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Locust alert in Middle East as plague descends on Egypt and creates panic in Israel
Daily Mail UK ^ | 10:31 EST, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:04 EST, 4 March 2013 | By Alex Ward

Posted on 03/04/2013 9:12:18 AM PST by Red Badger

Israel's Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline and task force

The swarm is estimated to be made up of 30million insects

The infestation has been devastating crops in Egypt ahead of Passover

As swarms of locust devour Egyptian crops, the Middle East is bracing for the destructive bugs to migrate their way ahead of the Passover holiday.

A swarm of an estimated 30million insects has been devastating crops in Egypt, fuelling apocalyptic fears because of the infestation’s proximity to the Bible story of Passover in which a swarm of locusts, the eighth of ten plagues, is imposed on Egyptians by God for enslaving and abusing ancient Hebrews.

Israel’s Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline today and urged residents to be vigilant in reporting sightings of the insects to prevent an outbreak.

A special task force has also been set up to help farmers manage infestations.

The locusts pass through the country as part of their normal migration from north east Sudan to Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian Agriculture Ministry said, emphasising that Egypt was just ‘a transfer station’ for the locusts, which were in larger numbers this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Israel; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; locusts; lordoftheflies; plagues; waronterror
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To: Red Badger
IIRR, they taste like chicken.

Years ago, someone told me the Jews ate them and was responsible for their survival...and that the story of the bread and fishes was an analogy.

2 posted on 03/04/2013 9:17:53 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Red Badger

They say they’re edible...


3 posted on 03/04/2013 9:19:15 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Red Badger

“I will bless those who bless thee, and curse those who curseth thee, saith the Lord.”

For behold, G-d is not mocked.


4 posted on 03/04/2013 9:22:10 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Red Badger

Oh look, drones.


5 posted on 03/04/2013 9:23:02 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Oberon

Yes, they are edible, but not a good substitute for wheat and other food grain plants which they eat.


6 posted on 03/04/2013 9:23:48 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Sacajaweau

I witnessed a huge locust invasion in Yemen in 1987. It devastated the qat industry but the next day there were piles of fried locust available sold as snacks.

Not bad tasting. Remove wings, legs and head and insert in mouth and chew. Had a slight almond taste. Nothing but protein.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 9:24:47 AM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: elcid1970

Hello? Is pharoh available? I have a “message” for him.


8 posted on 03/04/2013 9:25:00 AM PST by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Oberon; Sacajaweau

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher_locust


9 posted on 03/04/2013 9:25:24 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Texas Fossil
Yes, they are edible, but not a good substitute for wheat and other food grain plants which they eat.

Not if you're on the Atkins Diet!........

10 posted on 03/04/2013 9:27:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

I had to check first to see if it were satire since ‘the boy’ is planning a trip to Israel. Seems like locusts will be landing on him instead of the usual flies.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 9:32:36 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Red Badger
Flies constantly land on Obama's face.

Now Obama plans a trip to Israel, and locusts descend on the country.

It's not like God is being subtle, here.

12 posted on 03/04/2013 9:36:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: Red Badger

Egypt can’t grow enough food to feed its population, and they are very short of money since tourists have been avoiding the place on account of the Islamic Terrorist Spring.

You can eat locusts, but they will consume more food than they provide.

I guess Jean Kerri is just going to have to send them another few billion dollars worth of aid, while our people here sink further and further into the sewer.

I never feel certain about outguessing Providence, but this is a curious coincidence, what with Obama—predecessor of the Antichrist—up to his usual tricks, and the Pope’s abrupt retirement, and lightning striking the Dome of St. Peter’s, and the Queen going into the hospital.

Maybe Prince Charles is the Antichrist. :-}


13 posted on 03/04/2013 9:40:30 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red Badger

Its epic! Its biblical! Its the first tangible result of the sequestration!

Run for your lives! Its name is DOOM. ai-EEEEE!!!!


14 posted on 03/04/2013 9:43:27 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: rktman

Pharaoh got the message last night on the History Channel.

Morsi is even more thickheaded. He’ll blame the Jews.


15 posted on 03/04/2013 9:43:49 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Cicero

and the (minor) earthquake at Castel Gandolfo.


16 posted on 03/04/2013 9:44:43 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Red Badger

I hope they eat every green plant in Egypt.


17 posted on 03/04/2013 9:45:59 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Lazamataz

Lord of the flies.


18 posted on 03/04/2013 9:51:36 AM PST by Epsdude
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To: Cicero
"Egypt can’t grow enough food to feed its population"

And yet, for centuries, Egyption grains fed the entire Roman Empire.

Arabs don't seem to be able to make anything work.

19 posted on 03/04/2013 9:55:47 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Red Badger

Time for the IDF to launch ‘Operation Moses’


20 posted on 03/04/2013 10:00:35 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Red Badger

The drought continues in our western US states, too. Many good families have been robbed of all of their properties in schemes by others (mostly originally from the northeast, some from the northeast then California) positioned in authority and claiming animal worship and environmentalism.

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/seasonal_drought.html


21 posted on 03/04/2013 10:01:43 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Badger

See Isa. 19. The God of Israel loves Egypt. He will strike them, but it will be in love.

And then he will raise up Egypt to be part of the kingdom of the Messiah, Egypt, Israel and Assyria(Kurdistan today).


22 posted on 03/04/2013 10:05:03 AM PST by lurk
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To: Red Badger; 444Flyer; Ezekial; American Constitutionalist; winoneforthegipper
Prepare ye O Israel for arrival of the real obamanation of desolation, as well.


23 posted on 03/04/2013 10:05:17 AM PST by Errant
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To: Red Badger
This can't be, glowbull warming PREVENTS locust swarming.

Well, if this is true, somebody will have to update the growbull warming list, adding near the "locust plagues suppressed", that in addition to that, "locust plagues not suppressed".

24 posted on 03/04/2013 10:15:09 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Red Badger
Armageddon

oh wait, what ?
The locusts pass through the country as part of their normal migration

never mind.
25 posted on 03/04/2013 10:31:35 AM PST by stylin19a (pbama - Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

Just like Yankees driving thru Florida in November........


26 posted on 03/04/2013 10:34:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Errant

Did you happen to see the Helicorder for yesterday’s small quake below Castel Gandolfo? No....well okay take a look at this....

Caution true believers must be warned.....lol

http://italiadomani.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/terremoto.jpg


27 posted on 03/04/2013 10:56:57 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Errant
This year the swarm is greater in number than normal. Wonder if they'll be entering Israel around the same time PharObama is.


28 posted on 03/04/2013 11:07:14 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Red Badger

I know, but for most people.


29 posted on 03/04/2013 11:23:47 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Sacajaweau
"IIRR, they taste like chicken."

I read they can also taste like shrimp.

Hope they aren't in Chicken McNuggets or shrimp cocktail....or maybe I do hope they are!

30 posted on 03/04/2013 11:25:08 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: 444Flyer

Someone should superimpose a photo of Obama speechifying and a swarm of locusts.


31 posted on 03/04/2013 11:31:59 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: hummingbird

Just don’t eat the meatballs at Ikea.


32 posted on 03/04/2013 12:37:42 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Red Badger

DDT and crop dusters will take care of the problem.


33 posted on 03/04/2013 1:10:57 PM PST by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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To: B4Ranch

Catch them all, dip in beer batter, place on stick, deep fat fry!.........problem solved......


34 posted on 03/04/2013 1:16:17 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Texas Fossil

Chocolate dipped locusts.....Yum!........

35 posted on 03/04/2013 1:18:49 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger
If the Israelis do what we do they'll make the invading hordes citizens.
36 posted on 03/04/2013 1:20:30 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Red Badger

I’ll pass.


37 posted on 03/04/2013 2:51:04 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: ZX12R

I hope they eat every green islamist.


38 posted on 03/04/2013 2:56:43 PM PST by Amberdawn
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39 posted on 03/04/2013 4:05:35 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Red Badger

Deep fat fried Egyptians does sound yummy as long as there’s no sand in the batter.


40 posted on 03/04/2013 5:04:18 PM PST by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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To: TexasRepublic
"Just don’t eat the meatballs at Ikea."

Duly noted!

41 posted on 03/04/2013 7:41:02 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: 444Flyer; Errant; cyn; left that other site; onyx; MestaMachine; F15Eagle; Yehuda; Jeremiah Jr
This year the swarm is greater in number than normal. Wonder if they'll be entering Israel around the same time PharObama is.

Well considering that...

1. Parshat Bo - which begins with Moses' warning to Pharaoh about the 8th plague (locusts) - was the Torah reading for January 19, 2013

And

2. The locust is the arbah (ארבה), which permutes to arh"b (ארה"ב the Hebrew abbreviation for artzot habrit/United States, equivalent of writing USA)

And

3. BO is to be in Jerusalem at the Spring equinox which this year is a few days before Pesach, and the 9th plague was the plague of darkness,

... you may be on to something.

The plague of darkness was considered to be an attack on the Egyptian sun god Ra.

Ex 10.1-4

1 And the Lord said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might show these my signs before him:
2. And that you may tell in the ears of your son, and of your grandson, what things I have done in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am the Lord:
3. And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me:
4. Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow* will I bring the locusts into your border:

* January 20th?

According to the Hebrew wiki page on Ra,

רע
אל

( רַע (ידוע גם כרֶע, רה או רא

Ra (god)

Ra (also known as Re, Ra רה or Ra רא) <<<

Ra spelled resh ayin רע spells evil, but Ra is also spelled resh hei or resh alef

That said, the locust ארבה also permutes to רה בא, "Ra comes" or Ra is BO (בא, Barack Obama).

Also something along the lines of, רא בה = Ra is in her... her being ארה"ב (USA)

Backing up to the longstanding and well-deserved internet mockings, photoshops and word plays for this current POSOTUS, how peculiar is it that the same character can be Messiah, Moses, Pharaoh, and the plagues all rolled into one? And Beelzebub too (no photoshop needed). ב"א is the abbreviation for ben adam ("son of man") which is the idiom for human being.

That's the first listing on this abbreviations page. Check out the entry right below it.

The home page of the little dictionary is here. To link to the specific page above I had to escape the frames.





Something's not right with this dude.

42 posted on 03/04/2013 10:37:20 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Sacajaweau

The fact is, according to folklore, there is a specie of grasshopper that is not restricted by Jewish dietary law, that is they are kosher to eat but over time the identity of the specie was lost, forgotten.


43 posted on 03/04/2013 10:41:56 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: Errant

Thank you most kindly for an image of the Kenyan most presidential in decorum.


44 posted on 03/04/2013 10:59:51 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: Epsdude

Yep


45 posted on 03/04/2013 11:03:27 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ezekiel

Super fly guy


46 posted on 03/04/2013 11:27:33 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ezekiel; onyx; KC_Lion; left that other site

Don’t forget his skirmishes with the rats and wasps. This man is surrounded by evil. People he visits die. Businesses he visits die. Everything he touches turns to disaster. Disasters follow him and happen shortly after he is gone. Every word he speaks is a lie. There is no goodness or truth in the man at all. He has no righteousness. He shuns HaShem and HaShem shuns him. The worst is yet to come.
Anyone who doesn’t believe in the Prophecies need to watch this man ashe fulfulls that which has not happened before. One by one, he has completed cycles we never thought to see in our lifetimes.
There have been times when he has done what seems to have been impossible. You see the world in absolute chaos with his advent.
There is no way this man should occupy the highest office in the world, yet he does and he made it look easy. He has populated his ‘office’ with evildoers and brought strange religions involving blood sacrifice into the whitehouse to defile it beyond belief.
He has called America a muslim nation thrice before the entire world, twice on foreign soil and once on US soil at a gathering of nations.
There are other signs as well. Beware this man as he has CLAIMED to be a full partner with G-d. HE has proclaimed himself a messiah, and his cultists believe. They follow without question.
The Bible says that in the Endtimes, the first and worst to suffer will be women and unborn babies. islam is anathema to women. His stance on abortion, forcing even other countries to accept it or suffer the consequences of his wrath is without question.
He raises an army right before our eyes...and we are silent. Believers are punished in subtle ways for now, but that will change and there will be no doubt.
He is trying to, and might yet succeed, in dividing Jerusalem.
As I said. The worst is yet to come.


47 posted on 03/05/2013 2:05:40 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MestaMachine; onyx; KC_Lion; left that other site
The Bible says that in the Endtimes, the first and worst to suffer will be women and unborn babies.

Your entire post fits with the disaster, death, and evil of the following story. The BMW driver = Obama.

A thousand will worship the destroying locust demon, a thousand are in mourning due to abject horror committed by a destroying locust demon.

New York Police ID Suspect in Deadly Brooklyn Hit-and-Run, Hours after Baby Dies

>>>

Witnesses reported the BMW was traveling at high speed and the taxi was at a stop sign, police said.

Raizy Glauber's parents live in Williamsburg, and Nachman Glauber's parents live in Monsey, New York, home to a large community of Orthodox Jews.

The Glaubers were mourned by 1,000 people at a funeral outside the Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar synagogue in Brooklyn on Sunday. Afterward, the cars carrying the bodies left and headed to Monsey, where another service was planned, according to the Los Angeles Times.

<<<

The parallels are as clear as they are horrific. The couple was very worried because the baby seemed to have stopped moving. That's why they were on the way to the hospital.

48 posted on 03/05/2013 3:01:47 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: lbryce

fact and folklore doesn’t compute....


49 posted on 03/05/2013 4:57:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Ezekiel
lord of the flies...

All we need now is a halo photo


50 posted on 03/05/2013 5:51:40 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues.)
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