Archive for July, 2012

“WHEN” Middle East War Starts is Determined by the Author of “The Book!”

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

A Preview of Coming Attractions in Middle East Attack and the Vicious Counterattack,

I believe likely to occur between 2014 & 2016 across Israel north Border

The Attack will be Launched by Israel and the Counterattack by Muslims

Israelis will suffer their First defeat after Continuous victories since 1948

Jerusalem falls And Israel Will Be Surrounded in the Negev For 1260 Days

After Signing a Beersheba Hudna (Truce or Treaty) Islamists will Break It

When Trumpet 7 Sounds and the Wrath of God Begins to Be Poured Out!

July 31, 2012

Muslims believe that originally all the books were sent by Allah. The Old Testament came first but was corrupted by humans and so the New Testament was sent. Then, that too was edited and so a third book Quran was sent which has remained preserved in its original form till this day. Muslims sometimes refer to both followers of the Old Testament or the New Testament or those who believe both, as followers of “The Book.”

Revelation17:12,13,17 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. [13] These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. [17] For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

Daniel 11:40 – And at THE TIME OF THE END the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

The king of the south represents the initial northern extension of the land division allotted to the Grecian General Ptolemy, which extended from Egypt all the way to what is the present border of Israel with Lebanon and Syria. General Ptolemy was the first king of the south, and the residents of what is now Israel were his subjects. Countless numbers of territorial wars have raged between the kings of the north and the kings of the south. Consequently, the land we know as Israel has been the battlefield between the two, and the kings of the north conquered Jerusalem many times from the time of General Ptolemy to the End of the reign of Syrian King of the North Antiochus Epiphanes and the Maccabean Kings of the South in Israel.

King of the north Antiochus Epiphanes’ IV penetrated south into the Kingdom of the south Ptolemy on four occasions between Daniel 11:21 and 35, but his reign was finished many years ago in the brief age of the Maccabeans. Antiochus Epiphanes was a prototype or parallel type of Antichrist, but the final true Antichrist will soon arise.

The final king of the north is Antichrist. He will eventually rise in Greater Syria to lead a planned massive counter attack against Israel, the final king of the south.

The final Syrian king of the north will cunningly lay the trap into which he will lure the final Israeli king of the south to once again push north into Lebanon, as Israel has done several times in the past. However, this time he will lead Daniel’s 10 horns in a massive counterattack to trap, surround, and smash the IDF, then quickly turn south to drive into the shocked glorious land of Israel, which will only stop at Beersheba, where a UN truce will be accepted between Islam and Israel. He will then put Egypt in his crosshairs after bypassing the 600 BC nations of Ammon, Moab, and Edom, which today make up Jordan. Jordan will be overthrown internally by the Palestinians that now make up 80 percent of today’s population under Muslim Brotherhood Influence.

Daniel 11:41 – He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

Begin Excerpt from DEBKAfile Special Report

Pointed reminder that Hizballah still holds the cards for making war on Israel

DEBKAfile Special Report

July 28, 2012, 12:22 PM (GMT+02:00)

While world audiences were transfixed by the theatrical opening of the Olympic Games in London Friday night, July 27, the ever-manipulative Hassan Nasrallah released a video clip recording his Hizballah militia’s raid in the summer of 2006 which ended in the deaths of eight IDF soldiers and the kidnapping of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. Hot military pursuit for their rescue mired Israel in the ill-prepared, misconceived Second Lebanon War.

Six years later, Nasrallah is jogging reluctant Israeli memories with a reminder of the ease with which his raiders carried out their unprovoked incursion of northern Israel and the destructive impact he produced on its society and armed forces by starting a conflict which he also claims to have won. He is saying that his organization still holds all the cards of its “holy war to liberate all of Palestine.” Those cards, he is preparing to slap down at any time now, fully backed by Iran and Syria, and he promises the IDF will fare no better this time than it did in 2006.

The Hizballah leader’s strongest card – then and now – is his ability to keep Israel’s policy-makers in a state of uncertainty or, to put it another way, his successful blocking tactics against Israeli intelligence.

The video shows Hizballah commandos cutting through the Israel fence on July 12, 2006, surging into Israel and jumping an IDF Hammer jeep patrolling the Lebanese border near Zarit after an artillery shelling. They are seen pulling open the car doors. But then, moments before the attackers dragged Goldwasser and Eldad Regev out of the jeep, the tape is cut.

The enigma of whether they were snatched alive or dead remains. Their deaths were only revealed when they were handed back in coffins at the end of agonizing bargaining through international mediators in the hope they were still alive.

Until then, this uncertainty held Israel in a corrosive grip, causing its leaders to lurch from one tactical blunder to another and allowing Hizballah to stage more rocket attacks on northern Israeli towns and villages without an IDF response.

The Hizballah tape had another message, say DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources: Just as Israeli intelligence was baffled by the 2006 incursion, so too it failed to anticipate the bus bombing of July 18, 2012 in Burgas, Bulgaria, which killed 6 Israeli holidaymakers and the Bulgarian driver.

Therefore, Israel cannot hope to forestall the promised terrorist offensive still in store.

The clip was released by a new HIzballah TV channel established in Beirut by Lebanese sympathizers who quit Al-Jazeera.

As a crafty propagandist, our sources would not put it past Nasrallah to have released – or even fabricated – the 2006 tape, certainly with Iranian and Syria approval, to drive home the lack of progress made by American, Israeli and Bulgarian clandestine and anti-terror services in cracking the Burgos mystery.

Hundreds of their agents fanned out across Europe and in Turkey have failed to turn up leads to the identities of the bomber, his accomplices and the hand behind them.

Probing for gaps in Israel’s military and security defenses is a classical Hizballah method of aggression which has been fine-tuned over the years by Iranian instructors for terrorist and military operations alike.

Two years ago, US and Israeli intelligence discovered evidence that HIzballah was planning to use its next war offensive against Israel to seize and occupy territory before Israeli forces had time to take the battle into Lebanon behind its own lines.

Our military sources disclose that two years ago, the Lebanese organization’s war planners established five special forces brigades the size of expanded battalions for the specific missions of capturing parts of Galilee and raising a mutiny against the Israeli government among Arab citizens.

Hizballah has designed strategic maps dividing Galilee into patches, each of which is to be conquered by one of those brigades. Their training has been adjusted to the topography and demography of each of the areas they are intended to occupy and administer.

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Consider the last two paragraphs in the Pittsburg-Post Gazette Excerpt and the State of War in the UK Independent Excerpt.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The Risks of a Middle East War have been Advanced from “IF” to “WHEN”

I’ve considered the last 2 paragraphs in Pittsburg Post-Gazette Excerpt 1

And A Russian warning of Syrian tragedy in the UK Independent Excerpt 2

Although it Appears Middle East War may suddenly Break Out at any Time

I still believe the most Likely time for war to Begin is twixt 2014 and 2016!

July 30, 2012

Begin Blog Archive from February 12, 2011





February 12, 2011

When Obama was elected President, and then after observing his passive attitude and reaction when dialoging with, and reacting to, actions with Islam, Russia, and China, I am even more convinced now that my viewpoint stands an excellent chance of being correct.


June 8, 2002


This is a question I have been asked over and over again for a long time. I was asked again on e-mail recently, and this time, rather than answering the query privately, I decided to make it a prophecy update, so that that in future I could just attach this update to any new query and save myself repeating it again.

The one thing that I learned in the National Security Agency which has been, is, and always will be the motivating factor in any decision made by any country, including the United States, may be simply stated in two words: NATIONAL INTEREST. Many will cry out and say, not so, we did it for humanitarian reasons, we did it to secure justice, we did it out of compassion, we did it out of love, we did it because we love freedom, we did it because we are a great nation: and on and on shall come statements from every realm of society, from “bleeding” liberal hearts to the “hardened” hearts of the extreme right, all giving different reasons as to why this country did something. But the truth of the matter is that, in the end, we always did it for what amounted to NATIONAL INTEREST.

The United States has quick response attack naval and marine forces in position at all times to put down a banana republic type of minor conflict on short notice. But in order to conduct a successful operation again a Jihad the magnitude of the coming attack of many nations against Israel, we would require some time to get enough regular ground troops in place to have a real hope of victory. It took us a very long time to get enough men and equipment into the Middle East to insure success in our victory against Iraq. The Scriptures indicate that 10 Islamic nations will be led by the Antichrist, and that they will quickly take Jerusalem and drive Israel into the Negev. When Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran come pouring southward on both sides of the Samarian mountains, and the Palestinians break out in all directions internally from within the enclosed buffer zone, chaos will reign supreme from Dan to Beersheba. There will be so much inner mingling of the attack forces of Israel and those of the enemy with the fleeing civilian population that air strikes would kill as many on one side as the other. Since the U.S. is fully aware of the Israel War Contingency Plan to evacuate as much of the population as possible to the Negev if overrun from the north, it will set in shock and indecision until it is too late to do anything except help to evacuate some of the coastal population from Tel Aviv to Haifa into the Negev, and to air lift supplies into the Negev. The aircraft of the Islamic nations will be under orders not to fire on western power’s aircraft unless fired upon, because the one thing they will not want is for the U.S. to get actively engaged with them in an all out war. Once Israel has evacuated as much of its population into the Negev as possible, and the U.S. sees that the Arabs are not going past Beersheba, we will accept the status quo as best for all. Why? Because it will satisfy our NATIONAL INTEREST! How? Israel will be safe and we will still be able to receive Arab Oil shipments.


The Remnant of Israel, Past, Present, and Future!

Part 8

April 5, 2002

Revelation 12:5,6,17 – And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. [6] And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. [17] And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

The man child seed of the woman is Jesus Christ. God promised in Genesis 3:15 that this seed would one day crush the power of Satan, but in so doing would suffer for the price he paid while walking and dying on this earth. Even though the woman is herself a Jewish remnant, there will also be a Jewish remnant within the remnant, a living remnant of believers who testify to the unbelieving Israelis that Jesus is the Messiah, and keep the commandments delivered to them by Jesus Christ. They are a sealed believing remnant of 144,000 Jews living among the one-third of Israel that flees to the Negev. This one-third will number between 1.9 and 2 million.

Revelation 7:4 – And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Zechariah 13:8 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

Through the testimony of the 144,000, and the preaching of the two witnesses who lead them, it will cause all Israel to be saved when Jesus returns, and a spiritual nation shall be born in a day.

Romans 11:25-27 – For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. [26] And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: [27] For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Zechariah 13:9 – And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

Revelation 11:2,3 – But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. [3] And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Begin Excerpt 1 from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via World News

Risks of war: Beware the factors that could draw in the U.S.

July 27, 2012 12:00 am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Four factors, including two in American politics, raise the risk of the country being dragged into another war between now and the end of the year.

These are in play in spite of the obvious satisfaction of the American people that the eight-year war in Iraq has ended and the 11-year-old war in Afghanistan is now on a glide path to being terminated.

The first worrisome development is in Syria, where intelligence and other sources are just now discovering that the Syrian opposition includes al-Qaida forces. It is remarkable that anyone could have imagined that a rebel movement composed almost entirely of militant Sunni Muslims (who also form the core of al-Qaida), financed and armed by Sunni-governed states Saudi Arabia and Qatar, would not include important elements of al-Qaida.

What Americans must now watch out for is any tendency for U.S. leaders to use the presence of al-Qaida among the Syrian opposition as a reason for the United States to intervene militarily in the conflict, in effect launching America into another Middle East war after Iraq and Afghanistan.

The second development to watch is U.S. reaction to China’s effort to exercise influence in the South China Sea. Other countries in Asia, including Brunei, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, share with China claims to little slices of rock sticking out of the sea that could serve as a basis for exploration of undersea mineral and oil and gas rights in the region. Those countries, quite naturally, would welcome U.S. support of their claims. But the idea of a U.S. military conflict with China as a result of such quarrels, which need to be resolved by negotiations among the Asian nations, lacks all merit.

Two other, American factors enter into the heightened danger of another U.S. war as Iraq has ended and Afghanistan is winding down. The first and most dangerous is that the Department of Defense and all parts of the military-industrial complex that depend on it for money are facing, absent congressional action, deep budget cuts at the end of the year. The formal term for what will happen if the Congress doesn’t agree on more selective spending reductions is sequestration. Major wailing is already being heard over the claimed potential weakening of the nation’s defense posture if the government-wide cuts are allowed to include the Pentagon.

Why the United States shouldn’t enjoy a peace dividend after the end of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has not yet been explained by those trying to avoid the military cuts.

The other obstacle to America being able to shift priorities and concentrate on domestic needs, as opposed to fighting another expensive and questionable war, is a possible “October surprise.” Such an election-year event would have the administration of President Barack Obama starting something prior to Nov. 6 in order to influence the outcome — something, for example, that might suddenly give him the mantle of a “war president,” which usually conjures sympathy and allegiance from the voters. Think of President George W. Bush in 2003.

Mr. Obama has showed no tendencies in that direction, but as the race heats up, who knows?

First Published 2012-07-26 23:56:02

Begin Excerpt 2 from The UK Independent via World News

Assad’s tanks roll in as Russians warn of tragedy

Another massacre looms as government forces bombard rebel-held city

Paul Schemm

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Syrian government tanks backed by attack helicopters launched an assault yesterday to regain control of Aleppo, the country’s second city, after rebels seized several areas. The fight for the city, a major commercial centre, raised fears among activists and the international community that a fresh massacre was likely within days.

Russia, Syria’s longtime ally, added to an international chorus of alarm warning that a “tragedy” was imminent in Aleppo. Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, said it was unrealistic to expect the Syrian army to stand by while rebels were trying to take over major cities. Mr Lavrov also said that Moscow was “not thinking about” granting Syria’s President Assad asylum.

Fighting centred around the south-western neighbourhood of Salaheddine, one of the first areas seized by the rebels after they were routed from the capital, Damascus. Activists said helicopters strafed the area and rebels faced artillery barrages and tanks.

Mohammed Saeed, an Aleppo-based activist, said the government counterattack had begun and rebels were fighting back. “Thanks be to God, they haven’t succeeded in entering any of the neighbourhoods yet,” he said.

Though Western media is largely unable to gain access to the areas held by rebels, the BBC reported a heavily artillery bombardment could be heard throughout Aleppo, and there were reports of heavy casualties.

An emergency call went out to doctors to help. It said there had been constant shelling and mortar rounds all day, together with weapons fire from helicopters. A steady stream of vehicles has been heading out of the city carrying hundreds of families trying to escape the violence and deteriorating conditions.

President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are massed outside the city. Mr Saeed said rebels from around the country have also been pouring in to help defend the areas under their control. “About 1,000 fighters have come from the Free Syrian Army from outside the province to help,” he said.

State television reported that government forces had inflicted heavy losses on groups of terrorists, the term the regime uses for the rebels. The pro-government daily newspaper Al-Watan called it “the mother of all battles”.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the government attack started before dawn with the bombardment of several areas, followed by the movement of armoured vehicles backed by attack helicopters. Based on reports from contacts on the ground, SOHR reported attacks in the north-eastern area of Sakhour as well as other areas, and said the rebels had disabled a number of the regime’s armoured vehicles.

The international community has expressed growing concern there could be major bloodshed as Syrian troops retake Aleppo. But Western nations and their allies have found themselves powerless to prevent the situation from deteriorating despite a series of diplomatic efforts, including a ceasefire agreement that didn’t take effect.

“The regime’s destruction of its own city shows the level of oppression that has been reached in Syria,” said the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking yesterday. “We will do our best to stop this oppression,” he said.

Defending the regime in Damascus, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “Now the city of Aleppo is occupied by the armed opposition; another tragedy is imminent there,” he said.

“How can it be hoped that in such a situation the government will simply give in, say, ‘OK, I wasn’t right, overthrow me, change the regime’? It’s simply unrealistic.”

Russia has been a key source of support for Syria, although Moscow officials have said in recent months they are simply taking a more even-handed approach while the West offers blind support to the rebels.

It has been a difficult two weeks for the Syrian government with rebel assaults first on the capital, Damascus, then on Aleppo, as well as several high-profile defections and a bomb that killed four top security officials.

The regime, however, launched a swift counter-offensive and quashed the assault on the capital with a combination of heavy weapons and house-to-house searches. Scores of people were killed. Opposition activists said they expected similar tactics in the coming days to keep Aleppo from falling into rebel hands.

With a population of about three million, Aleppo is Syria’s commercial hub, a key pillar of support for Assad’s regime. The rebels are outgunned by the Syrian forces, making it difficult for them to hold any territory for long. They risk being annihilated by Assad’s superior firepower and may yet decide to withdraw to preserve their forces. Their run on Damascus and Aleppo, however, suggests they could be gaining in power and organisation.

Saudi Arabia and other nations have spoken positively of arming the rebels, though no country is known to be doing so. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced a national campaign to collect money for “our brothers in Syria” on 22 July, and yesterday it was reported Saudi donations now totalled more than $72m (£45m).

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Pestilence in Diverse Places Here and There!

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Pestilence in Divers Places Here and There!

July 29, 2012

I issued the 2 following Archive Excerpt Paragraphs some 12 years ago regarding drug-resistant strains developing against infectious diseases.

Begin Quote

The World Health Organization (WHO) fears that tuberculosis may kill 30 million worldwide during the next decade. The emergence of drug-resistant strains is hampering efforts by health agencies to slow the renewed spread of the consumptive illness. Another sort of “loimos” is malaria, which is on the rise around the world, and once curative treatments are losing their effect. It is a pestilence of global dimensions, and new strains are evolving that scientists fear will be untreatable.

But what about all the microbes generating all this pestilence, this “loimos,” these deadly infectious disorders, what are they doing, how are they behaving? Are they doing something that will make the pestilences continue to act like a woman’s birth pangs through the tribulation period? Yes! A leading national magazine cover, back in the last century, carried the bold print title: “REVENGE OF THE KILLER MICROBES – ARE WE LOSING THE WAR AGAINST INFECTIOUS DISEASES?” Tuft’s Levy answered the question in Newsweek Magazine by stating: “The rise of drug-resistant germs is unparalleled in recorded biologic history.”

End Quote

Luke 21:11,28 – And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and PESTIILENCES; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. [28] And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

The basic root meaning of the word “loimos,” translated “pestilence,” is simply “any deadly infectious disorder.”

Diseases continue to catch the world off guard

Diseases thought to be retreating are making a deadly comeback while new killer diseases have emerged

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome



Epidemic typhus


Legionnaires’ disease

Marburg virus

New variant CJD


E. coli infections




Begin Excerpt from Wikipedia on some Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens

Resistant pathogens

Staphylococcus aureus

Main article: MRSA

Staphylococcus aureus (colloquially known as “Staph aureus” or a “Staph infection”) is one of the major resistant pathogens. Found on the mucous membranes and the human skin of around a third of the population, it is extremely adaptable to antibiotic pressure. Half of all S. aureus infections in the US are resistant to penicillin, methicillin, tetracycline and erythromycin.

This left vancomycin as the only effective agent available at the time. However, strains with intermediate (4-8 μg/ml) levels of resistance, termed glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (GISA) or vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA), began appearing in the late 1990s. The first identified case was in Japan in 1996, and strains have since been found in hospitals in England, France and the US. The first documented strain with complete (>16 μg/ml) resistance to vancomycin, termed vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) appeared in the United States in 2002.[57] However, in 2011 a variant of vancomycin has been tested that binds to the lactate variation and also binds well to the original target, thus reinstates potent antimicrobial activity.

Community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA)has now emerged as an epidemic that is responsible for rapidly progressive, fatal diseases, including necrotizing pneumonia, severe sepsis and necrotizing fasciitis.[59] MRSA is the most frequently identified antimicrobial drug-resistant pathogen in US hospitals. The epidemiology of infections caused by MRSA is rapidly changing. In the past 10 years, infections caused by this organism have emerged in the community. The two MRSA clones in the United States most closely associated with community outbreaks, USA400 (MW2 strain, ST1 lineage) and USA300, often contain Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes and, more frequently, have been associated with skin and soft tissue infections. Outbreaks of CA-MRSA infections have been reported in correctional facilities, among athletic teams, among military recruits, in newborn nurseries, and among men who have sex with men. CA-MRSA infections now appear endemic in many urban regions and cause most CA-S. aureus infections.

Streptococcus and Enterococcus

Resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to penicillin and other beta-lactams is increasing worldwide. The major mechanism of resistance involves the introduction of mutations in genes encoding penicillin-binding proteins. Selective pressure is thought to play an important role, and use of beta-lactam antibiotics has been implicated as a risk factor for infection and colonization. S. pneumoniae is responsible for pneumonia, bacteremia, otitis media, meningitis, sinusitis, peritonitis and arthritis.

Multidrug-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are associated with nosocomial infections.[63] Among these strains, penicillin-resistant Enterococcus was seen in 1983, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in 1987, and linezolid-resistant Enterococcus in the late 1990s.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a highly prevalent opportunistic pathogen. One of the most worrisome characteristics of P. aeruginosa is its low antibiotic susceptibility, which is attributable to a concerted action of multidrug efflux pumps with chromosomally encoded antibiotic resistance genes Besides intrinsic resistance, P. aeruginosa easily evolves specific resistance either by mutation in chromosomally-encoded genes, or by the horizontal gene transfer of antibiotic resistance determinants. Evolution of multidrug resistance by P. aeruginosa isolates requires several genetic events that include acquisition of different mutations and/or horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes. Hypermutation favours the selection of mutation-driven antibiotic resistance in P. aeruginosa strains, producing chronic infections, whereas the clustering of several different antibiotic resistance genes in integrons favours the concerted acquisition of antibiotic resistance determinants.

Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile is a nosocomial pathogen that causes diarrheal disease in hospitals world wide. Clindamycin-resistant C. difficile was reported as the causative agent of large outbreaks of diarrheal disease in hospitals in New York, Arizona, Florida and Massachusetts between 1989 and 1992. Geographically dispersed outbreaks of C. difficile strains resistant to fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, were also reported in North America in 2005.

Salmonella and E. coli

Escherichia coli and Salmonella come directly from contaminated food. When both bacteria are spread, serious health conditions arise. Many people are hospitalized each year after becoming infected, with some dying as a result. By 1993, E. coli resistant to multiple fluoroquinolone variants was documented.

Acinetobacter baumannii

On November 5, 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an increasing number of Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections in patients at military medical facilities in which service members injured in the Iraq/Kuwait region during Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom were treated. Most of these showed multidrug resistance (MRAB), with a few isolates resistant to all drugs tested.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to isoniazid, rifampin, and other common treatments has become an increasingly relevant clinical challenge.

End Excerpt from Wikipedia

Begin Excerpt from World News via The Associated Press

Updated: 10:58 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012

Posted: 10:56 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012

Officials: Ebola breaks out in Uganda


The Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda —

The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.

The officials and a World Health Organization representative told a news conference in Kampala Saturday that there is “an outbreak of Ebola” in Uganda.

“Laboratory investigations done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute…have confirmed that the strange disease reported in Kibaale is indeed Ebola hemorrhagic fever,” the Ugandan government and WHO said in joint statement.

Kibaale is a district in midwestern Uganda, where people in recent weeks have been troubled by a mysterious illness that seemed to have come from nowhere. Ugandan health officials had been stumped as well, and spent weeks conducting laboratory tests that were at first inconclusive.

On Friday, Joaquim Saweka, the WHO representative in Uganda, told The Associated Press that investigators were “not so sure” it was Ebola, and a Ugandan health official dismissed the possibility of Ebola as merely a rumor. It appears firm evidence of Ebola was clinched overnight.

Health officials told reporters in Kampala that the 14 dead were among 20 reported with the disease. Two of the infected have been isolated for examination by researchers and health officials. A clinical officer and, days later, her 4-month-old baby died from the disease caused by the Ebola virus, officials said.

Officials urged Ugandans to be calm, saying a national emergency taskforce had been set up to stop the disease from spreading far and wide.

There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola, and in Uganda, where in 2000 the disease killed 224 people and left hundreds more traumatized, it resurrects terrible memories.

Ebola, which manifests itself as a hemorrhagic fever, is highly infectious and kills quickly. It was first reported in 1976 in Congo and is named for the river where it was recognized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists don’t know the natural reservoir of the virus, but they suspect the first victim in an Ebola outbreak gets infected through contact with an infected animal, such as a monkey.

The virus can be transmitted in several ways, including through direct contact with the blood of an infected person. During communal funerals, for example, when the bereaved come into contact with an Ebola victim, the virus can be contracted, officials said, warning against unnecessary contact with suspected cases of Ebola.

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Drought Famines in Diverse Places Worldwide!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

More than 754 Million Now Live in Drought Areas!

Famines ARE IN Different Places Here AND There!

The Number of the undernourished now Climbing

Worst US Drought in 25 years, Up Go Food Prices

While The World Population Keeps On Increasing!

July 28, 2012


Luke 21:11,28 – And great earthquakes shall be in DIVERS (different) places, and FAMINES, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. [28] And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Statistics from the UCL Hazard Research Center Global Drought Monitor News 20 July to 27 July indicated that, as of July 16, 2012, there were 754, 302, 000 of earth’s dwellers living in areas under the highest drought rating of “Exceptional.” Their diagrams and charts are updated each month on the 16th.

The world is still making enough food to feed the current world population but the ability to do so in the future, due to ever increasing world population, will one day reach a day when there won’t be enough, and that day is drawing nigh.

The target set at the 1996 World Food Summit was to halve the number of undernourished people by 2015 from their number in 1990-92. (FAO uses three year averages in its calculation of undernourished people.) The (estimated) number of undernourished people in developing countries was 824 million in 1990-92. In 2010, the number had climbed to 925 million people. The WFS goal is a global goal adopted by the nations of the world; the present outcome indicates how marginal the efforts were in face of the real need.

So, overall, the world is not making progress toward the world food summit goal, although there has been progress in Asia, and in Latin America and the Caribbean.


April 2002

Matthew 24:7,8 – For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. [8] All these are the beginning of sorrows

In previous prophecy updates we have discussed the importance of the word “odin”, which is the Greek word translated “sorrows” in Matthew 24:8. It refers to the birth pangs experienced by a woman in childbirth. So in using this word Jesus indicates they will follow this pattern just before he comes again. A woman’s birth pains begin with a single pain and then continue to increase in frequency and intensity until the child is born. These three phenomena, earthquakes, famine, and pestilence had never, in historical records, followed this pattern until Old Jerusalem and the Temple Mount were taken from the Jordanians in 1967. Since that time all three have developed such a pattern. In the two previous prophecy updates we covered earthquakes and pestilence. But what about famine, is it also following the same pattern? The population explosion that has suddenly burst on the scene should come as no surprise to mankind. The world’s population has roughly, in somewhat similar manner, followed the principle of daily doubling pennies. Suppose that someone proposed to give you five billion dollars if you would double a penny he gave you for forty days. Would you take the deal? A single penny on the first day would produce two cents on the second day, four cents on the third day, eight cents on the fourth day, sixteen cents on the fifth day, thirty-two cents on the sixth day, sixty-four cents on the seventh day, and only $1.28 on the eighth day. So, based on what you’ve read so far, it seems like a pretty good deal. But on day forty you would have to fork over move than five billion dollars. This principle is now being added into the famine equation.

The world’s famine outbreaks in the developing countries have been occurring closer and closer together in time since World War II, and this trend, like a woman’s birth pangs, will accelerate until Jesus comes. Why? A few thousand years ago eight men and women descended in an ark “upon the mountains of Ararat,” and then began to multiply. At first, like the penny, the increase was slow and insignificant numerically. When Jesus was born, the world population had only reached about 200 million. When Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, it had only reached 400 million. But, like the multiplying multiples of the penny, it began to accelerate about the time of the Civil War, and exploded after the Great Depression of the thirties. In 1989 the world population reached five billion and, the same year, eleven million of the earth’s residents died of starvation. The world population passed six billion in October of 1999, and is predicted to reach ten billion in 2030. There is no way under heaven that the developing countries across the Bible Lands of Asia and Africa, where most of this increase is forecast to occur, can fail to have an ever increasing, massive famine. Some say the population will only reach 8.5 billion in 2030. But even if this is true, how can the additional 3.5 billion be fed if 11 million died of starvation in 1989 with a population of only five billion.

In the late seventies, when I wrote my second book, The Tribulation Triad, I pointed out that the famines had to continue to increase in frequency and intensity.

Some say, don’t worry, agricultural technology will solve the famine problem. No way! The latest U.N. study found ten percent of the world’s soil profile badly damaged. The three-year study accessed soil conditions on a global scale, and involved more than 250 soil scientists. It marked the first time since World War II that soil profiles had been assessed on a global scale. As reported by Larry B. Stammer in the Los Angeles Times, the study found that “about two-thirds of all seriously eroded land is in Asia and Africa, home to most of the world’s poor.” The article, using the report as its basis, stated: “ Despite the much acclaimed green revolution of the past several decades, which produced unprecedented gains in food production through the introduction of fertilizers and hybrid grains, the per-capita food production has declined in about eighty developing countries in the past decade.” The report, Vital Signs 1993: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, as reported by David Brisco in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of July 18, 1993, stated: “This new report shows the first clear sign that population is outpacing the food available for humans. The trend is mostly because of record world population growth, but also reflects a slowdown in decades of increasing food supplies. The main sources of food – farms, ranches, and oceans – all appear to be approaching, or may have reached, their maximum per-capita output, according to Vital Signs 1993.” The simple truth is this, the world’s maximum food production, since the mid-nineties, has not been able to keep up with the stork, and the ever increasing population will cause it to fall farther and farther behind. Earthquakes, pestilence, and famine will continue to increase the pain of God’s creation while it awaits the manifestation of his sons at the appearance of his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

Begin Excerpt from via World News

World | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 08:33am IST

US faces worst drought in 25 years, food prices to rise

Press Trust of India

Washington: The United States is facing “worst drought” in 25 years which could fuel food price inflation in the country, a top Obama Administration official said in Washington.

As many as 61 per cent of the land mass of the United States is currently being characterised as being impacted by this drought, the Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, told reporters on Wednesday at a White House news conference, noting that this drought is having an impact in crops.

“78 per cent of the corn crop is now in an area designated as drought impacted; 77 per cent of the soybeans that are being grown in this country also impacted.”

“It also obviously involves other commodities as well – 38 per cent of our corn crop as of today is rated poor to very poor; 30 per cent of our soybeans poor to very poor,” he said, adding that there are indication of reduced yields this year.

“This will result in significant increases in prices. For corn, we’ve seen a 38 per cent increase since June 1st, and the price of a bushel of corn is now at USD 7.88. A bushel of beans have risen 24 per cent,” he said.

To help farmers, the federal government has decided to open up areas under the Conservation Reserve Program for emergency haying and grazing, he added.

“Because livestock producers will begin the process of potentially reducing their herds in light of higher feed costs, we would anticipate in the short term actually food prices for beef, poultry, pork may go down a bit, but over time they will rise.

“We will probably see those higher prices later this year, first part of next year. Processed foods obviously impacted by crop yields, and we will likely see the increase of that also in 2013,” Vilsack said.

As a result of the drought, the Agriculture Secretary said he expects a decline in US agriculture exports.

Begin National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration Excerpt

State of the Climate

Global Hazards

June 2012

National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration

National Climatic Data Center


Updated 16 July 2012

Wildfires blazed across 1.36 million acres of the U.S. during June, fed by antecedent drought conditions and unparalleled heat. Areas experiencing moderate to exceptional drought expanded from 37.4 percent in May to 56.0 percent in June to form the largest drought footprint of the decade, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Meanwhile, soaring temperatures produced the warmest 12-month period since the country’s record-keeping began in 1895. Other contributing factors included sparse snowpack and low humidity. At mid-month, the media reported at least 18 large wildfires were burning in nine U.S. states with at least 25 percent of the national firefighting forces being activated (4,000 of 15,000 personnel). At month’s end, 57 large wildfires were active in 15 U.S. states, mostly in the West, but also in Central and South Atlantic areas, and even in Alaska and Hawaii. The amount burned in the single month was more than half the total acreage burned by wildfires in the country since January, based on National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) statistics.

In southwestern New Mexico, the Whitewater-Baldy complex fire which burned throughout the entire month—scorching 297,845 acres, was deemed the state’s biggest fire ever. This devastating event ignited by lightning strikes within the Gila National Forest in mid-May had not been fully contained as of July 16th.

In Colorado, two significant wildfires claimed three lives. The Waldo Canyon Fire became the most destructive wildfire in that state’s history after consuming 346 homes, and resulted in two fatalities. The wildfire which charred over 18,200 acres and forced the evacuation of more than 32,000 residents, was estimated at $8.8 million U.S. dollars to contain. Media reported the preliminary property damages were in excess of $110 million U.S. dollars. Earlier in the month, one death amid loss of 259 homes was attributed to the High Park Fire which burned 87,284 acres and exceeded $39 million U.S. dollars in resources to bring under control.

Much of the continental U.S. sweltered under an extreme heat wave throughout June. According to NOAA’s NCDC Extremes archive, a total of 645 records were set for all-time hottest June temperatures. Also, 444 new daily maximum temperature records were either set or tied on the single day of June 29th, while 3,282 daily records were broken over the entire month. Unusually high temperatures persisted across the Central Plains near the end of the month. On June 28th, the daily temperature of 47.8°C (118°F) at Norton Dam, Kansas, was the highest in the nation. This extreme broke the location’s all-time June record of 45°C (113°F), set just days before on June 25th, and exceeded its previous record of that date (40°C (104°F) on June 28, 1963) by 7.8 degrees Celsius (equivalent to a 14-degree increase in Fahrenheit). Several Midwestern locations saw multiple days of extremes—reminiscent of the country’s legendary “Dust Bowl Days” of the 1930s, prompting emergency management officials to issue warnings for excessive heat in nine states. The nation’s capital set an all-time June record when the daily maximum temperature reached 40°C (104°F) at the Reagan National Airport on June 29th (previously set at 38.9°C (102°F) in 1874 and again in 2011) making for the hottest day in the District of Columbia area in 142 years.

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A Coming Reformer Will Divide the Spoils Among Them!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Coming Reformer will divide the Spoils among Them!

When will Assad flee, Die in Battle, or be Assassinated?

When will the rebel Groups actually Defeat his Forces?

I Like the Assessments Given in the 4 Blog Excerpts!

Will there be civil War between Victorious Factions?

Will there be an interim ruler before an Antichrist?

I’m only saying he will Arise from This Confusion!

And begin to form his Caliphate with Ten Horns,

Among Whom He Will Divide The Victory Spoils.

These Four Excerpts are well worth the Read!

July 27, 2012

See Our Blog Archives “An Exposition of Chapter 11 pf the Book of Daniel – Blog 4 – May 23. 2011”

DANIEL 11:39 –Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

The Hebrew word for “strong holds” means “fortified places, highly strengthened fortresses.” I believe it refers to the fortresses of Daniel’s 10 horns led by antichrist. Daniel refers to it as a “strange” god, because Allah was not known in either the Old or the New Testaments. Antichrist will divide the land he captures between the 10 horns that initially helped him. All of the many Islamic nations that eventually join the antichrist’s great caliphate will honor Allah as he does, and many will be ruled by his cronies.

Begin Excerpt 1 from Al Jeezera and Agencies

Assad exit inevitable, says UN general

Former head of UN monitoring mission says Syrian president’s exit is likely, but it may not end conflict.

Last Modified 27 July 2012, 11:58

The former head of the UN observer mission in Syria has said that Bashar al-Assad’s fall is “only a matter of time”, but that his exit may not end the conflict.

“Sooner or later, the regime will fall,” Robert Mood, the Norwegian general whose mandate to lead a 300-strong misson ended last week amid a sharp spike in violence, said on Friday.

“The spiral of violence, the lack of proportion in the regime’s reactions, its incapacity to protect the civilian population, mean that the regime’s days are numbered, but will it fall in a week or in a year? That is a question I do not dare answer,” he told the AFP news agency.

Mood characterised the fight between the rebels, who are fragmented into several different factions, some of whom are armed, and the country’s military as a case of “David versus Goliath”.

He said that a rebel success in achieving the resignation of Assad, their stated objective, would not necessarily lead to the end of the conflict.

“Many think that if Bashar al-Assad falls or that if he is given an honourable exit… the problem will be solved. That is an over-simplification one should be wary of,” Mood told a news conference.

“The situation could even get worse,” he cautioned.

“On the other hand, it is important to say that it is impossible to imagine a future Syria with the current power holders still in place.”

“Every time there are 15 people killed in a village, 500 additional sympathisers are mobilised, roughly 100 of whom are fighters,” Mood said.

He cautioned, however, that the conflict “could last for months or even years”.

Mood has now been replaced in Syria by Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, a Senegalese military officer who is taking over a drastically reduced mission of just 150 observers. Lt-Gen Gaye’s mission has a mandate of only 30 days.

Defections continue

Meanwhile, abandonment of Assad by members of his government continued on Friday, when Ikhlas Badawi, who represents the city of Aleppo in Syria’s newly elected parliament, fled to Turkey, according to the opposition.

“There were contacts for some time to ensure her a safe place,” Samir Nashhar, a member of the opposition Syrian National Council, told AFP. “She arrived [on Thursday] in Turkey and she will be going to Qatar, which has agreed to receive her.”

Nasshar said that Syrian authorities had asked legislators in Aleppo to leave the city ahead of a planned major offensive on the city.

“They were ordered to take a plane because the Damascus-Aleppo highway wasn’t safe, but she took a plane to Turkey instead,” said Nasshar, who is originally from Aleppo and currently based in Turkey.

Badawi, who fled with her six children, is now the fourth Syrian lawmaker to publically break with the government since the uprising against Assad began in Marach last year.

In January, Imad Ghalioun, a member of the parliamentary budget committee, announced he was seeking refuge in Egypt, calling on the opposition to ensure the interest of the Syrian people “who want to achieve freedom”.

Badawi, a member of Assad’s Baath party, is the first member of the parliament elected in May to renounce him, however.

Earlier, one of the most senior figures to defect from Assad’s inner circle, Brigadier General Manaf Tlas, put himself forward on Thursday as someone who could help unify the opposition inside and outside Syria on a plan for a transfer of power.

Tlas, speaking in a newspaper interview in the Saudi city of Jeddah, also said he was looking for support from Saudi Arabia and other powers.

Source Agancies

Begin Excerpt 2 from Al Monitor via Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Daily Alert

July 26, 2012

Did Assad Win the First Round in the Battle for Damascus?

Layla M. (Al-Monitor)

The assassination of members of the regime’s upper echelons and simultaneous penetration and control of districts in Damascus raised hopes that an end to the Syrian crisis was near.

However, the Free Syrian Army failed to decapitate the regime and didn’t receive much-needed reinforcements. It was therefore unable to withstand the overwhelming might of the regime’s continued onslaught, and the rebels withdrew fighters from several areas.

Judging by the FSA’s retreat from Midan, a staunchly anti-regime district in southern Damascus, and their failure to stop regime forces from devastating Mezzeh, Kafr Souseh, Berzeh, Tadamon, and many others, it looks like the FSA still has its work cut out for it if it is to “win” Damascus.

State television showed footage of young, fresh-faced soldiers joyously recounting their success at having “cleansed” Midan of “armed terrorists.”

However, on a drive through Midan, devastation was everywhere: bullet-ridden doors and shutters, collapsed buildings, burnt houses, crumpled cars and smashed windows.

Begin Excerpt 3 from Foreign Policy via Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Daily Alert

Watch for Indicators of Assad’s Fall

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Orit Perlov (Foreign Policy)

Former Israeli military intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin said in an interview:

“Watch for these five indicators signaling Assad is about to fall: Defections of Syrian generals along with their divisions the Free Syrian Army winning over neighborhoods in Damascus and Aleppo, Druze and Christian minorities moving into opposition to Assad, Russia abandoning its protection of Assad in the UN, and a collapse of the economy.”

Begin Excerpt 4 from Tablet via Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Daily Alert

After Assad’s Fall

Lee Smith (Tablet)

Over four decades, the Assads have supported terrorist groups that targeted the U.S. and American allies in Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and the Gulf Arab states.

The fall of the Alawite regime is unlikely to usher in a Syrian government that the U.S. will be able to consider a reliable ally.

Nor will Sunni rule likely lead to an age of freedom and democracy. It is doubtful that Sunni-led Syria will be anything other than an autocracy, like every other Sunni Arab state in the Middle East. However, anything that weakens the Iranians is a net gain.

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