Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 2/15/2011

LastDayWatchers with your LOUPE focused on God curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations

Five killed in Iraq bomb attacks

"Bomb attacks killed five people in Iraq on Tuesday, including a woman and a policeman, police and hospital sources said.

"Four people were killed in two bomb explosions today in a marketplace in Zafaraniyah," a hospital source in the southern Baghdad district told AFP. "We received the bodies of three men and one woman, as well as six wounded."

The policeman was killed when a bomb exploded outside his home in the city of Baquba in the restive Diyala province north of the capital"

The office to the "estate" will continue to grow

"If the Muslim world becomes acquainted with its high capacities and capabilities, conditions will drastically change and the Muslim world can play a role in international developments as an influential power"

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised Turkey for distancing itself from Israel and increasing its support for the Palestinians

"This is a proper policy. The more Turkey approaches the Muslim world, the more it will be in its own and the Muslim world's favor"

During a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Tehran, Khamenei said political changes in Ankara – particularly its

"separation from the Zionist regime" – have brought Turkey closer to the Muslim world"

The supreme leader, who did not address the recent protests against the regime in Tehran, added that

"years of the US and the Zionist regime's hegemony in Egypt and the humiliation of people were the main reasons behind the mass protests in Cairo. Egyptians are a Muslim nation which has strong Islamic motivation"

And the "estate" influence will abound immensely

"First, this uprising is less about food and more about dignity"

Sure, poverty, especially in the extreme, can add to people’s sense of humiliation and powerlessness, particularly where the gap between rich and poor is growing. But neither Ghonim nor his fellow organizers were poor or underprivileged

That this revolution is expanding rapidly we have been measuring every year. The genie is out of the bottle

There are two important points about the American role in Arab and Muslim countries in particular

The vast majority of the people feel that the primary objectives of American policy in the region are to control oil and protect Israel not to advance democracy

Anger with the United States is only partly about American support for repressive regimes, as it is at the core based on important policy issues

Particularly the Arab-Israeli conflict and Iraq

as I have found consistently in the public-opinion polls I have conducted at the University of Maryland in conjunction with Zogby International.

In addition, the U.S. pursuit of priority national interests, such as protecting the American military presence in the Middle East, fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, confronting al-Qaeda and its allies, and minimizing threats to Israel

Rulers are externally rewarded for supporting American policies that are highly resented by their publics, which in the process makes the rulers more insecure and more inclined toward repression to prevent revolts

Annual polls of Arab public opinion since the 2003 war reveal a prevalent perception that the Middle East has become more repressive every year."

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Nervous U.S. Navy Eyes on Bahrain

"While the troubles in Egypt and Tunisia are important in Washington's geo-strategic calculations, they don't rank highly in its selfish concern over real estate.

All that changes when it comes to the tiny Persian Gulf state of Bahrain, an island tucked between Saudi Arabia and Qatar on the gulf's western shore with fewer than 1 million residents. 

The home of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet — and a recently-launched $580 million U.S. expansion effort slated to double the U.S. Navy's acreage there — could be in jeopardy if Bahrain's monarchy falls.

Thousands of Shiites protested in the capital of Manama on Tuesday. They were angry over the death of a man, in a clash between police and mourners, at a funeral for a demonstrator shot at an earlier anti-government rally

The (Iran-friendly) Shiite majority, which accounts for almost 70% of the population, wants the (Saudi-friendly) king, Sheik Hamid bin Isa al-Khalifa, to rewrite the constitution to give Shiites more power and opportunity, while also seeking investigations into allegations of torture and corruption (sound familiar?)"

The future of the (de)stabilizing Israel-Egypt peace treaty

"Western commentators routinely describe the treaty as a ‘pillar of regional stability,' a ‘keystone of Middle East diplomacy,' a ‘centerpiece of America's diplomacy' in the Arab and Muslim world. This is certainly how Israel and its American friends have seen it.

But for most Arabs, it has been a disaster. Far from providing stability, it exposed them to Israeli power. Far from bringing peace, the treaty ensured an absence of peace, since a dominant Israel saw no need to compose or compromise with Syria or the Palestinians

a treaty which by neutralizing Egypt, guaranteed Israel's military dominance over the region for the next three decades

Instead, the treaty opened the way for Israeli invasions, occupations and massacres in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, for strikes against Iraqi and Syrian nuclear sites, for brazen threats against Iran, for the 44-year occupation of the West Bank and the cruel blockade of Gaza, and for the pursuit of a ‘Greater Israel' agenda by fanatical Jewish settlers and religious nationalists

The emergence of a Tehran-Damascus- Hezbollah axis, which has sought to challenge Israel's regional hegemony. Over the past couple of years, 

Israel has also ‘lost' Turkey, a former ally of real weight. It is now in danger of ‘losing' Egypt. The threat looms of regional isolation"

By the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers with 100% accuracy as to what is about to happen next according to God's Word