Friday, November 5, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 11/05/2010

LastDayWatchers "Wine and wealth are treacherous; the proud man; the Chaldean invader"

George W. Bush on Alcohol: 'It Became a Love'

"For the first time, George W. Bush has opened up about the years he spent as a lush.

In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, Bush describes years of heavy drinking that caused embarrassing moments and even strained his relationship with his family"

Is restless and cannot stay at home. His appetite is large like that of Sheol and his greed is like death and cannot be satisfied; he gathers to himself all nations and collects all people as if he owned them therefore God has Cursed the nation by reason of his "Decision Points" on Iraq

Could the Baghdad Carnage End Iraq's Impasse?

"Seraj Abdullah was on the couch watching TV with his young brother and sister when the car bomb went off. It obliterated a tea shop down the block with an explosion so strong that broken glass and debris hit their faces and Abdullah was left temporarily deaf. He stumbled outside in terrified silence and found two of his best friends dead, their body parts scattered amid the carnage. "I just kept thinking," he recalls, "Is it over? What's going to happen now? Who is going to protect us?"

The day before, gunmen overran a Christian church in the middle-class Karada neighborhood during Sunday services, instantly murdering the attending priest and an acolyte. In the hostage siege that followed, 52 people were killed and 73 wounded when attackers sprayed bullets and set off suicide-bomb vests. Officials said the gunmen were Arabic-speaking foreign nationals. Later, the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq released a statement warning of more attacks against Christians — another devastating blow to Iraq's millennia-old Christian community

As parliament prepares to meet in the wake of this week's tragedies, Iraqis like Abdullah are left to sift through the destruction and consider how secure the future may be. Says Abdullah: "We are living in hell."

God has Cursed the state of Texas

1 year after rampage, Fort Hood still healing

"The 6-foot-tall block of granite is etched with 13 names, each a victim in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood one year ago.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal - Love leaves a memory no one can steal"

"It's a chapter in this Army that no matter how many tears may fall will never, ever be washed away and will be part of our history forever," McHugh told about 1,000 people sitting in chairs under tents with other soldiers and families standing in a field with several other memorial markers.

Gen. William Grimsley, Fort Hood's commanding general, said, "Our home was attacked ... not in a distant battlefield but right here ... and American heroes sacrificed their lives."

For many, Friday's ceremony was the first time since the aftermath of the attack on Nov. 5, 2009, that they have come together to remember what happened.

Those at Fort Hood rarely discuss the tragedy, and Army combat uniforms hide most scars marring the bodies of more than two dozen soldiers wounded that day.

"Nobody talks about it. It's too much to handle," said Staff Sgt. Jeannette Juroff, who can see the medical building's roof from her desk. "I'll have my moments, and I'll catch myself staring at it. Sometimes a tear will come out of my eye, and I don't even realize it."

The "Decision Points" God have cursed have left all of Israel considerable weaker

Ashkenazi: We take Iran's threats seriously

"IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen.Gabi Ashkenazi on Friday visited the northern city of Migdal Haemek and met with local high-school students. In a conversation with the teenagers, Ashkenazi spoke about the complex reality in Israel.

"On the one hand we have relative calm along the borders, and on the other hand Hezbollah is gaining power, Syria is extending its control over the radical block and although Hamas is restrained, there are still incidents like the one in Gaza this week," Ashkenazi noted."

As the extensions of terror expand

Suicide bomber kills 50 at mosque in Pakistan's northwest

"A suicide bomber has killed more than 50 people today in the latest attack on a religious gathering in Pakistan.

The suicide bomber detonated his vest outside of the Waali Mosque in the frontier city of Darra Adam Khel in northwestern Pakistan. The bomber targeted the Pakistanis as they were leaving the mosque after Friday prayers, ensuring the maximum number of casualties.

Fifty people have been killed and more than 100 others have been wounded"

Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for mosque strike

"The incident occurred in Darra Adam Khel, about 40 kilometers south of Peshawar, during Friday prayers, police said.

Police say an anti-Taliban, pro-government group known as a peace committee had formed in the area and the attack targeted some of its members.

Tariq Afridi, a local Taliban chief of Darra Adam Khel, said in a phone call that the Taliban warned members of local peace committees many times through letters and calls not to support the Pakistani military.

He said they asked them to dismantle all the peace committees and when they didn't, they faced the result, "Whoever supports the military will see its results"

Now the contractions are being felt and the popcorn begin to pop (See: The Cut Down, the Coagulation and the Contractions), because now the Curse as been transfered x4 (See: God Message To President Obama & The Answer to Jacob Riddle)

Indonesian volcano erupts again; death toll surpasses 120

"The most powerful eruption in a century from Indonesia's most volatile volcano has killed at least 78 people and raised the death toll to 122.

Blistering gas from the volcano spewed farther than expected Friday, incinerating houses at the edge of the danger zone, triggering chaotic evacuations.

Soldiers joined overnight rescue operations in Bronggang, nine miles from the mouth of the crater, pulling corpses from smoldering homes and streets blanketed by ash three inches deep, then piling them into the backs of trucks.

Dozens of injured clothes, blankets and even mattresses fused to their skin by the 1,400 degree Fahrenheit gas clouds were carried away on stretchers.

"We're totally overwhelmed here!" said Heru Nogroho, a spokesman at the Sardjito hospital, as the number of bodies dropped off at their morgue climbed

Villager Niti Raharjo, 47, was in the hospital with burn wounds to his legs, alongside his 19-year-old son who suffered burns to his shoulder, hands and legs. Raharjo said a strong tremor woke him up and he grabbed his motorbike and the pair rode away.

"The heat surrounded us and there was white smoke everywhere," he said. "I saw people running, screaming in the dark, women so scared they fell unconscious. 

Everything was in turmoil while an explosion that sounded like it was from a war came along the river ... then it got worse as ash and debris rained down"

Despite earlier predictions that dozens of big explosions that followed Merapi's initial Oct. 26 blast would ease pressure building up behind a magma dome, eruptions have been intensifying, baffling experts who have long monitored Merapi.

"I don't want to speculate if there's going to be a bigger eruption," said Syamsu Rizal, a state expert on volcanos. "But there's no indication at stage that we're going to see it see quiet down at all in the near future.

More than 75,000 people living along Merapi's fertile slopes have been evacuated to crowded emergency shelters, many by force, in the last week."

"It's being called Merapi's largest eruption so far, unleashing ash clouds and gas that have reached villages in areas many thought were safe from the volcano's eruptions.

The latest eruption Friday killed at least 69 people and injured 77 others, hospital officials said. All totaled, up to 113 people have died since Merapi began erupting on October 26.

"It's raining volcanic ash and rocks," said Nono Sumarsono, acting country director of Plan International. "Small rocks can reach nearly 10 miles away and ash 20 miles, "Its booming explosions are keeping people on alert day and night,"

"The danger zone has been widened and a large influx of displaced people are coming further down to new evacuation centers," he said, "People were fleeing in panic and only have what they could carry,"

The danger zone was expanded to 20 kilometers (12 miles) after Friday's eruption reached villages once believed safe, and nearly 75,000 people have been evacuated, according to Indonesia's National Disaster Management Board"

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