Thursday, April 12, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 04/12/2012

LastDayWatchers as the true reality's on the ground manifest itself

"The escalation of threats demonstrates that the Islamic regime has become more powerful, otherwise our enemies wouldn’t agitatedly venture out into the blizzard."

If Khamenei is presented with the makings of a deal that he perceives as addressing the Islamic Republic’s core interests, historical precedent suggests he will pursue it.

Without an approach that offers face-saving solutions on a range of issues beyond Iran’s nuclear program, the supreme leader will likely prefer the status quo.

Despite U.S. insistence that sanctions will change Iran's strategic calculus, Khamenei sees U.S. pressure as a sign of Iran’s ascent and America’s decline."

"The ayatollah's regime WILL NOT accept the view that the Islamic Republic is not entitled to develop weapons that the Jewish state has been holding for decades"

The failures will increase

Six killed in Iraq attacks

"Gunmen ambushed a police patrol in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing two policemen and three civilians, while a bomb in central Iraq killed an eight-year-old girl, security officials said.

Gunmen ambushed the police patrol about 40 kilometres (24 miles) south of the northern city of Kirkuk, killing two policemen and three civilians and wounding three policemen and three civilians, police Brigadier General Sarhad Qader said.

They fired Kalashnikov assault rifles and PK machineguns from three cars, Qader said, adding that they battled police for about 30 minutes before managing to flee.Gunmen ambushed a police patrol in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing two policemen and three civilians, while a bomb in central Iraq killed an eight-year-old girl, security officials said."

Kunduz Suicide Bombing Kills Five

"A suicide attacker struck a police convoy near the Khanabad district port around 6pm on Thursday, killing three civilians and two police officers, the spokesman of 303 Pamir Zone Lal Mohammed Ahmad Zai told TOLOnews.

Five people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the northern province Kunduz, an attack believed to have been targeting the head of the province's special forces Abdullah Gard."

As will the birth pains

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake shook Baja California early Thursday morning

"The earthquake, which occurred at 12:15 a.m., was centered about 360 miles southeast of San Diego, on the western edge of the Gulf of California."

Series of quakes hit Mexico: What's going on?

"Weeks after the March 20 earthquake rattled Mexico City with a magnitude of 7.4 – the strongest the city has felt since a devastating 1985 quake that killed thousands – most residents here would have forgotten the temblor that struck just after noon, swaying buildings and sending residents into the streets. There were two deaths and plenty of damage, a reminder of how seismically vulnerable we all are.

What is going on? This is what people are wondering: Is it just random? Does it mean the earth is releasing tension, meaning a mega quake like the 1985 one is less likely? Or is it the prelude to something bigger? Some have even joked on social media that this is a sign that the Mayan calendar slating 2012 as the end of the world, according to some beliefs, is actually true."

With 100% accuracy inside the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers


Iran’s “new initiatives” place Israel at center of nuclear talks

The war on terror is corrupting all it touches

The war on terror may be over, but it's left behind a terrible human rights legacy -- and Barack Obama has done very little about it

The Republican presidential candidate doesn't talk much about his role in the Mormon Church, but he served as a bishop in a Boston-area church and presided over 12 congregations as stake president

"In addition to missionary work in France in the 1960s under the tutelage of Wesley L. Pipes, Romney has served as a bishop."

Mitt Romney's great-great-grandfather, Parley P. Pratt, was among the first leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the early 19th century."

"It seems American citizens have missed the fact that many of George W.'s hard-line, neoconservative advisers -- the same ones who gave us the Iraq war with no weapons of mass destruction and the Afghan war with no end -- are now Romney's advisers."