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Monday, February 28, 2011

Americans: War is Coming, Cut Off Aid to Arabs

Most Americans think that the political upheaval spreading throughout the Arab world may wind up drawing the United States into a new large-scale war, a Rasmussen Reports poll found. The poll also found most Americans favor cutting off aid to Arab countries.

A new national telephone survey found that 58% of American adults believe the unrest in the Middle East will lead to a major war involving the US, with 26% saying it is "very likely."
Thirty-one percent see such a scenario as "unlikely," but that number includes only four percent who say it is "not at all likely."

Seventy-seven percent of Americans are "concerned that radical Islamic terrorists may try to exploit the unrest in these countries to further their violent aims," versus 18% who do not share that concern, Rasmussen Reports said. These numbers include 53% who are "very concerned" and only 4% who are "not at all concerned." 

Farrakhan: Mideast uprisings will come to US

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East.

“What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door,” Farrakhan said in a booming voice, thousands of followers cheering in his wake.

Farrakhan also called on President Barack Obama to allow protesters to march, urging the president not to attack innocent people when they do.,0,1665375.story 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Walking Away from the Wreckage by Jim Yackel

Some would wonder how you could have survived such a wreck; let alone be able to crawl out of the crumpled vehicle. Certainly, there are lacerations and abrasions marking your body but they aren't sever enough to kill or maim you' still they will leave mental and spiritual scars.

You knew the road was icy and overall driving conditions were rapidly deteriorating. Still, you had to get behind the wheel as you would every day, but perhaps a more thorough job of brushing the snow and scraping the ice from your windshield may have afforded better enough visibility to avoid this terrible crash? Maybe if you had taken the prescribed path as opposed to driving the less-traveled more risky road, this accident may not have happened? You could contemplate and cogitate on the what-ifs until you'd be blue in the face, but the bottom line is that the mishap took place and it totaled your vehicle. Still, you were able by the grace of God to crawl out and start walking!

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North Korea threatens to attack South Korea, US

north korea's flag's pole Pictures, Images and Photos SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea threatened Sunday to enlarge its nuclear arsenal and mercilessly attack South Korea and the United States, as the allies prepared to start annual joint military drills which the North says are a rehearsal for an invasion.

North Korea routinely issues similar threats against South Korea and the U.S. over any joint military drills. The latest warning, however, could rekindle tensions on the Korean peninsula which sharply rose last year after two deadly incidents blamed on the North. 

Rising Oil Prices Hit US Consumers

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nation of Islam convention to include talk of UFOs

The Nation of Islam, long known for its promotion of black nationalism and self-reliance, now is calling attention to another core belief that perhaps isn't so well-known: the existence of UFOs.

When thousands of followers gather in suburban Chicago this weekend for the group's annual Saviours' Day convention, one of the main events will include a panel of scientists discussing worldwide UFO sightings, which they claim are on the rise.

The idea of seeking the divine in the skies is deeply rooted in the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, whose late leader Elijah Muhammad detailed in speeches and writings a massive hovering object loaded with weapons he called "The Mother Plane" - although religion experts, Nation of Islam leaders and believers offer very different interpretations of what exactly happens aboard the plane, its role or how it fits into religious teachings.

Israeli jets hit militant camps in Gaza

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AZA CITY (AFP) – Israeli warplanes bombed militant training camps in the  Gaza Strip for a second time Saturday, wounding four people, including a  toddler, Palestinian officials and medics said.

The jets hit two training camps of the Ezzedine al-Qassem Brigades, the  armed wing of Gaza's ruling Hamas movement, in the southern city of  Rafah, Hamas security officials said.

A family of four, including an 18-month-old girl, were lightly wounded,  after their vehicle was hit by shrapnel as they were driving by one of  the targets, Adham Abu Selmiya, a spokesman for the Hamas-run rescue  services, told AFP.

'Russia: We will complete missile transfer to Syria'

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Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said that Russia will fullfill its contractual obligation and complete the transfer of cruise missiles to Syria, reported AFP on Saturday.

According to the report, news agencies in Moscow said the Kremlin did not intend to withdraw from the deal signed between the two countries in 2007, despite the objections of Israel and the United States.