Supporting and Praying for Israel
Starting on Sunday, June 25, Israeli soldier, Cpl Gilah Shalit, 19, was taken captive by the terrorist group Hamas. Israel moved in on Gaza on June 27th. Then on June 28th, Israeli warplanes flew over the home of Syrian President Bashar Assad to apply pressure for the release of their soldier. Israel's Intel knew Syria had sheltered two Hamas leaders. Then shortly following, two more Israeli soldiers were taken hostage from within Israel on the Lebanon border by Hezbollah.
During our long holiday weekend, N.Korea, after threats of missile launches, Kim Jong Il carried out his intentions by firing 6 missiles on July 4th and then one more missile on the 5th, seven total. At this time, N.Korea still has missiles sitting on the pads fueled and ready. During this same period of time, Al-Qaeda raises their evil heads with audio and video tapes back to back released with more threats. London mourns on their one year anniversary of their 7-7-05 terror attack and we are reminded of the Axis of Evil. Two days later, 7/11 India is blasted with explosions.
On the same day that Iran has a deadline of July 12, two of the three Israeli soldiers now being held hostage occurred. July 7th Iran's President made many threatening statements, for one "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Friday that continued Israeli strikes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip could lead to an "explosion" in the Islamic world that would target Israel and its supporters in the West." via jpost.
As Iran predicted Israel moved into Lebanon targeting Hezbollah to rescue their kidnapped soldiers. Edud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev are Israeli soldiers in the hands of Hezbollah and possibly on their way to Iran. (Sources: Fox News and jpost)
For the latest for Thursday and Friday, click here.
Yesterday a Israeli war ship off the shores of Lebanon was hit by an Iranian missile. Via ynetnews: IDF: Missile that hit ship Iranian-made
Today, July 15, 2006 The war continues......
Our South American (too close for comfort neighbor) madman Venezuelan's President Hugo Chavez flames the fire with making outragous statements. Via Haaretz: Chavez: U.S. support for Israel will end in a 'Holocaust'
Via eitb24: Israel renews attacks on Lebanon's bridges and fuel storage tanks - Inside the article it reports what Hezbollah's Al Manar television and Arab Al-Jazeera satellite channel are saying. Also the AP News is reporting on this.
Via AP: Israel Official: Iran Helping Hezbollah
Via Ynetnews: Israel gives Syria Ultimatum
The U.S. Embassy is working on getting American citizens out of Lebanon.
Other nations are following suit Reuters reports: ROME (Reuters) - Italy began evacuating its nationals from Lebanon Saturday while the United States, France and the Netherlands prepared to do the same as Israeli planes pounded the country.
Via The Washington Post: Syria says fully backs Hizbollah against Israel
Via Reuters: Israel strikes near Lebanese-Syrian border
Via Reuters: Bush asks Syria to stop Hizbollah attacks - President Bush speaks in St Petersburg, Russia. "The best way to stop the violence is for Hizbollah to lay down its arms and to stop attacking. And therefore I call upon Syria to exert influence over Hizbollah," Bush said.
AP reports: Witnesses say Israel fires rockets towards Tripoli.
BREAKING: Israeli Aircraft Strike Beirut for First Time in 4-Day Assault
Via AP: Israel smashes Hezbollah strongholds
Is Russia and China the two main culprits? Russia supplies and enables Iran.....China wants control over our markets...economic trade and then their oil dependence on Russia, Iran, Venezuela, etc. Discussions now on Forbes on Fox on this exact question.
IS PUTIN A TERRORIST? China has sold its soul to the Islamic world. The puppets are Iran, Syria, N. Korea, etc. Iran has been promoting the agenda by traveling rapidly to many Islam countries gathering allies all over the world in a short period of time. In my opinion, however, Russia is running this show from behind the scenes. It appears this conflict is leading to an Islamic Holy War and these terrorist's nations are daring the infidels (us) to join in. What is ahead...Radical Islamic extremists pushing for the U.S. to assist our friend and ally Israel? One thing is for sure, God is on the side of Israel and anyone that gives Israel their blessings will prevail and all others will be cursed. That is written and is the truth.
AP reports: Israel: Iran Aided Hezbollah Ship Attack Excerpt: About 100 fighters from Iran's Revolutionary Guard helped import, equip and fire the missile at the Spear, a missile ship cruising off the coast of Lebanon, which is under an Israeli naval blockade, Israeli officials said. I heard at least 200 fighters and Iran denies it....He is a liar, so who knows just how many are there.
*UPDATE* Lebanon P.M. (Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora) calling for a cease fire. Via AP BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora called for a cease-fire under U.N. auspices Saturday, as Israeli warplanes hit central Beirut for the first time and smashed the Hezbollah leadership's main strongholds.
Heads of Arab League says Mideast Process is "Dead"
Via Fox News: Breaking: Middle East Peace Process is 'Dead,' Arab League Head Says
Via Fox News: *UPDATE*Breaking:U.N. Security Council Unanimously Adopts North Korea Resolution
U.N.Security Council passed a resolution against N.Korea. Not since 1993 has such firm action condemning N.Korea been taken. The U.N vote was unanimous and sends a strong message. Whoopee!! What does Kim Jong Il have to lose? perhaps another missile fired? The U.N. as we know is Useless. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if this NUTCASE shoots off another missile during all this going on with Israel and to show the U.N. that their words mean nothing. BTW, N.Korea rejected immediately!!
Sunday July 16,2006 *UPDATE*
Hezbollah Fires on Israel train station
Via AP: Hezbollah Rockets Hit Haifa, Killing 8
HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- Lebanese guerillas fired a relentless barrage of rockets into the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, killing eight people at a train station and wounding seven others in a dramatic escalation of a five-day-old conflict that has shattered Mideast peace.
Reuters reports: Hizbollah rockets Haifa and Israel bombs Beirut
IRAN WARNS AGAIN: Breitbart: Iran warns Israel of 'unimaginable losses' if Syria hit
Iran warned its arch-enemy Israel of "unimaginable losses" if it attacks Syria and vowed that it was standing by the Syrian people.
"We hope the Zionist regime does not make the mistake of attacking Syria, because extending the front would definitely make the Zionist regime face unimaginable losses," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters.
UPDATE: Time for residents of South Lebanon to evacutate-Go North an Israeli general states. "GET OUT"
Via Ynetnews: Tel Aviv told to be on rocket alert
Via Ynetnews: Syria vows harsh response if Israel attacks
Via Ynetnews: Bodies of missing sailors found
Via Ynetnews: 8 killed in rocket attack on Haifa (video)
Did anyone watch Meet the Press this morning? Listening to Biden made me want to throw my shoe at the television however Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich seems to connect the dots. The Seattle Times is reporting on another interview with Newt Gingrich in Seattle this weekend - Gingrich says it's World War III.
Video tape of Hezbollah Leader airing on Fox News Live Now.
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Planck's Constant linked here with Hezbollah's End Of Days
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