Readers who have been following the crisis in Aleppo have seen media reports of videos and photos allegedly originating from innocent children victims, pleading against the advance of the Assad forces. And while there have been various accusations that these clips, like the infamous “chemical attack” YouTube clip from 2013, were staged, such reports were promptly slammed by the mainstream media as “fake news” and roundly ignored. However, if one ever needed a reason to be skeptical of claims, photographs, and/or videos coming out of the region, and the MSM’s appeals to readers emotions based on fabricated facts, Egyptian authorities have just provided it.
Egyptian police arrested five people in Port Said, Egypt for making staged “wounded children” photos, which they were planning to use to misrepresent on social media as photos of destruction and injured people in Syria’s Aleppo, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said on Monday. The group also made fake videos that purport to show the wreckage of air strikes in Aleppo. Continue reading »
Investigators say traces of explosives have been found on the remains of victims of an EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May.
Egypt’s Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement on Thursday that traces of explosives had been detected on the remains of victims of Flight MS 804 from Paris to Cairo, which plunged into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board.
The statement added that an official investigative committee, which made the discovery, has referred the case to Egypt’s state prosecution. Continue reading »
Hmmh. Quite possible, because as we know ….
… it’s never an accident …
So, Israel wants to punish Egypt.
On 11 December 2016, a bomb blast at Cairo’s Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people.
Hundreds of Muslim and Coptic protesters gathered at the cathedral, chanting against the attack on the church in a show of both anger and unity. Continue reading »
No one has claimed responsibility for attack on cathedral chapel, which used 12 kilos of TNT, according to state media
Egypt has declared three days of mourning on Sunday after a bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49.
Egypt’s state-run news agency Mena reported that 12 kilograms of TNT explosives were used in the attack. The majority of those killed were women and children.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
In a statement, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi encouraged Muslims and Coptic Christians to band together “to emerge victorious in the war against terrorism, which is the battle of all Egyptians”. He stressed that the government would be harsh in its response to the attack, one of the deadliest carried out against the religious minority in recent years.
H/t reader kevin a.
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H/t reader squodgy:
“I wonder what the game is here?
France was forced by USA to stop delivery of these following Crimea’s 96% Russia allegiance referendum result which basically authorised Russia’s annexation of The Crimea again.
The guts & weapons systems were Russian & have been removed.
So these two elephants are empty hulks which have now been dumped on Egypt at low price.
Egypt now orders loads of Carrier based Kamov 52 Helicopters from Russia….which is coincidentally what the Russians were going to equip them with.
Egypt has no real need for these carriers, the bullshit claims of needing them to combat terrorism is a smokescreen.
Is it too cynical to think something is going on & these just might end up in the hands of the original buyer?”
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The European Union (EU) is watching the migrant situation in Egypt after an increase in sea crossings and following claims from Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that five million migrants are residing in the country waiting to cross the Mediterranean.
President el-Sissi warned the international community and the EU at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York that his country was harbouring over five million migrants. Continue reading »
In this provocative new lecture from Egyptologist Robert Bauval he discloses his decades of research to show how the hidden history of the Sphinx and skillfully provides evidence that it is thousands of years older than the conventional Egyptological timeline and was built by a long forgotten pre-Pharaonic civilization. Bauval examines the known history of the Sphinx, contrasting what Egyptologists claim with prominent historical accounts and new research, including updates to Schoch’s geological water weathering research and reanalysis of seismic studies. Building on Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory, Robert investigates the archaeoastronomical alignments of the monuments of the Giza Plateau and reveal how the pyramids and Sphinx were built to align with the constellations of Orion and Leo. Analyzing the evidence for a significantly older construction phase at Giza and the restoration and recarving of the Sphinx during the Old Kingdom era, he asserts that the Sphinx was first built by an advanced pre-Pharaonic civilization that existed circa 12,000 years ago on the Giza Plateau, contemporaneous with the sophisticated Göbekli Tepe complex.
H/t reader I.G.
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Egypt is set to receive its first Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) warship from France on Thursday, Al-Ahram newspaper reported.
The paper reported Tuesday that the inauguration of the Mistral, which will raise the Egyptian flag and sail from France’s Toulouse to Egypt, will be attended by Egyptian defense minister Sedki Sobhi and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. Continue reading »
Objects from two lost underwater cities recently discovered off the Egyptian coast are being revealed to the public in a “blockbuster” British Museum exhibition.
French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio first discovered Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, submerged at the mouth of the River Nile, in 2000 – over 1,000 years after they were swallowed by the Mediterranean and covered in sand. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“I was wondering what area would be best to invest my savings in. It looks like this is the best option for growth & prosperity.”
– New Report Proves US Law Enforcement Preparing for Rioting on a National Scale:
Fascism doesn’t often sweep in overnight and take over some hapless nation’s government; rather, it gradually seeps into the cultural fabric — as is quietly taking place all around the globe, evidenced by an upsurge in sales of riot equipment that has gone largely unnoticed.
A new report from analysts with industry research group, Sandler Research, forecasts the Global Riot Control System Market for the next four years — but beyond a burgeoning market to parallel the expanding global police state, it appears world governments are also keenly aware of civilian discontent. Sandler predicts the market will have an annual growth of 3.5 percent, and makes a telling juxtaposition, emphases added, involving the United States:
“Law enforcement agencies around the world are the biggest market for riot control systems. This market is expected to generate revenues of over USD 3.5 billion by the end of 2020. Countries such as the U.S., Iran, Egypt, Russia, China, and Thailand have started procuring riot control equipment and are investing heavily in [non-lethal weapons]. Moreover, special vehicles that are equipped with water cannon and reservoirs have been designed for security personnel, for use in areas of conflict to handle large crowds and demonstration. Demand for such equipment is expected to rise during the next few years.” Continue reading »
– Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves (AP, Sept 1, 2015):
Egypt’s new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country’s own gas fields.
The government is currently struggling to get parliament to approve its natural gas business plan, but observers fear Israel may need to reassess everything now that Egypt, which had been cast as both an export destination and a partner, may have found its own independent solution. Continue reading »
– U.S. Government Enthusiastically Tweets About Arm Sales to the Brutal and Autocratic Egyptian Regime (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Aug 5, 2015):
In case you’ve been living under a geopolitical rock for the last couple of years, you’d know that despite a brief period of time during which Egypt appeared headed toward a democratic form of government, it went from one brutal dictator to another. As was the case during Hosni Mubarak’s decades of rule, this is precisely how the U.S. government likes it. So much so, that U.S. officials are not only selling arms to the latest despot, General Abdelfattah al-Sisi, but they are actively bragging about it on Twitter.
– Egypt on the edge of a full blown civil war. (Gefira, Junly 1, 2015):
In the last few days there were dozens of separate attacks in Egypt from the Sinai up to Cairo. Probably more than 60 people died while the Egyptian army used F16 attack plains to protect itself against it disgruntled population.It is clear that the Egyptian rulers will not be able to contain the current situation, today could be marked as the start of Egypt’s civil war.
Democratic elected governments were violently overthrown, in Algeria, Egypt and Palestinian territories. In Algeria the FIS had won the first held elections with a convincing majority in 1990 and 1992. It has been removed from power in 1992 by a coup d’etat that was highly approved by the West. Probably 150.000 people died in the civil war that followed these events up. Continue reading »
Just imagine Iran would have done that …
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Both articles in full down below:
– Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the United States (Washington’s Blog, Feb 12, 2015):
Indeed, President Lyndon Johnson dispatched nuclear-armed fighter jets to drop nuclear bombs on Cairo, Egypt. They were only recalled at the last minute
– USS Liberty Incident; 3 Minute Close Call Away From All Out Nuclear WWIII, LBJ Ordered Cairo To Be Nuked (AGreen Road Project, Nov 25, 2013)
The USS Liberty was a United States Navy Technical Research and Intelligence ship that was attacked by numerous Israeli Air Force jet fighters aircraft AND Israeli Navy torpedo boats on June 8, 1967, which was during the Israeli “Six-Day War”.
The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (officers, seamen, Marines, and one civilian), wounded 170 crew members.., as the Israeli forces did their best.., to sink this ship !!
At the time, the ship was in “protected” international-waters north of the Sinai Peninsula, which was about 26 miles northwest of the Egyptian city, Arish. Continue reading »
– Egypt Sentences Clinton-Backed Former President To Death (ZeroHedge, May 17, 2015):
When it comes to spectacularly bad foreign policy outcomes, the US is on an incredible run lately even by its own lofty standards.
Take Yemen for example. Just last year it was trotted out by The White House as the shining example of how, with the help of puppet governments, Washington can effectively combat terror in the Arabian Peninsula. Fast forward to today, and the US-friendly President Hadi is holed up in Riyadh after Iran-backed rebels armed with $500 million worth of weapons the US “lost” swept across the country, sparking a war with Saudi Arabia and plunging Yemen into utter chaos. As for AQAP (the raison d’être for the US’ interest in the country in the first place), they’ve taken advantage of the turmoil by looting central bank branches and staging prison breaks. Continue reading »
– Planning Chaos in the Middle East: Destruction of Societies for Foreign Money Control (Global Research, April 27, 2015):
Scott Scottdale interviews Prof. John McMurtry for Canadian Challenger
John McMurtry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and his work is published and translated from Latin America to Japan. He is the author and editor of the three-volume Philosophy and World Problems published by UNESCO’s Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), and his latest book is The Cancer Stage of Capitalism/from Crisis to Cure.
SS/CC: You have said that “the trick of the endless US-led wars in the Middle East is to control both sides so as to ensure against sovereign states able to defend the common interests of their peoples”. Please explain. Continue reading »
Tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Canada, CIA, Egypt, Global News, Government, ira, Iran, ISIL, ISIS, Libya, Middle East, Military, New World Order, Obama administration, Palestine, Politics, Saddam Hussein, Stephen Harper, Syria, Terrorism, U.K., U.S., Ukraine
– Egyptian Pilot Arrested for Not Bombing Yemen (Farsnews, March 30, 2015):
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Egyptian air force has arrested one of its pilots after he disobeyed orders for taking part in airstrikes against Yemen.
“I joined the army and studied to become a pilot to strike Israel and not Yemen,” Arab news website Omran Press quoted the arrested Egyptian pilot as saying.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for five days now, killing, at least, 73 civilians and injuring hundreds more. Continue reading »
– Caught On Tape: Saudi Warplanes Bomb Yemen (ZeroHedge, March 26, 2015)
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– Yemen Ground Invasion By Saudi, Egyptian Troops Imminent (ZeroHedge, March 26, 2015):
As reported first thing today, while the initial phase of the military campaign against Yemen has been taking place for the past 18 hours and been exclusively one of airborne assaults by forces of the “Decisive Storm” coalition, Saudi hinted at what is coming next following reports that it had built up a massive 150,000 troop deployment on the border with Yemen.
And as expected, moments ago AP reported that Egyptian military and security officials told The Associated Press that the military intervention will go further, with a ground assault into Yemen by Egyptian, Saudi and other forces, planned once airstrikes have weakened the capabilities of the rebels.
Will this invasion mean that Yemen as we know it will no longer exist and become annexed by Saudi Arabia? According to coalition military sources, the answer is no, but that remains to be seen: Continue reading »
– Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo (BBC News, March 13, 2015):
The Egyptian government has announced plans to build a new capital to the east of the present one, Cairo.
Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the project would cost $45bn (£30bn) and take five to seven years to complete.
He said the aim was to ease congestion and overpopulation in Cairo over the next 40 years.
– Egypt is calling the West’s bluff over its phony war on ISIS (RT, Feb 19, 2015):
Western states are trumpeting ISIS as the latest threat to civilisation, claiming total commitment to their defeat, and using the group’s conquests in Syria and Iraq as a pretext for deepening their own military involvement in the Middle East.
Yet as Libya seems to be following the same path as Syria – of‘moderate’anti-government militias backed by the West paving the way for ISIS takeover – Britain and the US seem reluctant to confront them there, immediately pouring cold water on Egyptian President Sisi’s request for an international coalition to halt their advances. By making the suggestion – and having it, predictably, spurned – Sisi is making clear Western duplicity over ISIS and the true nature of NATO policy in Libya. Continue reading »
– “Isolated” Russia Agrees Free-Trade Zone & Military Cooperation With Egypt (ZeroHedge, Feb 10, 2015):
It appears, while Washington continues to proclaim they have single-handedly ‘isolated’ Russia and crushed its economy, nations around the world continue to want to do business with Putin and his nation…
- *SISI: RUSSIA, EGYPT AGREE ON FREE TRADE ZONE W/ EURASIAN UNION
- *SISI STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF MILITARY COOPERATION W/ RUSSIA
Judging by the images of welcome on the streets of Cairo, the people of Egypt are anything but looking to ‘isolate’ Russia… even after the US “bailed them out” and they still have US-taxpayer-backed guaranteed bonds.
- *EGYPT’S SISI THANKS PUTIN FOR SUPPORT IN TOUGH TIMES
- *RUSSIAN DIRECT INVESTMENT FUND, EGYPT TO DEVELOP INVESTMENT
- *SISI: RUSSIA, EGYPT SIGN AGREEMENT ON NUCLEAR POWER PROJECTS
- *SISI: EGYPT, RUSSIA COOPERATION ON GLOBAL ISSUES IS IMPORTANT
- *SISI :RUSSIA, EGYPT WILL TAKE COMMON STAND AGAINST TERRORISM
As The Telegraph reports,
– Top Ten US Aid Recipients All Practice Torture (Project Censored, March 4, 2014):
The top ten recipients slated to receive US foreign assistance in 2014 all practice torture and are responsible for major human rights abuses, according to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other major human rights organizations.
The violators and degree of aid they are expected to receive are: 1. Israel – $3.1bn, 2. Afghanistan – $2.2bn, 3. Egypt – $1.6bn, 4. Pakistan – $1.2bn, 5. Nigeria – $693m, 6. Jordan – $671m, 7. Iraq – $573m, 8. Kenya – $564m, 9. Tanzania – $553m, 10. Uganda -$456m
Each of the listed countries are accused of torturing people in the last year, and at least half are reported to be doing so on a massive scale. Continue reading »
– ISIS’ Next Target: The Suez Canal (Zerohedge, Sep 14, 2014):
Following ISIS blitzkrieg in which it took over nearly half of Iraq and a third of Syria in the blink of an eye, at which point it created its own Islamic State Caliphate resulting in Obama’s own personal war against the jihadists, some have wondered what is ISIS’ next step: surely its leadership will not merely stagnatte as one after another US predator drone bomb away the capital Reqqa until ISIS figurehead leader al-Baghdadi is killed or gravely wounded. To be sure, the one thing ISIS, which stunned the world with the speed of its ascent, can not afford is to stand still.
So what is next on the strategic timeline for the Islamic State?
According to one source, Al Arabiya, which cites Egyptian experts, the answer is none other than the Suez Canal, and the country it is located in: Egypt. Continue reading »
I thought this deserves to be reposted.
(This should be shown to all those sheeple that still believe that there could not possibly be a conspiracy by a power elite.)
Secrets In Plain Sight is an awe inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design which skillfully unveils an unlikely intersection of geometry, politics, numerical philosophy, religious mysticism, new physics, music, astronomy, and world history.
Exploring key monuments and their positions in Egypt, Stonehenge, Jerusalem, Rome, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco brings to light a secret obsession shared by pharaohs, philosophers and kings; templars and freemasons; great artists and architects; popes and presidents, spanning the whole of recorded history up to the present time.
As the series of videos reveals how profound ancient knowledge inherited from Egypt has been encoded in units of measurement, in famous works of art, in the design of major buildings, in the layout of city streets and public spaces, and in the precise placement of obelisks and other important monuments upon the Earth, the viewer is led to perceive an elegant harmonic system linking the human body with the architectural, urban, planetary, solar, and galactic scales.
Tags: Art, Astronomy, Catholic Church, Documentary, Egypt, France, Freemasonry, Geometry, Global News, Government, History, Knights Templar, London, Music, New World Order, New York City, Paris, Politics, Pyramids, Religion, Rome, San Francisco, Science, Society, Stonehenge, Technology, U.K., U.S., Vatican, Washington
Added: Jun 29, 2014
Chris Martenson, who holds a PhD in pathology and an MBA, contends 2008 was just a warm up to a much bigger calamity. Martenson says, “2008 was the shot across the bow, and that’s when our credit experiment broke, and we have been doing everything possible to paper over it since. . . . When you take real stuff out of the ground, you grow food, you take oil out of the ground, you process ore into steel, and you manufacture real things–that’s real wealth. The claims (such as stocks, bonds and currencies) have to be in proportion to the real wealth, and the claims have been growing and growing and growing for so long that they are way out of balance to the real stuff, and the real stuff isn’t growing like it used to. You can see that in the GDP numbers for the U.S. or the world at large. Growth is slowing, slowing, slowing, and the claims are getting larger and larger. This represents a huge and gigantic source of potential energy. There is a gap there and it’s going to get closed. Only one of two things are going to happen: (1) real stuff starts expanding like crazy, or (2) the claims get destroyed. That’s what we are talking about when we talk about a market crash. The claims get destroyed. People get wiped out. The people who don’t get ruined are people safely over in the real wealth already. If you own an unencumbered farm, if you own a productive asset, if you own gold or silver, or if you own your house outright, you are going to be vastly safer than . . . someone who is leveraged and hinged into this other system.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Chris Martenson co-founder of PeakProsperity.com.
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaida, Barack Obama, Bonds, China, Chris Martenson, Collapse, Debt, Derivatives, Derivatives market, Economy, Egypt, EU, Europe, Global News, Gold, Government, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Middle Class, Middle East, Military, Obama administration, Oil, Oil Prices, Politics, Quantitative Easing, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Silver, Syria, Terrorism, U.S., Ukraine, Weimar Republic
– John Kerry “Shocked And Humiliated” On First Day Of Middle-East Tour (ZeroHedge, June 23 ,2014):
John Kerry came, saw and as usual made a horse ass out of himself.
Secretary of State John Kerry voiced strong U.S. support for Egypt’s new president and signaled that Washington will continue the flow of military aid in an American welcome of the post-coup government.
Mr. Kerry said that the U.S. had recently released $575 million in assistance for Egypt’s military and that he was confident 10 Apache helicopters would be delivered to Egypt soon. Continue reading »
Added: June 11, 2014
(First my apoogies for not proofreading my comment. Hope you can nevertheless understand what I want to tell you.)
Unlike stated in the video the elitists do have plans for WW3.
Keep in mind that I do not want you to get scared.
I just want to help you to get prepared spiritually, mentally and physically.
I know for a fact that … “life is an echo, what you send out comes back”.
And so I better be very careful what I am telling you.
Does WW3 really have to happen?
The question really is:
Will we allow it to happen???
( … like we have allowed the Patriot Act, the NDAA, all those (NWO) executive orders, GMOs, vaccines, water fluoridation, chemtrails, depleted uranium & genocide, food additives like Aspartame & MSG, Fukushima, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, deficit spending, quantitative easing and the greatest bank robbery in world history.)
If your answer to that question is that we will probably allow WW3 to happen, then I suggest you better prepare.
Many seers have seen very similar WW3 scenarios and the reason for that is that WW III is planned, which could cause all those normally infinite future timelines to collapse into a predictable future:
When you see civil war breaking out simultaneously in Germany, France and Italy (probably because of the financial/economic collapse), then we are getting very close to the beginning of WW3 as it has been predicted.
If you see Pope Francis (= Petrus Romanus) fleeing the Vatican and Italy, then the start of WW3 is very close.
Right before or better immediately before the outbreak of WW3 (by then it is too late to prepare yourself if you haven’t done so yet) there will be an assassination taking place of up to 3 people in leading positions (Could be Putin, Obama or …).
(Probably by then NATO has provoked the Russians ‘enough’, because then …)
The next thing those seers saw were Russian tanks running all over Europe, destroying everything in their path.
The big fight will take place in Germany.
The Russians will be stopped and defeated (… probably with the help of a third power coming (back) right out of the Inner Earth?).
The beginning of the real earth changes will also put a sudden end to the fighting.
Shortly after the fighting has stopped the real earth changes will take place.
3 days of darkness are coming (asteroid impacts?), where you shouldn’t leave the house and better be in the safest and airtight place that you know of and have available to you.
Don’t go outside, don’t open the windows as the air outside will be deadly.
Water and food stored in safe rooms (metal shielded) should be safe, otherwise all food and water that is not stored in sealed metal containers will turn bad.
(Living near the ocean and at sea level is not the place you want to be. Also living next to steep mountansides is not a good idea.)
Why do I give credence to those seers?
Alois Irlmaier for example clearly foresaw smartphones and drones in a time when they did not exist.
He foresaw rising inflation, hyperinflation, the people getting taxed into oblivion and the collapse of the euro, when he couldn’t even possibly know that the euro was planned.
I myself have seen the future several times as it came to pass. So I know that it is possible to do these things.
One of my best friends grew up as a young child with a real master who taught his parents (his father being a bank manager!) and some other people. Among them several medical doctors.
A real master?
After my friends mother had a full abortion of her sixth child this master said that she has put the child back into the womb, because the child belongs to the family and the family belongs to this child.
The next months went by and my friends mum wasn’t sure if she really was pregnant.
Then at a birthday party that master was the one who felt the labour pains and sent my friends mum to the hospital.
Where she gave birth to a healthy girl.
This master could heal the sick instantly (but she also said in some cases that the disease was due to Karma and told them when it will go away and it did) and could manifest out of thin air.
Whenever she needed money she pulled a brandnew dollar note out of her pocket.
These are just some of so many, many stories that I’ve been told.
Here is why this is important …
Many, many years ago this master predicted that after the earth changes you can choose your land wherever you want to (because there are obviously not many humans left).
As young children she showed my friend and his brothers & sisters ‘her friends’ that are here to help us (unlike the ones our governments are currently dealing with) and he remembers that she took them outside during a starry night and the stars were moving like they were riding in a rollercoaster. She told them that this are UFO’s. My friends dad (the bank manager!) saw one of these UFOs landing in close proximity.
When studying acupuncture in China I came to know my good friend (from the other side of the planet) and got told all these wonderful stories from him and later also from his entire family.
Having already experienced some tiny, tiny miracles (in comparison) myself, I had no reason to doubt him, especially because there were several stories that pointed to her being the real deal.
When her students started getting attached to her she warned them, but when they did not listen she left them.
A real master will never allow people getting to attached to him, or even start to worship him, as he only wants to show them the way, helping to speed up their spiritual growth.
If then the students become too attached to the teacher the whole purpose for the master being there in the first place is lost …
… and so he has to go. Usually that’s the beginning of a new religion. When the truth is getting lost religion appears.
If all hell breaks loose and you don’t know where to go and turn to, go inside and connect yourself to the source, the creator, God, your inner self or whatever you may want to call it.
Know you are protected, know you are eternal.
I do not pretend to know what will happen and when, but this master said that it will come like a thief in the night.
Hopefully we can find ways to avoid WW3 and to minimize the earth changes.
If you think all of this is comlete BS then why have the elitists built the Doomsday Seed Vault?
– AJ staff denied bail on press freedom day (Al Jazeera, May 3, 2014):
Trial of three journalists adjourned by judge to May 15 after plea for freedom rejected for a second time.
An Egyptian court has denied bail to three Al Jazeera journalists, and extended the imprisonment of a fourth for 45 days in hearings that coincided with World Press Freedom Day.
The judge on Saturday adjourned the case of Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed until May 15, after hearing Fahmy repeat his request for bail. The first bail request was rejected on March 31.
– MERS infections pass 300 mark in Saudi Arabia (RT, April 26, 2014):
Saudi Arabian authorities have reported 14 more cases of the deadly MERS virus, bringing the total number of infected people to 313. The country has faced accusations of a lack of transparency as it struggles to control the virus’s spread.
The latest outbreak of the MERS virus has Saudi authorities concerned ahead of Ramadam, when millions of pilgrims will flock to the country. The Health Ministry has reported 14 new cases of the respiratory syndrome in the capital, Riyadh, in the last 24 hours. In total, 92 people have died of MERS in Saudi Arabia, according to official information from the Ministry of Health.
– Big Pharma profiteering gone wild: $1,000-a-pill Hepatitis drug in USA sells for less than $10 in Egypt (Natural News, March 26, 2014):
The financial raping of America by Big Pharma has just achieved a new milestone with the impending launch of a Hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 a pill. If you’ve ever wondered why U.S. health care is so unaffordable and inaccessible — and why health insurance costs are bankrupting businesses and municipalities across the nation — this is exactly why. The same drug that sells for $1,000 a pill in the USA — named “Sovaldi” — sells for just $10 in Egypt, or 1/100th the USA price. Continue reading »
– Egypt military-backed government resigns (PressTV, Feb 24, 2014):
Egypt’s military-backed government has resigned amid the country’s growing economic problems and a presidential poll that will likely bring army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to power.
The cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi announced the decision on Monday.
“The cabinet decided in light of the current situation that the country is going through…to submit its resignation to Adly Mansour, the interim president,” the cabinet said.