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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spain Reports Record Capital Flight

Capital outflows from Spain more than quadrupled in May to €41.3 billion ($50.7 billion) compared with May 2011, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Spanish central bank.

In the first five months of 2012, a total of €163 billion left the country, the figures indicate. During the same period a year earlier, Spain recorded a net inflow of €14.6 billion.

The outflow has resulted from domestic banks sending money abroad, foreign lenders pulling out cash and mostly non-resident investors dumping Spanish assets. The steep rise was likely due to Bankia, the banking conglomerate, having requested a bailout in May.

Over the last 11 months, funds equivalent to 26 percent of gross domestic product exited the country, Tuesday's data from the Bank of Spain showed.

Too Big to Rescue

Spain's struggling economy, which is expected to remain in recession well into next year, is now at the center of the euro crisis. Skyrocketing borrowing costs risk shutting the country out of international debt markets.

EU officials are increasingly worried that if Spain, the euro zone's fourth largest economy, needs a full bailout, financial markets will target Italy, which is too big to be rescued.

Reports on Tuesday said France and Italy were proposing giving the permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, a banking license which would equip it with unlimited firepower because it could borrow funds from the European Central Bank using government bonds as collateral.

Germany opposes such a plan, arguing that it would stoke inflation and lead to an indirect collectivization of debts. It would also see countries receive help without having to do anything in return.


Babylon Rising Jupiter Ascending

Joseph Herrin (07-31-2012)

Jupiter Ascending 8:12 P.M. on Opening Day of London Olympics
(Click on Picture for Larger Image)

I am fully satisfied that I have discerned the reason that the time of 8:12 A.M. was chosen for the bell ringing across the United Kingdom on the day of the opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics. I had asked the Father to reveal the reason to me, and by an odd set of circumstances I came across a video on YouTube that provided part of the answer. It is not unusual that the London Olympics were timed to coincide with events in the heavens. Satan mimics Yahweh, and even as the birth of the Son of God, and every other major event in Yahweh’s kingdom has been proclaimed in the heavens, so too does Satan seek to announce his works in the heavens.

Psalms 19:1-4
THE HEAVENS declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork. Day after day pours forth speech, and night after night shows forth knowledge. There is no speech nor spoken word [from the stars]; their voice is not heard. Yet their voice [in evidence] goes out through all the earth, their sayings to the end of the world.
[Amplified Bible]

I had suspected that there was some heavenly connection to the dates and times chosen with such precision for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. Yesterday I came across a little watched video on YouTube that provided part of the understanding as to why the time 8:12 has been so prominent in the Olympics, and why they were chosen to begin on July 27 (7/27, or 27/7) and end on August 12 (8/12, or 12/8).

The video I came across revealed that the planet Jupiter (Greek Zeus), rose at precisely 8:12 P.M. local time on July 27th, the opening day for the London Olympics, when viewed from London. Note that 8:12 P.M. is written as 20:12 military time, and the year is also 2012. To further emphasize this number, the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics will be held on August 12th, which is written as 8/12/2012 if you are in America.

The image above shows Jupiter rising in the constellation Taurus. I produced this image using the freeware program Stellarium , which can be downloaded at the following website.

This program confirms that which is revealed in the following video. Jupiter rose precisely at 8:12 P.M. London time on July 27th as viewed from London.

Video Link: http://youtu.be/UP3pDjtZQA8

When seeking to discern heavenly messages, one must keep in mind that Satan has a very different explanation for the meaning of the planets, stars, and constellations than Yahweh does. I will be sharing what is indicated by Jupiter ascending over London at this time according to Satan’s definition of the heavenly bodies. At the same time, I will look to the symbolic meaning Yahweh has assigned to the numbers 8 and 12 to discern why this precise time was chosen, for in some instances Satan has adopted the same numeric meaning that Yahweh established by His own counsel.

Let me begin by making mention of what the numbers 8 and 12 together signify. E.W. Bullinger, in his book Number in Scripture, provides the following understanding of these two numbers.

It is 7 plus 1. Hence it is the number specially associated with Resurrection and Regeneration, and the beginning of a new era or order.

When the whole earth was covered with the flood, it was Noah "the eighth person" (2 Peter 2:5) who stepped out on to a new earth to commence a new order of things. "Eight souls" (1 Peter 3:20) passed through it with him to the new or regenerated world.
[Source: http://philologos.org/__eb-nis/eight.htm#200]

Consider these words of E.W. Bullinger from his book published in 1894. Bullinger declares that the number eight signifies “resurrection and regeneration.” It is well known that Satan has adopted the Phoenix as a symbol of his person.

Phoenix Rising

The mythical Phoenix is reborn out of the ashes and arises to ascend into the heavens again. The Scriptures declare that Satan was cast down to the earth and consumed by fire.

Ezekiel 28:12-18
"Thus says the Yahweh God, "You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty... You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I set you on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until unrighteousness was found in you. By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, and you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane from the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire... By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries. Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you; It has consumed you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the eyes of all who see you.

Yahweh judged Satan. This covering cherub, perfect in beauty and full of wisdom corrupted his ways. It is no coincidence that the inner city of London, the dragon’s lair, is the great center of world commerce. Satan profaned his sanctuaries by the abundance of his trade, and continues to do so to this day. Yahshua drove the merchants and money changers out of the Temple, but Satan fills the temples of God with the noise of commerce and merchandising. Man was created to be the temple, the dwelling place of Yahweh. Mankind was created to be a house of prayer, but Satan has polluted Yahweh’s sanctuaries by corrupting them with the pursuit of mammon, and a spirit of covetousness. The great men of Satan are the captains of industry and commerce. The great men of Yahweh are those who have put aside a love of the world and the things in it. They are ones who have quieted their souls that they might hear His voice and delight in His presence.

Matthew 6:24
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

The inner city of London, whose limits are marked by boundary dragons, is the largest center of finance in the world. A key part of the central district of London is called “the Temple district.” Satan has gathered the merchants and money changers to himself, and he has created men who are profane, and who lead others to profane their sanctuaries as well.

The Temple Shown at the heart of Greater London

The Temple is an area of central London, in the vicinity of Temple Church, which is one of the main legal districts of the capital and a notable centre for English law, both historically and in the present day. Two of the four Inns of Court, the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple, are located here and the Royal Courts of Justice are just to the north. The rough boundaries of the wider Temple district are the River Thames (the Victoria Embankment) to the south, Surrey Street to the west, Strand and Fleet Street to the north, and Carmelite Street and Whitefriars Street to the east. The Temple is mostly in the City of London, but a small western part is in the City of Westminster...

The name is recorded in the 12th century as Novum Tumplum, meaning 'New Temple'. It is named from a house belonging to the Knights Templar.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple,_London]

Consider again the lyrics to the hymn Jerusalem, the words of which were written by Illuminist and Freemason William Blake in 1808.

(Words by William Blake - circa 1808)

And did those feet in ancient time.
Walk upon England's mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green & pleasant Land
[End of Lyrics]

To build Jerusalem again it is necessary to have a Temple. Discern now how long Satan has been working toward this goal of establishing a New Jerusalem that is located in London. As far back as the 12th century the name Novum Tumplummeaning “New Temple” was assigned to this section of London. (Please note, if you have not read this entire series, that what Satan is calling “Zion” and “Jerusalem” is actually Babylon. Babylon has ever been symbolic of Satan’s kingdom and rule upon the earth.)

This covering cherub was judged by Yahweh. He was cast down to the earth and consumed in fire. Yet, after a period of time Yahweh began to re-create the earth. Satan was loosed from the darkness in which he had been entombed. After the six days in which the earth has been re-created, we find Satan in Eden in the form of a serpent, even a winged dragon (Revelation 20:2). There he deceived the woman and enticed the man to bow to his desires. In so doing he ascended to become ruler of the fallen creation, bringing incalculable misery and suffering upon those under his dominion.

Despite his authority as prince of the power of the air, Satan has ruled from behind the scenes. He has awaited that day when he might be worshiped openly by all mankind. The Scriptures foretell such a dark day coming.

Revelation 13:3-4
And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast...

This is what Satan views as his resurrection, his great regeneration, to stand as god of this world. From the ashes he will rise again and be worshiped by the whole world. Note that not only does Bullinger reveal that the number 8 denotes resurrection, but it also is associated with “the beginning of a new era or order.” Is this not what Satan and those men in league with him have been promising mankind? Have they not been declaring that a New World Order is at hand, that a New Order of the Ages has arrived?

Novus Ordo Seclorum
(New Order of the Ages)

Bullinger reveals the following significance to the number 12.

is a perfect number, signifying perfection of government, or of governmental perfection. It is found as a multiple in all that has to do with rule. The sun which "rules" the day, and the moon and stars which "govern" the night, do so by their passage through the twelve signs of the Zodiac which completes the great circle of the heavens of 360 (12 x 30) degrees or divisions, and thus govern the year.
[Source: http://philologos.org/__eb-nis/twelve.htm]

It is well known that Satan figures himself as the Sun. He would have all mankind believe he is the source of illumination and light for all the nations. This is what is signified at the lighting of the Olympic cauldron. The light that Satan brings down from Mount Olympus, from the dwelling place of the gods, is cast forth as a light upon the earth.

II Corinthians 11:14
No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

The numbers 8 and 12 together declare that the time of Satan’s ascension to rule openly over the earth is at hand. He will establish his visible government over this world. All the nations will be drawn to that dark light that he proffers to them. As John wrote, “The whole earth was amazed,” and “they worshiped the dragon.” Satan would have men believe that his rule over the earth will be the epitome of a “perfect” and “divine” government. To listen to the apostles of Satan today, one can hear the awe in their voices. Yet their doctrines are dark, and their policies are Malthusian. The apostles of Satan, like their master, come only to kill, steal, and destroy.

Can any deny the darkness of those things foreshadowed in the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games? The very air was made foul by the presence of the evil one.

Observe now how Satan drew prominent attention to the numbers 8 and 12 and their association with specific dates and time.

At precisely 8:12 a.m., 12 hours before what is expected to be a spectacular Olympic opening ceremony, the bells heralded a day of celebration that has been years in the making. (Joseph’s Note: Just how many years in the making is now revealed.)

Big Ben - the famous bell inside Parliament's clock tower - bonged 40 times over three minutes to ring in the games. It was joined across the country by bells and horns in churches, ships, boats, trucks and cars 12 hours before the symbolic time of 2012 British Summer Time - 8:12 p.m...

Ticket-holders must be in their seats by 7 p.m., the pre-show begins at 8:12 p.m. and the televised show starts at 9 p.m.
[Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/27/big-ben-london-olympics-2012-opening-ceremony_n_1709401.html]

Big Ben chimes 40 times

This morning Big Ben, the hour bell of the Palace of Westminster, chimed more than 40 times from 8.12am – 8.15am to ring in the Olympic Games. This was a historic occasion (Joseph’s Note: History will truly record this event as a key moment in Satan’s ascension.) for one of the world’s most famous bells, as it was the first time that the strike of Big Ben had been rung outside its regular schedule since 15 February 1952, when it tolled every minute for 56 strokes from 09:30AM for the funeral of King George VI...

Three hundred children rang bells on HMS Belfast, which fired its cannons in a countdown to 8.12am.
[Source: http://www.london2012.com/news/articles/london-big-ben-ring-more-than-times-celebrate-the-first-day-the-games.html]

Is it not interesting that Big Ben had not deviated from its normal bell ringing schedule for 60 years, but it did so for this event? Is it not also telling that the last time it was so used was to proclaim a death? We might ask this time “For whom does the bell toll?”

Was it mere coincidence that the culture minister along with three hundred children rang bells on the warship HMS Belfast? Bel is a form of the name Baal and the ringing of the Bells signify the calling forth of Bel/Baal, another manifestation of Satan. Furthermore, the warship is an instrument of death and Christ declared that “Satan comes only to kill, steal and destroy.” Once more we have a correlation between children and death as in the ancient Baal worship when children were sacrificed. Another manifestation of Satan was Molech.

Child Sacrifice to Molech

The view has been advanced that the Molech to whom children were sacrificed had the form of a man but the head of a bull. The image is said to have been heated red hot and the children cast into its outstretched arms, thus to fall into the flaming furnace below. This conception is largely based on the description of the Carthaginian Cronos or Moloch given by the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus of the first century B.C.E.—Diodorus of Sicily, XX, 14, 4-6.

Molech and Astrology in Israel
(Insight on the Scriptures Vol. 1, pg 207)
There is evidence to show that astrology was closely allied with the worship of Molech, a god who was sometimes depicted with a bull’s head. The bull was worshiped by the Babylonians, Canaanites, Egyptians, and others as a symbol of their deities—Marduk, Molech, Baal, and so forth. The bull was one of the most important signs of the zodiac, Taurus.
[Source: http://bringonthegoodnews.blogspot.com/2010/01/calf-and-idol-worship-in-israel.html]

Jeremiah 32:35
“They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.”

Note once more that precisely at 8:12 P.M. on July 27th, the minute the opening ceremony commenced for the XXX Olympiad, Jupiter was rising in the constellationTaurus. I have advanced the time ahead to later in the evening to reveal Jupiter’s position in Taurus.

Jupiter in Taurus/Molech Evening of Opening Ceremony

This heavenly omen coinciding with the opening ceremony of the London Olympics was further affirmed in the many symbols of child sacrifice and death present during the event.

Rather than having an animated baby with its eyes opened, this huge central baby character reposes with eyes closed as if in death. In attendance all around are nurses representing Great Ormond Street Hospital. As mentioned in the previous blog, GOSH has received all proceeds from the sales of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, since 1929. In a strange parallel, GOSH was in the news in 2007 due to a 17 month old child named Peter who died from abuse suffered at home. This child’s name was Peter, and he had been brought to GOSH repeatedly for treatment. One Physician even declared that the young boy “was a sorry sight,” but he failed to notify Social Service workers, or take any action to spare the boy from abuse. Peter was brought back in again and saw another physician who also failed to notify authorities, or to press the parents to know why this child was continually being injured. Two days after this last hospital visit Peter died.

The hospital came under fire as staff spoke of being victimized for speaking out over the issue of the hospital’s failure to protect abused children. The BBC even did a television documentary on the story. (See the following news articles.)


Is there not a double meaning to the title of the Peter Pan book “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”? J.M. Barrie, the author, stated that the book was about child death. We also have Captain Hook, in the play written by the same author, stating, “A holocaust of children, there is something grand in the idea!” (Peter Pan, Act V, scene 1)

Captain Hook - A Holocaust of Children

When you put all this together with Jupiter ascending in the bull constellation signifying Molech who demanded child sacrifice, there is great evil being depicted. Consider the following information obtained from Wikipedia about the origin of the Olympic Games.

The origin of these Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend, and one of the most popular myths identifies Heracles and his father Zeus as the progenitors of the Games. According to legend, it was Heracles (Hercules) who first called the Games "Olympic" and established the custom of holding them every four years. A legend persists that after Heracles completed his twelve labors, he built the Olympic Stadium as an honor to Zeus...

The Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, featuring sporting events alongside ritual sacrifices honoring... Zeus...
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games#Ancient_Olympics]

Here also is an entry on Jupiter.

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Jupiter (Latin: Iuppiter) or Jove is the king of the gods and the god of sky and thunder. Jupiter was the chief deity of Roman state religion throughout the Republican and Imperial eras, until the Empire came under Christian rule. In Roman mythology, he negotiates with Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, to establish principles of Roman religion such as sacrifice.

Jupiter is usually thought to have originated as a sky god. His identifying implement is the thunderbolt, and his primary sacred animal is the eagle, which held precedence over other birds in the taking of auspices and became one of the most common symbols of the Roman army (see Aquila). As the sky-god, he was a divine witness to oaths, the sacred trust on which justice and good government depend. Many of his functions were focused on the Capitoline ("Capitol Hill"), where the citadel was located. He was the chief deity of the early Capitoline Triad with Mars and Quirinus. In the later Capitoline Triad, he was the central guardian of the state with Juno and Minerva. His sacred tree was the oak.

The Romans regarded Jupiter as the equivalent of Greek Zeus, and in Latin literature and Roman art, the myths and iconography of Zeus are adapted under the name Iuppiter. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Jupiter was the brother of Neptune and Pluto. Each presided over one of the three realms of the universe: sky, the waters, and the underworld.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter_%28mythology%29]

In these words we discover that Jupiter is the Roman equivalent of the Greek Zeus. The Olympic games were established to honor Jupiter/Zeus. The original Olympic games combined “sporting events alongside ritual sacrifices honoring Zeus.” If you turn on the television to watch the Olympics you will surely observe the sporting events. Where might we see the “ritual sacrifices”? They are primarily observed during the opening and closing ceremonies.

The truth is, the nations have been making child sacrifices to Satan (Zeus/Jupiter) for a long time. The Olympic opening ceremony focused upon the United Kingdom’s NHS (National Health Service), one of the main entities responsible for sacrificing children. In 2010 the NHS reported that it was spending more than one million pounds a week on repeat abortions. It said that many British women were using abortion as contraception and some would have as many as 8 or 9 abortions in their lifetime. The NHS reported performing 189,574 abortions in 2010.
[Source: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/05may/Pages/repeat-abortion-termination-statistics.aspx]

Isn’t it a lovely, cheerful sight to have the letters NHS displayed in huge letters in the middle of the Olympic Stadium in concert with images of dead babies, terrorized children, demons, nurses, and hospital beds? This was surely the ritual sacrifice honoring Zeus/Jupiter/Satan.

Let the reader consider that what has been accomplished while Satan has been worshiped behind the scenes, and through ignorance, is a small fraction of the slaughter of innocent children that will be observed in coming days. As Satan’s kingdom rises, so will the number of children sacrificed increase exponentially.

The dark night is truly rising. A storm is coming, and children will be some of the foremost casualties of Satan’s fury in coming days.

Before passing on to a second heavenly sign associated with the date 8/12 (August 12), let me provide an excerpt here from an article posted three years ago by Thomas R. Horn. The information contained here was taken from his bookAPOLLYON RISING 2012: The Final Mystery Of The Great Seal Revealed.

July 21, 2009
Thomas R. Horn

While the public has been made to believe E Pluribus Unum refers to United States citizenship being made up of various ethnicity, what becomes clear when this phrase is interpreted within the mystical context of the Great Seal symbolism is that it could easily refer to one god represented by many names—a god known by various ancient cultures as having walked the earth ‘many’ times under ‘many’ names, yet was ‘one,’ or—E Pluribus Unum. This concept gains persuasion when harmonized with the other two mottoes—Annuit coeptis and Novus ordo seclorum—also taken from ancient texts related to the god Apollo. The motto annuit coeptis is from Virgil’s Aeneid, where Ascanius, the son of Aeneas from conquered Troy prays to Apollo’s father, Jupiter [Zeus]. Charles Thompson, designer of the Great Seal’s final version, condensed line 625 of book IX of Virgil’s Aeneid, which reads, Juppiter omnipotes, audacibus annue coeptis (All-powerful Jupiter favors [the] daring undertakings), to annuit coeptis (He approves [our] undertakings). Was Thompson instructed to do this to conceal the true identity of the ‘He’ of the Great Seal—the mythical father-god Jupiter, who gives Apollo life?

The third and most indisputable authentication that the Great Seal’s symbols and mottoes are in fact a hidden prophecy concerning the return of Apollo is Novus ordo seclorum (a New Order of the Ages), adapted by Charles Thompson in 1782 when designing the Great Seal. According to the official record, Thompson—a friend of the Masons and great supporter of Benjamin Franklin’s American Philosophical Society—created the phrase from inspiration he found in a prophetic line in Virgil’s Eclogue IV: Magnus ab integro seclorum nascitur ordo [Virgil’s Eclogue IV (line 5)], the interpretation of the original Latin being, "and the majestic roll of circling centuries begins anew..."

According to the [Sibyl’s] prophecy, this is Apollo, son of Jupiter (Zeus), who returns to earth through mystical "life" given to him from the gods when the deity Saturn (Saturn is the Roman version of the biblical Satan) returns to reign over the earth in a new golden pagan age.

From the beginning of the prophecy we read:

"Now the last age by Cumae’s Sibyl sung Has come and gone, and the majestic roll Of circling centuries begins anew: Justice returns, returns old Saturn’s (Satan’s) reign, With a new breed of men sent down from heaven. Only do thou, at the boy’s birth in whom The iron shall cease, the golden race arise, Befriend him, chaste Lucina; ‘tis thine own Apollo reigns. …

"He shall receive the life of gods(Joseph’s Note: This is what is testified in Revelation as the dragon gives his power to the beast), and see Heroes with gods commingling, and himself Be seen of them, and with his father’s worth Reign o’er a world (Again the Scriptures declare the dragon ruling vicariously through the beast over the world)…

"Assume thy greatness, for the time draws nigh, Dear child of gods, great progeny of Jove [Jupiter/Zeus]! See how it totters—the world’s orbed might, Earth, and wide ocean, and the vault profound, All, see, enraptured of the coming time!"

According to Virgil and the Cumaean Sibyl whose prophecy formed the Novus Ordo Seclorum of the Great Seal of the United States, the New World Order begins during a time of chaos when the earth and oceans are tottering (Joseph’s Note: This is what is indicated by the testimonies mentioned in previous posts about a great storm coming, and the warning to “batten down the hatches.”) , a time like today. This is when the "son" of promise arrives on earth—Apollo incarnate—a pagan savior born of "a new breed of men sent down from heaven" when "heroes" and "gods" are blended together...

To understand why such a fanciful prophecy about Apollo, son of Jupiter, returning to earth should be important to you, in ancient literature, "Jupiter" was the Roman replacement of Yahweh as the greatest of the gods—a ‘counter-Yahweh.’ His son Apollo is a replacement of Jesus, a ‘counter-Jesus.’ This Apollo comes to rule the final New World Order when "Justice returns, returns old Saturn’s [Satan’s] reign." The ancient goddess ‘Justice,’ who returns Satan’s reign (Saturnia regna, the pagan golden age), was known to the Egyptians as Ma’at and to the Greeks as Themis, while to the Romans she was Lustitia. Statues and reliefs of her adorn thousands of government buildings and courts around the world, especially in Washington, DC, as familiar Lady Justice, blindfolded and holding scales and a sword. She represents the enforcement of secular law and is, according to the Sibyl’s conjure, the authority that will require global compliance to the zenith of Satan’s authority concurrent with the coming of Apollo. What’s more, the Bible’s accuracy concerning this subject is alarming, including the idea that ‘pagan Justice’ will require surrender to a Satanic system in a final World Order under the rule of Jupiter’s son.

In the New Testament, the identity of the god Apollo, repeat-coded in the Great Seal of the United States as the Masonic ‘Messiah’ that returns to rule the earth, is the same spirit—verified by the same name—that will inhabit the political leader of the end-times New World Order. According to a key prophecy in the book of Second Thessalonians, the Antichrist will be the progeny or incarnation of the ancient spirit, Apollo. Second Thessalonians 2:3 warns: "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [Apoleia; Apollyon, Apollo]." Numerous scholarly and classical works identify "Apollyon" as the god "Apollo"—the Greek deity "of death and pestilence," and Websters Dictionary points out that "Apollyon" was a common variant of "Apollo" until recent history. An example of this is found in the Classical play by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus, The Agamemnon of Aeschylus, where Cassandra repeats more than once, "Apollo, thou destroyer, O Apollo, Lord of fair streets, Apollyon to me." Accordingly, the name Apollo turns up in ancient literature with the verb apollymi or apollyo, "destroy" and scholars including W.R.F. Browning believe Apostle Paul may have identified the god Apollo as the ‘spirit of Antichrist’ operating behind the persecuting Roman emperor, Domitian, who wanted to be recognized as ‘Apollo incarnate’ in his day.

Revelation 17:8 also ties the coming of Antichrist with Apollo, revealing that the ‘Beast’ shall ascend from the bottomless pit and enter him. "The Beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the Bottomless Pit, and go into perdition [Apolia, Apollo]: and they that dwell on the Earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the Beast that was, and is not, and yet is" (Revelation 17:8).

Abaddon is another name for Apollo (Rev. 9:11), identified historically as the king of demonic "locusts" (Revelation 9:1-11). This means among other things that Apollo is the end-times angel or "King of the Abyss" that opens the bottomless pit...

"And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit... (Joseph’s Note: Is this not what was depicted during the opening ceremony during the “dark Satanic mills” portion of the event?)

Dark Satanic Mills

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon" (Rev. 9: 1-11).

In view of these texts, we recall how Zeus—the Greek identity for the father of Apollo—was acknowledged as ‘Satan’ in Rev. 2:12-13. The fallen angel ‘Apollo’ who unlocks the bottomless pit and unleashes the thunderous hoards of Great Tribulation locusts is therefore none other than the son of Satan and the spirit that will inhabit Antichrist. This means The First Part of the Final Mystery of the Great Seal of the United States is a prophecy, hidden in plain site by the US Government for more than 200 years, foretelling the return of a terrifying demonic god who seizes control of earth in the New Order of the Ages. (Joseph’s Note: We should not be surprised that this information has been declared in Masonic and Illuminati symbols for so long. Satan is the author of these things, and as we saw, London has been being groomed as the New Jerusalem at least as far back as the 11th century.) This supernatural entity was known and feared in ancient times by different names; Apollo, Osiris, and even further back as Nimrod, who Masons consider to be the father of their institution. The Second Part of the Final Mystery of the Great Seal of the United States will unveil when Apollo is scheduled to arrive according to the seal’s cipher...

Jupiter (Satan) is rising in wrath . . . or, as Revelation 12:12 puts it, Satan is coming in "great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
[Source: http://www.newswithviews.com/Horn/thomas114.htm]

People of God, these are the things I discern to be declared in these Olympic Games. The timing of the opening ceremony was by Satan’s design determined to coincide with the rising of Jupiter/Zeus in Taurus/Molech. As we have seen, the numbers 8 and 12 further denote the ascension of a new world order, the rising of Satan’s kingdom in the earth. Satan in his many names and guises comes only to kill, steal and destroy. He has from ancient times demanded child sacrifice, and he continues to do so today.

That great darkness is being forecast in the opening ceremony is easy to perceive. The stench of death was everywhere. Even the great towering central figure bore a striking resemblance to the grim reaper.

And surrounding this grim reaper character are children in hospital beds. It should not strike any then as out of character with the entire theme of events to learn that William Blake died on August 12th (8/12), the same day that the closing ceremony for these Olympics are to be held.

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827)
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake]

I mentioned that there is a further heavenly sign that is related to these dates and times. On August 12th the Perseids Meteor Shower will reach its peak.


Whose name does this celestial event bear? It is Perseus. The same Perseus mentioned in the previous post who is figured as a bringer of light to mankind. These meteors appear as “shooting stars” in the night sky. Perseus is another characterization of Satan, this time in his role as an angel of light. Of Satan the Messiah declared:

Luke 10:18
And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.”

The image above could well represent Satan and those angels with him being cast down to the earth. Yet, this same Satan would present himself as a bringer of light and wisdom to mankind. Do not be deceived. He comes only to kill, steal, and destroy.

Revelation 12:9, 12-13, 17
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him... For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child... So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Yahshua.

Do not these words of Scripture fit well with that testimony being witnessed in the earth today? The dark night is rising. Yet there is hope for the saints of light, for the prophet Isaiah has testified:

Isaiah 60:2
For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But Yahweh will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you.

May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.

Joseph Herrin

Economic sanctions are ‘military war,’ Iranian bank chief says

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s central bank chief says tightening of Western sanctions is equal to a “military war” that requires new tactics to overcome economic pressures on Tehran.

The official IRNA news agency quotes Mahmoud Bahmani as saying that sanctions are “no less than a military war” and that Iran must respond with its own economic countermeasures.

Tuesday’s report gave no details, but says a special headquarters has been set up to fight back against the sanctions that have targeted Iran’s vital oil exports and its access to international banking systems.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the sanctions “political warfare.”

The West and its allies worry Iran could eventually produce nuclear weapons. Iran says it only seeks reactors for energy and medical applications.

The Times of Israel

Eurozone manufacturing shrinks for 11th month

Eurozone manufacturing shrinks for 11th month

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a survey of 3,000 eurozone manufacturers compiled by research company Markit, fell to 44.0 points in July, down from 45.1 points in June. A score below 50 indicates a contraction.

The index has now fallen to a 37-month low with Markit warning that rates of manufacturing decline in Germany, France and Spain were "either at or close to the steepest since mid-2009."

Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, said: "The eurozone manufacturing sector's woes intensified again in July. Manufacturing therefore looks to be on course to act as a major drag on economic growth in the third quarter, as the euro zone faces a deepening slide back into recession."

Earlier data from Germany, Europe's largest economy, showed its manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in three years last month and it was a similar story in neighbouring France.

Spain, which slid deeper into recession in the second quarter, saw the 15th straight month of contraction, while Italy chalked up a year in contractionary territory.

The PMI for Greece, where the debt crisis began, has been below 50 since September 2009. Ireland was the only country to show signs of emerging from the downturn, Markit said, where its PMI was above 50 for the fifth month.

"Rates of decline hit the fastest for three years or more in Germany and France, but Spain and Greece continue to stand out in seeing particularly disappointing performances," Mr Williamson said.

Factories across the eurozone cut prices at the fastest pace since early 2010, but the new orders index still fell to 42.8 from the previous month's 43.5 and has only been lower once in over three years. New export orders were at an eight-month low.

The output index sank to 43.4, the lowest since May 2009, under June's 44.7 and an earlier flash 43.6. Markit said it was in line with the official measure of production falling at a quarterly rate of over 1 percent.

"The current weakness of global economic growth suggests that all producers face a challenging environment in export markets as well as at home," Mr Williamson said.

After stagnating in the first quarter, narrowly avoiding a technical recession, a raft of gloomy data pushed economists in a Reuters poll last month to predict a contraction in the second and third quarters.

In a bid to spur growth the European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low of 0.75pc in June and is expected to cut them again to 0.5pc before the year is out.

At its policy meeting on Thursday, it is expected to restart its dormant government bond buying programme with the aim of lowering Spanish and Italian government bond yields, which have reached levels unsustainable in the long-term.

The Telegraph

Largest Dust Storms in a Century Roll Back into Dust Bowl

Massive dust storms – the largest in a century -- are rolling back into America's Dust Bowl, bringing with them dust clouds known as “haboobs.” The word derives from the Arabic term for “strong wind.”

According to meteorologists, the huge dust storms are becoming more frequent, forming during the monsoon season from June until the end of September. This summer's dust storms are the worst to have hit since the massive “Dust Bowl” disaster that struck the Midwest in the 1930s. At that time, more than 100 million acres of topsoil were stripped from the land when the strong winds struck in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Massive storms gathered up the drought-parched topsoil and dumped it into the Atlantic Ocean, destroying the land for future farming, and creating the “Dust Bowl” region.

This past Monday, the state of Arizona was struck again – as it had been one year ago -- with the city of Phoenix shrouded in a dust cloud 2,000 feet high and nearly 60 miles wide. Nine thousand homes were left in the dark as electricity poles and tree limbs were snapped, and Sky Harbor Airport was shut down temporarily. Since June, five such dust storms have rolled into the state's valley area. Phoenix was hit by three dust storms in a row in the past seven days – a very rare phenomenon, meteorologists said, and one that could be fatal for area residents.

Just one year ago, the largest dust storm ever recorded in Phoenix hit the area. It caused havoc for the city's residents, and not only through road accidents due to poor visibility. Arizona is the epicenter for 70 percent of the nation's reported “valley fever” cases, which rose by 36 percent between 2010 and 2011. The disease is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, present in desert soil, which is tossed into the air and breathed in when dust storms blow across the area.

The dust that is thrown into the air also carries a poisonous mix of chemicals and bacteria resulting from fertilizers, stockyard fecal matter, other fungi and heavy metals from pollution. All of these can cause health problems such as asthma, cardiovascular and eye diseases as well as other conditions.

Israel also is periodically struck by dust and sand storms, particularly in the summer, during the "sharav" or “hamsin” (desert wind) season. But residents of the Middle East have been living with the phenomenon for centuries, and at the first sign of an oncoming storm, children, the elderly, and those with medical conditions are alerted to remain indoors.

Israel National News

The Most Often Forgotten Survival Preparations

I think it’s safe to say with some conviction that in the year of 2012 the concept of survival prepping is NOT an alien one to most Americans. When National Geographic decides there is a viable market for a prepper TV show (no matter how misrepresentative of true preppers it may be), when Walmart starts stocking shelves with long term emergency food storage kits, when survivalism in general becomes one of the few growing business markets in the midst of an otherwise disintegrating economy; you know that the methodology has gone “mainstream”. There is a noticeable and expanding concern amongst Americans that we are, indeed, on the verge of something new and unfortunate.

Is it the big bad hoodoo of the soon to expire Mayan Calendar? For a few, maybe, but for the majority of us, no. That jazz is a carnival sideshow designed to make the prepping culture appear ridiculous. We don’t need to believe in magical prophecies to know that there is a catastrophic road ahead; all we have to do is look at the stark realities of our current circumstances. It does not take much awareness anymore to notice looming fiscal volatility, social unrest, the potential for unrestrained war, and the totalitarian boldness of our government. I’ll take the wrath of Quetzalcoatl any day over the manure storm that is approaching us currently.

With some estimating a count of 3 million prepper families and growing in the U.S., the motto of “beans, bullets, and band-aids” is finding a home amongst legions. However, being closely involved in the survivalist movement during the past six years and speaking with literally thousands of preppers, it has become clear to me that we still have a long journey ahead of us before we can claim true efficiency and mastery.

Sadly, having a stockpile of food, weapons, and some slick tactical gear is not enough to ensure a high likelihood of survival, at least not in any of the social collapses that have occurred in the past century around the world. It’s a start, but only just…

There are a number of detrimental weakness to the survivalist movement and considerable holes in prepper knowledge that must be addressed now while we have the time and relative safety to do so. The greatest threat to the common survivalist is not economic collapse, roving bandits, Blackwater mercenaries, or predator drones; those dangers are a piece of cake compared to the threat of an overblown ego, which will get a man killed faster than the most sophisticated smart bomb. If we cannot accept that there is always more to learn, and room to improve, we have been defeated before we have begun.

The following is just a short list of the many areas in which there is obvious and acute inadequacy in the movement overall…

Secondary Retreat Locations

Never put all your eggs in one basket. I hear a lot of tough talk from some survivalists who claim they would rather die than leave their property. Of course, I suspect they will see the error in this brand of bravado when the legitimate chance of death actually arises. There is no harm whatsoever in having a backup plan. I’m not sure any survivalist who doesn’t is really a survivalist. Stand your ground when necessary, but don’t let pure pride and stupidity prevent you from living to fight again another day.

Physical Fitness And Health

You may be the Tom Berenger-like master sniper of your particular county, but if you can’t run a hundred yards with your rifle rig without going into coronary thrombosis, then you aren’t going to live long during a collapse scenario. Even those preppers who have age as an excuse…don’t really have an excuse. I personally know survivalists and homesteaders in their 60’s and 70’s who could physically outmatch numerous other preppers of the same age or younger without much effort. The difference? They make a concerted effort to take care of their health.

Sometimes certain wise-cracks made by the insipid yuppies of our modern era against suvivalists are true, and we should take serious note when this occurs. The primary insult being that many of us are far too fat to outrun or outfight a paper sack, let alone a determined opponent. I have, to be honest, seen chest beating antics from more than a few clinically obese “preppers” that were truly embarrassing. On the bright side, this does not have to be a permanent hindrance to our success.

The solution is simple: Eat less. Eat healthier. Exercise more.

A person who has attained a high level of physical fitness has done more than prove his prowess. He has also proven he has the will and the passion to pursue a directed goal and achieve it, regardless of difficulty. This is where the adults are separated from the children in this world. Are you willing to endure extreme difficulty to win something of legitimate value? Do you have the self discipline to forgo certain luxuries and comforts to gain long term advantages? Or, would you rather take the path of least resistance and certain doom? Personal health is no joke for the survivalist.

Community Building And Networking

Organization is not the strongest suit of the survivalist movement for a number of reasons. The first being that our paranoia completely impedes our ability to work with others. Now, to be clear, it is not paranoia if they are really out to get you, and with multiple leaked documents like the MIAC Report, the Virginia Fusion Center Report, and the DHS reports on “right wing extremism”, it is not as if our concerns are unfounded. However, the movement needs to realize that the primary object of labeling us as “extremists” and categorizing us as potential threats to national security is to create crippling fear. Their main goal is to condition preppers to censor themselves, and to stifle their own organizational efforts.

Solid community, even open formation of community, is necessary for countless reasons. The more we isolate ourselves from one another now, the more alone and vulnerable we will be tomorrow. Calls for “OPSEC” should be embraced to a point, but they can also become an excuse for laziness and inaction. No prepper who goes it alone during crisis is going to come out unscathed, if they come out alive at all. This is the great forgotten lesson of survival, from the Depression and Weimar Germany, to Argentina and Bosnia; those persons and families who were isolated simply did not make it. The wide spectrum of skill sets and supplies needed to establish a survival foundation are far too many for any single prepper to attain.

The logical fallacy that usually prevents survival networking is the argument that if you are a bigger group, you are a bigger target. This thinking shows a lack of prioritization. During a social or economic collapse, EVERYONE is a target. National chaos does not make distinctions between those who never shared their survivalist tendencies and those who did. The DHS might, but they are not the biggest threat to the common prepper. The most dangerous environment for the prepper, no matter what the circumstances may be, is one in which he has no support.

If you do not have ample neighbors and friends on board with the prepper lifestyle, and who can be counted on in an emergency, then you are not ready, nor are your chances very good. Period.

Barter Markets And Trade Skills

At Alt-Market we relentlessly promote the idea of decentralized trade markets because, to be frank, they are going to spring up one day soon whether the IRS, the DOJ, or the Federal Reserve likes it or not. The crisis in the EU has proven my position on the inevitability of the barter dynamic conclusively. These private trade networks are becoming the new foundation for countries like Greece, Italy, and Spain, and it should be noted that the financial instabilities in America far outweigh any of the problem in those places. If we know that economic danger is on the horizon, and we know that barter markets will be the immediate result, then why not build them now, instead of waiting and scrambling after disaster strikes?

Any survivalist that does not know who he will be trading for essential supplies, and who does not know what skills he will use to garner those supplies, is in for a world of hurt.

Overlooked But Vital Items

There is a saying in the survival movement: You’re never done prepping. I absolutely agree. Unless you are a millionaire with a highly organized brain, there will always be some other piece of equipment that you’ll discover you need down the line. That said, there are some things every prepper should have, but many, from my observations, do not. I have also heard every excuse imaginable and some unimaginable when such people are presented with the recommendation that they obtain these items, lack of money being the usual suspect.

Yes, many of us are broke, or feel broke, these days Invariably, though, when most survivalists examine their financial situation carefully, they will discover a host of peripheral expenses that are unnecessary or outright extravagant. I once had a would-be survivalist make the argument that he could not afford a year’s supply of food, then admit that he had just went on a Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean. This is an extreme example, but it illustrates a common hang up. Now is not the time for people to live beyond their means, or to shrug off their preps so that they can have a new La-Z-Boy, cable TV, an internet gaming account, a high priced vacation, a six day a week stockpile of beer (hey, cut back a day, guys! Try it out and see how it fits) etc. Times are changing, and they will definitely change without us if we are not careful.

There is always a way to get the preps you need, if you are motivated enough to make it happen. Here are a few items that seem to escape from people’s lists:

Extra Survival Clothing: Clothing is a real pain for a lot of survivalists because it is one prep that they must absolutely purchase doubles and triples of. Good durable shoes, pants, even socks, can get expensive. Base layer clothing like Smart Wool sometimes costs in the range of $100 or more for a single set. Take the pain, bite the bullet, and get the absolute best clothing you can find in multiples. It may have to last you quite a long time without replacement, especially the artificial fabrics. Imagine having to wear the same vapor producing sweat drenched crusty duds day in and day out while sharing a retreat location with some less than amused buddies. They may end up coming after you before the looters do.

Body Armor: This stuff is going to be at a premium in the near future. I have already seen price spikes in good body armor in the days after the Aurora Theater shootings. Why? Because the fear is that the establishment will move to try to ban said gear in response, causing a rush to purchase. That fear is not misplaced. Plus, I would imagine a bullet to the gut, whether accidental or intentional, is not an event to celebrate with a rootbeer float. Believe it or not, body armor rigs that include rifle plates are extremely sparse amongst preppers right now, and this simply can’t continue.

Gas Masks And Filters: Not long ago I wrote about the revolutions and rebellions that took place in Russia after the formation of the Soviet Union against the abuses of communism. At that time, the more successful the rebellion, the more apt the Soviets were to dump chemical weapons over entire towns, mountains, and valleys, to erase the problem. Never expect that a tyrannical government is going to fight fair. In fact, expect that they won’t. Even if you don’t foresee such an event taking place in the U.S., it is imperative that every person owns not just a gas mask, but extra filters as well. Plan on dealing with multiple incidences in which your air will be unsafe to breath.

NBC Alert Items: How many preppers do you know with a Geiger Counter? I know three, out of the hundreds I speak with regularly. This is not a good sign. If the Fukushima disaster has taught us anything, it is that radiological threats are not just relegated to the realm of nuclear bombs. Every community should have several Geiger Counter devices handy, along with chemical warfare strips which change color when exposed to an offending airborne agent. Remember the panic buying that ensued in Japan for these kinds of goods after the reactor meltdown? Don’t overlook radioactivity. Knowing what has been hit by concentrated fallout and what hasn’t is a tremendous advantage.

Thermal Countermeasures: A box of road flares, IR flashlights, and IR floodlights, should be in every survivalists home. With the advent of predator drones armed with night vision and thermal vision, as well as numerous other nasty weapons platforms, the need for countermeasures that create false thermal signatures to confuse an attacker with this kind of technology is a must.

Extra First Aid Supplies: During a collapse, you become the hospital, and no amount of Obamacare is going to help you. Almost every prepper has a first aid kit, but few have one that will really last through a prolonged crisis. Collapse brings with it all kinds of injuries and sicknesses we never think of facing in our current atmosphere, with more frequency than I believe many would like to admit possible. A sterile bandage may be as sought after and as rare as a warm shower in the near future, so stock an ample supply.

Solar Panels: I am astonished at how many preppers still do not have any solar power capability today. It’s FREE off grid power, for god’s sake! Pay the initial costs, and at least buy a system that is capable of charging and running batteries and essential electronics that will aid you in your survival.

Greenhouse: When discussing the idea of relocation, I sometimes hear the assertion that places like Montana are terrible for growing food (usually from people who have never lived in Montana). In fact, a survival garden could be grown almost anywhere, regardless of region or climate, if you use the right methods. One of the best methods is the use of a greenhouse, which many preppers do not have. Set aside your preconceptions of what gardening is, and do what works. Even in winter, some plants can be grown in a greenhouse environment to provide you and your family with precious vitamin rich food. Just build it.

Raw Building Materials: Do you have a stockpile of lumber and nails? What about raw iron and steel? Sealants to repel pests and maintain your home? Bags of concrete to reinforce a new addition? Think about how much you will need to build after the final shoe drops. Probably a lot more than you have ever built in your life…

No Room For Error

Time is running short, and if we are to succeed as a movement, we must be ready to hold a candle to ourselves, admit where we are lacking, and fix the problem while we have the luxury to do so. Ultimately, the most important and most ignored aspect of prepping is our own mindset. Do we have the correct sense of urgency, and are we acting on it? Have we prepared ourselves psychologically for the difficulties ahead? Are we ready to make sacrifices for survival and victory? Will we have what it takes at our core to see this thing through? At this very moment, many do not. But, they have the potential to rise to the occasion. The decision is theirs to make…

You can contact Brandon Smith at: brandon@alt-market.com

Khamenei Warns Iran’s Top Leaders: WAR IN WEEKS

On July 27, just before Friday prayers, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei summoned top Iranian military chiefs for what he called “their last war council.”
“We’ll be at war within weeks,” he told the gathering, DEBKAfile’s exclusive Iranian and intelligence sources disclose.

Present were Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi, Khamenei’s military adviser General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, Armed Forces Chief Major General Seyed Hassan Firuzabadi, Revolutionary Guards Corps commander General Mohammad Ali Jafari and Al Qods Brigades chief General Qassem Soleimani. The commanders of the air force, the navy and ground forces were also there.

Each of the participants was tapped to report on the readiness of his branch or sector for shouldering its contingency mission.
While retaliation had been exhaustively drilled in regular military exercises in the past year, Khamenei ordered the biggest fortification project in Iran’s history to save its nuclear program from even the mightiest of America’s super-weapons. Rocks are being gathered from afar, piled on key nuclear installations, covered with many tons of poured concrete and finally plated with steel.
That same Friday, the US Air force unveiled its new Massive Ordnance Penetrators. Each bunker buster weighs 30,000 pounds and is able to penetrate 60 feet of reinforced concrete.
Turning to retaliation, the war council endorsed a battery of paybacks for potential US and/or Israeli pre-emptive strikes against its nuclear program. They would start by announcing enhanced uranium enrichment up to 60 percent - that is close to weapons grade.
Oft-tested ballistic missiles, Shehab-3, would be loosed against Israel, Saudi Arabia and American Middle East and Gulf military installations.

Hizballah in Lebanon and Hamas and Jihad Islami in Gaza stand ready to pitch in against Israel with attacks from the north and the southwest.

Saudi oil export terminals would be blown up and mines sown in the Strait of Hormuz to impede the export of one-fifth of the world’s oil.

Khamenei put before his war council a timeline of weeks for the coming conflict – September or October.


Netanyahu: I won’t let Israel face an Iranian atomic threat

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, July 31, that he hasn’t yet reached a decision on attacking Iran. He then went on to say, “The ayatollahs have inscribed Israel’s destruction on their banner” and stressed his personal commitment “not to permit Israel to come under Iranian atomic threat.”
Netanyahu spoke shortly before US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said upon landing in Israel: “I think it's the wrong characterization to say we are going to be discussing potential attack plans. What we are discussing are various contingencies and how we would respond.”

During his brief Israel stay as part of a Middle East tour, Secretary Panetta will hold talks with the prime minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, which he said would be about “the threat that we're confronting and to try to share both information and intelligence on that."
When the prime minister was asked by interviewers why it was in Israel's interest to lead the assault on Iran, the prime minister said no one would be happier than he to see other world nations, especially the United States, solving the Iranian nuclear problem by means of economic and other pressure. But, he said, Israel has always been guided by the principle of never devolving its destiny to others, especially when it was a matter of surival. He quoted US President Barack Obama’s assertion that Israel has the right to act in its own defense.

Asked about preventing Syria’s chemical weapons from reaching terrorist hands, such as Hizballah, the prime minister replied that he is not looking for a military operation, but not precluding one either.
Netanyahu’s interviews Tuesday night to a wide range of Israeli media were aimed at clarifying his new economic program of tax hikes and spending cuts in the face of critics.
Earlier, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz took angry issue with a campaign some Israeli media were conducting against a preemptive attack on Iran’s nuclear program by claiming that a whole range of security officials were against it, including the IDF chief.
“None of those reports come from me or represent my views,” he said, while inspecting a new intake of gunners and home defense recruits. “Iran is the only country in the world which is building a nuclear weapon capacity while threatening at the same time to destroy another country. That is a grim problem for the world and the region which we dare not ignore.”
Lt. Gen. Gantz added: “For me, ‘all options on the table’ is not a slogan but a working program.”


Greece 'on the brink' as cash reserves dry up

Greece's European partners have repeatedly promised the country will be funded through August, when it must repay a €3.2bn (£2.5bn) bond, but the details of the funding have yet to be disclosed.

In the absence of that money, Greece would run out of funds to pay everyday public expenses ranging from police and other public service wages to pensions and social benefits, Reuters reported.

The country is wholly reliant on aid from its European partners and the International Monetary Fund, who have turned up the pressure in recent weeks by withholding further aid until an assesment of Greece's compliance with reforms is complete.

"Cash reserves are almost zero. It is risky to say until when [they will last] as it always depends on the budget execution, revenues and expenditure," Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras told state NET television.

"But we are certainly on the brink, we did not receive the aid tranche we were supposed to and we have the pending issue of an ECB bond maturing on August 20."

The Telegraph


The Quds Forces, a special Iranian unit of thousands of operatives tasked with exporting Iran’s Islamic revolution, are being told to step up preparations for terrorism for the coming of the last Islamic messiah and the destruction of the West.

Ali Saeedi, the Iranian supreme leader’s representative to the Revolutionary Guards, emphasized during a Friday sermon in Tehran that the Islamic republic must directly confront America so that the necessary environment is created for the reappearance of Mahdi, the Shiite’s 12th imam, who will kill all infidels and raise the flag of Islam in all corners of the world.

“In three points of history, God directly confronts the will of unruly humans in which, of course, the Right will overcome the False,” Saeedi said, according to the Sepah News, the Guards’ official publication. “The first point in history was during the era of pharaoh, the second era was Bani Abbas, and the third is our current era in which it seems that God has willed us to enlighten the world with the coming of Imam Mahdi.”

Saeedi, “Many of the signs [necessary] for the coming have taken place during the previous years; however, the main sign will take place right before the coming.”

There are five levels of readiness that have to be prepared for the coming, he said: “Individual readiness, the readiness for creating the environment, systematic readiness, the readiness in the region and the international readiness. This means Occupy Wall Street must take place, the Americans must lose hope with the Democratic Party and others, and lose faith in the U.N., while at the same time the unraveling in the Middle East, which was not ripe before, must have taken place before the coming.”

This is the first time a high-ranking Iranian official has stated on the record that the Quds Forces are not only involved in the region, but also internationally for a final confrontation with the West.

“The Revolutionary Guards are one vehicle for preparation for the coming, and in the current Islamic Awakening [the Arab Spring] in the region and on international arena, the Quds Forces play a major role in preparing the readiness of the human force needed for such an event,” Saeedi said. “The chief commander of the Guards and the supreme leader’s representative are tasked for preparing the individual readiness, regional readiness as well as international readiness for the coming.”

In another Guards’ weekly publication, Sobhe Sadegh, a front-page analysis explains that the opening of Iran’s geopolitics and the empowerment of its Islamic power are a reality in which Iran’s influence has expanded not only in the region, but also in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Asia and even in Europe and America.

As was the fall of socialism and the Eastern bloc, the analysis promises, so will be the fall of the capitalism and liberal democracy.

The analysis refers to the statements of the founder of the Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini:
“I say with all certainty that the 21st century will be the century of Islam.”
“I say with all certainty that Islam will conquer all key entrenchments of the world.”
“I say with all certainty that Islam will defeat all world powers.”
“I say with all certainty that the 21st century is the century where the oppressed will be victorious over the oppressors.”

While the Quds Forces have recently expanded their operations in shipment of explosives to Latin America, Africa and other places in the world, and at the same time have put terror cells on high alert for terrorist acts, the Islamic regime in Iran has expanded its nuclear program in which over 11,000 centrifuges are now running at two facilities, increasing its enriched uranium stock.

As of the last report in May by the IAEA, Iran had enough enriched uranium for six nuclear bombs, and despite all negotiations and recent sanctions, the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, announced days ago that there will be no turning back from the nuclear path.
Reza Kahlili translated this Iranian video about Islamic prophecies of a coming messiah and the destruction of Israel:


Taiwan, China on alert as typhoons approach

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan issued torrential rain and strong wind warnings for most of the island on Wednesday as slow-moving Typhoon Saola approached, while in China, Premier Wen Jiabao told authorities to be on the highest alert to prevent deaths.

The typhoon has winds of about 119 km per hour (74 mph) and could bring up to 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rain to parts of Taiwan over the rest of the week, the Central Weather Bureau said.

The storm is likely to skirt the northern tip of the island on Thursday, though there was also a chance it could make landfall, it said.

Heavy rain was falling in the capital Taipei on Wednesday and city authorities will decide later in the day whether to order businesses and financial markets to close on Thursday.

The typhoon is expected to hit the southeastern Chinese provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.

A separate system, Typhoon Damrey, is expected to pass just north of China's financial hub of Shanghai on its way inland from Thursday.

Wen, who usually leaves more junior leaders to oversee arrangements before storms, told authorities to step up preparations and "put people's lives first", Xinhua said.

The ruling Communist Party, which values stability above all else, has been rattled by public criticism of its poor handling of floods in Beijing last month that killed 77 people.

Tracking site Tropical Storm Risk rated Saola a category two, the second-lowest on its scale of five, but forecast it could strengthen to a category three in 36 hours, when it will cross into China.