Iran nuclear deal makes Mid-East safer place – Kerry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25078961

“John Kerry on ABC’s ‘This Week’: “Israel will be safer, the region will be safer”

John Kerry was speaking after Iran agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for about $7bn (£4.3bn) in sanctions relief.

However, Israel has described the agreement as a “historic mistake”.

Iran’s president said its right to uranium enrichment had been recognised, but Mr Kerry denied this.

Tehran has, however, agreed to stop all enrichment above 5%.

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The gamble that Iran will keep its word is one thing, the gamble that Congress will do as he wishes is quite another – not one I would like to take a bet on”

image of Mark MardellMark MardellNorth America editor

World powers suspect Iran’s nuclear programme is secretly aiming at developing a nuclear bomb – a charge Iran has consistently denied.

The deal reached overnight in Geneva will last for six months, while a permanent agreement is sought.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said it “demonstrates how persistent diplomacy and tough sanctions can together help us to advance our national interest”.

US President Barack Obama welcomed the deal, saying it would “help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon”.

In terms of making the middle east a safer place, diplomacy is not and never has been the key, regardless of what Mr. Obama, Mr. Cameron, or Mr. Kerry say, and man has consistently proven that he prefers to treat the effects rather than the causes of his problems, a very telling and damning indictment against the way of man. Instead of punishing for heinous crimes, man slaps the perpetrator with a fern over the wrist. Instead of obeying and seeking God for healing, he prescribes vile poisons which can never heal, man preferring to believe man over God, and the little gods in white coats who know not the true God. Governments of man will cater to the whims of men by allowing the murder of the unborn child, while condemning those who harm foetuses, and so the hypocrisy goes on, and on through every sphere of human existence. Today Governments of man for man will tell you they are in the right, and the other is in the wrong, justifying murderous attacks in their inability to come to peaceful solutions to their border and other disputes.

Unfortunately, the middle east has always been a hotbed on discontent, trouble, mismanagement, interference, dishonesty, injustice, murder and war, and will continue to be so until the return to our troubled planet of the KING of Kings, and LORD of Lords, Jesus Christ. At the moment, the Jews and Islam will not accept Him, nor will they accept the true way to peace, or the truth itself. These are just a few of the symptoms of the spiritual sickness that prevails over this earths inhabitants. There are many, many others, including the fact that men prefer pleasures more than God, they do not want to be governed through the love of God’s Laws, (Romans.8:7) statutes and testimonies, which all lead to real peace. As the Gospel of John points out, men prefer darkness to the light! (John.3:19.)

Relative to the claim from Mr. Kerry that this agreement deal will make the Middle East a safer place, we need only look back to the 1960’s to 1970’s, have they ever achieved any peace in any format?

For example, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia;

“Sometime in the mid-1970s the term peace process began widely used to describe the American-led efforts to bring about a negotiated peace between Israel and its neighbors. The phrase stuck, and ever since it has been synonymous with the gradual, step-by-step approach to resolving one of the world’s most difficult conflicts. In the years since 1967 the emphasis in Washington has shifted from the spelling out of the ingredients of ‘peace’ to the ‘process’ of getting there. … Much of US constitutional theory focuses on how issues should be resolved – the process – rather than on substance – what should be done. … The United States has provided both a sense of direction and a mechanism. That, at its best, is what the peace process has been about. At worst, it has been little more than a slogan used to mask the marking of time.”[2]

Since the 2003 Road map for peace, the current outline for a Palestinian–Israeli peace agreement has been a two-state solution.

 

The above excerpt shows, as with many other proofs, that this has achieved no solid outcomes, even though diplomatic agreement after agreement has been sought time after time. When will man ever see the truth for what it is, that with men peace is impossible, but with God, all things are possible. If only he would seek God while He may be found.

Israel are not happy with the latest American led interference, and at least understand that the current situation cannot be resolved in these weak and meaningless deals, because Iran will not be bound to American, western, or Israeli “intervention” in their affairs, or in their desire to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, as their leaders have so often stated.

PEACE UNACHIEVABLE UNDER MAN’S GOVERNMENTAL RULE

If this peace deal works, then know that there is not a God in Heaven, because the word of the living God tells us;  “WHEN THEY SHALL SAY PEACE AND SAFETY, SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMES UPON THEM!!! I Thessalonians.5:3; We are told in no uncertain terms that there is a time of trouble coming to this earth so great, such as has never been, nor ever will be again!  And it’s coming to the people of Jacob and all the peoples who have sprung from Israel. See Jeremiah. 30:7; Matthew.24:21-22. What this tells any really wanting to know, is that there have been many wars, thousands of them, but none shall be as great as this time ahead.

WORLD WAR III

These verses and many, many others are revealing to any not burying their heads in the sand, that there is coming another world war, with prophecies pointing to such colossal destruction, that blood will flow up to the horses bridles for 200 miles! Rev.14:20.  No ones to contemplate the horror of such future events, nevertheless, IT IS COMING!

NO  PEACE IN THIS CURRENT AGE (AEION)

There is no real and lasting peace in this violent, deceptive and tumultuous world, because they have all departed from the living God, and over thousands of years, mankind has had to deal with the effects of oppression, greed, the ravages of war and violence upon it’s citizens, and everything is turned upside down and back to front.  Governments are being led from the bottom up, instead of from the top down as God’s Governmental structure is, and as we find in the Holy Scriptures. And now  this techno-mad world, focussed on everything except God, scream at Governments to allow them whatever their heart desires, and to appease their constituents will make “Law” unholy “unions between two males, or two females, make “Law” murder of the unborn baby, the helpless little result of what is supposed to be two loving human beings created in the image of God, with their offspring likewise, but being murdered wholesale all over this wicked world. Little wonder mankind cannot see, nor wants to see the error of their ways and correct them!

This is why mankind will not know peace until it is forced on them by a loving God of awesome power and love, in the coming kingdom of God, by those whom He has chosen to fill positions of responsibility, called in scripture, the royal priesthood, (I Peter.2:5-9; Isaiah.61:6; ) These same men and women throughout every generation of God’s people, as they are now today, proving they can be ruled in love, in obedience to the Great Creator God, and who will in that time just ahead, truly lead all life under the Ruler, Jesus Christ, to true and everlasting peace, peace such as mankind has not known.

FALSE PROPHETS CONDEMNED OF GOD

Mr. Kerry has proven from this that he cannot see the facts as God has purposed, and that indeed Israel are correct! In the book of Ezekiel, chapter 13, for example, God forewarned that certain prophets were seducing his people saying peace, when there was no peace, and building a wall, and daubed it with untempered mortar. The God of heaven commands his servants to say to these that it WILL FALL! Ezekiel.13:10-11. The trouble is all going to culminate in the land of Israel, particularly Jerusalem, that is why these promises of a “safer” Israel are nothing but the errors of men, and lies.

Should God’s ministers today water down the truth of God, as the false prophets who do lie? God said through another prophet, that if he speaks not according to this word, (the BIble) there is no light (truth) in them. Isaiah.8:20. There is much more…

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Indonesia halts all military co-operation

Australian embassy in Jakarta braces for protest over spying claims

Any thinking Australian must view the unfolding debacle in Indonesia through the prism of political process, given the accusations against Australia’s Government, that they have been spying on friends. Why has this situation escalated to the current situation? There are a number of reasons which are all being examined in the Australian media. One is that the Indonesians have declared that the Australian Government, and that would be the former Labour Government, crossed the line in listening in on president  S.B.Y’s private conversations with his wife, and also his wife’s calls. Of course, spying on “friends” should not be necessary, however, the road between our two countries has been a rocky one for many years, and the new path the current Liberal Government, being laid by Mr. Tony Abbott had begun what could only be seen as “reconnecting”, and the beginnings of stronger and more profitable ties where both countries stand to benefit substantially.

Likewise, Mr. Abbotts steady hand at the tiller has been viewed by many, even in the left-leaning media as very important to Australia, given the recent “thought-bubble” style leadership of the previous Labour Government. Mr. Abbott began the new process with much fanfare, and to all viewing the meeting of the two heads of countries, it was very impressive. The fact that Mr. Abbott has stated quietly and calmly that Australia as a sovereign nation does not need to apologise to it’s near neighbors and “friends” in it’s operations, security or otherwise, should have created little more than a ripple on any adult  Government in possession of it’s own borders and national power. The so-called insult to the Indonesian president is not being reported in it’s total context by the left-leaning media in Australia, or indeed, Indonesia, by way of the facts. What facts? The fact the Indonesia has carried out similar spying on Australia, as admitted by Indonesia’s former intelligence security head, as interviewed by the ABC  television network Wednesday,  November 20.

Here is an excerpt from an article 0f November 19, from the Guardian, entitled;  Should we be outraged that Australia spied on Indonesia? No

At the time of Australia’s alleged spying activities (2009), Wikileaks cables revealed the US refused a visa for a “senior aide”, former Indonesian army general Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, to attend the Pittsburgh G20 leaders’ meeting, for “alleged involvement in East Timor war crimes”. SBY responded by making him deputy defense minister. Other leaked cables state that the family (the first lady in particular) sought to benefit financially from their political position, and allege that SBY used the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency (BIN) to spy on his political allies and opponents, a charge former president Megawati Sukarnoputri made this year. (End of excerpt)

 

The fact that all Governments spy on each other is common knowledge, but the hypocrisy being displayed by the Indonesian government is something to behold. Especially given S.B.Y’s recent agreements and new bi-lateral relations as established by both the Abbott led Australian government, and Indonesian governments which is in it’s infancy, one might be forgiven for thinking that there was no real commitment by S.B.Y, or his government. The so-called offence by S.B.Y doesn’t seem to have taken into account their own alleged spying on the Australian government and politicians, nor the fact that this alleged activity took place under the former Labour government, and therefore could have been easily forgiven in light of the new commitments made by Indonesia, and so easily dropped.

The fact that Indonesia has an election coming very soon should not have had any impact on these processes, but with the wave a national sensitivity by Indonesians, who are incredibly sensitive to matters of national security, showing their insecurity, and probably a smattering of inferiority complex, at least some of the perceived insult could be seen to be attempting to gain further compensations from the Australian people in return for their continuing cooperation Australia to stop illegal boat arrivals. Likewise with a mad-as-a-cut-snake and voracious media in Indonesia, the unprofitable twittering of S.B.Y in twittersphere, and the blogosphere of our modern techno-crazy world, all pre-judging Mr. Abbott and the Liberal Government, an absolute mountain is being made of a molehill, or sa they say, “a storm in a tea cup”.

As difficult as it may seem, the type of patience we have seen from Mr. Abbott is necessary, and he will have to ride this one out, because it will all blow over. However, our “friends” in Indonesia need to grow up, stop being so sensitive, when they are as guilty as Australia in this alleged “spying-scandal”, and given it was carried out on a former watch, surely S.B.Y might speak to Mr. Abbott, whoever calls who, and quietly sort political process out as mature leaders ought to, with a private phone call. Instead, weak and childish posturing to score political brownie points through a dumbed down media has resulted. Also, the media are being permitted to stoke the fires, instead of cautiously lead his people, S.B.Y has committed a cardinal sin in pandering to the politics of the media. If the president had any common sense, he would stop the chest-puffing, twittering, and political football carrying, care less for what the Indonesian media write, and begin a new era in adult politics by honoring the agreements he committed his country to, and in  the same gentlemanly manner as Mr. Abbott has been voicing in the Australian parliament, surely and steadily put to silence the foolish rhetoric of the past week.

 

(Please note: This article does not represent the opinions of the Australian people, or it’s politics, but are personal views expressed by the writer)

Typhoon Haiyan: New Storm On Way

http://news.sky.com/story/1166758/typhoon-haiyan-new-storm-on-way

 

Rescuers are struggling to get desperately needed aid to areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan – as a new storm approaches.

Aid workers are being held back by blocked roads and damaged airports as they try to deliver tents, food and medicines to the worst-affected areas.

Troops have been sent to the city of Tacloban to restore law and order after reports of looting, with Filipino President Benigno Aquino declaring a state of calamity and considering whether martial law is necessary.

Looters break open gates in a desperate bid to get supplies of food

Looters have reportedly broken into supermarkets, while a Red Cross aid convoy was raided. Consumer goods such as televisions and washing machines have also been stolen.

With at least 10,000 people thought to have been killed by the typhoon and two million affected, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the UK would contribute £10m to aid efforts.

Britain will also deploy Royal Navy warship HMS Daring to provide humanitarian assistance and RAF military transport aircraft to take equipment and supplies.

Death Toll Rises  Following Impact Of Super Typhoon Haiyan

A woman mourns next to her husband's body and other corpses

A woman mourns next to the body of her husband and others

Water has been cut off in many areas, making the relief effort more difficult.

Threatening to further hamper relief efforts is a new storm approaching the southern and central Philippines.

Government weather forecasters said the tropical depression could bring fresh floods to typhoon-affected areas.

The depression is expected to hit land on the southern island of Mindanao late Tuesday and then move across the central islands of Bohol, Cebu, Negros and Panay, which all suffered typhoon damage, forecaster Connie Dadivas said.

Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town

Children plead for help in typhoon-hit town Tabogon

In Tacloban, corpses hung from trees and were scattered in the streets. As others remained buried in flattened buildings, survivors were left pleading for food, water and medicine.

One UN official said he was told there had been a three-metre (10ft) water surge through the city.

A further 300 are confirmed dead and 2,000 missing on the neighbouring island of Samar.