LastDayWatchers focus on Iraq
Shiite bloc names new candidate for Iraqi PM
"A powerful Shiite bloc backed by Iran ha put forward its own candidate for prime minister, further complicating Iraq's fractured political system"
"The Iraqi National Alliance has named Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Iraq's Shiite vice president, as their candidate for the job"
"By putting forward their own candidate, INA is not seeking to break up the alliance with the State of Law but rather to extend the negotiation process and pressure the party to dump al-Maliki as its candidate"
"A powerful Shiite cleric in Iraq has warned the country's security forces against working with the remaining American troops in the country.
In a statement read at Friday prayers in mosques across Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr extended support to Iraq's police and soldiers, as long as they don't fight alongside American forces.
Al-Sadr, who is based in Iran, did not elaborate"
You will see the advantage of Iran hand which have been strengthen above the hand of Israel (Lost & Found) and you will see they have more influence and say, in regard to the out come of the Peace Talks!
Iranians rally on al-Quds day
"Thousands of Iranians have gathered in the capital, Tehran, to mark al-Quds day, the country's annual Palestinian solidarity day.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, addressed worshippers at Tehran University in a live broadcast to mark the day on Friday, using the speech to criticise the relaunching of direct peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Washington.
He said the direct negotiations are doomed to failure and he urged Palestinians to continue with an armed struggle against Israel."
"Quite the contrary, the road to Israeli-Palestinian peace runs through Tehran"
"The issues of Israeli-Palestinian peace and Iran's rise are closely intertwined, but not in the way the Obama administration thinks. From the administration's standpoint, Israeli-Palestinian peace will set the stage for progress on larger regional issues - such as Iran - by eliminating a sore point that inflames the region and hampers U.S. prestige
"That's because, at the moment, Iran can essentially guarantee that peace will neither come nor, if it came, stick. Tehran equips its terrorist clients - Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon - with thousands of rockets to fire at Israel and, thus, disrupt any negotiations that seem to be getting serious.
The stronger that Iran grows, the more it can disrupt such peace efforts"
"An Iran with nuclear weapons, which is perhaps six months to two years away, will be better placed to protect its terrorist clients and de-stabilize Iraq, Afghanistan, and other states where its military and intelligence agents now operate"
Hamas attacks show group is still strong in West Bank
"Deadly drive-by shootings by Hamas gunmen this week proved that the Palestinian militant group can still operate in the West Bank when its leadership demands, despite a sustained crackdown by Israel and the Palestinian Authority."
By early 2009, as Israel waged a punishing military campaign in Gaza after a long period of rocket fire, Hamas operatives in the West Bank were unable to retaliate.
Hamas subsequently worked to redevelop its capabilities in the West Bank, a senior Israeli military officer said. "The results are what we've seen in the past few days," he said.
Since Tuesday's attack, Palestinian security services have detained about 300 Hamas members in the West Bank."
"counter-terror sources disclose that the two "suspects" are the used car salesmen who sold the vehicle the Hamas gunmen used in their attack. They had no clues to offer about the identities or whereabouts of the purchasers who have disappeared without a trace."
Netanyahu's single-minded focus on diplomacy at the expense of neglecting rising threats and blocking military activity allowed these perils to develop and abound.
His restraint did not help Mahmoud Abbas' failing fortunes at home. His standing took a bad knock from the way Hamas managed to pull off two terrorist operations on the West Bank. In a desperate bid to show they were in control, Palestinian security sources reported Thursday night that two suspects were in custody for Monday's drive-by shooting near Hebron and they had leads to the perpetrators"
Egypt protests Iran peace talks comments
"Cairo cancels a visit by Islamic Republic's foreign minister after he accuses Arab leaders who attended new round of Mideast peace talks of 'betraying their nations' by 'following America's orders'"
Arab nations, which have watched Tehran's growing influence in the Middle East with concern because of suspicions over its nuclear program and its support for radical Islamic groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.
Mottaki said Arab leaders who attended the relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington this week were "betraying their nations."
"Some leaders ... who follow America's orders must understand that they are betraying their nations"
The extensions of terror will continue to grow
Pakistan suicide bombing kills 59, injures 160, police say
"A suicide bomb Friday in southwestern Pakistan killed 59 people and wounded 160, police said.
The blast in the city of Quetta occurred during an Al Quds day rally, an annual event in the Arab and Muslim world that criticizes Israeli policies toward Palestinians"
Gates says Pakistan havens still threaten Afghanistan
"Militants operating out of safe havens in Pakistan remain a major threat to Afghanistan"
"However, Gates said the likelihood of direct U.S. military engagement in Pakistan was "very low."
"Violence is at its worst across Afghanistan since the Taliban were ousted by U.S.-led Afghan forces in late 2001, with civilian and military casualties at record levels despite the presence of so many foreign troops"
Causing the weak hand of Israel (Lost & Found) to use heavy doses of propaganda to hide its failures
Gates, Karzai discuss way ahead in Afghanistan
"There are now enough resources in Afghanistan to deliver "tangible and lasting results," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai here today.
The two leaders had met earlier in the day to discuss issues such as combating corruption in the Afghan government, civilian casualties and the U.S. military's gradual transition of responsibility for security to Afghan forces beginning in July 2011"
Because the "Plundering" will be to no avail as it continues to be drained
Pentagon Bulks Up Yemen’s Arsenal as Shadow War Grows
"Yemen is the new Pakistan — well, at least it is to many in the Pentagon, the White House, and the intelligence community. U.S. spies think al-Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate is the most likely terrorist network to attack us, And just like last year’s $400 million U.S. “counterinsurgency fund” for Pakistan tried to get the Pakistani military al-Qaeda-specific weapons, the Pentagon’s already given Yemen $155 million dollars’ worth of copters, Humvees, radios and transport planes to contain the evolving terrorist threat. Look for all that to expand
"U.S. Central Command is pondering a $1.2 billion military-assistance package to Yemen covering the next five years. Just five years ago, the Defense Department dispensed less than $5 million to the benighted country on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. But anywhere al-Qaeda goes, U.S. military money is sure to follow"
The May 15th Prophecy warn you of the hypocrisy of Israel (Lost & Found) and those who lark in the darkness & shadows of Manasseh for Judah (See: The Cut Down, the Coagulation and the Contractions) well here is a perfect example
Want Middle East Peace? Deny Iran Nukes
"I took my first trip to the region last month. I went primarily to listen and learn. I met with both Mr. Netanyahu and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
Upon my return, all the talk of diplomacy was put into grim perspective when Ahmadinejad posed in front of cameras with his country's first unmanned long-range bomber. He wasn't very subtle about the purpose, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies"
(Here is the comment I made to this propaganda article = Perfect example of a how twisted, erroneous and hypocritical the propaganda Israel would use to get those in the U.S. to buy the baloney that Iran can't have a Nuke but Israel can! - When you take the fact this article was written by a U.S. Senator, it shows you the depth of how much their evil agenda reaches right up to the highest breaches of Government)
All the while the birth pain contractions get more acute
Strong 7.4 quake hits New Zealand near Christchurch
"A strong earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit New Zealand, just 4 miles southeast of Christchurch, in the middle of the night local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said Friday.
There were no immediate tsunami warnings. USGS earlier said the quake measured 7.3 magnitude.
The center of the quake was 41 miles deep and it struck at 1635 GMT.
Christchurch, on the east coast of the South Island, is New Zealand's second-largest city with a population of about 342,000 people.
"No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data"
Provided by the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers
Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Lowering the Bar on 'Progress'
"Abbas is convinced, with good reason, that Netanyahu won't offer what he needs. After all, the Israeli Prime Minister refused to halt settlement construction or accept the 1967 borders as the basis for talks, and insists Israel won't share Jerusalem. So, the Palestinian leader has told his own people that he's been dragged to Washington under threat of having donor funds cut to his aid-financed administration, effectively undermining any deal that results from the talks.
"Netanyahu, for his part, is under no political pressure at home to reach agreement; on the contrary, when he resisted the Obama Administration over settlements, his domestic political standing soared"
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