Global Game of Survivor: America's Next Four Years
Strike Flash Presentation by a QFS member
Publication! The Wave finally in book form!
Wave: 4 Volume Set
With a new
introduction by the author and never before published, UNEDITED sessions
and extensive previously unpublished details, at long last, Laura Knight-Jadczyk's
vastly popular series The Wave is available as a Deluxe four
book set. Each of the four volumes include all of the original illustrations
and many NEW illustrations with each copy comprising approximately 300
is an exquisitely written first-person account of Laura's initiation at
the hands of the Cassiopaeans and demonstrates the unique nature of the
Volume 1 now. Available at the end of November!
of the Day
Brouillard dans le Vallée
There is an old prophecy among the Iraqis that
says that when the Khan was wounded, after he’d conquered
Iraq, that as he went home to die that he would return some day
to once again conquer Baghdad. The Iraqis remember this prophecy
and they have sworn on the Qur’an that when he returned he
might once again burn Baghdad as did Ibn Timur (Tamerlane) but that
they would set fire to his camps wherever they found them until
the Mongols had to go home again.
America was basically a true Christian leaning nation, America
as far as the world was concerned followed Jesus’ dictum in
the Beatitudes and in Matthew where Jesus said,
“Blessed are the peacemakers,” and things that relate
to justice, peace and mercy. Somehow, Bush, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz
and Allawi have turned the American troops, most of whom were raised
as God-fearing, decent, merciful Christians into Mongols. It’s
as if they never read Jesus’ words, or that they forgot the
New Testament, that they read the Old Testament or some Mongol book
on warfare. Or America may have let the Mossad
of Israel and the IDF teach American troops the Israeli/ Nazi SS
style which has been used for years on the Palestinian civilian
There are total parallels between what happened
in Fallujah and what the Israelis did in Ramallah, Hebron and other
Palestinian cities. The dictum was, “Destroy everything, kill
anything that moves and terrorize them into submission.”
This is exactly what our troops are doing in Iraq, just as their
Israeli trainers told them to do. But, as with Palestine, in the
short term it may work, but in the long term, you have made enemies
who will never forget and who will some day take their revenge.
Otherwise, why would our young men and women go into battle saying,
“Let’s kill’em all,” and “Send their
souls to hell,” and other such things when they gunned down
women, children and yes, Iraqi resistance fighters. Why would an
American helicopter crew gun down women and children trying to escape
Fallujah by crossing a river in broad daylight. Why would one of
our officers gun down wounded civilians in a mosque. We have no
excuses except that somehow our troops have become dehumanized.
I lay the blame at the U.S. leadership who had the gall and immoral
judgment to bring in the Mossad and the Israeli IDF and to send
commanders to Israel for further training in this brutal style of
warfare not seen since the Mongols (but then again, perhaps we did
see it in Viet Nam with Agent Orange and My Lai, etc. but not on
this scale). Perhaps this is also why even in Israel there are more
and more refuseniks, and in America over 30% of our troops are coming
back with mental problems—because it’s in conflict with
their Christian upbringing.
There are hundreds of stories as of this past week from eye-witnesses,
from photographers, from BBC correspondents, from independent writers
and people who escaped the blistering shelling and helicopter straffings
who have spoken of women and children trying to escape the bombing
who were gunned down by our troops, gunned down by helicopters as
they were trying to cross a river, being blown to bits by tanks
as they hid in their homes.
THE QUESTION WE MUST ASK OURSELVES IS, WHO MADE OUR TROOPS INTO
MONGOLS ON A KILLING SPREE? We must also
ask, as I did over 2 years ago, what is going to happen “’When
the Killers Come Home” ? We already have evidence from North
Carolina and other bases that many of these men abused their wives
on their return, others killed them, others are so mentally sick
that they cannot return home. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHRISTIAN
TRAINING OUR TROOPS HAD.
A friend of mine, a Christian minister had asked the same questions
when he visited Camp Pendleton, the big Marine base close to San
Diego. I do not use his name or denomination for fear of what he
called, “possible reprisals from the base command,”
but he said that many hundreds of troops who came back from Iraq
had either turned so cold that they refused to talk about Christ
and mercy, and others broke down and cried about what they’d
done to women and children.
My- Lai in VietNam pales beside the butchery
our Mongol-like troops, on the ground and in the air, have performed
against these civilians and even against the resistance fighters
who were but defending their families, their homes, their city and
their country. Wouldn’t we have done the same; wouldn’t
we do the same, defend our families, our homes, our cities and our
It is time we all did something about this, for a start, send
this article to your ministers, to your rabbis, to your friends
and most of all to your senators and congressmen and to George W.
Bush himself so that he may hopefully wake-up from the narcotic
of war and return to the words of Jesus, “Mercy, “ and
“Blessed are the peacemakers,” not those who make war
or kill women and children.
This curse of the Mongols is on his head and ours if we don’t
stop this—Bush has no mandate from God or man to order the
killing on this scale (and yes, he is the man who pulls the strings
on Allawi, to order this brutal and inhumane attack on Fallujah),
everyone knows that unless they were born without a brain or a moral
As you are all aware, the world now sees us as
One German friend said it reminded him of Dresden; I agree. One
British friend who has lived in London all his life said it reminded
him of when Hitler would bomb and sent rockets into London in WWII.
A friend who served in Viet Nam said he can no longer watch the
news because it brings back memories of atrocities in Viet Nam.
Muslims from all over the world have written me saying they cannot
believe the Americans have allowed themselves to become so bestial—they
now see America as in league with the devil.
Ironically, Khomeni could not get anyone to see America as “the
great satan,” but it took George W. Bush and his minions only
a few years to do exactly that, to show America is now the great
Satan in Muslim eyes.
We must all do what we can to turn our nation around. After all,
as I pointed out, this election and the previous one did not give
G.W. Bush a mandate to do these brutal things in the world. His
pursuit of war and his bullying is going to backfire, but we must
find legal ways to stop him spreading his bestiality further. Even
now, the Russians have created a new nuclear device, the Chinese
and Russians the Sunburn Missile and its successor that can destroy
ships with one missile (so much for our vaunted carrier fleets)—the
world is becoming aware that Bush’s voracious appetite for
power may lead to a world war of devastating consequences. If we
can stop his carnage and his illegal puppet government I Iraq, it
will be a good start to righting the world.
It’s time we all pull together and become creative in ways
to legally stop this Mongol leader of ours; if not, then we shall
be judged guilty along with him when the court calls us to justice
either on the earth, or if you are a religious person, on the Day
of Judgment before God.
Stop us if you've heard this one before. The
Bush administration creates a false sense of urgency about a nuclear
menace from a Middle Eastern country. Hard-liners talk about that
country's connections to terrorists. They portray European diplomatic
efforts to defuse tensions as a feckless attempt to appease a rogue
nation whose word can never be trusted anyway. Secretary of State
Colin Powell makes ominous-sounding warnings about new intelligence,
which turns out to be dubious.
That is how President Bush rushed the country into an unnecessary
conflict with Iraq in his first term, and we have been seeing alarming
signs of that approach all week on Iran.
Let's be cleareyed about this: Iran has an active nuclear program,
has not tried terribly hard to hide it and has been dishonest in
its dealings with the West. But nothing we
have seen suggests some new, urgent development in Iran that would
impel American officials to start talking about "the military
option." In fact, the most recent developments have
been encouraging. Last week, under the threat of a looming U.N.
deadline, Tehran said it would freeze all uranium and plutonium
processing and invite back international inspectors.
It was a welcome step, resulting from efforts by Britain, France
and Germany, and signaled that even the hard-liners in Tehran are
susceptible to economic appeals. If the negotiations over Iran's
nuclear programs go well, Europe promises to resume talks on a preferential
trade agreement. If they don't, it will be time for international
economic sanctions. After meeting with British Prime Minister Tony
Blair, Mr. Bush went out of his way to praise and endorse the Europeans'
But on Wednesday, Mr. Powell suddenly offered scary sounding talk
about new intelligence that supposedly showed that Iran was not
only working on enriching uranium, a big step toward making a bomb,
but was also working on ways to attach such a weapon to a missile.
His alarmist tone was a bit puzzling, since everyone has already
agreed that Iran has nuclear ambitions, and it's hard to imagine
a country wanting to own a nuclear bomb without exploring ways to
use it. The world has also known for years that Iran was testing
Puzzlement turned to alarm yesterday when
The Washington Post reported that Mr. Powell's comments were based
on unverified information that had been brought to the United States
by a previously unknown source whose reliability and authenticity
had not yet been vetted. That certainly did bring back old
memories - of Mr. Powell assuring the world that Iraq was developing
nuclear weapons, based on fanciful intelligence reports about aluminum
Steven Weisman of The Times reported that administration hawks
were also talking about fresh intelligence on Iran's support for
Hezbollah, which the world has known about for decades, and Iran's
support for insurgents in Iraq, another old story. The
hawks seem to be already starting to throw cold water on the prospects
for a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear problem while trying
to open the door to contemplating a military option. An administration
official told The Times that Mr. Powell was trying to avoid meeting
with the Iranian foreign minister at a conference both men are to
attend in Egypt next week.
Small wonder, then, that the Europeans started
to accuse Washington of trying to undermine diplomacy with Iran,
just as the Bush administration thwarted their efforts to resume
the U.N. inspections of Iraq - inspections that we now know had
been highly effective.
Iran has long been a target of the hawks in the administration,
who are undoubtedly feeling their oats after the election. But
we hope that President Bush has learned enough from the Iraq adventure
to understand the dangers of using flawed intelligence to create
a false sense of urgency about a national security threat.
Obviously, a nuclear-armed Iran run by its current brand of extremists,
who have twisted religion to support terrorism, would be a cause
for real concern. But there is no military solution here. Iran's
scattered and secretive nuclear program cannot be bombed out of
existence. And even if the United States had not stretched its military
to the limit in Iraq, invading Iran, a country of nearly 70 million
people, would be a catastrophic mistake.
The Bush administration has said that stopping the proliferation
of nuclear weapons is at the top of its foreign policy agenda. That's
where it belongs. But it's a goal that can be pursued only through
truly multilateral diplomacy, in which the United States works with
its European allies, rather than trying to undermine them, and the
Europeans are prepared to stand behind Washington with a credible
threat of economic sanctions when they are justified. It is not
an excuse for war or even for pretending that war is a rational
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is building
a case against Iran with disclosures of a covert nuclear weapons
program that carry echoes of the run-up to the war with Iraq.
Just as the campaign against Saddam Hussein did not draw the support
of all U.S. allies and strained trans-Atlantic relations, the administration
is at odds with many Europeans on Iran.
While Britain, France and Germany are trying to work out an agreement
in which Iran would terminate or dismantle its nuclear weapons systems,
the administration is skeptical, saying Iran in the past has broken
promises to stop enriching uranium.
On Monday, Iran is to temporarily suspend enrichment, but the
deal still must be sealed in a detailed way in another round of
talks planned for Dec. 15 between the European Union nations and
Diplomatic overtures to Iran do not appear to be part of the U.S.
strategy, but Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage told
the Arab world Friday, "We're talking about resolving this
problem by diplomatic means."
"War is obviously not an option that
we want to consider if we can help it," Armitage said
in an interview on the Al-Jazeera television network.
Armitage also was skeptical of European diplomacy with Iran, but
said, "We are not trying to block them. That's fine. Let's
see if it works."
Even though Secretary of State Colin Powell will attend an Iraq
conference next week in Egypt with diplomats from Iran and other
countries, he has no plan to meet with Iranian diplomats on U.S.
nuclear concerns, State Department officials say.
Responding to diplomatic reports that Iran is stepping up production
of a dual-use gas that could be processed to make nuclear weapons,
a Bush administration official said this illustrates why the United
States is concerned about Iran's programs.
Despite the latest Iranian pledge to the three European allies,
the administration intends to take its case against Iran to the
U.N. Security Council for consideration of economic and diplomatic
sanctions against Iran.
That would not be until after the board of governors of the International
Atomic Energy Agency meets Nov. 25 in Vienna. The U.N. agency is
expected to support the Bush administration with criticism of Iran's
record of not ending its uranium enrichment program in a verifiable
Whether the United States would gain the votes it needs at the
United Nations it not clear. Before invading Iraq, the administration
did not get the Security Council support it sought.
Already suspicious that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, the
administration now has intelligence provided by a resistance group
that Iran is trying to adapt missiles to deliver them, Powell said
"I have seen some information that would agree that they
have been actively working on delivery systems," Powell said
en route to an Asia-Pacific economic summit meeting in Chile.
The State Department on Friday declined to say
whether Powell was referring to information from the Central Intelligence
Agency, which was the source of faulty information that Saddam Hussein
had hidden weapons of mass destruction.
Adam Ereli, the department's deputy spokesman, acknowledged Friday
that "there are differences of opinion" on whether Iran
has a covert nuclear weapons program.
However, he said, "We believe the arguments stack up in our
favor. We will continue to press this case."
Ereli said the public should take a broad view of the situation.
"Don't just focus on a uranium enrichment program, on a nuclear
plant here or a nuclear plant there," he said. "Look at
the totality of the picture. And the picture is you've got undeclared
nuclear activity, deliberate misinformation on nuclear activity,
development of delivery systems and other technical research that,
added all up, paints a very troubling picture."
Iran was one of three countries singled out by
President Bush as part of an "axis of evil." He went to
war with one, Iraq, and is backing diplomacy to try to halt nuclear
weapons programs in a second, North Korea.
His approach to the third, Iran, is only now starting to take
shape. It is marked by rising rhetoric.
Joseph Cirincione, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace, said Thursday there was a widespread assumption
the Iraq conference next week was the "perfect opportunity"
for Powell to negotiate informally with the Iranians.
But Cirincione said in an interview that the United
States was not about to give Iran the security guarantees it needs.
Daryl Kimball, executive director of the private Arms Control
Association, said the administration must decide whether "it
will further complicate or complement" the European allies'
effort to pursue a diplomatic solution. "By failing to engage
in a dialogue with Iran, the administration is missing a strategic
opportunity to exploit the EU (European Union)-Iran opening,"
Kimball said in an interview.
Cliff Kupchan, vice president of the Nixon Center and an expert
on Iran, said, "Both sides are hardening their positions, trying
to get leverage before a Dec. 15 meeting of the European allies
and the Iranians."
At the meeting, Britain, France and Germany are expected to offer
fuel, trade and security guarantees in exchange for a permanent
freeze on uranium enrichment.
"The show has not started," Kupchan said Friday in an
interview. "The show starts Dec. 15 and Iran is trying to scare
the West as the West tries to scare Iran."
European Union on collision course over how to neutralise Tehran's
Pentagon hawks have begun discussing military action against Iran
to neutralise its nuclear weapons threat, including possible strikes
on leadership, political and security targets.
With a deadline of tomorrow for Iran to begin an agreed freeze
on enriching uranium, which can be used to produce nuclear weapons,
sources have disclosed that the latest Pentagon gaming model for
'neutralising' Iran's nuclear threat involves strikes in support
of regime change.
Although the United States has made clear that it would seek sanctions
against Iran through the United Nations should it not meet its obligations,
rather than undertake military action, the
new modelling at the Pentagon, with its shift in emphasis from suspected
nuclear to political target lists, is causing deep anxiety among
officials in the UK, France and Germany.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to meet on
Thursday to decide whether to refer Iran to the UN Security Council
for being in breach of non-proliferation measures.
Sources close to the Bush administration have
warned that Tony Blair will have to choose between the EU's pursuit
of the diplomatic track and a more hardline approach from the White
While George Bush clearly favours more stick and less carrot, it
is not yet clear what the stick might be: US administration sources
say targeted air strikes - either by the US or Israel - aimed at
wiping out Iran's fledgling nuclear programme would be difficult
because of a lack of clear intelligence about where key components
Despite America's attempt to turn up the heat on Iran, analysts
remain deeply uncertain whether the increasingly bellicose noises
which are coming from Bush administration figures represent a crude
form of 'megaphone' diplomacy designed to scare Iran into sticking
to its side of the bargain, or evidence that Washington is leaning
towards a new military adventure.
Details of the emerging Pentagon thinking have come as US officials
have spent the past week turning up the pressure on Iran before
the deal comes into force.
US officials are expected to meet European diplomats and IAEA officials
to complain about Iran's continuing production
of substantial quantities of uranium hexafluoride, which
can be used in a weapons programme.
Although not explicitly barred in the accord,
US officials believe it amounts to a serious
show of bad faith by Iran. [...]
The IDF believes
that Iran is running a secret nuclear weapons program in parallel
to the one it had agreed this week to temporarily suspend.
Senior military sources told The Jerusalem Post that in the worst-case
scenario Iran could produce a nuclear bomb within two years.
"Without a more determined stance by
the West against Iran, they will reach a point of no return within
six months," said a senior officer. From then it would
take another 18 to 24 months to produce a nuclear bomb, they added.
Meanwhile, US President George W. Bush tried to marshal international
support to counter dual nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea
on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum
in Chile. Reports from the US said that Iran is racing to produce
large quantities of enriched uranium that can be used for making
nuclear weapons before its agreed-upon program freeze goes into
effect this week.
"The Iranians have a 'declared' secret program which they
have agreed to temporarily suspend," said one senior Israeli
officer. "But they also have a 'secret'
secret program. The agreement with the Europeans is not touching
this program. Furthermore, it is our understanding that the suspension
is only temporary and partial."
The military source said the negotiations Iran conducted with Britain,
France, and Germany over the pace of its uranium enrichment program
amounted to a "Persian bazaar."
The military sources declined to give details about
their knowledge of Iran's parallel program.
The assessment in the IDF is that once Iran has converted several
dozen tons of uranium tetrafluoride (yellow cake) into UF6 (uranium
hexafluoride), it would be able to make a few bombs.
The IDF source also said that the Iranian test launches of the
Shihab-3 rockets conducted in August and October were part of a
program to extend their range and put Europe and Asia in its reach.
"It is very important for the Iran government to hear that
we are concerned about their desires and we're concerned about reports
that show that before a certain international meeting, they're willing
to speed up the processing of materials that could lead to a nuclear
weapon," Bush said on Saturday. "This
is a very serious matter. The world knows it's a serious matter
and we're working together to solve this matter," he said.
JABALIA, Palestine, - - Medical sources in
the city of Gaza declared today that Israeli occupation forces killed
a police officer yesterday east of Jabalia refugee camp.
The sources added that an Israeli tank fired a round at Jihad
Abu Leila, 33, a police officer from Al Zaytoun neighborhood in
Gaza City, near the Martyrs Cemetery of Jabalia refugee camp, tearing
his body apart.
This came as Israeli forces continued targeting
civilians in different parts of Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
In Khan Younis province, Israeli forces stationed near the illegal
settlements 'Ganei Tal' and 'Neveh Dkalim'
opened heavy gunfire at civilians' houses in Khan Younis western
refugee camp, damaging several houses and puncturing a number of
water tanks. No casualties were reported.
IPC correspondent in the province also said that Israeli forces
detained the family of Abu Haddaf yesterday at the town of Qarara,
north of Khan Younis City. A number of Israeli soldiers advanced
from the military post 'Kissofim' and raided the Abu Haddaf home,
detaining the family of ten individuals in one room.
Elsewhere, 15-year-old Ahmad Barhoum
from the Sheout quarter in the city of Rafah was wounded moderately
in the right thigh when Israeli forces near the Egyptian borderline
opened heavy gunfire at civilians' houses in the area, medical sources
and eyewitnesses confirmed.
West Bank In the West Bank provinces, Israeli forces raided early
this morning the Deheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and
set up a military checkpoint near the Hebron-Jerusalem highway.
Israeli troops surrounded the Alqam building
in the camp and raided it, before searching the apartments and assaulting
On the other side, Israeli forces detained dozens of civilians
and confiscated their ID cards at the Etsion military checkpoint,
northwest of Al Khadr Town in Bethlehem province.
At the same context, soldiers from the notorious 'Border Guard'
military unit detained dozens of employees and university students
near the Nabi Samuel Village, near Jerusalem, leaving
them hours under the rain and standing in the muddy dirt roads,
not to mention delaying them from going to their universities and
Israeli forces had started in the past six months bulldozing works
in the villages of northwest Jerusalem, prior to constructing the
Apartheid Wall, sparking fierce confrontations between the Israeli
forces and local land owners, which had so
far led to the killing of five civilians and the injury of hundreds.
Also, Israeli forces closed early this morning all roads leading
to Birzeit University near Ramallah City, at a time where the university's
students council was organizing an obituary ceremony for the late
President Yasser Arafat.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli soldiers stopped them at a checkpoint
near the town of Birzeit early in the morning for more than an hour
and a half, and hindered the passage of hundreds of cars, causing
severe traffic jams.
In Nablus, local sources mentioned that Israeli forces stationed
at military checkpoints around Nablus City curbed the movement of
thousands of students and employees attempting to enter the city
or leave it, causing massive traffic jams.
Two brothers were arrested at one of these checkpoints and forced
to take off all their clothes in front of other civilians.
In addition, Israeli forces arrested a 22-year-old girl and her
father during a raid on the town of Yatta, south of Hebron province.
Local sources in the town said an Israeli force raided a house
east of the town and surrounded a number of civilians' houses, before
arresting Mohammed Al Haddar, 45, and his daughter Shamiyya, 22.
The town of Yatta has witnessed several raids and house-to-house
search campaigns last week, during which
five civilians were arrested and led to an undisclosed location.
Angel Garcia Seoane, mayor of
Oleiros in northern Spain, removed venomous signs against Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon and Israel from municipal billboards Wednesday,
following intense public pressure, including a direct request from
Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos.
Jackie Eldan, the spokesman at the Israeli embassy
in Madrid, said Seoane replaced the signs that read "Let's
stop the animal!!! Sharon the assassin, stop the neo Nazis,"
with others that read "Oleiros is for peace and supports the
Palestinian people." Oleiros is a town of some 27,000 people
in the Galicia region.
Eldan said that following a conversation Tuesday
with Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, Moratinos issued a strong statement
calling for the removal of the signs.
"I define as unacceptable this type of initiative taken by
the mayor of Oleiros, which is gravely insulting to the democratic
prime minister of a nation friendly with Spain. I turned immediately
to the head of Galicia, and to the president of the federation of
municipalities, calling for immediate steps to stop this campaign,"
the statement read.
Eldan said that Moratinos also called the mayor.
In addition, heads of the opposition party in the city held a press
conference Wednesday afternoon calling for the mayor's resignation,
and declaring they will take the case to court because of a misuse
of public funds.
Eldan told The Jerusalem Post that the entire incident was covered
extensively in the Spanish press, a press which is considered to
be among the most anti-Israel in Europe. The coverage, he said,
was highly critical of the mayor.
Residents of a village neighbouring
Falluja have told Aljazeera that they helped bury the bodies of
73 women and children who were burnt to death by a US bombing attack.
"We buried them here, but we could not identify
them because they were charred by the use of napalm bombs used by
the Americans," said one resident of Saqlawiya in footage aired
on Aljazeera on Sunday.
There have been no reports of the US military using napalm in Falluja
and no independent verification of the claims.
The resident told Aljazeera all the bodies were buried in a single
Late last week, US troops in Falluja called on some residents who
had fled the fighting to return and help bury the dead.
However, according to other residents who managed to flee the fighting
after US forces entered the city, hundreds more bodies still lay
in the streets and were being fed on by packs of wild dogs.
Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
said Falluja remained too dangerous to secure proper retrieval and
burial of corpses.
"We could not enter Falluja city so far due to the security
measures and the continuing battles," Muain Qasis, ICRC spokesman
in Jordan, told Aljazeera.
When asked about the security measures, Qasis said: "In order
to carry out an independent and acceptable humanitarian action,
we must have guarantees ensuring the safety of the humanitarian
"The humanitarian situation in Falluja city is very difficult.
"The city is still suffering shortage of public services.
There is no water or electricity. There is no way to offer medical
treatment for the injured families still surrounded inside the city,"
Hooded anti-American marchers
protesting an Asia-Pacific summit in Chile on Friday hurled Molotov
cocktails and stones at police who retaliated with water cannons
and tear gas.
A large march against the weekend meeting of 21 leaders of the
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum turned violent when a few
dozen youths broke away from the main group to attack police.
About 100 people were arrested and four were injured, police said.
President Bush arrived late on Friday for a visit that has been
a lightning rod for protests.
Tens of thousands of people streamed through central Santiago carrying
banners and chanting slogans against the U.S.-led occupation of
Iraq, including "Fascist Bush is a terrorist."
BEIJING - A passenger plane carrying 47 people
crashed Sunday in north Chinaís Inner Mongolia region, state
media and officials said, saying chances of anyone surviving were
Xinhua news agency said the crash happened near Baotou, one of
the largest cities in the region, just after the Shanghai-bound
flight took off.
An official with the Civil Aviation Authority contacted by AFP
confirmed the crash.
A moderate earthquake shook towns in southern
Iran before dawn Saturday, sending people into the streets until
the sun rose but causing no casualties, the official news agency
The quake in Khouzistan province had a magnitude of 4.9 and was
followed by 11 lesser tremors, the Islamic Republic News Agency
The temblor jolted houses and broke windows in Shoushtar, a town
of 250,000 people 700 kilometers southwest of Tehran, at 3:15
a.m. local time Saturday (2345 GMT Friday). People rushed into the
streets and stayed there until daybreak.
"Schools are closed and we have put up 500 tents in the town
to shelter people," the local head of emergency services, Shapour
Rostami, told IRNA. He added that the quake jolted two other towns
in the province. [...]
we need your help to collect information on what is going on in your part
of the world!
We also need help to keep
the Signs of the Times online.
your comments and article suggestions to us
Fair Use Policy
Contact Webmaster at signs-of-the-times.org
Cassiopaean materials Copyright ©1994-2014 Arkadiusz Jadczyk and Laura Knight-Jadczyk. All rights reserved. "Cassiopaea, Cassiopaean, Cassiopaeans," is a registered trademark of Arkadiusz Jadczyk and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.
Letters addressed to Cassiopaea, Quantum Future School, Ark or Laura, become the property of Arkadiusz Jadczyk and Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Republication and re-dissemination of our copyrighted material in any manner is expressly prohibited without prior written consent.