If any of you forgot Valentine's Day, like I did, the Pakistani Government has actually banned it this year from public places and government buildings. Strange when you think how far Hallmark's creation has actually reached--a vast majority of UN countries celebrate it in some way. As for me, my lovely wife forgave me.
Here is a story I found today and I thought I might share it with you, to remind you how nice it is to live in America.-
Can you even imagine the United States returning to such torture, extreme sentences and fines for voicing your ideas in a Blog. How about an EU state, Britain or Canada? But the UN didn't move on this, nor have they moved on the treatment of 8 year old girls being forced into marriages with old men who can now practice legal rape of these youngsters. Then there is honor killing, when a father or older brother can legally murder their daughters or sister for violation of a religious law. Where is the United Nations and its Human Rights Board. No, I could go on for another 20-pages but you've all read it before, but have you done anything about it but complain. I ask you to write to our two US Senators and our President. We need to help these kids. We were known for our helpful hand following WWII and since then...until something happened and we became listless about religion, our world and day-to-day caring. What's happened to us? Look at what we're protesting about, does it even compare with all the wrongs being committed?
I'm going on to the news. You can sign off now before you read some of the stories not being printed in our countries newspapers, but big stories elsewhere. Check out my sources, such as Gatestone and the various newspapers I use.
Manila Times: Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude. No report of damages or injuries reported as the Northern Philippines was rattled.
Mexico: Tultep--29 dead and 70 injured in massive fireworks market explosion.
Manila Times: China has offered the Philippine Government guns and military equipment worth $14.4 million as well as $500 million soft loan for it to wage war on drugs and combat terrorism, with China now boasting China and the Philippines could be sharing resources in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
Philippine Government is considering the US Military to inform them first of-any surveillance movement in the South China Sea. (This is still International waters now being contested by 5 countries.)
Manila Times: Ecuador--5.7 earthquake with 37 aftershocks on the country's pacific coast has killed 3-people, While at Sydney, a totally separate 6.7 earthquake hit the Solomon Islands. But no tsunami was created.
SPECIAL: A new joint river patrol was launched on the Mekong River, operated by China, Laos, Myanmar(Burma) and Thailand. 4 members of the ASEAN, which is now real as the 10 countries now work together and this is another beginning of their new military might. ASEAN was formed as an economical coalition, but now serve China. I brought this up because it is told in my book, "A Coming Storm", written nearly 17 years ago. Where I, with the Lord's help, foretold the creation of 10 countries. First as an economical base, but then assisted by China they become a military force in the Orient. I've been telling you about this for some time, but this is one of the first moves they've made toward military enforcement. How much will they limit and what will they allow to pass on this river?
Russian Herald: France and Australia sign a large deal for France to build a massive submarine for Australia. World's largest diesel-electric submarine. No information yet on the technology and weaponry it will carry.
Russian Herald: Iran just sealed a 100-fighter jet deal with Airbus. Unknown what these jets will be equal to.
New Zealand Star: Salvation Army reports its Red Kettle donation are down in Hawaii this year. (But report for Hawaii says spending is up. A note asked if this was the beginnings of a selfish trend. Other charities to be monitored.)
Gatestone News: Europe--"Political revolution brewing in Europe"--in underestimating the threat of Islam, the German authorities have betrayed their own citizens. Politicians, who welcomed Islam into their country--the criminals, terrorists and fanatics, are as guilty as the perpetrators of the crimes--Stated by Geert Wilders...."They refuse to acknowledge that the Koran grants permission kill Jews and Christians (Surah 9:29), to terrorize non-Muslims (8:12), to rape young girls (65:4) , to enslave people for sex (4:3), to lie about one's true goals (3:54), and command to make war on the infidels (9:123) and subjugate the entire world to Allah (9:33)
Washington Free Beacon: Lawmakers demand longer review of Chinese firm's deal to purchase Chicago Stock Exchange." "Members of Congress ask SEC to 'consider rejecting' the sale over National Security Implications."
Telegraph-United Kingdom-Britain: "Some of Britain's top universities are becoming no-go zones for Jews," Baroness Deech claims.
Gatestone News: West rejects idea of solitary with Christians in the Middle East as they prioritize oil interests over them. US, Britain and France largely ignore persecutions of Christians in Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan, while rushing to save oil interests in oil-rush interests in oil-rush Muslim states of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Western states taking in Muslim migrants of Syria, Iraq without vetting them for Jihadists ties, while leaving behind Christians and Yazidis victims of Jihadists, who persecute these people, accusing them of being racists and bigots. But now the Christians are the main victims the German Government is accused of rejecting application for asylum for Christian refugees, deporting them unfairly back to torture and death. (All for oil) But reports are reaching the West that ISIS are running a massive campaign to enslave non-Muslim minorities to destroy these minorities cultural heritage and this is also being used against Christians. The torture and beheadings are shown on local TV, and U-Tube. For formal Muslims they hope to get them to renounce their Christian God, but even if they do, they're beheaded so they can never recant Islam again. ISIS is crucifying Christians, now saying, "If You Love Jesus, The Die Like Jesus!" ISIS is also planting bombs in toys and teddy bears set to explode when the child picks it up.
Russian Herald: United States finally noticing how the Russian Pacific Fleet has awakened following two decades of long hibernation. Russia now getting the latest warships, mighty submarines and revamping all its North Western military bases, that face Alaska, Finland, Greenland and Canada, across the Arctic Sea.
China's Global Times: United Nations--The UN's Assistance Mission released its report on civilians/non-combatants for 2016, which is the highest recorded level--Nearly 11,500 people with an estimated one-third being children.
Global Times:North Korea--Leader Kim Jong-in sacked his spy chief for abuse of power and then executed several officials of the State Security Agency.
Global Times: West Chile sustained a 5.2 earthquake, North India sustained 5.8 earthquake. No connection, no damages or casualties to either of them. But in Afghanistan, heavy snowfall led to the loss of over 100 people. No report on any allied troops being hurt.
Washington Free Beacon: Boeing Air Craft Corporation could see a tax break of over $60 Billion for selling its aircraft to IRAN. A large coalition of Republications, during President Obama's term of office worked to get this deal passed. "Iran has a long history of using commercial airplanes to smuggle weapons to Middle East Terrorists." (Not to mention the possibility of carrying nuclear weapons at the US or Israel.)
Free Beacon: ISIS--is reported to be recruiting human smugglers to bring unaccompanied children, (kids being sent by their parents to reach asylum in Europe) to ISIS personnel, with promises of money, food and clothing--plus asylum. Kids then taken and trained up to be baby soldiers and suicide bombers. According to a Think Tank's report.
Some of this is old news, but it combined with current affairs. Now a couple of more events that should be new.
Global Times: China/Japan--China has urged the Japanese Government to give a responsible explanation of how it will offset the impact of the Fukushima Nuclear leakage. Radiation is now causing a panic in China, but local tourist respond as unaffected by the matter. Japan's TEPCO electrical Company, in charge of the plants at Fukushima do report the level of "Sieverts" has go up from 73 to a high level of 530, which is lethal. This is now causing some Chinese to cancel their visits.
Pakistan--6.4 earthquake hits Southwest Pakistan. No report of casualties or damage.
France--Top French Court rules that banning pro-terrorism websites is "Unconstitutional".
Philippines--6.7 earthquake 14 miles NW of Surigo City leaves at least 15 dead and 100 or more injured. 89 aftershocks reported. Airport made unusable as runway cracks, closing hotel, schools and damaging bridges and buildings.
Pakistan--5.2 earthquake hit NW Pakistan. No reports of casualties or damage.
Free Beacon: Washington D.C.-- "Open minded " Liberals in Washington D.C. are barring Trump Supporters from applying to rent apartments on-line in an attempt to keep them off housing lists. Statement made, "We're open to any age/gender/identity/ or non-identity, so long as you didn't vote for Trump."
Gatestone News: Germany--Andre Schulz, head of the Criminal Police Association for Germany, has stated, "Only 10% of sex crimes in Germany appear in official statistics. Actual number of migrants related to sex crimes are 3-times higher the official number reported. Police now told to deliberate omit any reference to migrants in crime reports, making it impossible for German citizens to understand true scale of migrant crime problem. Police has asked media to delete any images of migrant suspects."
Germany--One refugee in court for rape and attempted rape of 5 others, an asylum seeker from Pakistan, admitted to the judge, "As a refugee it was hard to find a girl friend."
United States--"Nowhere has the UN's failure been more consistent and more outrageous than its bias against our close ally-Israel." Stated by Governor Nikki Haley, US Ambassador -Designate to the United Nations. ( It is about time we get a tough Ambassador in this role.
That's it, my friends. I'll hit you again in a few days. As to some of my repeats, it was due to losing my place in my note book, but I was glad to use a few of them again. I still have not heard anything on the Baptist Pastor being held in Iran. Please call our Senators and Congressmen. Praying is also the best hope of all.
Wish you all well and God Bless, BILL