Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A United Nations Committee tasked with combating racism on a global scale has issued an ultra rare "early warning" for the United States citing "alarming racism" trends.
As StockBoardAsset.com notes, this rare signal often preludes the potential for civil conflict.
In the past 10-years, the early warning has been issued in Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria.
The United Nations Committee on the Eliminations of Racial Discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to condemn “racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and through the country”.
Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said:
We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred
In a decision issued under its ‘early warning and urgent action’ procedure, the Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, stated “there should be no place in the world for racist white supremacist ideas or any similar ideologies that reject the core human rights principles of human dignity and equality.”
In addition to the criminal investigation of the individual who ploughed his car into a crowd of peaceful protestors killing a woman, the UN experts asked the US authorities to undertake concrete measures “to address the root causes of the proliferation of such racist manifestations.”
Let’s take a moment to gain another perspective from Los Angeles Times writer Jesse Walker asks in an Op-Ed: Are we headed for a second civil war?
Not inconceivable? That’s a low bar. It’s certainly possible to imagine America returning to the violence of the 1960s and ’70s, and beneath the overwrought language, that’s what some - though not all - of these civil war prophets seem to have in mind. But a near-future war with two clear sides and Gettysburg-sized casualty counts is about as likely as a war with the moon.
These “new civil war” stories frequently take a bait-and-switch approach. They invoke the violence at demonstrations like the rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, where a man reportedly sympathetic to Nazism drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a woman. In the same breath, they discuss the broad divisions separating “red” America from “blue” America. If you flip quickly between small violent clashes and big political disagreements, those big disagreements will look bloodier.
It’s clear that the United States is being purposely divided. The United Nations is clearly playing into the hype of issuing an early warning that has only been issued for third world countries in the past 10-years. In our opinion, the continued division in America will only be achieved through more events such as Charlottesville that will polarize the sheep into the streets for slaughtering.
Finally we note that The United Nations dropped this little beauty in their progonstication...
CERD also called on the Government to ensure that the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly are not exercised with the aim of destroying or denying the rights and freedoms of others, and alsoasked it to provide the necessary guarantees so that such rights are not misused to promote racist hate speech and racist crimes.
In other words - speech should be free... as long as it does not hurt my feelings.
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“The heavens declare the glory of Hashem, the sky proclaims His handiwork.” Psalms 19:1 (The Israel Bible™)
Illustrative: a total solar eclipse. (Shutterstock)
A new approach to understanding Monday’s rare solar eclipse takes a historical look at the event, rejecting the usual “gloom-and-doom” atmosphere surrounding the eclipse and presenting it instead as a positive divine sign and cause for optimism.
On Monday, a full solar eclipse will pass over the American continent from the northwest to the southeast. A truly rare event, it has been 99 years since a total solar eclipse has passed over the entire length and breadth of the continental United States, sparking excitement and speculation about the event’s spiritual purpose.
A mystical book written 130 years ago in Israel prophesied that a lunar eclipse on the eve of the Hebrew month of Elul, as this one is, would precede dire times for “eastern kings”. Rabbi Yosef Berger, a prominent rabbi from Jerusalem, interpreted this as referring to Kim Jong Un of North Korea. Rabbi Pinchas Winston, an end-of-days expert, understood the solar eclipse as signalling an end of an era for America and an end to the Jewish sojourn there.
The path of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse across the continental US. (Wikimedia Commons)
But another, more optimistic understanding of this stellar event has been offered by the minds behind Root Source, a Jewish online learning platform for non-Jews.
“There is no reason to necessarily interpret this eclipse as a ‘gloom and doom’ event,” Gidon Ariel, co-founder of Root Source told Breaking Israel News. “Understanding natural phenomenon as divine signs is really a matter of perspective, a spiritual matter of seeing the glass half-empty or half-full.”
Root Source recently published an e-book which examines the recent astronomical phenomenon from a Biblical and historical perspective and comes up with an unexpected conclusion.
The book, written by Root Source co-founder Bob O’Dell, investigates whether significant catastrophes have in fact been preceded by solar eclipses. O’Dell begins by examining the single most catastrophic event of this generation: the multiple terror attacks on September 11, 2001. A total solar eclipse did precede that event by three months, but it was visible only in Angola, Africa, seemingly without connection to either the US or the perpetrators.
A total solar eclipse preceded the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, by two and a half months. Again, that eclipse, visible over China, had little seeming relevance to the event. The Great Depression in the US, which began in October 1929, also followed an unrelated total solar eclipse, which took place five months earlier, in Southeast Asia.
O’Dell came to the conclusion that catastrophes can indeed occur without a solar eclipse as a warning.
“We find no clear correlation between eclipses and negative events,” he admits in the book. “What we do find is opportunities to influence the data by cherry-picking the events.”
Pondering the divine import of eclipses is justified since the Bible describes solar phenomenon as accompanying the Messiah.
The sun shall turn into darkness And the moon into blood. But everyone who invokes the name of Hashem shall escape; for there shall be a remnant on Mount Tzion and in Yerushalayim, as Hashem promised. Anyone who invokes Hashem will be among the survivors. Joel 3:4-5
But O’Dell explains that the astronomical phenomenon described by the prophet is not, in fact, an eclipse, in which the moon covers the body of the sun, leaving the corona visible. An eclipse generally lasts a few minutes and is not selective in who it affects. The prophet describes an actual, not merely apparent, change in the sun and the moon, leading to darkness and not merely shade.
Ariel emphasized that eclipses do have spiritual meaning. He compared the return of the sun after the eclipse to a verse in Psalms.
He placed in them a tent for the sun, who is like a groom coming forth from the chamber, like a hero, eager to run his course. Psalms 19:5-6
This approach to astronomical events has its roots in Jewish tradition. Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman, director of Ohr Chadash: New Horizons in Jewish Experience, pointed out that the Talmud states explicitly that eclipses, solar and lunar, are divine signs.
“The sages of the Talmud knew more about nature than we suppose,” Rabbi Trugman told Breaking Israel News. “They knew that the eclipses happen as an inevitable result of natural processes, but they still saw them as signs from God connected to our spiritual condition. It is a sign to us, that we are required to interpret, understand and, at times, to act upon.”
Rabbi Trugman explained the outcome of the sign will necessarily be a combination of God’s will and man’s will.
“The whole world is in God’s hands, and at the same time paradoxically, the whole world is in our hands.”
Credit to breakingisraelnews.com
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/93557/todays-solar-eclipse-end-days-sign-described-joel-may-surprised/#7DEr4TId4URL8Arj.99
The US Navy may be causing more harm than good in the Indo-Asian-Pacific theater.
The US military’s maritime presence near Asian shipping routes adds risk rather than helps uphold international freedom of navigation rights, Chinese news agencies said Tuesday.
This summer has already seen two crashes involving US Navy guided-missile destroyers and merchant vessels. In June, the USS Fitzgerald collided with the ACX Crystal container ship in an incident that killed seven sleeping US sailors when the bow of the transport ship struck the ship’s starboard side. On August 21, the USS John S. McCain was damaged on its port side following contact with the Alnic MC tanker east of Singapore near the Strait of Malacca.
Beijing has responded to the most recent “disruption” of its sovereignty in (contested) territorial waters. “The provocation by the US side has compelled the Chinese side to take measures to further enhance its capability and defend its territory,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement reads. US provocations are in fact “the biggest factor in the ‘militarization’ of the South China Sea,” the ministry said.
“The investigations into the latest collision will take time to reach their conclusions,” an editorial published Tuesday in the state-operated China Daily noted, “but there is no denying the fact that the increased activities by US warships in the Asia-Pacific since Washington initiated its rebalancing to the region are making them a growing risk to commercial shipping.”
The collisions serve as evidence that the US Navy “is becoming a dangerous obstacle” in the South China Sea, where ships carry an estimated $3 to $5 trillion worth of goods annually.
The cause of the sudden series of 7th Fleet ship accidents is as yet a mystery. The US Navy initiated an operational pause worldwide, as Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson ordered an investigation into what’s going on with the Pacific Fleet.
Real Clear Defense’s Omaid Faizyar wrote on Monday, “While accidents and mistakes do happen, the number of collisions in the past year is extremely rare, and it is now within the realm of possibility that these accidents were not accidents,” noting that Beijing has used cyberwarfare tools at sea in the past “with success.”
Credit to Sputnik
Is It Significant That The USS John S. McCain Was Damaged In A Collision On The Same Day As The Solar Eclipse?
Could it be possible that it wasn’t just a “coincidence” that a naval vessel named the USS “John S. McCain” was severely damaged on the exact same day as “the Great American Eclipse”. I have previously written about how solar eclipses have long been believed to be warnings that judgment is coming upon a nation, and this eclipse was the first in all of U.S. history to only be seen within the borders of our own country. Tens of millions of Americans looked up into the sky to watch this eclipse take place, but it certainly wasn’t the only historic event to happen on Monday. When a 600 foot long oil tanker rammed into the USS John S. McCain, according to local time it was already August 21st. Many are wondering if these two events could be related somehow.
Of all the members of Congress, Senator John McCain has long been considered the most outspoken advocate for the aggressive use of U.S. military might.
And of all the vessels in the U.S. Navy, it was a ship bearing his name that was involved in this collision. Of course this warship was not actually named after Senator McCain. Rather, the destroyer was named after Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. and Admiral John S. McCain Jr.
You see, Senator McCain’s grandfather and father were both high ranking admirals, and that is how we got a destroyer with Senator McCain’s name on it. If you are not familiar with the accident by now, the following account from the Daily Mail is a pretty good summary…
Ten sailors are missing and five were injured after the USS John S McCain destroyer was involved in a collision with a 600-foot oil tanker in busy Southeast Asian waters on Monday morning.The collision between the US guided-missile destroyer and merchant vessel Alnic MC occurred east of Singapore at about 5.24am local time.The McCain suffered ‘significant damage to the hull’ after a hole was torn in the warship beneath the waterline. It led to flooding of crew sleeping areas, machinery and communications rooms.
Could it be possible that the USS John McCain was used as a symbol to warn us that some sort of disastrous war or military incident is coming if we don’t change our ways?
And it is also interesting to note that this warship bearing John McCain’s name was damaged exactly 33 days after Senator McCain’s brain cancer was diagnosed. The following comes from the Daily Crow…
8 days before John McCain’s 81st birthday. It is already 8/21, or the date of the eclipse in the part of the world this took place. This came 33 days after the discovery of John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis and today is 33 days before Revelation 12 sign.
Also on Monday we learned that after 16 years (8 + 8) in Afghanistan, the U.S. military will be making a renewed commitment to that conflict. This is already America’s longest war by a wide margin, and there is no end in sight.
I have already shared so many numbers regarding this year in general, and the solar eclipse specifically. But before we wrap up this article, let me throw just a few more at you. The following comes from Pastor Mark Biltz…
“I do believe we are headed for major judgment, based on scientific and historical data tied to biblical prophecy. In Matthew 24, Jesus discusses His coming as being similar to the days of Noah and Lot. He also ties the generation that will see His coming to the restoration of the nation of Israel.“The timing is significant. God gave Noah’s generation a 120-year warning. It just so happens this year is the 120th anniversary of the first Zionist Congress held by Theodore Herzel on August 29, 1897. It also just so happens that very day was the first of Elul, and here we have the eclipse happening at the new moon of the month of Elul, beginning the month of repentance! This year is also the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration presented on November 2, 1917, which just so happens to be the very day Noah’s flood rains began! This is also the 70th anniversary of Israel becoming a nation and the 50th anniversary of recapturing Jerusalem!”
To me, it definitely feels like we have reached a “turning point”. Like the rest of you, I don’t know exactly what is going to happen next, but I have written about the extraordinary confluence of events that are going to happen over a 40 day periodbeginning with the eclipse and ending with Yom Kippur on September 30th.
I certainly don’t anticipate anything too cataclysmic during the coming weeks, but I do believe that someone up there is trying to tell us something.
Are we paying attention?
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