Connecting the Dots

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.August 28, 2007

What do the following recent news items have in common? c Sen. John Warner returns from a weeklong excursion to Iraq in the company of inveterate defeatist and Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin to announce the United States must begin withdrawing 5,000 troops from Iraq by Christmas. The Virginia Republican says he wants to use this symbolic step — which he might or might not try to impose legislatively in coming weeks — to pressure the Iraqi government to make more progress on various fronts.
c Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell revealed to the El Paso Times that the United States had caught Iraqi terrorists trying to get into the country across its still-unfenced southern border. According to a report subsequently published in WorldNetDaily, Adm. McConnell's office revealed that, "During fiscal 2006, there were 14 Iraqi nationals caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally, while so far in 2007, that number is 16." The online publication quoted the DNI as saying, "The goal is for terrorists to gain admittance to the United States, and then produce 'mass casualties.' "
c Outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' Justice Department is paying the Islamic Society of North America for the privilege of having government lawyers man a booth at ISNA's upcoming annual convention in Chicago. The Washington Times' indefatigable Audrey Hudson broke the story, noting that federal employees at Justice are concerned this "outreach" to the Muslim-American community will jeopardize an important terrorism trial now under way in Dallas. After all, ISNA is one of a large number of Islamist front organizations identified as an unindicted co-conspirator by federal prosecutors in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing case.
These three developments actually have several things in common:
(1) They each shed light on the magnitude of the threats we face in what truly is a War for the Free World. Mr. Warner's trial balloon is a reminder of the greatest danger we face in waging that war — the prospect of being defeated politically on the home front. Adm. McConnell's revelations make it clear that our enemies overseas are not waiting for such a defeat, and the humiliating withdrawal from Iraq it will precipitate, to try to attack us here at home. And the hash-up by the Justice Department calls attention to the fact that, even if no more foreign-based terrorists get into our country, we already have in our midst organizations that are sympathetic with, if not actually serving the interests of, our Islamofascist foes.
(2) Each of these news items tends, if anything, to understate the problem. Mr. Warner's is not only the latest of congressional demands to begin the surrender of Iraq to those who wish us ill there. It is also perhaps the most modest. The more irresponsible seek the immediate removal of all U.S. forces — a logistical impossibility and strategic disaster. Others envision changing the mission at once, quickly removing some of our troops and putting the rest on remote bases, effectively ceding much of Iraq to the terrorists and their enablers.
For his part, Adm. McConnell's admission raises the obvious question: If we caught more than a dozen Iraqi terrorists slipping into the U.S. during each of the last two years, how many were not intercepted? Typically, the ratio is something like for every one nabbed, 10 get through.
Indeed, WorldNetDaily reports that "the U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted 60 Iraqis crossing the nation's southwestern border in 2006 who were seeking asylum in the U.S., while that number so far in 2007 is 178." What is interesting is that the El Paso Times was told by a U.S. intelligence analyst, "There's been evidence that human smugglers, or coyotes, are telling Iraqis to ask for amnesty if they are caught." How many desiring to do us harm are among those seeking amnesty (caught and uncaught) — and whose wish might be realized if extraordinarily ill-advised legislation like H.R. 2265 recently introduced in Congress is adopted?
The problem with the Islamic Society of North America is but the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of such groups in this country. Most were established by, funded from or otherwise lashed up with Saudi Arabia. They typically are vehicles for promoting the intolerant Wahhabi strain of Islam, inculcating a sense of separateness and grievance among American Muslims and advancing the insidious, even seditious, agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The three headlines also, regrettably, indicate a certain cluelessness in the U.S. government. Congressional figures, intelligence officials and bureaucrats in various governmental departments are neither fulfilling their sworn obligations to defend the Constitution of the United States nor serving the American people well by their failures to recognize — let alone deal effectively with — the great and growing dangers we face, abroad and at home.
It is past time for an honest rendering of the facts suggested by "connecting these dots": America will not be made more secure by surrendering in Iraq. Our porous borders pose an open invitation to terrorists. Our continuing failure to secure them will, in due course, make possible not just "mass casualties" but possibly national calamity. And Islamist organizations may declare themselves the self-appointed leaders of the Muslim-American community, but no good can come from our government associating with or otherwise legitimating them.
Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy and a columnist for The Washington Times.

Watch Out For Dry Runs

Law Enforcement Alerted - Watch Out For Terrorist Attack Dry Runs

July 24, 2007

Airport security officers around the nation have been alerted by federal officials to look out for terrorists practicing to carry explosive components onto aircraft, based on four curious seizures at airports since last September.
The unclassified alert was distributed on July 20 by the Transportation Security Administration to federal air marshals, its own transportation security officers and other law enforcement agencies.
The seizures at airports in San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore included “wires, switches, pipes or tubes, cell phone components and dense clay-like substances,” including block cheese, the bulletin said. “The unusual nature and increase in number of these improvised items raise concern.”
Security officers were urged to keep an eye out for “ordinary items that look like improvised explosive device components.”

Military Commander Believes al Qaeda Terror Cells in U.S.

Military Commander Believes al Qaeda Terror Cells In U.S.

July 24, 2007

A top U.S. military commander said Tuesday he believes there are al-Qaida cells in the United States - or people working to create them - and the military needs to triple its response teams to counter a growing threat of attack.
Air Force Gen. Victor “Gene” Renuart, who heads U.S. Northern Command, said that as the terrorism threat within the nation’s boundaries has increased officials have strengthened intelligence sharing, particularly in an effort to shore up security at ports.
“I believe there are cells in the United States, or at least people who aspire to create cells in the United States,” Renuart said in an interview with The Associated Press. “To assume that there are not those cells is naive and so we have to take that threat seriously.”
As for attacks, he added: “Am I concerned that this will happen this summer? I have to be concerned that it could happen any day.”
Other U.S. officials said last week they did not know of al-Qaida cells in the United States.

Officials Worried Over Terror Sleeper Cells

Officials Worried Over Terror Sleeper Cells

July 23, 2007

The nation’s top intelligence official yesterday went further than ever before in outlining what he described as a heightened threat of an al Qaeda attack on American soil.
“Their attempt is to cause mass casualties,” said Adm. Michael McConnell, director of national intelligence, on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program. “Second [priority] is political and possibly economic disruption.”
Just days ago, a new National Intelligence Estimate found al Qaeda has strengthened its ability to attack the United States. McConnell said al Qaeda is seeking the means to launch chemical, biological and possibly nuclear attacks. But the likeliest threat is harder to detect.
“What we see currently is primarily a focus on explosives — explosives that can generate a large explosion, but they’re put together with commercially available material,” he said.
McConnell says small numbers of al Qaeda operatives are in this country raising funds. But he said he knows of no al Qaeda cells in the country that are capable of launching a strike at this time.
“I worry that there are sleeper cells in the U.S.,” McConnell said. “I do not know.”

Al Qaeda & WMD Threat

NORTHCOM head speaks of al Qaeda & WMD threat
U.S. News
24 July 2007: Air Force General Victor "Gene" Renuart, the U.S. military commander in charge of defending the U.S. homeland said that he believes there are al-Qaeda cells in the United States and is concerned about an upcoming attack. When interviewed by the Associated Press, Renuart expressed concern about an attack within the U.S., stating, "Am I concerned that this will happen this summer, I have to be concerned that it could happen any day." Renuart also said that the military needs to create two more brigade-size units, or an additional 7,000 U.S. based troops, to be available to respond to nuclear, chemical and biological incidents inside the United States.

How to Survive the Last Days

How to Survive the Last Days Earthquakes. Severe Weather. UFOs. Nuclear Attack on USA.

The Rise of the Anti-Christ... By Mark Lawrence,

Without a doubt, we live in some unsettling times. Many people are starting to realize that our days on Earth may truly be numbered. At least if you live in the United States, as a nuclear attack on the United States appears to be prophecied in multiple books of the Bible.
In fact, its the first major thing that happens, before the world even realizes that we are really in the 'last days'. It takes everyone by surprise.
The Anti-Christ comes to power. Surprisingly, it's a Muslim.
The fact that Bin Laden is planning to kill millions of Americans with nuclear suitcase bombs in multiple U.S. cities, this should have your attention.
You're going to want to know what happens next, and what part the President of Iran may play in all this. The End of Days
False Religion - The 'New Age' movement has grown to encompass hundreds of millions of followers around the world. What was once considered the occult, has now gone mainstream in a very big way. New Agers tell us that God is everywhere, God is love, and we are all one brotherhood of different religions, and to embrace this, and that the future is full of prosperity and pleasure.
However, we turn on the news and every day we are faced with very real, very severe threats from nuclear terrorists, severe weather unlike any in recorded history, and a planet that is changing very quickly for the worse (and we're told will never be the same).
Nuclear Terrorists - 'Al-Qaeda nukes already in the U.S.' read news reports pointing to more and more clues that Al-Qaeda is using MS-13 gangs and Mexican organized crime to smuggle nuclear suitcase bombs and thousands of Islamic radicals into the United States for an attack of terror Bin Laden calls American Hiroshima.
SAN. FRAN. CHRONICLE: United States drafts 'Day After' nuclear plan
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Cheney: Nuclear attack on U.S cities 'very real'
The data is clear. The threat is very real. Our government believes that there is such a high probability of an attack, that it does not expect any leaders in Washington D.C. to survive.
No President. No Vice-President. No Congress. No Pentagon.
The link below describes plans for a shadow government of civilian managers to rotate shifts in different areas outside of the United States.
L.A. TIMES: Bush orders contingency plans for nuclear attack on U.S.
Who do they expect to run the country? Wal-Mart?
Massive Species Extinction - We're told we face a massive extinction of species, and that by the year 2048 that so many fish will have died in the seas that we will no longer have a seafood industry.
We're told that 80% of our honeybee population has disappeared and this could have huge impacts on our crops, which rely on bee pollination. Without honeybees, we can't grow food.
UFOs - On top of all this, we're told about reports of UFOs hovering over our cities and airports. Arizona Republican Governor Fife Symington, III, once the mayor of Phoenix, is the latest credible witness to come forth and say that he witnessed the 1997 UFO that tens of thousands of others from Phoenix witnessed as well.
Symington says he saw a large triangular "craft of unknown origin" with lights, moving slowly. "It was dramatic. And it couldn't have been flares because it was too symmetrical," he says. "It had a geometric outline, a constant shape."-->
And somehow Dan Akroyd, of all people, is the only one to have an actual live video of the UFO that appeared over Chicago's O'Hare Intl. Airport on November 7, 2006, reports of which were collaborated by dozens of airport employees and broadcast on world news.
What the heck is going on?
Well, if we don't want to worry ourselves, then the thing to do is sign up with a New Age movement, and try to harmonize and become one with the universe and the spirit world. If we would just open up our minds to our 'spirit guides', they would love to share wisdom with us and direction for our lives.
Aren't these the same 'spirit guides' that occultists used to talk to with their Ouija boards?
Hundreds of millions of people around the world have bought into the New Age movement. It's so believable. It tells people everything they want to hear. They believe in reincarnation. They believe in psychics, spirits, and mediums. They believe that there is no Hell and there is no sin.
They do not believe in Jesus. They reject the Bible. False gods & UFOs
They also believe in UFOs.
In fact, it's no secret that tons of New Agers follow UFO reports almost religiously. It seems that in recent years the world has been getting 'warmed up' to the idea of aliens visiting our planet from some other world, and there is probably going to be some kind of 'alien landing' soon. The stage has definitely been set.
Now, there's nothing wrong with believing in UFOs. There's clear evidence that these things really do appear, and have been appearing throughout history.
UFOs are there, no doubt about it.
So the question is, who is making these things appear… and then disappear?
Historically, civilizations like the ancient Egyptians have carvings that look like UFOs, and ancient civilizations in South America built what appear to be large landing sites in the shapes of various animals, that coincidentally can only be seen from the sky, where UFOs are thought to fly overhead.
What's the connection to the 'last days'? Well, in past centuries, UFOs seem to be related to civilizations that worshipped multiple gods.
According to the Bible -- which I cite throughout the rest of this article -- any god that is not God, is a false god, and in the 'last days', false gods make a comeback. What will happen to the United States in the 'Last Days'?
The United States seems to fill a unique spot in the Book of Revelation.
It fits the description of a wealthy superpower that is destroyed by its enemies. In fact God says in Revelation that he lets its enemies destroy this country to bring about his wrath.
In Revelation, this wealthy superpower is called Mystery Babylon the Great.
Until the fall of Mystery Babylon the Great, the Anti-Christ is still non existent in the world... in fact no one really realizes that the predicted Day of the Lord (we're talking serious planet changing wrath) is on the horizon.
Up to this point, the book of Revelation only mentions earthquakes, famines, wars, and rumors of war in far off lands, and describes these as being 'birth pains' to represent that the end times are starting out.
The Anti-Christ (which means 'anti Christian') and the foreign god who gives him his power, still have not been established. No one knows that doom is immeninent for Mystery Babylon the Great (except of course the enemies plotting to destroy her).
At the height of her power, Mystery Babylon the Great is described as a wealthy superpower that sits on many waters, and has many peoples and languages, and is responsible for pumping out sexual immorality on the world, as well as the world's luxuries. This country is called the mother of all prostitutes.
Revelation 17:1,2 - "Come, I will show you the judgement of the notorious prostitute who sits on many waters. The kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and those who live on the earth became drunk on the wine of her sexual immorality."
Judgement for Mystery Babylon the Great - as described in the verse above - comes as follows:
Within one hour, on what is just your ordinary day for most of the world, Mystery Babylon the Great is suddenly consumed by fire - by her enemies who have the assistance of a 'foreign god'. God says he allows this destruction to happen to bring about his wrath. In other words, God doesn't destroy Mystery Babylon the Great - he let's her enemies destroy her.
Revelation 17:16, 17 - The 10 horns you saw, and the beast, will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, devour her flesh, and burn her up with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His plan by having one purpose, and to give their kingdom to the beast until God's words are accomplished.
The fall of Mystery Babylon the Great is a major event in Bible prophecy, with its destruction specifically prophesied in both Old Testament and New Testament books. These include Revelation (Chapter 17-19), Jeremiah (Chapter 50, 51) and Isaiah (Chapter 13, 47).
Though the Book of Daniel does not specifically name Mystery Babylon the Great, it does seem to focus on the enemy who conquers her:
Daniel 8:24, 25 - His power will be great, but it will not be his own. He will cause terrible destruction and succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the powerful along with the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper through his cunning and by his influence, and in his own mind he will make himself great. In a time of peace, he will destroy many…
Interpretation - Daniel is most likely talking about the fall of Mystery Babylon the Great, and the rise to power of the infamous Anti-Christ, as he is writing about an 'end times' vision he received from God, which coincidentally coincides with end times visions written of in Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Revelation (see above).
The Book of Revelation reveals that the kingdom of the beast will rise to power by defeating the prostitute.
Most likely the 'Anti-christ' will not seem like some devil-incarnate as portrayed so often in Hollywood. Technically, the Dalai Lama (Buddhist)) and President of Iran (Muslim) are both Anti-christs. Why does God let Mystery Babylon the Great's enemies destroy her?
Mystery Bablyon the Great, the mother of all prostitutes who sits on many waters, is described as a country that pumps out sexual immorality on the world.
If the United States fits this role as prostitute it's because our country as a whole has a reputation for doing anything for money; on top of that, the United States pumps out more pornography (sexual immorality) than any other country, and gave birth to the entire pornographic industry.
The United States stands for freedom -- for example, the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. While freedom for all people was supposed to be a good thing (which is what our country was founded on), unfortunately freedom has been the gateway to widespread sin -- I'm sure our founding fathers would have had a few more laws, had they known that American culture would spiral down into severe moral decay two hundred years in the future.
Is 'Lady Liberty' the Biblical 'Whore of Babylon'?
Now regarding freedom of religion, in God's eyes this means the freedom for millions of Americans to follow false religions, like 'New Age' teachings, which according to the Bible is Satan-worship.
How's that for a brutal wake up call. Millions of Americans follow New Age teachings.
Millions of Americans unknowingly follow Satan. Revelation Chapter 18
This entire chapter in the Book of Revelation is focused on one thing - the fall of Mystery Babylon the Great.
"He cried in a mighty voice: It has fallen, Babylon the Great has fallen! She has become a dwelling for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, and a haunt for every unclean and despicable beast. For all the nations have drunk the wine of her sexual immorality, which brings wrath. The kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown wealthy from her excessive luxury." (Revelation 18:2,3)
After Mystery Babylon the Great falls, now the world leader reveals his secret - that he has the help of a foreign god. At this point, perhaps through threat of similar attack, he keeps the rest of the world in check (for a time). If the United States falls, who is in charge?
"The 10 horns you saw are 10 kings who have not received a kingdom, but they will receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour." (Rev 17:20)
More than likely this verse means that the world leader who conquers Babylon the Great will promise 10 of its own people leadership positions, and give them authority over the people. It could also mean that political leaders of Babylon the Great, who have surrendered to the world leader after seeing many of their own cities consumed by fire, agree to fill these spots. Christians persecuted
The Bible predicts that most of the world will reject it's teachings about God, and his son Jesus, and that in the Last Days, Christians will be persecuted. Living in the United States, it's hard to imagine Christians facing wide spread persecution, however if the United States falls to a world leader, backed by a foreign god, this persecution could suddenly happen overnight.
(In many other countries of the world, Christians already face widespread persecution.) Who is the Anti-Christ?
Read that verse from the Book of Daniel again.
Daniel 8:24, 25 - His power will be great, but it will not be his own. He will cause terrible destruction and succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the powerful along with the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper through his cunning and by his influence, and in his own mind he will make himself great. In a time of peace, he will destroy many…
Can we apply it to today?
The President of Iran is claiming that he is enriching Uranium to produce nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
What if this turns out to be a lie, and he's really producing nuclear energy so he can make nuclear weapons?
What if he already has nuclear weapons, and this is just a smoke screen?
Iran is estimated to be behind 85% of terrorist attacks. He might say he's seeking peace and brotherhood between nations, but is that really the case?
Coincidentally, peace and brotherhood are the same things that New Agers are preaching to the world.
While the President of Iran is smiling and releasing 15 captive British sailors, he may have other plans, which include his connections to Al-Qaeda and Al-Qaeda's alleged connections to organized crime in Mexico, and the news reports that there are already Al-Qaeda nukes in U.S.
The final question is - if the President of Iran had the ability to destroy the United States, for example by ordering terrorists to drive suitcase nukes into multiple cities, and giving the word to detonate them at a specific time, so they all go off at once -- would he do it?
That probably depends if he could get away with it... Plot twist - enter U.S. nuclear subs
If Iran did choose to nuke us, in a scenario such as above, there's one thing we're forgetting - our fleet of nuclear submarines, our aircraft, and our entire Naval fleet of battleships and aircraft carriers, many of which are more than likely equipped with nuclear weapons of their own, capable of hitting the heart of Iran and turning Iran into nothing more than a moon crater.
If Mystery Babylon the Great is a future wealthy superpower, how could the Anti-Christ consume it's cities by fire and survive what would be a sure return nuclear attack in its direction?
You might be able to nuke NYC, DC, Chicago, Miami, and LA, but how are you going to nuke the U.S. submarines under the Indian Ocean, for example?
Perhaps by telling the government that there are more nukes, hidden in more cities, and 'if you don't surrender completely, that we will then detonate these nukes'.
With that in mind, the United States surrendering to a foreign nation / foreign nations doesn't seem far-fetched. Recap What We Know So Far
Anti-Christian leader backed by foreign god - It's a safe assumption that the anti-Christian leader will not seem like the Hollywood Anti-Christ (meaning, the 'demonic' Anti-Christ we've seen portrayed in so many movies), nor will his foreign god (the dragon in Revelation) seem like Satan from the Bible.
Update 5/5/2007: reports that Al-Qaeda # 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, 'taunts' Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's claims to be in contact with the Mahdi, the 12th and "hidden imam" holy to Shiites.
CNN: Al Qaeda video taunts Bush, Iran, Shiites
At the link above we have evidence that the President of Iran is involved with 'New Age' channeling, hence his claims to be in contact with the Mahdi, which Al-Qaeda appears to be 'taunting' him about.
Of course the Bible states otherwise. There is no '12th and Holy Imam' in the Bible. There are only demons, who pretend to be 'gods'. That is stated in multiple places in the Bible.
Matthew 24:24 - "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
The Bible also states that Satan has no power over us, unless we give it to him. So, according to the Bible, if the President of Iran is spirit-channeling, Satan can now fully possess him.
Guess what? We now have a prime candidate for Anti-Christ.
Don't say you weren't warned.
In fact, writes: "Official Iranian radio has completed broadcasting a lengthy series on the imminent appearance of a messianic figure who will defeat Islam's enemies and impose Islamic Shiite rule over the entire world – even speculating on specific dates the so-called 'Mahdi' will be revealed."
WND: Iran prepares people for 'messiah miracles'
With this in mind, the President of Iran may no longer be the President of Iran. Satan may now have full control of him. Thanks to CNN and WorldNetDaily (see links above), we actually have clues that this is happening.
Don't expect him to start acting like he's demonically possesed – this is real-life, not Hollywood. Expect him to rise to power under the radar, so to speak; in fact, both the 'dragon' and the 'beast' come to power after what the Bible reports is a series of huge deceptions, which most of the world falls for.
However, true Christians will more than likely realize who they are... but only after the fall of Mystery Babylon the Great... Too late.
Mystery Babylon the Great taken over - Conquered in Revelation, its people are made to take the mark of the 'Beast' and to worship the 'Dragon'.
It's hard to imagine the President of Iran wanting the conquered people of USA to worship him, – however, if he is possesed by Satan, which would happen if he is involved with spirit channeling (contacting the 12th and 'hidden imam' holy to Shiites), then it's easy to imagine.
It's also possible that the President of Iran will simply become the 'False Prophet' described in Revelation, and that another world leader – such as Russian President Vladmir Putin – will be un-veiled as the 'Anti-Christ'. How to Survive the Last Days
As we cite the Bible for information on the Last Days, we will also cite the Bible for information on how to survive the last days, if you live in Mystery Babylon the Great, that is consumed by fire and falls to its enemies.
Quite a few of the 'holy people' are reported by the Bible to be killed in these attacks, so you may be one of them. In this case:
You need to be saved by God's grace. This means that you believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that Jesus died for your sins, and that you are forgiven. You must pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to come into your heart. You must be sincere when you ask for this.
Now that you've been forgiven for your sins, and you have the Holy Spirit, you must choose to live your life as God wants you to live it.
God's thoughts are above our thoughts, and he wants us to think like him, and in doing so be like Christ. His Holy Spirit will enable you to escape the corruption of the world and the evil desires of the world by the renewing of your mind.
This planet is going downhill fast. God wants you to have nothing to do with it. Jesus said:
John 14:1-6 - Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my father's house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to myself, so that where I am you may be also... I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me." Escape the Mark of the Beast
After Mystery Babylon the Great falls, the people left alive are told that they must have a mark placed on their right hand and forehead in order to buy or sell commerce, etc. and live under the new ruler. Those who refuse the mark will more than likely be killed or placed in captivity, or take to the mountains, similiar to the characters in the movie Red Dawn, and survive off the land.
Revelation 14:9 - "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he will also drink the wine of God's wrath... There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the mark of his name. Here is the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith in Jesus." The Rapture
If you were God, and you wanted to do something to really have an effect on the world, the Rapture without a doubt, is a very powerful message.
At a time when most of the world has turned its back on God, after God has given so many warnings, and given so much information ahead of time about his plans for the world, the Rapture is God ripping the carpet out from under the feet of the people of Planet Earth and basically saying, "Idiots, don't say I didn't warn you."
God's holy people, the Christians purest in faith, will suddenly disappear, as God has marked them with a spiritual seal, and they will enter the paradise that God has prepared.
Some interpretations of scripture teach that the dead will also be resurrected on that day and raised up, and also enter the same paradise.
Matthew 24:37-42 - "As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day Noah boarded the ark. They didn't know until the flood came and swept them all away. So this is the way the coming of the Son of Man will be: Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and one left. Therefore be alert, since you don't know what day your Lord is coming." The Great Tribulation
If you miss the rapture -- if you wake up one day and your kids are gone -- there's still hope for you, however you still must be saved by faith in Christ. But soon it's going to get rough as the world enters into the Great Tribulation, which will be marked by violent upheaval in the world (on a scale never before previously known), the persecution of Christians (these are the Christians who become Christians after witnessing their friends and family members disappear in the Rapture), and of course the widespread rule of the AntiChrist and the foreign god that gives him his power.
Revelation 13:9 - If anyone has an ear, he should listen: If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he goes. If anyone is to be killed with a sword, with a sword he will be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints. Day of the Lord
In the wake of the judgements that will be coming upon the world, the Bible reports that God is in control of everything that is happening. Devestating natural disasters. War on an unprecedented scale, more than likely involving nuclear weapons. Billions perish.
However, God shortens this period of war and natural disaster as he says none would be left alive on Earth if he didn't step in.
The Bible reports that many will start praying to mother nature. This sounds a lot like the environmental movements telling people to care for the earth.
With so many natural disasters taking place, finally people will start to acknowledge that this isn't Global Warming – this is God. And still many will not repent.
Finally, God will intervene to stop the madness of humanity and bring an end to mankind's destructive self-rule. On this very last day, God will destroy the two great armies that will be destroying the earth.

If America'll find BlackPorter in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

How to Survive in America's Rocky Mountains – If America Falls to Foreign Forces after Terrorists Nuke a Few Major Cities – You Better Have an 'Escape' Plan

– by James Roberts - –

Living in Montana, Bob English never believed 'American Hiroshima' would reach him.
When the first nuclear bomb was set off by terrorists in New York City he watched the television dumbstruck and with a level of dread for those being affected; still, he never believed anything would reach him way out west.
When the bomb went off in Washington D.C. a day later and the news aircraft caught shots of the social chaos in the surrounding Maryland suburbs - looting, etc. - he had a drink.
But when the next bomb went off in Seattle the following day - closer to his part of the world and somewhat beyond the scope of where many military strategists figured the terrorists might attack - the thought began to enter his mind.
What if they strike here?
Then the next day, Boston got a dose of terrorist hatred in the form of another nuclear suitcase bomb. Unbelievably, though, that wasn't the most horrifying news Bob came across.
You see, the newscasters told everyone something even worse. Gruesome, in fact. Outside of New York, Washington D.C, and even the Seattle suburbs were being invaded (he could only guess that Boston's suburbs would be next). Murder and who knows what else was going on by people that had been waiting to attack those just outside the nuclear detonation zones (knowing that the military would be focused on the areas being hit with bombs).
According to reports, it wasn't just Arab terrorists that were doing the damage, either. South American illegals (terrorists from Venezuela: Chavez's homeboys), Russian secret service, and even American MS-13 gang members that had supposedly helped get the terrorists across the Mexican border in the first place.
A wide scale invasion.
And when he turned the television to the local channels, at first there was static. Then an Arab man with a turban and long beard began to speak in broken English. Despite the fact that many of the words were hard to make out, the essence of what he said was unmistakable.
We have entered Montana. Resistance is futile.
The terrorists had done the unthinkable. No one would've guessed they'd come to Montana. No one.
Then Bob looked out his window at the start of 1000 miles of mountains called the Rocky Mountain Front in the distance. The Front stretched into Canada. The perfect escape for someone that knew how to survive the dangerous terrain, and just as the terrorists could survive in the mountains near Afghanistan, so could he in his hometown Rockies. Bob knew them like the back of his hand.
And as Bob went out the door with as much as he could gather in only a few minutes, he knew one thing.
That he would make it. Maybe Bob knows how to survive the Rockies, but do you?
Mountain ranges, particularly ones 100 miles long, are dangerous places. However, that's exactly the reason why one might want to escape to them in the case of an invasion (after all, invaders are unlikely to follow anyone there). So here's the question: What are some things to know about surviving the Rockies? Have your emergency pack ready to roll
This is something that has been hit on at so many times it will only be delved into briefly. That said, having warm clothes, firearms (if you own them), a knife, fishing pole, tent, insulated sleeping bag, filled water canteen, and food supplies are just some of the things that it may be very wise to keep on hand.
But in the spirit of the hit television show Man vs. Wild (a great one, actually), let's pretend that you're operating under the following scenario: What if you're in the Rockies with nothing save the clothes on your back
Perhaps you were at work when the invasion hit or on the road. Maybe the invaders got so close to you that you had to take off immediately. Perhaps we're not talking about an invasion at all here.
Maybe somehow you're just lost in the Rockies with nothing to stay alive.
Well, that's where you're wrong. If you have your mind and the elements, then you have a way to survive. First thing's first: Where do you want to go?
If you're retreating into the Rockies (from invaders, let's say) then you likely want to delve deeper into the mountains (for now, anyway). However, if you're lost in the mountains then you want to get home. Both scenarios start with the following.
Find a high point and then look for a body of water.
If you're trying to retreat, going against the current toward the source of the water will likely bring you deeper into the mountains (this doesn't always work, but oftentimes it does). Further, if you're trying to get out of the mountains, follow the currents until you come to civilization. Next step, makeshift weapons
Find two stones, one thicker than the other. Take the thick one and slam it against the thinner one until it breaks.
Under most circumstances, the smaller one will have a sharp point after it's broken. Voila: A makeshift knife.
Grabbing a big and sturdy stick for a club wouldn't be a bad idea, either. After all, there are wolves, rattle snakes, and grizzly bears in the Rockies. Thus, you'd want your weapon to create distance between you and your adversary.
Of course, if your adversary is a Grizzly, you're pretty much cooked unless they lose interest. Debris Shelter
Once you decide that you have found a good spot to set up shop, here are some things to remember.
First, unless you have tools with you - and that's not the case in this scenario - you're going to have to use the elements pretty much as is. Thus, you'll want to find a knocked down tree and several strong and long logs and sticks. Perhaps put them up against a tree and again, make them as thick as possible.
This will be the basis of your debris shelter. Next, find some moss (there should be plenty of it) and cover your shelter on all sides with it. The reason for this is simple: It will make your shelter near water and wind proof, which is hugely important (temperatures in the Rockies even in September can drop below freezing at night, and the last thing you want to do is get wet).
Last, find some more moss and pine needles for the ground in your shelter. Something most people don't realize is that the majority of heat people lose under such circumstances is through the ground, and the pine and moss will help protect against this. Food
As Bear Grylls noted in a recent Rockies episode of Man vs. Wild, while you're building your shelter, be sure to check under logs for insects to eat. Insects are a great source of protein, and you'll be sure to come across worms and millipedes, amongst other things below debris. However, he also notes to make sure that each segment on the millipedes you decide to eat house four legs, not two. Because if there are two, then your millipede is a centipede. And they bite (so steer clear).
Also available for food are snakes (stay away from rattlers if you can). That said, if you do kill a rattler with your club (distance would be the key in that maneuver) make sure to cut off its venomous head and tail, peel off its skin, and take out the guts before eating.
Then, of course, there will be trout in any body of water you come across (remember that bears will also often be close to water, so proceed with caution). That said, with no fishing pole, etc., you'll need to catch fish the old fashioned way.
With your hands.
Simply sit over a rock in shallow water and wait. When you see a fish, move quickly to press it into the ground. The dirt at the bottom of the pool will help you to grasp it.
Also remember that this is extremely difficult.
That said, if you're planning to set up shop for a while in the mountains and can find a string and hook (remember that people have likely fished where you are before and they may have left things behind) that's optimal. Along those lines, don't be afraid to scavenge.
Oh yeah, and the stream will be glacially fed. Thus, it will be cold and a good source of water for you.
One other thing – keeping a long black net packed in your bag may come in handy. Simply stretching it across a shallow stream can catch you dinner in a hurry (make sure it's durable and can handle multiple use).
Finally, always remember to cook all of your meat when possible. Which, by the way, leads to the next point. Fire
When you don't have matches, always realize that making a fire is going to be difficult. That said, without one you won't be able to cook your food, you'll likely freeze, and may even be attacked by wild animals (fire scares most of them off at night).
In other words, fire is a necessity.
The good thing is that there is plenty of dry pine and spruce for you to work with. Further, kindling will not be hard to come by.
Simply use your knife to make a hole in a log. Then put a stick in it and spin the stick back in forth with both hands to try and create a spark.
Again, this is not easy. The most important thing to remember regarding wildlife
Keep food away from your camp, including scraps. Repeat: Keep food away from your camp, including scraps. Further, if you have reason to believe that a bear is nearby, particularly a Grizzly, get out of there immediately if you can. Finally, remember that the Rockies are an unforgiving place
The reality is that Grylls himself wanted to get out of the Rockies, not in. In other words, even hardened survivalists are in danger every second they're there from hypothermia and wildlife. Thus, spending as little time in the mountain range as possible is advisable.
In other words, this is a story about a worst case scenario.
And if you do ever have to 'flee to the mountains', it may be smart to plan this with a few resourceful friends.
Last tip: You may want to print this article out and keep in your backpack or in the glove compartment of your car. (Be sure to keep all important papers, maps, money, etc, in a zip-lock freezer bag, so they're not destroyed by

Chertoff's 'Gut Feeling' Could Be a Nuclear Detonation

Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.Monday, July 16, 2007

Paul Williams is the bestselling author of "Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World" – which details al-Qaida's efforts to acquire and detonate nuclear devices on U.S. soil. In this special to NewsMax, Williams, a former FBI consultant, reveals what al-Qaida may be planning this summer. To get a free offer copy of Williams book Click Here Now
Experiencing extreme intestinal discomfort, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in Chicago last week that America faces a heightened chance of an attack this summer.
"I believe we are entering a period this summer of increased risk," Chertoff told the Chicago Tribune's editorial board in a blunt assessment of America's terror threat level.
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"Summer-time seems to be appealing to them," he said of al-Qaida. "We do worry that they are rebuilding their activities."
Chertoff indicated his remarks were based on "a gut feeling" formed by past seasonal patterns of terrorist attacks, recent al-Qaida statements, and intelligence he did not disclose.
Days before Chertoff made this announcement, ABC News reported that a secret law enforcement report prepared for homeland security warns that al-Qaida is preparing a "spectacular" summer attack.
On Tuesday, ABC News also reported that "new intelligence suggests a small al-Qaida cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here."
Adding more fuel to the mounting fears, FBI Director Robert Mueller confirmed to NewsMax that al-Qaida intends to detonate a nuclear device that would kill millions of Americans. He said that the threat is so real he lies awake at night thinking about the effects of such an attack.
These unprecedented announcements are based on the realization that al-Qaida has achieved its goal of developing nuclear and radiological weapons for a simultaneous attack on seven to 10 American cities.
Bin Laden's first purchase of nuclear material dates back to his stay in the Sudan. In 1993, he purchased a canister of weapons-grade uranium from black-market agents, including a Sudanese official, who obtained the material from Valindaba, a nuclear manufacturing facility near Pretoria in South Africa.
The uranium was tested at an al-Qaida laboratory in Khartoum. The canceled check for this transaction remains within the Alec File, the file on bin Laden at the CIA. The CIA agent in charge of the file was Michael Scheuer, who headed the agency's bin Laden unit. Scheuer also authored the best-selling book "Imperial Hubris."
Upon his return to Afghanistan, bin Laden made additional purchases of off-the-shelf nukes and nuclear material from the Chechen rebels, the Russian mafia, and various sources in the Ukraine, including international arms dealer Semion Mogilevich.
On one occasion, Mogilevich provided bin Laden and company with twenty kilos of uranium-236 that had been enriched to 85 percent -- far above the standards of enrichment for weapons-grade material.
These sales have been verified by British, Israeli, Russian, Saudi and Pakistani intelligence, leading media sources (including The London Times and BBC), and U.N. weapons inspectors, such as Hans Blix.
Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, his favorite sidekick, have been open and candid about these purchases. On one occasion, Zawahiri quipped that such weapons were available from the former Soviet Union to anyone with $10 million.
In the wake of 9/11, empirical proof of the existence of bin Laden's nuclear/radiological arsenal was uncovered in the caves of Kandahar where U.S. troops uncovered a canister of uranium-238 and at Turnak Farm (the al-Qaida underground laboratory on the outskirts of Kandahar) where CIA officials came upon jars of yellow cake (highly enriched uranium) and additional canisters of uranium-238.
On Oct. 11, 2001, Israel's Mossad arrested a Pakistani operative who tried to smuggle a plutonium-implosion devise into Israel at the checkpoint at Ramallah.
The operative, who had ties to al-Qaida, later died of radiological poisoning. And two British agents managed to infiltrate al-Qaida from a London mosque. They were sent to Heart, Afghanistan, where they saw radiological bombs being prepared for the great jihad. The bombs were never recovered.
More evidence came with the arrest of Dr. Sultan Bashiruddin, the former Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, and Dr. Chaudry Abdul Majid, the chief engineer for the A.Q. Khan Research Laboratory.
These scientists admitted that they met with bin Laden, al-Zawahiri, and other al-Qaida officials on several occasions to offer technical assistance on the group's "Manhattan Project."
They testified that bin Laden had obtained enough weapons-grade material from the Ukraine to manufacture so-called "bespoke nukes" (devises with explosive yields in excess of 10 kiloton) and that many other scientists and technicians from Pakistan were in bin Laden's employ.
News of the American Hiroshima -- the plan to detonate seven nuclear devises in seven major U.S. cities -- was uncovered from the laptop of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al-Qaida's military operations chief, who was arrested in Karachi on March 2, 2003.
From the same source, coupled with "pocket litter" from prisoners and dead al-Qaida soldiers, U.S. officials learned that the individual singled out to commandeer the attacks was Adnan el-Shukrijumah, a naturalized American citizen.
The FBI issued a BOLO (Be-on-the-lookout) for any sightings of el-Shukrijumah and placed a $5 million bounty on his head.
But the wily Adnan, who was trained as a pilot and a nuclear technician, has managed thus far to escape capture.
The threat of the American Hiroshima received tell-tale confirmation with the death of a Pakistani with ties to al-Qaida of radiological poisoning in Kearny, N.J.
More bad news about the planned attack came from al-Qaida agents who were arrested in Pakistan in the wake of the "Waziristan Summit" -- a gathering of the al-Qaida high command in the tribal province of Pakistan during March and early April of 2004.
When questioned by CIA and ISI officials, Sharif al-Masri, one of the collared terrorists, said that several of bin Laden's nukes had been forward deployed to Mexico for transport into the U.S. by Latino street gangs.
This report was supported by Hamid Mir, the only journalist to interview bin Laden and al-Zawahiri in the wake of 9/11.
Mir confirmed from his sources that the weapons had arrived in the U.S. and were being readied for the next attack on American soil.
He also said that he recently interviewed an Egyptian scientist who had lost an eye while testing one of bin Laden's nuclear weapons in the Afghan province of Kunar.
Further alarms of al-Qaida nukes on American soil were sounded in recent months by British intelligence following the interrogation of 45 Muslim physicians involved in the recent terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow.
Will the American Hiroshima occur this summer?
The answer to this question is anyone's guess.
Most experts agree that the bombs are in place and are being prepared for detonation. But the timing remains uncertain since bin Laden is a model of patience.
His favorite Islamic verse is as follows: "I will be patient until I out-patience patience."
In the meantime, Chertoff needs more than a doze of Maalox. He may want to store up a supply of iodine tablets in order to survive what bin Laden and his boys have in store for him and the rest of us.

Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. or On Its Way, According to New Intel

Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel

July 10, 2007 6:30 PM
Brian Ross Reports:

Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here.
The White House has convened an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday afternoon to deal with the new threat.
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Top intelligence and law enforcement officials have been told to assemble in the Situation Room to report on:
--what steps can be taken to minimize or counter the threat,
--and what steps are being taken to harden security for government buildings and personnel.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Tuesday he had "a gut feeling" that an attack was coming."We do worry about whether they are rebuilding their capabilities," Chertoff said. "We strike at them; we degrade them; but they rebuild."
"It suggests they have information that the cell or cells coming this direction want to attack a government facility," Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent and ABC News consultant, said.
Law enforcement officials say the recent failed attacks in London have provided important new clues about possible tactics.

Secret Document: U.S. Fears Terror "Spectacular" Planned

Secret Document: U.S. Fears Terror 'Spectacular' Planned
Official Cites Resemblance to Warnings and Intelligence Before 9/11 (AP)


A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror "spectacular" this summer, according to a senior official with access to the document.
"This is reminiscent of the warnings and intelligence we were getting in the summer of 2001," the official told
U.S. officials have kept the information secret, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said today on ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that the United States did not have "have any specific credible evidence that there's an attack focused on the United States at this point."
As reported, U.S. law enforcement officials received intelligence reports two weeks ago warning of terror attacks in Glasgow and Prague, the Czech Republic, against "airport infrastructure and aircraft."
The warnings apparently never reached officials in Scotland, who said this weekend they had received "no advance intelligence" that Glasgow might be a target.
Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff declined to comment specifically on on the report today, but said "everything that we get is shared virtually instantaneously with our counterparts in Britain and vice versa."
Unlike the United States, officials in Germany have publicly warned that the country could face a major attack this summer, also comparing the situation to the pre-9/11 summer of 2001.

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A Cautionary Tale on the Road to War

by Sean Osborne on Sun, 2007-07-08 15:40.
By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

8 July 2007: On Wednesday, June 6, 2007, the 40th anniversary of the June 1967 Six Day War, the Amman, Jordan daily newspaper al-Dustour concluded a short story on the history of the past 40 years by blaming the still largely existent results of that war upon Israel and the world community of nations at large. The results of that war, which was an overwhelming military victory by the IDF over the combined armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria with additional troops and logistical support from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Algeria. In true Arab Islamist fashion the Jordanian report ignores the root causes of that war and the now widely known intensive efforts of the Soviet Union (Russia) to instigate hostilities between Israel and her neighbors. Yet there is something much more sinister within the Jordanian report as carried by the German national news agency, Deutsche Presse Agentur, the last sentence of which contains a thinly veiled Islamist threat of extremely grave harm to the National Security of the United States:
"Israel, which turns its back to Arab peace overtures, should know that the invincible military power on which it so far depended faltered in last summer's war (in Lebanon) and that its ally (the United States), which it dragged into a war against Iraq, is about to be brought to its knees," the paper said.
The statement boldly asserts a foreknowledge of undetermined origin of some great event which will bring this superpower to its knees. I assess this statement from a Jordanian newspaper to be extraordinary if not unprecedented. Jordan is an Arab ally of the United States; its monarchist government and military receives and has ongoing major defense and Jordanian national security related contracts with us. So why would a major daily newspaper published in the Jordanian capital print such an overt threat, the seriousness of which can not be overlooked or underestimated in a summer where many analysts say is uncanny in resemblance to the summer prior to 9/11?
Let me take this a step further and “flip the script.” Suppose for a moment that that statement had originated in Washington, DC and was attributed to the Washington Post by Deutsche Presse Agentur. And what if that statement had instead been the following:
"Iran, which turns its back to American peace overtures, should know that its much improved Russian, North Korean and Red Chinese-made military power on which it depends faltered in last summer's war (in Lebanon) against Israel, and that its primary military ally (the Russian Federation), which currently is dragging it into a war against America, is about to be brought to its knees," the paper said.
Can you image the furor of such an overt threat to the national security of Russia in world media? Yet, in the real-world a statement from an Arab paper about foreknowledge of a devastating attack against the United States does not even rate so much as a whimper or a peep from so-called Main Stream Media? America, what’s wrong with this picture? You’re smart, you know as well as I do what’s wrong with this picture. Dozens of articles on this Northeast Intelligence Network main page over the past few years have made the issue crystal clear. All forms of media are alive with warnings of some type of event to occur this summer. The entire Middle East is a power keg and tinder box, with Iran threatening to light it all off. Yet there is more, and the implications of the more can provide a certain level of comfort. Apparently that message of foreknowledge above did register with our government. I believe it registered like an 8.0 Richter scale earthquake within our government, particularly with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
During the evening of 26 June an extraordinary amount of activity began to occur on the Air Force Global High Frequency System. This communications system is dedicated to maintaining the ready alert status and issuance of strike orders of America’s awesome nuclear deterrent power around the globe. Late that evening I received first indications of the extraordinary communications activity, the next morning I sent out email advisories concerning that activity. This weekend Bill Gertz has posted the same information in his “Inside the Ring” column.
Here is the text of my email:
“Last night there was extraordinary radio traffic on the GHFS (the Air Force Global HF System). The freqs used for this traffic and the "echo" repeats were: 4724, 8992, 11175 and 15016 kHz. The net for these freqs is fixed to the following Air Force Bases: Andrews, Ascension, Elmendorf, Anderson (Guam), Hickam, Lajes, Offutt, Salinas, Thule, Yokota plus a couple of formerly aliased stations (like Diego Garcia and Cyprus). The these freqs were humming with extremely large EAMs (Emergency Action Messages) which are issued by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to USAF strategic nuclear forces.
A normal EAM consists of plain language phonetic alpha-numeric string of characters which is the message preamble. The preamble is followed by the message text, which normally can be up to 30 alpha-numeric characters. Last nights messages were 174 characters long. According to the amateur radio operators who have followed the GHFS broadcasts for a very long time, a message of this size has not been copied on the system since the Gulf War of 1991.”
What does this mean? It means that the Joint Chiefs of Staff are big-time on the job, and that while they know the nature of the threat (i.e.: ‘American Hiroshima’) we may not know the specific origin or source of that threat. So they cover all bases by issuing an unambiguous advisory in which known enemies are duly advised and have some additional foreknowledge of their own. Here is how I deduce the knowledge provided them.
A.) The SIGINT collection efforts of the various countries around the world - friend and foe alike - heard and recorded that scheduled GHFS broadcast. The Emergency Action Messages are encoded but spoken in plain text, for example: "Sierra November Foxtrot Six Alpha Niner". Even though encoded they are crystal clear reminders of the awesome power we can project globally at a moments notice to any potential adversary. The historical effectiveness of this deterrent is why we are all still here.
B.) The message within the June 26 GHFS broadcast was not “routine”, and its sheer size is indicative of this fact. Moreover it is very likely directly related to an underlying principle and current U.S. defense national policy that we will hold ALL other nuclear state powers, excepting allies such as Israel, the UK, France and India, responsible if the United States is nuked by a rogue or terrorist element. A message of this type confirms that CONPLAN 8022 is alive and well. Interestingly, this “message” was delivered one week prior to the arrival of Russian President Valdimir Putin’s summit with US President George Bush in Maine.
Obviously it is imperative that such a strike against the U.S. be pro-actively prevented from ever occurring, and measures are in place to that end. It is somewhat reassuring to know that states which are known sources of fissionable nuclear material have been advised once again of the immediate and lethal price they will pay if we are hit.