Last journal I mentioned Russia locating an asteroid aimed at earth, with a potential for impact in 2017. NASA has still failed to confirm or deny the truth to the sighting and my binoculars have not picked it up yet either. I mentioned how in my book, A Coming Storm, I used a comet to set off a panic in the world, leading to World War III and use it again toward the end of the book as the time of impact approaches. You'll have to read the book for details about the comet and impact point.
As I've said many times before I wrote this book 15 years ago, my second manuscript. My first manuscript is Apache Snow and I hope this book will be out soon. But in writing A Coming Storm I realized I provided a catcher, a grabber, a few paragraphs in the beginning of the story that will cause the reader to want to continue and in doing so, purchase the book. Now some of you have heard this story and for those of you who have- skip ahead to the news briefs, as I believe you'll find some interesting ones tonight.
Well, as I was thinking over an idea for a catcher, I came to the computer one morning, turned it on and the screen opened up with the CNN Science Page. I didn't know CNN had a Science Page. But the headline read a comet was coming toward earth, expected impact in 2017. It explained the space rock had sprang out from behind the Planet Jupiter and was showing an extremely strange flight path. I knew right then I had the grabber I wanted and it fit perfectly with my storyline, also for a spot toward the end of the book. I took notes, but the next day, I tried to locate it- the page, and couldn't. CNN showed no history of it. Even stranger, my computer history failed to show it for the day before and NASA had nothing concerning the space rock. Well, 5 years later, my manuscript complete and now sitting in the file cabinet because I had not found a publisher yet and decided against self-publishing because of cost, that same CNN Science Page showed up on my screen. I wasn't sure what to think, but I finished jotting down some notes I had failed to get last time. During this time period of 5 years, some of the events I wrote about occurring in the future- remember this was 15 years ago when I first wrote the story, began to occur. I've told people repeatedly how I am no Prophet. I play congas for the worship team- or used to. True I do receive dreams, which gave me the ideas I used in this book and others. If I dreamed the same dream three nights in a row, I wrote the notes down and used them in the story. These included simple things like China and Russia signing peace treaties, becoming buddies, at a time when most people thought they'd go to war. China increasing its military strength and joining up with multiple countries to eventually form its own alliance. I also foresaw China's attack on Vietnam, though back then they were allies and now they're saber rattling over South China Seas issues. I was really surprised by the pipeline between China and Siberia, not so much for the oil pipeline but the massive road project involved in building the pipeline going from central China to Siberia. I saw this road, up through China's northern mountains as an access route to move their heavy tanks for a war against Russia, when China breaks their treaty and invades eastern Russia and then prepares for invasion of Alaska and North America. So, I have this asteroid now, expected in 2017, but it still doesn't add up with the timing of the Two Witnesses who appear in Jerusalem for a lengthy period of time, performing miracles and many other things. I guess I will just sit back and watch. If the asteroid hits in 2017, it will leave a very big hole or cause a mighty wave to wash over an entire coastline, but everything is always in God's hands. As to the weird occurrences with the CNN page, I have no response. For my dreams, I am thankful for the Lord giving me some interesting happenings for my story, if nothing else.
Now on to News Briefs.
World: "You think all men are equal...Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough , you will become victims of the enemy you have welcomed into our home." Archbishop Amel Shimon, exiled Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq. Around 45 churches in Mosul were destroyed or turned into Mosques when the Islamic State seized the city.
Muslims beheading Christians is a growing spectacle. A Christian man in Syria recently had his head brutally hacked off by Islamic Militants after being forced to deny his faith and salute Mohammed as "The Messenger of God". But in doing so the speaker becomes a Muslim and in theory is protected from jihad. Not so for this hapless man and for so many other who recant their Christian faith in Jesus. This one man was murdered on camera. The odd thing about this concerns the Muslims' belief in Jesus Christ being a prophet, but he, like other great leaders in the Bible's Old Testament all came prior to Mohammad and the last prophet is the one recognized as the True Prophet of God. In the lands of Islam, you used to be able to say you were a follower of Jesus and not have any problems with Muslims. BUT, you never mentioned the word "Christian", because of all the harm done by the Christians who fought in the many Crusades and what they accomplished in the Holy Lands. Muslims have never forgotten the crusades, even though a 1,000 years have pass by.
Netherlands: Dutch politician and member of Parliament- Geert Wilders made a statement during his interrogation before Dutch State Police, who are considering prosecuting him for asking voters, during his election campaign, whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands. "Our freedom is being threatened . Threatened by a violent totalitarian ideology- Islam- that brings with it death and devastation. Threatened by a politically correct elite that does not tolerate criticism of Islam and mass immigration, and that nurtures cultural relativism- I rise up against this," PM Wilders. He also added a quotation by Dr. Martin Luther King, "I close by saying, 'The is nothing greater in all the world than freedom. It's worth going to jail for. It's worth losing a job for. It's worth dying for'."
Britain: British Muslims are asking for their scripture from their Quran to be read in the next coronation of a new monarch, as Queen Elizabeth may soon be passing the torch on. Yet, no British Christian or Jew may set foot in Mecca. Nor do the Muslims pray for their queen in British mosques, while Jews and Christians offer up prayers for their Monarch from their churches and homes. If Islam is offered the opportunity to share their scripture, what about the British Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Kurdish and even the Atheists, who might want a word in?
China: Vietnam's sovereignty claim for South China Seas Islands of Nansha and Xisna have been dismissed by China. It is "illegal and invalid", and "China will never accept such a claim." So much for China wanting to work things out through dialogue, per their 4-point plan. China also rejects US officials' criticism of China's Human Rights situation, urging the US to focus more on its own human rights issues and stop its groundless accusations against China. Document linking China's railway to Iran via Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan was signed by all parties. China will soon have railways running from India, Southeast Asia and into Iran, with many port cities in between. China is also now considering raising tobacco taxes and cigarette prices to reduce the number of smokers in the country.
Ireland: Irish Parliament recognizes Palestinian National Authority as Palestine State.
Israel: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says President Obama's Administration is blocking construction in the West Bank settlements, but adds it is only "Temporary", because the Obama Administration "won't be around forever."
Ireland: Tens of thousands take to the streets of Dublin to protest the new water charges.
Russia: New nuclear submarine joins Russian Navy. The "Vladimir Monomakh" will carry 16 ICBM nuclear missiles.
Earthquakes for last 48 hours: (31 quakes at 4.0 or higher), ( 16- with 4.1/4.1/4.0) in Alaska, ( 14) in Oklahoma, (4- 4.9/5.1/5.1/5.7) Visokoi Island/South Atlantic, (4-4.4/4.4/4.4/3.2) Canada, (1-4.8) New Guinea, (6-4.3/4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5) Indonesia, (2-4.6/4.6) Japan, (2-5.0/5.0) Fiji, (1-4.4) Tajikistan, (1-5.2) New Zealand, (2) California, (1-5.3) Chile,
(1-5.0) Russia, (1-4.5) Greece
Ebola Statistics: 10 December- 17,942 cases with 6,388 deaths. 639 healthcare workers infected, with 349 who have died. Newer statistic on Dec 12th now show cases raised to 18,118 and fatalities now at 6,533. Statistics show an increase of cases at 176 people in two days. Fatalities amount to a change of 145 deaths in two days. Health Care workers were not listed on 12 Dec report.
US: United Kingdom based security firm- Blue Mountain Group was providing security at the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya during 2012 terrorist attack, but documentation obtained by Judicial Watch found that the company did not have a license to operate in Libya.
Denmark: Has voted against recognizing Palestinian National Authority as a State.
China: City of Urumqi, Capital City of conflict ridden Xinjing in Northwestern China, has passed a regulation banning the wearing of full-face veils and full-body coverings in their fight against militant Muslims.
Russia: Top Russian anti-drug cop claims the cause of the Ukrainian Revolution - which, he said was was enacted by brainwashed methadone addicts, was due to Ukraine offering opoid replacement therapy to heroin addicts, who receive methadone to ease withdrawals and drug cravings. Russia is among the most vocal opponents of opioid replacement therapy. ( I've worked narcotics for a good part of my 20-years in law enforcement and to blame the Ukraine Revolution on drug addicts, especially by reportedly Russia's top drug cop, makes me wonder about President Putin's desire to support this war with troops and paid mercenaries. Also leaves me wondering what they might be doing in Russia in their own war against drugs with such "intelligent" top drug cops handling the situations. Most all cops know drug addicts move slower and make better or easier targets, they cannot keep enough thought going to plan a revolution and any weapon you give them they'll sell off as quickly as possible to pay for their next high. And who would ever want to be around a bunch of "loaded" sky pilots armed with automatic weapons? Much less grenades or anti-tank weapons. I think I've already seen this movie on the sci-fi channel.)
Russia: Rubles slides down to 57 rubles against the US Dollar.
Britain: US hid British links to the now infamous CIA torture report at request of British Spy agencies.
Ukraine: Former NATO Commander, from 2009-2013, Retired US Admiral James Stavridis, says non-lethal aid is insufficient in fight against separatists in Ukraine. He urges NATO to send arms to Ukraine and military advisers to help fight Moscow-backed separatists. " I think we should provide ammunition, fuel, logistics." Ukraine recently announced it would conscript 40,000 more soldiers at beginning of next year and double its military budget. US Senate just passed a bill authorizing President Obama to provide military training and arms, including anti-tank and anti-armor weapons. ( I believe we should insist on mandatory drug testing to ensure we do not hand out automatic weapons to drug freaks. Interestingly enough, a lot of Vietnam vets are seeing a similarity between this building war in the Ukraine and our time in Vietnam. We supported the South, while the Russians and Chinese supported the North. Here we support one side, while Russia is supporting the other. Another game board in action.)
Poland: Polish Defense Minister calls Russia's Naval and Air Force activity around Baltic Sea this week unprecedented, marking further escalation of tensions in the region. "We know that the Russians say that their activity is a reaction to NATO actions," and "But for us, this raises an alarm." The US has several hundred troops now deployed to Poland and the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as part of NATO's protection against Russia's Threat. ( In the beginning of World War II, Russia in a treaty with Germany, attacked Poland and the People of Poland have not forgotten this.)
UN: United Nations Security Council strongely backed the new agreement for NATO to train, advise and assist Afghanistan's Security Forces. In January, 2015, US and NATO forces will draw down to approximately 13,000 troops, from a peak of 140,000 troops in 2010. ( With President Obama shoving us back into Iraq and Afghanistan, it may not be long before we are back up to those numbers. It could be our third war in the Sandbox. I'm surprised the protestors have stood still this long, while the anti-war protestors in the 1960's and early 1970's numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Where are they now?)
US: President Obama believes congress should stay out of the way of D.C. voters who approved the legalization of marijuana, for he in his other hands he is preparing to sign a massive government fund bill, that somehow includes a provision banning D.C. from legalizing Pot. ( Now he can blame it on Congress- meaning the new Republican majority.
As with the release of the 6,000 page CIA torture document that has possibility forever stained America and soured the Republican Party, Obama attacks the term of President Bush and the Republican Party. This report was released by democratic majority, even thought it would bring great harm to our country, just so it could hurt the Republican Party and their 2016 drive for President. Especially if another Bush is running. Obama has really hurt America. True, people should have been investigated and prosecuted, but hat happened to Fast and Furious or the Benghazi Report? Because they have a drastic effect on the Obama Administration and the Democratic party, they sit in some drawer. Nixon's Watergate was done in less time. Americans suffer for the games Obama plays in Washington. This report could bring physical harm to American tourists traveling overseas. Now even North Korea is resembling a light weight in human rights violations as the whole world glares at the US. Senator McCain who was tortured sadistically in Hanoi, Vietnam, hates torture but admits this report should not have been released to the public/world's eyes. )
Israel: Israeli man and 4 kids injured when Palestinian man threw acid at this Jewish family in occupied West Bank. Family hospitalized and man arrested.
Israel: Switzerland blasted by Israel for calling a special meeting of the High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention for next week, which is expected to severely censure Israel for its actions in the West Bank and Gaza. Switzerland summoned the meeting at the request of the Palestine Authority. Not only will Israel not participate, but is
calling on all countries to boycott the meeting.
Yes, that is finally it for tonight and I thank you for those who stayed with it and finished my journal to the end. For you new readers, I search out news events, somewhat hidden or often buried in small newspapers from around the world. I read the English speaking papers of Russia, China, Taiwan, Korea, US, Mexico, Europe, India, England, Africa, WHO and the United Nations for medical reports, NASA, White House, Israel, USGS for Quakes, Catholic News, Intelligence Reports from various servers and extra sights these might lead me to. I try to find stories that might be leading toward End of Times, Biblical Prophecies. Governments failing, countries joining together and spreading of religions. That's about it, I leave the big stories to your other sources.
I'll be back in a couple days. Pray for our snow and I hope all is well with you. God Bless, BILL