seek shelter in evacuation centers.The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Biliran island said 26 residents had died, but the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has yet to make any official announcement about fatalities.Biliran Governor Gerardo Espina Jr confirmed the deaths in an interview with DZMM radio, with 23 people still missing, he said."We received reports of three deaths coming from the DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government) but these are for confirmation," said NDRRMC spokeswoman Romina Marasigan. "We are still trying to check the others."Many areas were flooded, damaging crops and infrastructure.Kai-tak has weakened to a tropical depression after barrelling through the eastern region of Visayas on Saturday, hitting islands and coastal towns such as Tacloban City where supertyphoon Haiyan claimed 8,000 lives in 2013.Locally known as Urduja, Kai-tak was packing winds of 55 kilometers (31 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 80 km/h, according to a weather bureau bulletin issued at 2000 GMT.(Reporting by Enrico dela Cruz, editing by David Evans)

More than 30 dead in Philippines due to slow-moving storm-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-December 18, 2017

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 people dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travelers in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.Sofronio Dacillo Jr., a disaster-response officer, said 26 villagers died and 23 others were missing mostly due to landslides in different areas in the island province of Biliran, where the weather has improved after Tropical Storm Kai-Tak blew over Saturday.At least seven other people were killed in landslides and floods in four central areas due to Kai-tak, which weakened into a tropical depression but moved southwestward and picked up speed Sunday with sustained winds of 55 kilometers (34 miles) per hour, according to officials and police.The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said it was trying to confirm the reported deaths caused by the storm, which forced more than 89,000 people to flee to emergency shelters. Thousands of Christmas holiday travelers were stranded due to canceled inter-island ferries and flights.Kai-tak, known locally as Urduja, has remained almost stationary over the eastern section of the central Philippines in recent days, drenching island provinces, setting off landslides and floods and knocking out power in some areas.President Rodrigo Duterte said he would visit the storm-hit region.About 20 typhoons and storms, mostly from the Pacific, lash the Philippines each year, making the poor country of more than 100 million people one of the most disaster-prone in the world.


Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-December 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump's transition organization.But the investigators did not directly request the records from Trump's still-existing transition group, Trump for America, and instead obtained them from the General Services Administration, a separate federal agency that stored the material, according to those familiar with the Trump transition organization.The tens of thousands of emails in question pertain to 13 senior Trump transition officials. Many of the emails that Mueller's investigators have now include national security discussions about possible Trump international aims as well as candid assessments of candidates for top government posts, said those familiar with the transition. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the records' sensitivity.On Saturday, Kory Langhofer, general counsel for the transition group, sent a letter to two congressional committees arguing that the GSA had improperly provided the transition records to Mueller's investigators. In the letter to the Republican chairmen of the House Oversight and the Senate Homeland Security committees, Langhofer contends that the disclosure by GSA was "unauthorized," and it considers the documents private and privileged and not government property.Langhofer also said that a GSA official appointed by Trump in May had assured the transition in June that any request for records from Mueller's office would be referred to the transition's attorneys. According to Langhofer, the assurance was made by then-GSA General Counsel Richard Beckler, who was hospitalized in August and has since died. A copy of the letter was viewed by the AP.But late Saturday, another GSA official present for the conversation told Buzzfeed News that there was nothing improper about the disclosure of the emails to Mueller's team. The GSA has provided office space and other aid to presidential transitions in recent years and typically houses electronic transition records in its computer system.GSA Deputy Counsel Lenny Loewentritt told Buzzfeed that Beckler didn't make a commitment to the transition team that requests from law enforcement for materials would be routed through transition lawyers.Loewentritt said the transition was informed that by using government devices, the agency wouldn't hold back records from law enforcement. Transition officials signed agreements that warn them that materials kept on the government servers are subject to monitoring and auditing, he told Buzzfeed, and there's no expectation of privacy.The documents were provided to Mueller's team by the GSA in September in response to requests from the FBI, but the transition wasn't informed at the time, according to people familiar with the transition organization. Officials with Trump for America learned last Wednesday that GSA officials had turned over the cache of emails to Mueller's team.Late Saturday, Mueller's spokesman, Peter Carr, said the special counsel's office has followed the law when it has obtained documents during its investigation."When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner's consent or appropriate criminal process," Carr said.Among the officials who used transition email accounts was former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to a count of making false statements to FBI agents in January and is now cooperating with Mueller's investigation. Flynn was fired by Trump in February for misleading senior administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.It's unclear how revelatory the email accounts maintained by the GSA will be for Mueller. Several high-level Trump advisers sometimes used other email accounts to communicate about transition issues between Election Day and the inauguration.Flynn attorney, Robert Kelner, declined to comment. Jay Sekulow, an attorney on Trump's personal legal team, referred questions to the transition group. Spokespeople for GSA didn't immediately respond to AP's emailed requests for comment.The media site Axios first reported on the transfer of the emails to Mueller's team.