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  • Iran Is Ditching The Dollar In Foreign Trade [Ezekiel 38]

    01/27/2015 3:29:03 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/27/2015 | Elena Holodny
    (Vladimir Putin, right, with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in 2014.) Iran is ditching the dollar. Iran is no longer using the US dollar in foreign-trade transactions and is replacing it with other currencies, t he deputy governor at the Iranian Central Bank Gholami Kamyab said, according to Sputnik News. "In trade exchanges with the foreign countries, Iran uses other currencies including Chinese yuan, euro, Turkish lira, Russian ruble, and South Korean won," Kamyab reportedly said. He also reportedly added that Iran was considering bilateral currency-swap agreements, which would allow partners to exchange one foreign currency for the equivalent...
  • Can Russia's Vladimir Putin help deliver a Palestinian state?

    12/26/2014 2:05:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Shamir | Shlomo
    Russia has finally found a lever with which to gain revenge on the United States and the West for its support for Ukraine. As payback for the painful sanctions imposed on its economy, Moscow is now brandishing a new diplomatic sword. The man who handed the Kremlin this sword on a silver platter, thereby enabling it to divert the world’s attention away from what is taking place in Ukraine, is none other than Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • French Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel

    12/21/2014 8:57:14 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 122 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2014 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – Russia is preparing a contingency plan to prompt Hezbollah and possibly the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad into a direct military conflict with Israel, according to a French official who has been apprised of the situation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the contingency was meant to be used as a card against the West, particularly the U.S. and European Union, which has been engaged in efforts to isolate Moscow...
  • Arab League warns of Jerusalem ‘red line’

    11/03/2014 2:38:16 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    The Times of Isael ^ | 11/03/2014 | AFP
    CAIRO — The Arab League warned Sunday that Israel has reached a “red line” after fresh clashes in Jerusalem, urging international pressure to stop what it branded “violations” in the holy city. Clashes around the flashpoint Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa Mosque compound — the third holiest site in Islam and Judaism’s holiest — prompted Israel on Thursday to close the site for a day. The Temple Mount and adjacent neighborhoods have seen months of violence, with the mosque compound a rallying point for Palestinian resistance to perceived Jewish attempts to take control of it...
  • Iran calls to destroy nuclear capacities of US, Israel

    05/26/2014 2:34:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 26, 2014, 3:49 am | BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan said Sunday that discussion about the destruction of the United States’s and Israel’s nuclear weapons capabilities should immediately follow current talks with the international community on Iran’s nuclear program. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! “We ask our nuclear negotiators to focus their utmost efforts on the complete annihilation of the Zionist regime’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as the biggest danger posed to the region and world security as well as the US nuclear disarmament based on paragraph 6 of the...

    05/21/2014 9:57:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 05/21/2014 | By LOUISE WATT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    SHANGHAI (AP) — China signed a landmark deal Wednesday to buy Russian natural gas worth about $400 billion, giving a boost to diplomatically isolated President Vladimir Putin and expanding Moscow's ties with Asia. Price negotiations on the 30-year deal continued into the final hours of a two-day visit by Putin to China, during which both sides had said they hoped to sign an agreement. Putin was in Shanghai for an Asian security conference where China's president called for a new model of Asian security cooperation based on a regional group that includes Russia and Iran and excludes the United States....
  • The East is red again: Vladimir Putin turns to China for new alliance with Russia’s biggest…

    05/20/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:30 EST, 20 May 2014 | Jill Reilly
    Amid a bitter crisis in relations with the West over Ukraine, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has turned to China to form a new alliance. Putin, who called Russia’s biggest neighbor his “reliable friend”, is in Shanghai to agree on a widely anticipated multibillion-dollar natural gas sale. A deal would give Moscow an economic and political boost at a time of Western sanctions, although China has been warned by the US to avoid taking steps that might offset the ban. …
  • Germany warns of war in Europe

    04/14/2014 12:11:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 14 Apr 2014 15:23 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Germany warned of war in Europe on Monday, with vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel stating the continent was being “dragged” into a “smoldering conflict” with Russia over Ukraine. Gabriel—at an event commemorating World War I with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls—warned of resurgent nationalist forces both within Europe and “in its neighborhood”. He said that good news several months ago from Ukraine—including an end to bloody violence against protesters—had since given way to “an ongoing military confrontation” and the realization that “Russia is apparently willing to let tanks cross European borders.” …
  • Iran Refuses to Recognize Israel at U.N.

    12/06/2013 2:38:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies ^ | 12/6/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iran publicly refused to recognize “the Israeli regime” during a full meeting on Thursday of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The move appeared to stun not a single onlooker at the United Nations, but prompted a sharp response from Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. During the opening moments of the 68th UNGA’s 60th plenary meeting, Iran’s representative took the floor to reiterate her country’s distaste for the Jewish state. The UNGA meeting was held to mark a procedural—and typically uneventful—vote in which nations meet to approve the credentials of various U.N. member states. While Iran, like every other nation,...
  • Obama defends Iran deal at Hanukkah celebration

    12/06/2013 10:53:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 12/6/13 | AFP
    "For the first time in a decade we have halted progress of Iran's nuclear program," Obama said. "Key parts of the program will be rolled back even though the toughest of our sanctions remain in place.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Worst News Since Hitler Appeasement

    11/25/2013 4:21:50 PM PST · by raptor22 · 76 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Iran: The nuclear deal with Tehran is right out of the Neville Chamberlain appeasement playbook. A straight line can be drawn from President Obama's 2009 overture to Islamists and this historic misjudgment. The Great Appeaser, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, is best known for his September 1938 "peace for our time" speech hailing the Munich Agreement. But six months later, even after Kristallnacht and just after the Munich-breaking Czechoslovakia occupation, he was still denying reality. "I hoped in going to Munich to find out by personal contact what was in Herr Hitler's mind," Chamberlain said in March 1939, quoting the...
  • Israel Fails to Move Russia on Iran Nuclear Talks

    11/21/2013 1:49:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies ^ | November 21, 2013 | James Brooke
    MOSCOW — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Moscow on Thursday after failing in a last minute attempt to move Russian President Vladimir Putin away from backing a Iranian nuclear deal taking shape in Geneva. After four hours of talks in Moscow, Russia’s leader told reporters, “We, in Russia, have an optimistic view on the Iranian nuclear problem." The Israeli leader faced an uphill battle in Moscow. Russia is a northern neighbor of Iran and is known for sitting on the fence about Iran’s nuclear program. On Monday, Putin talked by telephone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Afterwards, a Kremlin...
  • Preparing for a nuclear Iran: Russia replaces America in The Middle-East

    11/19/2013 2:30:39 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 6 replies
    osnetdaily ^ | 11/12/2013 | N/A
    The tectonic shifts observed in the Middle East following Obama’s Syria debacle appear to be increasingly harder to conceal: Not only has the US Navy withdrew most of its ships from the region, but the Russian navy is now massively present in its stead. The rapid pace of the Russian drive into the region it has lost in 1973 to the Americans may arouse suspicions of a rigged game between the super powers, of Russia replacing America in the Middle East while America relocates its naval assets to the pacific ocean vs. China- or it simply could be an integral...
  • TV Ad Warns: 'Obama's March to War'

    11/14/2013 1:38:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | 11/14/2013 | Ari Yashar
    Concerns over US President Barack Obama's push to reach a potentially disastrous deal with Iran on its nuclear weapons program led the Washington-based Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) to release a one-minute TV ad Thursday entitled "Obama's March to War."
  • Consistent Biblical Futurism (Part 13)

    10/06/2013 12:22:46 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 10/6/2013 | Dr. Thomas Ice
    In this final installment of looking at a supposed Psalm 83 war, that would precede the campaign of Gog and Magog, I have attempted to demonstrate that such a view has more in common with a historicist interpretative approach than with the futurist system that those holding this view claim to hold theoretically. If this is a prophecy, then it most surely would be fulfilled in conjunction with the Campaign of Armageddon, since I demonstrated in the last installment the overwhelming evidence from some prophetic books that most of the nations listed in Psalm 83 will be judged at that...
  • America's Top Military Chief to Visit Israel Next Week

    08/07/2013 11:15:09 AM PDT · by Lera · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/13 | Ari Soffer
    The top US military officer is scheduled to arrive in Israel and Jordan next week, in a visit which will focus in part on Iran and the war in Syria, the US military said Wednesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will meet in Israel with his counterpart, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, to discuss advances in Iran's nuclear program, which Israel regards as an existential threat, given the Islamic regime's declared ambition of destroying the Jewish State, and continued support for anti-Israel terrorist groups. "In Israel, the chairman expects to discuss the United States'...
  • Israel threatens to strike Russia’s shipments of missiles to Syria

    05/28/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 210 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 28 2013 | Josef Federman
    <p>JERUSALEM—Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday signalled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow.</p> <p>Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defence missiles.</p>
  • Obama to Tell Netanyahu: No Surprise Attack on Iran

    02/10/2013 11:52:17 PM PST · by Bobalu · 35 replies ^ | 2/11/2013, 8:56 AM | Gil Ronen
    One of the goals of U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel is to deliver a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, not to carry out any "military surprises" against Iran while the U.S. in engaged in negotiations with it.
  • 'Khartoum allowing Iran to establish Red Sea base'

    12/11/2012 11:16:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies ^ | 12/11/2012 04:43 | By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    Sudanese rebel groups say Khartoum reaching secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base. Photo: Davoud Poorsehat/Reuters Sudanese opposition groups accused Khartoum this week of reaching a secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base on the Red Sea.Anti-government newspaper Hurriyat Sudan cited an unnamed opposition source on Monday as saying that the Sudanese government had struck a deal with Iran for building a base on the Sudanese coast. Related: IRGC leaders opposed to bilateral talks with US Egypt's Morsi imposes martial law for referendum Meanwhile, Sudanese rebel group The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said...
  • Iran’s Gazan Proxy War

    11/28/2012 12:52:51 PM PST · by Mr. Doctor · 6 replies
    The Energy Tribune ^ | Peter Glover
    While the Israeli-Hamas cease-fire holds and the TV pundits argue over who initiated the recent Gazan spat, the evidence for an Iran instigated proxy war is overwhelming. Iran’s fingerprints are all over Hamas’ weaponry. For Iran, it’s essential, in the face of a potential ‘nuclear’ showdown, that Israel remains occupied on its border with Teheran’s proxies: Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. It’s a strategy confirmed by the Arab worlds’ most-read newspaper. The long-range rockets currently being fired towards Tel Aviv are Iranian-manufactured Fajr 5 missiles. The IDF (Israeli Defence Force) website cites Sudan as assisting in the transit of these weapons....
  • Sudan: Israel is 'Legitimate Target' Now

    10/27/2012 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    Sudan's Information Minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, has warned that his country would take "resolute steps" against Israeli interests following the bombing of an ammunitions factory in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. Osman told the BBC that his country now sees Israeli interests as legitimate targets for attack. He said that Sudan possesses proof that Israel is behind the attack on the Yarmouk weapons factory, and said that experts who combed the location of the blast sound evidence that Israeli arms were used to destroy it. Australia's ABC News quoted the minister as saying: "We have to reply because this is too much....
  • Netanyahu: 'I Don't Know of Iran-U.S. Contacts' (video)

    10/21/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/21/12 | Arutz 7
    Video of the Prime Minister's comments at link.
  • Iran could launch pre-emptive Israel strike-commander

    09/23/2012 3:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23, 2012 | Zahra Hosseinian and Rania El Gamal
    Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state was preparing to attack it, a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made the comments to Iran's state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television. "Iran will not start any war but it could launch a pre-emptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it," Al-Alam said, paraphrasing the military commander. Hajizadeh said any attack on Iranian soil could trigger "World...
  • And the Reason Is...

    08/18/2012 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Begona's Hope ^ | 8/18/2012 | BegonaB
    Most people agree that in the battle of Gog and Magog a confederacy of Islamic nations will attack Israel. There are some arguments about it, but again the majority of scholars seem to believe that this confederacy will be led by Russia. My question was, why would Russia want to attack Israel? Why would it ally itself with Islam? It just didn’t make much sense to me. In 2009 the Tamar natural gas field was discovered some 50 miles off Haifa’s coast, well within Israeli waters. With an estimated 250 billion cubic meters, it is large enough to meet all...
  • Israel Assured U.S. will Join War on Its Side – Report

    08/13/2012 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel has received assurances from the administration of Barack Obama, as well as the camp of Republican presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, that the United States will join a war against Iran on Israel's side, if such a war breaks out. The daily newspaper Maariv reported Monday that the assurances were delivered in secret messages to senior officials in the bureau of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, from officials close to Obama and from Romney political advisors as well as Republicans who served in senior roles in former administrations and are expected to serve in important roles again if Romney is elected....
  • Ahmadinejad: World forces must annihilate Israel

    08/02/2012 12:41:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 2, 2012 | JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    n a speech published on his website Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the ultimate goal of world forces must be the annihilation of Israel. Speaking to ambassadors from Islamic countries ahead of 'Qods Day' ('Jerusalem Day'), an annual Iranian anti-Zionist event established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini and which falls this year on August 17, Ahmadinejad said that a "horrible Zionist current" had been managing world affairs for "about 400 years." Repeating traditional anti-Semitic slurs, the Iranian president accused "Zionists" of controlling the world's media and financial systems. It was Zionists, he said, who were “behind the scene of...
  • Putin to meet Iran's Ahmadinejad in China: Kremlin

    06/04/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 2, 2012 | AFP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said. "Meeting Ahmadinejad will let Putin personally feel the tension around the Iranian issue and how it is perceived in Tehran," Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters last week in comments that were embargoed for release until Sunday. Putin and Ahmadinejad agreed to meet over the phone and the initiative came "from both sides," Ushakov said. The meeting will come as Russia prepares to host the latest...
  • Russia warns Israel not to attack Iran

    02/22/2012 1:41:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | Alexei Anishchuk
    (Reuters) - Russia warned Israel on Wednesday that attacking Iran would be a disastrous and played down the failure of a U.N. nuclear agency mission to Tehran, saying there is still a chance for new talks over the Iranian atomic program. "Of course any possible military scenario against Iran will be catastrophic for the region and for the whole system of international relations," Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told a news conference. It was one of Russia's starkest warnings against resorting to force, an option Israel and the United States have not ruled out if they conclude that diplomacy and...
  • Report: Israel Preparing For Nuclear Iran Within A Year

    01/10/2012 4:49:59 AM PST · by edpc · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10 Jan 2011 | Haaretz
    Israel is preparing for an Iran with nuclear capabilities within the next 12 months, according to a report by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), an Israeli think tank. The U.K. daily Times newspaper published extracts of the report by the Tel Aviv University institute on Monday, according to an AFP report. The INSS was asked to prepare possible scenarios in case Iran carries out nuclear weapons tests by security, intelligence and diplomatic officials, AFP reported the Times as saying.
  • Report: Israel sends 2 warships to Egyptian border

    08/30/2011 8:37:54 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 12 replies
    via DRUDGE ^ | 8/30/2011 | ynetnews
    Military sources tell AP Israeli Navy dispatched two additional warships to maritime border with Egypt following intelligence indicating viable terror threat.
  • Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant to open in 2010

    01/21/2010 10:15:04 AM PST · by BCW · 8 replies · 456+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | 21 JAN 2010 | Not Given
    Iran's first nuclear power plant will be operating by mid-2011, Iranian and Russian officials say. The Bushehr plant was begun in 1974 and abandoned five years later. Russia took over building work in the 1990s, but it has been beset with delays. Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted the head of Iran's atomic agency as saying that the plant had passed most tests successfully.
  • 'Kayhan': 'Turkey's Place is Alongside Iran'...

    02/18/2009 2:33:12 PM PST · by Squidpup · 3 replies · 475+ views
    MEMRI ^ | February 17, 2009 | MEMRI
    'Kayhan': 'Turkey's Place is Alongside Iran'; The Turkish Muslim Brotherhood Model Is Influenced By, and Supportive of, The Iranian Islamic Model Iranian leaders and the Iranian media have lately been stressing the need for tighter relations with Islamic Turkey, and even for forming a strategic alliance with it, as part of the regional and global confrontation between Islam and the West. These statements have taken on greater significance since the recent Gaza war, which revealed that two camps exist in the Middle East - the Iranian axis (comprising Iran, Syria, Qatar, Hizbullah and Hamas) and the Saudi-Egyptian camp - and...
  • Russia's Lavrov meets with HAMAS leaders to restore "Arab unity"

    03/20/2008 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 111+ views ^ | 03/20/08
    DAMASCUS, March 20 (Itar-Tass) - Russia is making contacts with HAMAS to restore Arab unity and move HAMAS toward a common Arab platform, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Thursday, noting that he met with the HAMAS leadership in Damascus on Wednesday. "We're making contacts with the purpose of helping restore Arab unity, with the view of moving HAMAS toward a common Arab platform, and with the purpose of implementing the "road map," he said. "The necessity to restore Palestinians' unity is comprehended by an increasing number of countries, including those who earlier called for isolating HAMAS. We observe...
  • Putin warns US against attacking Iran

    10/16/2007 10:09:13 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies · 121+ views
    yahoo ^ | today | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV,
    By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 9 minutes ago Russian leader Vladimir Putin met his Iranian counterpart Tuesday and implicitly warned the U.S. not to use a former Soviet republic to stage an attack on Iran. He also said countries bordering the Caspian Sea must jointly back any oil pipeline projects in the region. At a summit of the five nations that border the inland Caspian Sea, Putin said none of the nations' territory should be used by any outside countries for use of military force against any nation in the region. It was a clear reference to...
  • James Dobson's Focus on the Family and...Eschatology?

    09/12/2007 9:05:47 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 159 replies · 1,147+ views
    Triablogue ^ | September 11, 2007 | Gene Bridges
    Today as I drove my Mom home from her dental appointment, we listened to Focus on the Family. All this week, FoF is focusing on "Radical Islam and the Family." I'd like to make a few observations. 1. Granted, we only caught the last fifteen minutes, but at no point was there any discussion of "the family and Islam," unless by this, one means something like, "Radical Islam wants to overthrow America and we should support the Iraq War." 2. Most, if not all, of the broadcast focused on Joel Rosenberg's bestseller Epicenter. 3. Consequently, we were treated to a...
  • Russian Navy Eyes Syrian Bases to Expand Mideast Presence (Iran & Lebanon too)

    08/13/2007 9:40:50 AM PDT · by hardback · 9 replies · 890+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 8/15/7 | Bill Gertz
    Russian Navy eyes Syria bases to expand Mideast presence MOSCOW — Russia plans to expand its naval presence in the Middle East, starting in Syria. Officials said the Russian Navy has been pressing Moscow's allies to expand basing and anchoring rights. They said the navy has sought to establish a permanent naval presence that would include such countries as Algeria, Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen__ Full Text, Subscribers --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Israel Readies Nuclear Bunker

    01/25/2007 7:17:14 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 29 replies · 884+ views ^ |
    The Israeli government is building a massive war bunker in the hills outside Jerusalem – a refuge for top government officials in the event of a biological, chemical or nuclear attack. The maze of tunnels and underground rooms is scheduled to be completed in the next year or two as fears of an attack from Iran intensify, the Baltimore Sun reported. Israel’s top intelligence officer told the Knesset last month that Iran could have a nuclear weapon by 2009, and Israelis increasingly fear that Tehran would seek to carry out Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s threat to "wipe Israel off the...
  • New Poll Asks: Are We Living in the Last Days? (Poll on Americans across political-religious lines)

    09/22/2006 6:21:42 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 135 replies · 2,382+ views
    Left Behind ^ | 21 September 2006
    Learn what American attitudes toward current events and Bible prophecy are in this exclusive new poll.Are We Living in the Last Days? We asked: "Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: 'Events such as the rebirth of the State of Israel, wars and instability in the Middle East, recent earthquakes, and the tsunami in Asia are evidence that we are living in what the Bible calls the last days.'"* 42% of all Americans agree * 44% disagree * 14% say they don’t know Last Days—Gender* 50 percent of women agree; 37 percent disagree; * 14 percent don’t know...
  • Lebanon a warm-up for U.S.-Iran clash: Russian dip

    09/06/2006 4:30:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies · 1,076+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 6, 2006 | Oleg Shchedrov
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States used Israel's attack on the Hizbollah militia in Lebanon as a prelude to "settling accounts" with Iran, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Wednesday. Vladimir Trofimov, deputy head of the foreign ministry's Middle East department, was quoted making the comments the day before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov begins a visit to the Middle East that will include Israel. "If we look at Israeli and U.S. plans, they aim at removing the Hizbollah factor ahead of the forthcoming U.S. settling of accounts with Iran," Interfax quoted Trofimov as saying....
  • Russia-Islam conference condemns US domination

    09/01/2006 2:10:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies · 842+ views ^ | Aug 31, 2006
    Kazan(Russia), Aug 31: Officials and religious figures from Russia and more than a dozen Islamic countries kicked off a conference here that organizers said was aimed at deepening their dialogue and defending a "multipolar" world in the face of US power. "Values cannot be imposed by force," Mintimer Shaimiyev, President of Russia`s mainly Muslim republic of Tatarstan where the three-day conference was being held, said in an opening address to delegates. "The example of Iraq has shown that democracy can only be the result of internal development. Liberal values can`t be exported like cars. A multipolar world without a system...
  • Rumsfeld to Russia: Join plan to convert nukes

    08/28/2006 2:49:46 AM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies · 572+ views
    US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made his strongest public case for a plan, opposed by some in the US Congress and by Russia, to convert some Navy long-range missiles from a nuclear to a conventional role for potential use against terrorist targets anywhere in the world. Rumsfeld held talks Sunday with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, and they discussed the issue at a joint news conference. Opponents of the plan argue that it could create a situation in which a conventionally armed US Trident missile, launched from a submarine, would be mistaken for a nuclear launch, thus risking the...

    07/23/2006 7:55:57 PM PDT · by hope · 67 replies · 3,576+ views
    The Omega Letter | 7-22-06 | Hal Lindsey
    Oracle Commentaries 7/22/2006 Urgent Intelligence Update UNCOVERED: RUSSIAN-SYRIAN-IRANIAN AXIS For students of Bible prophecy, even the title of this communiqué should set off alarm sirens. I just received some electrifying intelligence data. First, from the Debka-Net-Weekly’s briefing. And second, from some personal intelligence sources (I carefully guard) that confirm Debka’s report. Russia, Iran and Syria have entered a defense pact that is in the process of altered the balance of power in the entire Middle East. Russia’s part in the pact has been kept relatively secret for a long time. But the facts reveal a long steady Russian commitment...
  • Dispute Over Israel Delays Vote on Iran Nuclear Resolution

    02/03/2006 4:26:46 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 9 replies · 390+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2006 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    The 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency delayed a vote on a landmark resolution on Iran's nuclear program today largely because of American opposition to a clause indirectly criticizing Israel's nuclear weapons status, according to several diplomats. The countries that sit on the decision-making council of the world's nuclear watchdog agency will meet again on Saturday. Several diplomats said that it was unlikely that the problem would derail passage of the resolution, which would report Iran's case to the United Nations Security Council for the first time and which enjoys the support of the United States, Russia, China,...
  • Bush: US would defend Israel against Iran

    02/01/2006 10:45:07 AM PST · by GeneD · 110 replies · 2,845+ views ^ | 02/01/2006 | Steve Holland
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - President George W. Bush vowed on Wednesday the United States will rise to Israel's defense if needed against Iran and denounced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for "menacing talk" against Israel. In a Reuters interview aboard Air Force One en route to Nashville, Bush also said he saw a "very good chance" that the governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency will refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions. "I am concerned about a person that, one, tries to rewrite the history of the Holocaust, and two, has made it clear that his...
  • Fifth generation Russian fighter plane to be ready in 2007

    01/18/2006 7:35:29 AM PST · by Srirangan · 63 replies · 16,640+ views
    Moscow: Russia's fifth-generation fighter plane will be ready in 2007, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Vladimir Mikhailov said Tuesday. "Work to build the fifth-generation plane is going according to schedule," he said. Mikhailov said, however, that the project had encountered some financial problems after civilian aircraft were produced using the money allocated in the budget for the fighter planes. "Clearly, the development of aviation technology will depend on specific military and economic conditions, determining the progress of reform in the Russian armed forces and the country's aircraft construction industry. However, Russia will continue to be a leading aircraft-building power,"...
  • Moscow opposes sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities [Surprise Surprise Alert]

    01/17/2006 5:54:54 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 5 replies · 318+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | Jan. 17, 2006 | Not Cited
    Russian FM Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday sanctions are not the best and only solution. DEBKAfile adds: Moscow is muscle-flexing ahead of EU-Russian negotiations due to take place with Iran over a formula for Iranian nuclear enrichment in Russia, mediated by Chancellor Angela Merkel and accepted for study by Tehran. When the talks yield a proposal, it will be brought before Washington. The Kremlin is saying the threat of UN sanctions is counter-productive if the next round of diplomacy is to succeed. The five permanent UN Security Council members meeting in London failed to agree on a referral of the Iranian...
  • Iran leader's messianic end-times mission (Ahmadinejad raises concerns with mystical visions)

    01/06/2006 6:46:21 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 2,773+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 6, 2005
    Iranian President Mahmoud's Ahmadinejad's mystical pre-occupation with the coming of a Shiite Islamic messiah figure – the Mahdi – is raising concerns that a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic could trigger the kind of global conflagration he envisions will set the stage for the end of the world. While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been making headlines lately by questioning whether the Holocaust actually happened, by suggesting Israel should be moved to Europe and by demanding the Jewish state be wiped off the face of the earth, his apocalyptic religious zealotry has received less attention. In a videotaped meeting with Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli in Tehran,...
  • More Russia-Iran nuclear disinformation

    12/29/2005 4:34:12 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 434+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 29th, 2005 | Doug Hanson
    Let’s face it, the only thing Russia is doing to control Iran’s nuclear ambitions is to have a slick PR campaign that spouts disinformation about the entire sordid affair in the hope that no one notices its support of the mad mullahs. A report from the AP via The Washington Times, says that Javad Vaidi, Iran’s nuclear negotiator is considering a Russian proposal to have a joint fuel enrichment program in Russia to supposedly ensure that no fuel is diverted to make weapons. This proposal means nothing. Earlier, I reported that the Novosibirsk nuclear fuel fabrication facility in Siberia was...
  • Russia confirms wants to help Iran enrich uranium

    12/24/2005 3:26:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies · 918+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 25, 2005
    Moscow told Iran on Saturday it remained ready to build a joint venture plant to enrich uranium in Russia, just days after an EU diplomat said Tehran had dismissed the compromise plan at talks in Vienna. The plan, which would allow Tehran to establish a civilian nuclear energy programme but transfer enrichment to Russia, is aimed at ending a stalemate between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear programmes. "The Russian embassy in Tehran gave to the Iranian side an official note saying that the previous Russian proposal of the creation ... of a joint Russian-Iranian company to enrich uranium...
  • In Iran, Arming for Armageddon

    12/20/2005 4:22:25 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 40 replies · 1,170+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 20 December 2005 | Charles Krauthammer
    Lest you get carried away with the recent good news from Iraq, consider what's happening next door in Iran. The wild pronouncements of the new Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have gotten sporadic press ever since he called for Israel to be wiped off the map. He subsequently amended himself to say that Israel should simply be extirpated from the Middle East map and moved to some German or Austrian province. Perhaps near the site of an old extermination camp? Except that there were no such camps, indeed no Holocaust at all, says Ahmadinejad. Nothing but "myth," a "legend" that was...