North Korea puts rockets on standby to ‘mercilessly strike’ the U.S.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/29/world/asia/north-korea-us-threats/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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The dangerous drift towards world war in Asia

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9950791/The-dangerous-drift-towards-world-war-in-Asia.html

At ground zero in Hiroshima the inscription for victims of the world’s first Atomic bomb is a pledge.We will never again repeat the evil of war.

The six-storey “A-Dome”, the old Industrial Promotion Hall, was directly below the blast, 600 meters above, and for that reason survived as a gaunt half-wrecked structure when almost everything else was flattened instantly for a radius of two kilometres.

 

Putin Flexes Russian Military Muscle in Black Sea Drills

http://article.wn.com/view/2013/03/28/Putin_Flexes_Russian_Military_Muscle_in_Black_Sea_Drills/#/related_news

A T-90 during a military exercise in Russia, demonstrating underwater driving

IT’S FAKE OR BREAK FOR NORTH KOREA’S PROPAGANDA MACHINE!

http://www.news.com.au/world-news/its-fake-or-break-for-north-koreas-propaganda-machine/story-fndir2ev-1226607597044

 

It’s fake or break for North Korea’s propaganda machine

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THOSE crazy North Koreans. You just can’t trust them.

This week, Pyongyang’s generals put their “strategic” rocket units on a war footing, with a fresh threat to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea.

The heightening in tension came as the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released a photo showing North Korea’s finest troops flexing their muscles, with a fleet of hovercraft with marines landing on an unidentified beach.

The photo featured at least eight hovercraft. Problem is, as The Atlantic points out,  most of the craft look like they’ve been photoshopped.

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FAKE? This missile, pictured during a parade in Pyongyang in 2012, was labelled a fake by German analysts.

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Not long after the Atlantic’s piece, AFP issued a mandatory kill on the image, saying: “This general service picture… of March 26, 2013 is being removed due to excessive digital alteration, compromising its news content. Please remove all copies from your systems. We and thank you for your cooperation, and apologize for any inconvenience.”

Surely not. Pyongyang’s propagandists wouldn’t stretch the truth would they?

Well, turn back the clock 12 months and a parade in the capital that featured six meancing missiles.

All fakes, said analysts, after studying the pictures.

Clumsy fakes, in fact.

According to a report in Britain’s Daily Telegraph, undulating casings on the missiles suggest the metal is too thin to withstand flight. Each missile – a KN8 – was slightly different from the others, even though all were supposedly the same make. They do not even fit the launchers they were carried on.

 TOPSHOTS-NKOREA-SKOREA-MILITARY-US

NOT FAKE: These men are real men. What  we don’t know is if they can fly those planes behind them. And if those planes have fuel.

“There is no doubt that these missiles were mock-ups,” Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker, of Germany’s Schmucker Technologie, wrote in a paper posted on the website Armscontrolwonk.com that listed those discrepancies.

“It remains unknown if they were designed this way to confuse foreign analysts, or if the designers simply did some sloppy work.”

The latest photoshopping follows the release of a series of bizarre videos on North Korea’s propaganda site, Uriminzokkiri, which showed images of missiles raining down on New York City, Barack Obama in flames and – just this week – a video of paratroopers landing in Seoul, taking American hostages.

North Korea Tension
NOT FAKE: Propaganda posters in Pyongyang that threaten punishment to the “U.S. imperialists and their allies.” North Korea does good propaganda.

But it’s not just North Korea which dabbles in this photoshopping malarkey, hoping they’ll get away with it.

Chinese officials were the laughing stock with their “floating men” from 2012.

And Iran has a dodgy track record.

Apart from covering up Michelle Obama’s decolletage during the Oscars, the Islamic state has been accused of switching its pioneering space monkey with another that kind of looked the same, and photoshopping it’s latest stealth fighter onto an image of snowcapped mountains.

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North Korea on War Footing

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1750674/North-Korea-cuts-military-hotline-with-South

N Korea cuts military hotline with South

North Korea has issued fresh threats to attack the US mainland, Hawaii, Guam and South Korea. (AAP)

North Korea has issued fresh threats to attack the US mainland, Hawaii, Guam and South Korea. (AAP)

North Korea has cut its hotline with Seoul, a day after its military put ‘strategic’ rocket units on a war footing.

North Korea severed its military hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, breaking the last direct communication link between the two countries at a time of heightened military tensions.

The decision coincided with an announcement that the North’s top political leadership would meet in the next few days to discuss an unspecified “important issue” and make a “drastic turn”.

The hotline move was relayed by a senior North Korean military official to his South Korean counterpart just before the link was severed.

“Under the situation where a war may break out any moment, there is no need to keep up North-South military communications,” the official was quoted as saying by the official Korean Central News Agency.

“From now, the North-South military communications will be cut off,” he said.

Several weeks ago North Korea severed the Red Cross hotline that had been used for government-to-government communications in the absence of diplomatic relations.

Severing the military hotline could affect operations at the Seoul-funded Kaesong industrial complex just north of the border because it was used to organise movements of people and vehicles in and out. [Read more…]

PASSOVER N.T.B MUCH OBSERVED & UNLEAVENED BREAD FOR ALL CHRISTIANS

 CHURCHES SCATTERED – THERE IS A CAUSE FOR EVERY EFFECT  (All emphasis throughout article writers)

 

Leading up to this important time of the year in God’s holy day calendar, it is essential that God’s true, holy people know and understand why  these days are crucial to our very salvation, as those that are either his people, or part of a false religion!

Why?

First of all, let me begin by saying that this article may be too confronting, and some may prefer to just look away now, and turn to smoother articles on lukewarm sites, but if the truth of what is playing out around the world at this time is what you want, read on.

The God of the Bible tells us that there is only one-true church, not many scattered groups in confusion, not many “churches”, or “faiths”, “beliefs”. (Ephesians.4:4-6 Tells us that there is only ONE faith, ONE baptism, ONE Lord and God, ONE body of Christ.

And yet, sadly, the churches of God, like the world’s religions are indeed scattered, and in confusion!

Most do realise God’s word tells us there can only BE one body of Christ, and that, the faith of Christ is in His body, called the church of God, which incidentally, He said He would build, (Matt.16:18-19) and that even the gates of the grave would not be able to prevail against His people of the church.

THE CAUSE 

Herein lies part of the greatest confusion among God’s peoples at this present time! That the churches of the Living God are being systematically deceived into believing they are part of the body of Christ, while persistently in disobedience to the same Christ they say they worship. This is no new mystery , but an old one the prophet Isaiah was inspired to write and warn the people of God in that era.

THE EFFECT

 “Stay yourselves and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. For the LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers has he covered. Therefore, the LORD said, For as much as this people draw near me with their lips, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me, is taught by the precept of men.” Isa.29:9-10,13. Verse 14 summarises perfectly what is happening before our eyes in the churches that now teach the precepts of men.

 

In fact, many do preach the Law of God, but are in blind ignorance to the glory of the LORD’S annual Sabbath commandments, in the books of the Law. Leviticus.23; Deuteronomy.16; etc.

 

Unless any who profess to know Christ are in fact keeping the Passover as, and when God designed it to be kept in its season, they are in disobedience to Christ, and do lie, often, unwittingly. I John.2:4

 

In line with the Passover, the confusion in this case the writer is referring to, are the different “beliefs and dates which men have decided they will keep their Passover on, in some cases, defiantly against the Creators instructions, and using many paganized and false traditions and customs of men.

 

Many reading this article have the intelligence to know that it is not as simple as just saying you are Christian, while disobeying the utterances, (oracles) of the author of the book, many say they are following, while in fact, in disobedience to the Creator God, but hopefully some will be spared the confusion of men’s errors by reading this article.

 

As we should all know, we can’t all be right, but we can all be wrong!

 

 One way forward is not to look at Biblical teachings from a human perspective, but rather a comprehensive all encompassing and godly perspective.  

 

Most importantly, the Bible translates itself, not men, and to those with the key to understanding, the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, all things are plain to be understood. This also means accepting and holding the scriptures  to be paramount in their life.

 

What we all need to understand is that studying and reading God’s word, must be done in the full context and meaning of what the scriptures are truly saying, not “nit-picking” over what one word says, to push their particular agenda which is contrary to the teaching of the what whole passages, chapters, and in many cases, the entire Bible says.

As such, we must remember; “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little. Isa.28:10.

 

Meaning that the same scriptures we all know and all read must not be altered to fit with our “thinking”, but must be kept in accordance with God’s clear commands.

 

In so far as the Passover, and the days of ULB is concerned, these days in Old testament times not only pictured the future sacrifice of the Son of God, and the payment for all mankind’s sins and errors, but the great hope we have as an anchor of the soul, which hope Christ made available to us who were in bondage and captivity of sin.

For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by which we draw near to God”. (Hebrews.7:19)

 

GOD’S HOLY DAYS BEGIN WHEN HE COMMANDS 

These days begin the Holy day season for the people of the God of the Bible, and relative to the keeping of the Holy days of the LORD, which God commands His own humble and obedient people to do. See whole chapter of Leviticus.23;

 

As God says in  Isaiah.55:7;  “Let the wicked forsake his way, and let him return to the LORD”.

At this time, most of the “churches of God” are indeed in confusion, are all scattered, and in disarray, and though they all blindly stumble on, they continue on ignoring these facts, instead of doing something about it,  and because there is a cause for every effect, they still will not acknowledge that the effects for their confusion goes back to their willing ignorance of God’s Law, and need to have the reminder; “Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from blood”. Jer.48:10.

 

Right there is a double curse in old testament scriptures for spiritual deception, followed by those not willing to cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, (loudly) and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Isa.58:1.

 

Likewise, the apostle Paul also pronounced a double curse upon any who taught a different gospel than that which they, the apostles of the LORD taught. (Galatians.1:8-10.)

 

Because there is a great deal of confusion surrounding these important days, we must carefully look deep into the when, and why we keep Passover and the days of U.L.B.

As many should know, our eternal life can depend on knowing and understanding the commands of God the Father, especially relative to these feast days.  Do I hear some saying Why?

The apostle Peter said that they which were unlearned, and unstable wrestled with the scriptures to their own destruction, but warned the beloved to beware lest they also being led away with the ERROR of the WICKED, fall from their own steadfastness.

(II Peter.3:16-17.)

 

THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, AND ALL FALL IN A DITCH

This means “prove all things” and be prepared to step out in faith, away from following the crowd, because the blind lead the blind, and they shall al fall into a ditch, so said Christ of the false religious leaders of His time. (Luke.6:39.)

We are either “Christians” followers of Christ, and disciples, or not, it’s a simple as that in reality. In this-worlds modern “Christianity” today, it is fashionable to believe that Christ freed us from the Law, not understanding the scriptures, or what the God whom they say the follow has set forth the Law to do.

 

IS THE LAW DONE AWAY?

Christ himself said; “Imagine not that I came not to destroy the Law or the prophets; I am not come to abolish, but to fulfill.” I tell you truly, Till heaven and earth pass away, not one iota, not a comma, (KJV; says “Jot or tittle) will pass from the Law, until it is all in force. Therefore whoever relaxes a single one of these commands, were it even one of the least, and teaches men so, he will be ranked the least in the Realm of heaven; But whoever obeys them and teaches them, he will be ranked great in the Realm of heaven. Matthew.5:17-19. (Moffatt translation.)

 

THE APOSTLES TEACH, AND PUT THEIR LIVE’S ON THE LINE FOR GOD’S LAW

Even when under great trial, the apostle Peter said in Acts.5:29-32. …We ought to obey God before men! And; God gives his Holy Spirit to them that obey Him”. 

Paul also when on trial for his life said; “But this I confess unto you, after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the prophets and the Law.” Acts.24:14. They were saying Paul was teaching heresy, but in truth, God was beginning at that time to introduce the magnifying of the Law, to those being called from that time forward. See Romans.8:28-30.)

 

TRUE WORSHIPERS DEFINED

Those whom God desired to hear, and begin to worship Him in the-way Christ told the Samaritan woman at the well.  “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit, and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is a Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in truth. (John. 4:23-24.)

The Law and the commands were given by God to provide a clear pathway to His kingdom, the Kingdom of God, to teach all who will choose His ways, His words, his paths, which is love.  This is a Bible definition of love; “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” (I John.5:3.) It is in one way, a chicken and egg situation, one can’t come to Christ unless the Father calls him, (John.6:44,65) but God gives His Holy Spirit to those who obey; Acts.5:32. And yet we can’t truly choose and obey Him unless called. These are mysteries to the world, but to God’s people they are plain, clear, and marvelous in their working through the mighty operation of the God-Head.

Does modern “Christianity” teach this? No!  So we see, or hopefully should see that God’s Law was not done away, as so many are saying today, saying they “know” the LORD, and tricking the people into following them blindly into the ditch! (Luke.6:39.)

If the reader seeks further proof that men preach Christ, but are still deceiving them, just turn to I John.2:4-5; “He that says “I know Him,” and keeps not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keeps his word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know we are in Him.

 

WHY THE ORACLES?

An astonishing error the writer will mention in passing, is that some are saying that since the Jews were given the oracles, (Romans.3:1-2) we are just to follow them?

 

Obviously it is true that the oracles were given the Jews, and the purpose? To alter God’s word against the command in Deuteronomy 4:2 ? You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish anything from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. God forbid!

 

God instruct us to trust no-man, and that the human heart is deceitful? (Jer.17:5) And that we are to follow Christ, as the apostle Paul said in

I Corinthians 11:1. Be ye followers together of me as I follow Christ. That mans, follow not the false ideas of men. This was mentioned in Old Testament times as false prophets who pretended to have false dreams. But God said to follow them not.

The oracles, as the utterances of God clearly show, they are to be obeyed, not men, not any religion on the face of the earth. As such we need to understand that the true worshipers worship God in Spirit, and in truth. The reason this is repeated, is to show that the Word of God is Spirit, John.6:63; and “thy word is truth” John.17:17; and we are to live by every word of God. Matthew 4:4. What this points us to, is the fact that SIN is the transgression of the Law, of the word of God, and that no matter how anyone “slices” it, if they are in disobedience to the Law of God, and also teach men to break the commands of God, they are not worshipping God in Spirit, or in truth!

Let us understand that it is God’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom, but conditions apply, as they say, and those conditions come down to conforming to the words of the author of the Bible, God!

 

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Hitler Assassination Plotter Von Kleist Dies

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Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist at a memorial in 2010

PHOTO: Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, pictured in 2010, was the last surviving member of the July 20 Plot to assassinate Hitler(AFP: Rainer Jensen)

A former German army lieutenant who took part in two failed plots to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler has died at the age of 90.

In 1944, aged 22, Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist volunteered to wear a suicide vest to kill Hitler, but the meeting never happened.

 

Several months later on July 20, he helped to plant a briefcase rigged with explosives in Hitler’s office in what was then East Prussia.

The bomb exploded but Hitler survived the blast, suffering only singed trousers and a perforated eardrum.

The conspiracy, known as Operation Valkyrie, was discovered quickly and key plotters were arrested and shot, including von Kleist’s father.

Von Kleist was arrested and questioned but proceedings against him were dropped for lack of evidence.

However, von Kleist was posted to combat duty on the frontlines of World War II.

After the war he founded a publishing house in Germany.

Germany, Poland and the United States have all paid tribute to von Kleist, who died at his home in Munich.

Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945 – just days before Germany’s surrender.

Japan marks tsunami anniversary

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-11/japan-to-mark-tsunami-anniversary/4564284

Tsunami engulfs Natori

Japan is preparing to mark two years since the devastating earthquake and tsunami which slammed into the country’s north-east coast, killing nearly 19,000 people.

The magnitude-nine earthquake sent waves up to 40 metres high crashing into Japan’s Tohoku coast, destroying or damaging 1 million homes.

The resulting tsunami left nearly 19,000 dead and nearly 3,000 unaccounted for, and helped to trigger the worst nuclear crisis in a quarter of a century at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

It has been estimated it will take at least 40 years to decommission the plant, with the compensation bill at least $33 billion.

I have a reunion with survivors every year and one of my friends says she could never marry because people said she would only produce children who were deformed and disfigured.

Two years on, Japan has been shaken by more than 10,000 aftershocks.

Over 150,000 Japanese are still living in temporary housing, some forced to deal with discrimination because they are perceived to have been exposed to radiation.

A government minister was even forced to resign after joking to reporters after a visit to the plant that he was radioactive and would give them radiation.

As one of just a couple of dozen survivors of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, Tetsuo Imamichi knows the sting of such prejudice.

Like most, the 77-year-old retired taxi driver has never spoken about his terrible experiences, but that changed after Fukushima.

It has been 68 years since an American B-29 bomber flew over the then nine-year-old Imamichi’s city, but he remembers that morning like it was yesterday.

“I was taking care of my two little brothers at home, making their breakfast and washing up,” he told the ABC.

“Suddenly there was a blue and white flash and a huge boom. The windows shattered and all the furniture went flying.

“One of my brothers was blown out into the garden.

“I found the other one in a closet.”

Arriving home, the boys’ mother gathered up the family and put them on a train to her home town of Nagasaki.

When the bomb nicknamed “Fat Man” levelled Nagasaki, Tetsuo Imamichi was just 3.5 kilometres from the blast.

“As we approached Nagasaki the train stopped. They’d just dropped the bomb,” Mr Imamichi said.

“We saw people on fire and people dying.

“Then my five-year-old brother got sick so we took him to the hospital.

“As the doctor was seeing him, my brother took a deep breath and he died without saying a word.”

Mr Imamichi says he feels for the people of Fukushima.

“There are bad rumours about Fukushima and they won’t go away,” he said.

“I worry the people of Fukushima will be discriminated against, just like we were.

“I have a reunion with survivors every year and one of my friends says she could never marry because people said she would only produce children who were deformed and disfigured.”

Hagel cancels appearance after Karzai takes aim at US

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-11/hagel-cancels-appearance-after-karzai-takes-aim-at-us/4564394

Karzai and Hagel in Afghanistan

PROTESTERS BURN CHRISTIAN HOMES IN PAKISTAN

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/16334204/protesters-burn-christian-homes-in-pakistan/

Protesters burn Christian homes in Pakistan

 

LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) – Thousands of angry protesters on Saturday set ablaze more than 100 houses of Pakistani Christians over a blasphemy row in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said.

Over 3,000 Muslim protesters turned violent over derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed allegedly made by Sawan Masih, a 28-year-old Christian, three days earlier, police official Multan Khan said.

The exact number of houses in Joseph Colony, a Christian neighbourhood in Badami Bagh area, were not immediately known but police and rescue officials said they belonged to low to middle-class families from the minority community.

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have ordered an immediate inquiry into the attacks.

“Police arrested Masih, a sanitary worker, on Friday night while the incident actually happened on Wednesday evening,” Khan told AFP.

He said that the arrest was made when Masih’s barber friend Shahid Imran complained that he had made blasphemous remarks about Prophet Mohammed, adding that Christians had fled the area on Friday evening, fearing a backlash.

Protesters began to assemble in the area on Saturday morning and later set on fire houses and other items including furniture, crockery, auto rickshaws, bicycles and motorbikes belonging to local Christians.

“Thick clouds of smoke engulfed the small houses, mostly consisting of one or two rooms, and many of them looked like charred shells,” said an AFP reporter at the scene.

Police said protesters burnt 25 houses but Dr Ahmad Raza, in-charge of local rescue operations, and the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) put the number at more than 100.

“At least 160 houses, 18 shops and two small churches were burnt by protesters,” Raza, who was busy in rescue operations in the area, told AFP.

Expressing grief and anger at the attack, HRCP chairwoman Zohra Yusuf put the number of houses burnt during the protest at over 100.

Police baton-charged the protesters to disperse them from the neighbourhood. There was no loss of life reported during the violence but 20 policemen were slightly injured during clashes, officials said.

Private Pakistani TV channels showed footage of violence from the scene as many masked members of the mob damaged or burned down households.

The Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have both ordered an investigation into the violence.

“President Zardari called for a report into this unfortunate incident and said such acts of vandalism against minorities tarnish the image of the country,” his spokesman Farhatullah Babar said in a statement.

Prime Minister Ashraf also ordered an “expeditious inquiry and measures to stop recurrence of such incidents in future”, his office said in a statement.

Provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah said in Lahore that the government would not spare those involved in the attack.

“These people committed a serious crime… there was no moral, legal or religious ground to indulge in such an act,” he told private Express News TV channel.

Yusuf criticised the provincial government in a statement and said “it totally failed in providing protection to a minority community under siege”.

Shamaun Alfred Gill, a spokesman for the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, also condemned the incident and demanded that the government provide security to Christians.

Blasphemy is an extremely sensitive issue in Pakistan, where 97 percent of the population are Muslims, and allegations of insulting Islam or the Prophet Mohammed can prompt violent outbursts of public anger, even when unproven.

The laws came under the international spotlight in August last year when 14-year-old Christian girl Rimsha Masih was held for three weeks in a high security prison for allegedly burning pages from the Koran.