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Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by themilitantcatholic, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    The Third Secret of Fatima
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  2. Mario

    Mario Powers

    This has been mentioned without too much response, Julia. See post 3114:


    Safe in the Barque of Peter!
  3. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    Things involving all nations in the Middle East seems now to be really heating up.

    Tension mounts in Lebanon as Saudi Arabia escalates power struggle with Iran

    In Beirut’s southern suburbs, where buildings scarred with wars of old blend with posters of the latest dead, talk of another conflict has taken hold. A fight on a scale not seen before may be brewing, say locals like Hussein Khaireddine, a barber who says he and his family in the Shia suburb of Dahiyeh have grown used to tensions over decades.

    “This one’s different,” he said. “It could lead to every valley and mountain top. And if it starts, it may not stop.”


    The fall of Kurdish-held Kirkuk in northern Iraq to the Iraqi government, backed by Iran’s most prominent general, in October, starvation among the population of war-torn Yemen, a ballistic missile over Riyadh, and the apparently forced exit of the premier in Lebanon are all part of the same machinations – a great strategic power play between two regional heavyweights that has suddenly shifted from back rooms to potent realisation.

    Now, more than at any point in modern history, Iran and Saudi Arabia are squared off against each other as a race to consolidate influence nears a climax from Sana’a to Beirut and the tens of thousands of miles in between.

    The ambitious, unusually powerful, crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has been given a mandate by his father, King Salman, to take on what the kingdom and its allies in the United Arab Emirates see as an Iranian takeover of essential corners of the Sunni Arab world.

    His role on the home front, meanwhile, appears to have few bounds. Cultural reforms, economic rehabilitation, overturning traditional forms of governance, and a corruption purge that has dragged in previously immune royal billionaires, have left Saudi society reeling.

    The foundational split between the two main sects of Islam, over whether followers or descendants should succeed the Prophet Mohammed, has long been a starting point for attempts to explain the contemporary rivalry between Tehran and Riyadh. But the contest has more recently been drawn along modern lines of political power and influence, particularly in the post-Saddam years, which left the centre of the region deeply destabilised. “Saddam was the Sunni bulwark,” said a Lebanese politician who advised the former Iraqi dictator. “That is only now being understood by the Saudis, who are trying to position themselves in his wake, all these years later.”

    Iran now all but controls a land corridor that runs from Tehran to Tartous in Syria, on the Mediterranean coast, giving it access to a seaport a long way to its west,and far from the heavily patrolled waters of the Arabian Gulf. The route passes through the centre of Iraq, and Syria, skirting the Lebanese border and what were some of the most active areas of the Syrian civil war, which have been returned to regime control. “They are two months from finishing this,” said a senior regional intelligence official. “This changes things. It gives them an open supply line to move whatever they want. And it gives them strategic depth. It is a big deal.”

  4. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    Maybe the Masons are staunch believers in the new dogma of man made climate change.

    Incidentally, according to that Grillo guy who's on the officially non-existent Committee set up to invent a new ecumenical Mass, God is not Catholic. With God not being Catholic and transubstantiation not being dogma, maybe a compass and a funny handshake and a recycling bin is all we'll need to receive communion at the new mass. Who was it said that a little bread and wine never harmed anyone?
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  5. Carol55

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  7. Tanker

    Tanker Principalities

    I have had many conversations with people who call themselves Christian and simply do not believe in hell and that everyone goes to heaven. I can't even follow this train of thought. It has no logic. I always point out this is simply not Biblical and also...... If everyone goes to Heaven, why did Jesus incarnate, suffer and die on the cross? The answer I usually get is "I don't know" but God wouldn't let anyone go to hell. o_O

    Its very frustrating and very sad. We need to pray very hard for people.
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  8. padraig

    padraig New Member

    We do. There is a very hard edge to Christian beliefs. We have lost this understanding. Instead of which we have a God who will lie down for just about anything.
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  9. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Tanker, I feel the very mistaken belief on the part of many souls these days that there is no hell is the reason God allows nature to rebel against man in the storms and earthquakes as a starting measure to bring people to their senses. And I remember reading somewhere God will continue to permit this escalation and disturbances in nature until He brings us to our knees.

    I do also believe the Global warming nonsense should be recognised as mans failure to acknowledge God's power to calm nature and restore the seasons. God will be ready to help once man recognises his need of our Creator. And realises hell starts here on earth if the devil gets his way.

    How many people in warn torn areas describe life as being like hell on earth.

    Nature in revolt must be a form of hell on earth, and I am sure people caught up in these situations would say, it is at least a purgatory or purification experience.

    I would tell anyone who made that stupid claim about there being no hell to look around them. Listen to the news. Look at societies that have lost the Faith. They are degenerating into a hell on earth. It is not safe for children to play freely outside anymore. Homes are not safe without locks everywhere. So much violence, crime and cruelty, because Gods Laws are ignored. Fear is creeping into our minds when we try to understand what is going on around us. And that is on the physical plane. Fear and terror is one of the realities in hell so we are told.

    What kind of thinking presumes the chaos ends with death. We reap what we sow. The sad part is, those of us who try to hold on to the tradition of Faith will have to share the outcome brought on us by those who refuse to Obey 'God's Laws and guidelines' for our journey through life.

    And didn't St. Pio once say to someone who said they did not believe in hell, "You will when you get THERE." Only nowadays we could say to those people, "You will when hell gets HERE." Because that is what I FEAR we are headed for if God does not intervene.
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  10. earthtoangels

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  11. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    A Dutch update on recent 7.3 earthquake at Iran/Iraq border. He says it will split 3 ways into around 6.6 mag earthquakes:

  12. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    etoa, Thank you for posting to let us know. The following site has quite a few "aftershocks" reported in the area and they also indicate that the earthquake was felt throughout the region ie. Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Lebanon and Turkey. This link gets updated continually so these reports will only be easily visible through around tomorrow:
    https://earthquake-report.com/2017/08/03/most-recent-earthquakes-in-the-world/ .

    Here is another report of the 7.x earthquake, https://earthquake-report.com/2017/08/03/most-recent-earthquakes-in-the-world/

    Dozens dead, more than 300 injured in earthquake near Iran-Iraq border
    Dean Schabner Nov 12, 2017, 6:05 PM ET

    At least 61 people were killed and more than 300 injured in Iran in a powerful earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border region today, an Iranian official said.

    The U.S. Geological Survey recorded that the 7.3-magnitude quake struck around 19 miles from the Iraqi city of Halabjah, at a depth of 14 miles.

    The Associated Press IRAQ IRAN QUAKE

    According to the USGS, there were two smaller quakes in the area after the 1:18 p.m. ET quake: a 5.3-magnitude quake at 1:29 p.m. ET at a depth of 6 miles, and a 4.5-magnitude quake at 4:33 p.m. ET, also at a depth of 6 miles.

    In Iraq's Kurdistan region, the health department in the city of Darbandikhan said that three people had died and 40 people had been wounded.

    At least 100 people have been injured across Iraqi Kurdistan.
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  13. AED

    AED Powers

    Good question! How indeed?
  14. Muzhik

    Muzhik Archangels

    Yes, BUT, not at 40km (20 miles) down. To get that far down would require significant advances in technology to the point where Iran could buy almost anything based on the fees she would charge in licensing that technology.
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  15. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Thank you Mario. You know I saw that post, and was so disturbed by the picture which made Jesus look like a lunatic and whatever He was supposed to be mixing in looked like a human skull with brain matter clinging to the edges. In the skull type bowl there appeared to be a chicken or turkey or goose and a garlic. The knot thing on the chicken, turkey or goose formed what we used to call a popes nose, that being the birds bum. I was that outraged I never read the article. Sorry Blizzard, should have known it would be mind blowing when you picked up on it.

    Maybe the obnoxious portrayal was meant to send a signal of repugnance to make people like me avoid reading what it was all about. A clever tactic only the sissy masons could come up with. And to add insult to injury portraying the pope in the soup or caught by the short and curleys as we used to say, or whatever it was meant to portray.

    There was another article else where about the apology to the masons, as well as the post you linked.
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  16. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    While Dutch was on again reporting on Iran earthquake a 6.0 mag occurred off Japan....both have been higher than predicted while correctly positioned and timed.
  17. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Here is an update to the earthquake story on ABC, http://abcnews.go.com/International...earthquake-iran-iraq-border/story?id=51102908 (I apologize that I posted the incorrect link above), Oddly, the earthquake occurred at exactly 18:18 local time.

    At least 348 killed, thousands injured in earthquake near Iran-Iraq border
    By Dean Schabner Nov 13, 2017, 6:48 AM ET
    The Associated Press
    At least 348 people were killed and over 6,000 injured in Iran in a powerful earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border region Sunday, Iran's state-run news agency reports.

    Iranian state television reported at least 341 deaths and more than 5,900 people injured. Officials in Iraq said at least 7 people had died there and over 500 had been injured there.

    The U.S. Geological Survey recorded that the 7.3-magnitude quake struck around 19 miles from the Iraqi city of Halabjah, at a depth of 14 miles.

    According to the USGS, there were two smaller quakes in the area after the 1:18 p.m. ET quake: a 5.3-magnitude quake at 1:29 p.m. ET at a depth of 6 miles, and a 4.5-magnitude quake at 4:33 p.m. ET, also at a depth of 6 miles.

    In the city of Ghasr-e Shirin, near the Iraq border, at least six people have died, said governor Faramarz Akbari, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

    In Iraq's Kurdistan region, the health department in the city of Darbandikhan said that three people had died and 40 people had been wounded.

    The manager of the Derbandikhan dam told ABC News surface cracks were visible on the dam and that people near the Sirwan River there had been warned to leave as a precaution.

    At least 100 people have been injured across Iraqi Kurdistan.


    I think that the last time that an earthquake of this magnitude, 7.x, occurred in the Middle East was in 2013. On April 9, 2013, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck in Iran killing 40 people and a few days later on April 16, 2013, an earthquake of 7.7 magnitude struck in Iran killing 35 people. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes_in_2013 .

    This earthquake has surpassed the number of deaths caused by the earthquake in Mexico this year, moving into the number one spot for the 2017,

    Tremors Keep Rattling West Iran as Quake Death Toll Rises to 395 (+Photos)

    News ID: 1572378 Service: Society/Culture
    November, 13, 2017 - 12:33

    Powerful Iran-Iraq earthquake is deadliest of 2017 CNN 11/13/2017
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  18. earthtoangels

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  19. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Judge Nap: 'We Need an Attorney General That Does His Job'
    November 13, 2017 Fox News Insider

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Clintons, former FBI Director James Comey, Fusion GPS and the Obama-era Uranium One deal.

    "It’s time for Jeff Sessions to name a special counsel and get answers for the American people. If not, he should step down," Jordan wrote in an op-ed on FoxNews.com.

    Judge Andrew Napolitano said a special counsel is not necessary in this case, but an attorney general who does his job is.

    "Jeff Sessions needs to erase the image that he is reluctant to do his job. He shouldn't be, because America needs a vigorous attorney general to enforce federal law," Napolitano said on "America's Newsroom."

    He explained that a special counsel is only required when there is a conflict between an investigation and the president, which there is not in this case.

    He said Sessions' Justice Department can investigate the Clintons, Comey, Fusion GPS and the Uranium One deal, and it should.

    "Do we want another independent counsel who doesn't answer to the president? Or do we want to do this through Justice?" Napolitano said.

    He said Sessions can expect to be grilled by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

    "Republicans want to know: Why aren't you investing Mrs. Clinton? If you truly advised the president to fire Jim Comey because he dropped the ball on Mrs. Clinton, why don't you pick up the ball and run with it? Whatever happened to the Uranium One investigation? And did the FBI actually pay for the Russian dossier or did Mrs. Clinton pay for it?" Napolitano said. "These are all very interesting questions."

    He said that Democrats, on the other hand, are going to point out that Sessions previously testified he was unaware of any contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, yet The Washington Post reported there were 30 such contacts.

    "He needs to answer these questions so that they go away," Napolitano said. "If this stuff keeps happening over and over again, it's not going to go away."


    Here are more details in the following article on the Republicans' questions which Judge Napolitano mentioned above,

    Reps. Jordan and Gaetz: Special counsel needed as questions mount on Clinton, Comey, Russian Dossier and more
    November 13, 2017 Fox News


    Tomorrow is the day...

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions to face House judiciary panel November 14


    Here are some older articles for background...

    Congressman Says Jeff Sessions Has Recused Himself on Uranium One Deal

    Where are the FBI documents?
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  20. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    Just out.....getting closer to doing the right thing....finally? The call for justice is getting louder.

    Justice Dept won’t rule out special counsel to investigate Uranium One and Clinton

    EXCLUSIVE – Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” requested by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium One and alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation, leaving the door open for an appointment of another special counsel.

    In a letter first obtained by Fox News, the Justice Department responded to July 27 and September 26 requests from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and other committee members, who called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the matters in question.

    The letter comes on the eve of Sessions’ testimony before the same committee, scheduled for Tuesday.

    “The Attorney General has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote.

    “These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General [Rod Rosenstein], as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel,” Boyd wrote.

    The Justice Department does not ordinarily confirm or deny investigations, and Boyd wrote that “this letter should not be construed to do so.”


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