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Historic Euphrates River is Drying Up!

Adilla Finchaan, 50, checks her land in Al Latifiyah, Iraq, July 9, 2009. A two-year drought and dams in Syria and Turkey have helped shrink the Euphrates River. (Hadi Mizban / AP)

  • This is a sign of the end times, the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ is near. The rapture of the Church is even nearer!
    Revelation 9:13-15 
    13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.
    Revelation 16:12
    12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.
  • New York Times reports :
    Throughout the marshes, the reed gatherers, standing on land they once floated over, cry out to visitors in a passing boat. “Maaku mai!” they shout, holding up their rusty sickles. “There is no water!”
    The Euphrates is drying up. Strangled by the water policies of neighbouring Turkey and Syria; a two-year drought; and years of misuse by Iraq and its farmers, the river is significantly smaller than it was just a few years ago. Some officials worry that it could soon be half of what it is now.
    The shrinking of the Euphrates, a river so crucial to the birth of civilization that the Book of Revelation prophesied its drying up as a sign of the end, has decimated farms along its banks, left fishermen impoverished and depleted riverside towns as farmers flee to the cities looking for work.
    The drought is widespread in Iraq. Along the river, rice and wheat fields have turned to baked dirt. Canals have dwindled to shallow streams, and fishing boats sit on dry land.
    The area sown with wheat and barley in the rain-fed north is down by roughly 95 per cent, and the date, palm and citrus orchards of the east are parched.
    For two years rainfall has been far below normal, leaving the reservoirs dry, and U.S. officials predict that wheat and barley output will be a little over half of what it was two years ago.
    It is a crisis that threatens the roots of Iraq’s identity, not only as the land between two rivers, but as a nation that was once the largest exporter of dates in the world, that once supplied German beer with barley and took patriotic pride in its expensive Anbar rice.
    Now Iraq is importing more and more grain. Farmers along the Euphrates say with anger and despair that they may have to abandon Anbar rice for cheaper varieties. Droughts are not rare in Iraq. But drought is only part of what is choking the Euphrates and its larger, healthier twin, the Tigris.
    The most frequently cited culprits are the Turkish and Syrian governments. Iraq has plenty of water, but it is a downstream country. There are at least seven dams on the Euphrates in Turkey and Syria, according to Iraqi water officials. With no treaties or agreements, the Iraqi government is reduced to begging its neighbours for water.
    But many U.S., Turkish and even Iraqi officials say the real problem lies in Iraq’s own deplorable water management policies. Leaky canals and wasteful irrigation practices squander the water, and poor drainage leaves fields so salty from evaporated water that women and children dredge huge white mounds from pools of runoff.
    There is no shortage of resentment at the Turks and Syrians. But there is also resentment against Americans, Kurds, Iranians and the Iraqi government. Scarcity makes foes of everyone. In the southeast, where the Euphrates nears the end of its 2,780-kilometre journey and mingles with the less salty waters of the Tigris before emptying into the Persian Gulf, the situation is grave.
    The marshes there that were intentionally reflooded in 2003, rescuing the ancient culture of the marsh Arabs, are drying up again. Sheep graze on land in the middle of the river. The farmers, reed gatherers and buffalo herders keep working, but they say they cannot continue if the water stays like this.
    “Next winter will be the final chance,” said Hashem Hilead Shehi, a 73-year-old farmer who lives in a bone-dry village west of the marshes. “If we are not able to plant, then all of the families will leave.”

The Bible says the Euphrates river will be the initial division between the North and the South when the nations of the world begin to align in preparation for the battle of Armageddon. It is in this last battle that the nations of the earth will fight Jesus Christ and His angels coming down from Heaven. Jesus will conquer all the armies against Him and will begin to directly rule the world from His throne in Jerusalem. Map of Euphrates River Valley and Middle East


July 17, 2009 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | | 6 Comments

The MSM Don’t Lie, Right? I Don’t Think So!


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Eager to Tap Iraq’s Vast Oil Reserves, Industry Execs Suggested Invasion. The Coming Middle East War! Will It Trigger World War 3?

  • Many people just refuse to see the invasion and destruction of Iraq for what it is: the annexation of Iraq for its OIL reserves! Both Bush and Cheney are Texas oil men. They understandhow valuable oil is. Without oil most of America’s war machinery will grind to a halt. Air craft carriers will become multi-storey car parks. No weapons of mass destruction were ever found in Iraq. Bush publicly admitted it also. Jason Leopold remarks :
    Two years before the invasion of Iraq, oil executives and foreign policy advisers told the Bush administration that the United States would remain “a prisoner of its energy dilemma” as long as Saddam Hussein was in power.
    That April 2001 report, “
    Strategic Policy Challenges for the 21st Century,” was prepared by the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy and the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations at the request of then-Vice President Dick Cheney.
    In retrospect, it appears that the report helped focus administration thinking on why it made geopoliticalsenseto oust Hussein, whose country sat on the world’s second largest oil reserves. “Iraq remains a de-stabilizing influence to the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East,” the report said.
    “Saddam Hussein has also demonstrated a willingness to threaten to use the oil weapon and to use his own export program to manipulate oil markets. Therefore the U.S. should conduct an immediate policy review toward Iraq including military, energy, economic and political/diplomatic assessments.
    “Like it or not, Iraqi reserves represent a major asset that can quickly add capacity to world oil markets andinjecta more competitive tenor to oil trade.” The advisory committee that helped prepare the report included Luis Giusti, a Shell Corp. non-executive director; John Manzoni, regional president of British Petroleum; and David O’Reilly, chief executive of ChevronTexaco.
    James Baker, the namesake for the public policy institute, was a prominent oil industry lawyer who also served as Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush and was counsel to the Bush/Cheney campaign during the Florida recount in 2000.
    Ken Lay, then chairman of the energy-trading Enron Corp., also made recommendations that were included in the Baker report. At the time of the report, Cheney was leading an energy task force made up of powerful industry executives who assisted him in drafting a comprehensive “National Energy Policy” for President George W. Bush. 
    But Bush’s first Treasury Secretary, Paul O’Neill, later described a White House interest in invading Iraq and controlling its vast oil reserves, dating back to the first days of the Bush presidency.
    In Ron Suskind’s 2004 book, The Price of Loyalty, O’Neill said an invasion of Iraq was on the agenda at the first National Security Council. There was even a map for a post-war occupation, marking out how Iraq’s oil fields would be carved up.
    O’Neill said even at that early date, the message from Bush was “find a way to do this,” according to O’Neill, a critic of the Iraq invasion who was forced out of his job in December 2002.
    The New Yorker ‘s Jane Mayer later made another discovery: a secret NSC document dated Feb. 3, 2001 – only two weeks after Bush took office – instructing NSC officials to cooperate with Cheney’s task force, which was “melding” two previously unrelated areas of policy: “the review of operational policies towards rogue states” and “actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields.” [The New Yorker, Feb. 16, 2004]
    By March 2001, Cheney’s task force had prepared a set of documents with a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as two charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects, and a list titled “Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts,” according to information released in July 2003 under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch.
    A Commerce Department spokesman issued a brief statement when those documents were released stating that Cheney’s energy task force “evaluated regions of the world that are vital to global energy supply.”
    In January 2003, as President Bush was presenting the looming war with Iraq as necessary to protect Americans, the Wall Street Journal reported that oil industry executives met with Cheney’s staff to plan the post-war revival of Iraq’s oil industry.
    “Facing a possible war with Iraq, U.S. oil companies are starting to prepare for the day when they may get a chance to work in one of the world’s most oil-rich countries,” the Journal reported on Jan. 16, 2003.
    “Executives of U.S. oil companies are conferring with officials from the White House, the Department of Defense and the State Department to figure out how best to jump-start Iraq’s oil industry following a war, industry officials say.
    “The Bush administration is eager to secure Iraq’s oil fields and rehabilitate them, industry officials say. They say Mr. Cheney’s staff hosted an informational meeting with industry executives in October [2002], with Exxon Mobil Corp., ChevronTexaco Corp., ConocoPhillips and Halliburton among the companies represented.
    “Both the Bush administration and the companies say such a meeting never took place. Since then, industry officials say, the Bush administration has sought input, formally and informally, from executives and industry experts on how best to overhaul Iraq’s oil sector.”
    Guarding the Oil Ministry
    Despite the Bush administration’s denials about oil as a motivation for war, the Bush administration’s focus on Iraqi oil was firmly set. On April 5, 2003, Reuters reported that the State Department’s “Future of Iraq” project headed by Thomas Warrick, special adviser to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, held its fourth meeting of the oil and energy-working group.
    Documents obtained by Reuters showed that “a clear consensus among expert opinion favoring production-sharing agreements to attract the major oil companies.” “That is likely to thrill oil companies harboring hopes of lucrative contracts to develop Iraqi oil reserves,” the news agency reported. “Short-term rehabilitation of southern Iraqi oil fields already is under way, with oil well fires being extinguished by U.S. contractor Kellogg Brown and Root …
    “Long-term contracts are expected to see U.S. companies ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco and ConocoPhillips compete with Anglo-Dutch Shell, Britain’s BP, TotalFinaElf of France, Russia’s LUKOIL and Chinese state companies.”
    After U.S. troops captured Baghdad in April 2003, they were ordered to protect the Oil Ministry even as looters ransacked priceless antiquities from Iraq’s national museums and stole explosives from unguarded military arsenals.
    Two years after the Baker report, the United States – along with Great Britain and other allies – invaded Iraq. Now, more than six years after that, the U.S. oil industry finally appears to be in a strong position relative to Iraq’s oil riches.
    However, the price that has been paid by American troops, Iraqi civilians and the U.S. taxpayers has been enormous.

  • Over 1 million Iraqi civilians have died because of the greed and lust for oil of the ruling elite. Why is this acceptable? Any notion that Iraq is a sovereign and an independent nation is naive. Rev. Richard Skaff reports :
    Obama is an accomplice in one of the greatest thefts in modern history
    In Iraq , blood is cheaper than oil. Over a million Iraqis have died in the last 6 years since the oil tycoon Georges Bush Junior invaded the country in an imperial military exercise designed to balkanize Babylon andto confiscate its natural resources.
    On the morning of June 29, 2009, the Iraqi forces allegedly assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a distinct step toward ending the U.S. combat role in the country. As soon as the contrived celebration of the pull out was completed, the curtain opened and the show for bidding on Iraqi oil began!
    This is the time to reap the rewards for a war that was fought on behalf of the global oil industry. It is also the time to open the bidding on Iraqi oil, in order to get the best deal on the black gold while Iraqis remain shattered, tattered, and starved. The puppet Iraqi government will certainly facilitate the selling of Iraq ’s wealthy resources to the oil companies that have patiently waited for the right moment to gobble up the largest reserves of oil in the world outside of Saudi Arabia .
    Bloombergnewsreported that Iraq is set to welcome back foreign oil companies into the war-torn nation to develop the world’s third-largest crude reserves. Eight of the world’s top 10 non-state oil producers, including Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, are vying for the right to help Iraq develop six oilfields andtwo natural-gas deposits. More than 30 companies in totalarebidding for $16 billion worth of technical service contracts for producing fields that were supposed to be awarded in Baghdad on June 29-30.
    Companies investing in Iraq are looking to take a stake in the long-term potential that the country’s 115 billion barrels of reserves hold after gaining a foothold through service contracts. Iraq may offer foreign companies direct stakes in deposits and allow them to sign production-sharing agreements for future fields, according to Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani. Moreover, al-Shahristaniaddedthat Iraq will earn 100 times more than the foreign companies it hires to develop the deposits. The deposits being offered in the first licensing round may yield $1.7 trillion in profit for the country, based on an oil price of $50 a barrel, while oil companies seeking service contracts will gain $16 billion over the 20-year life of the contracts.
    Will the Iraqi government succeed in their desperate negotiations with the oil Goliath? Meanwhile, the world will thank Mr. Obama for completing Mr. Bush’s plan for Iraq . That in turn, will make him a clear extension of the Bush legacy, and an accomplice in one of the greatest thefts in modern history.
  • What is the current hullabaloo over Iran about? OIL ! Iran has steadfastly refused to allow Big Oil to control their oil resources. They have preferred to continue with the nationalization of all oil assets. The western corporate fascist ruling elite, which is dominated by banksters and oilsters want to trigger a major war with Iran over OIL. Once they control the Iranian oil fields the rest of the world will largely have to bow to them. And that includes the rising dragon middle kingdom: China!
  • However, what is not apparent to many is that this larger middle east war will likely trigger WW3. The Chinese understand full well what is at stake! The question is: how this shadow government intends to break up a highly probable alliance between Russia and China. Russia is the bigger headache as they are the 2nd largest oil producer and largest natural gas producer.
  • What remains, if the Illuminati elite is successful, is their pesky enemy: Gog and Magog ie Russia. The scene is set for the final 10 years before the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. The Northern invasion of Israel by Gog, Magog, Persia, Ethiopia, Libya and their allies is not far behind.
  • In the past 2 years Turkey has swung to the side of the Russians and Iranians because the EU and Israel have consistently proven they are not friends of the Turks (See: Turkish media expose Israeli Mossad plan to assassinate Prime Minister Erdogan). Ezekiel 38:6: ‘Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.’  Gomer and Togarmah are Turkey and the Eastern Europe, Asia minor allies of the Russians. The ex-Soviet satellite states. There are simply too many parallels geo-politically between current world affairs and Ezekiel 38-39 not to be alarm and alert. We live in interesting times! 


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Obama’s Mad Science Advisor Calls For Forced Eugenics Program?

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July 17, 2009 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Medicine & Health | , , , , | 1 Comment