” The first ever evidence of a comet entering Earth’s atmosphere and exploding, raining down a shock wave of fire which obliterated every life form in its path, has been discovered by a team of South African scientists and international collaborators, and will be presented at a public lecture on Thursday.
The discovery has not only provided the first definitive proof of a comet striking Earth, millions of years ago, but it could also help us to unlock, in the future, the secrets of the formation of our solar system.
“Comets always visit our skies – they’re these dirty snowballs of ice mixed with dust – but never before in history has material from a comet ever been found on Earth,” says Professor Jan Kramers of Wits University.
The comet entered Earth’s atmosphere above Egypt about 28 million years ago. As it entered the atmosphere, it exploded, heating up the sand beneath it to a temperature of about 2 000 degrees Celsius, and resulting in the formation of a huge amount of yellow silica glass which lies scattered over a 6 000 square kilometer area in the Sahara. A magnificent specimen of the glass, polished by ancient jewellers, is found in Tutankhamun’s brooch with its striking yellow-brown scarab.”
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Walid Shoebat On The Michael Savage Show
Published on Sep 27, 2013
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” As a day of violent clashes that killed dozens of people drew to a close, the Muslim Brotherhood urged its supporters to take to the streets every day for the next week in what Gehad el-Haddad, a spokesman for the group, called a “Week of Departure” in a message posted to Twitter.”
” A deadly shooting at the site of a sit-in by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, has left dozens of people dead.
The Egyptian health ministry said at least 42 people had been killed and more than 300 injured in the incident early on Monday morning.
Mohamed Mohamed Ibrahim El-Beltagy, a Brotherhood MP, described the incident during dawn prayers after police had stormed the site, as a “massacre”.
About 500 people were also reportedly injured.
Speaking to Al Jazeera, Gehad Haddad, a spokesman for Muslim Brotherhood, said that at around 3.30 in the morning, army and police forces started firing at sit-in protesters in front of the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo.
But the military said a “terrorist group” had tried to storm the Republican Guard facility, where Morsi is reportedly being held. It also said that two officer had also been killed. “
” Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Muslim Brotherhood was overthrown by the Egyptian army earlier this week. With the support of the public, the military ousted President Morsi and suspended his sharia-based, Islamic constitution.
In this shocking video, pro-Morsi protestors brutally murder several teenagers. Just a warning: this video is extremely graphic.
The Islamists with Al-Qaeda flags climbed to a roof and threw rocks at local teens. They then threw the teens off the roof and proceeded to beat them with sticks.”
“ Egypt has avoided a military coup in the usual sense of the word.Mohammed Morsi is no longer president, and the country will now be governed by the head of the Constitutional Court. The Court will appoint a government of technocrats, who will rule until presidential and parliamentary elections are held. The country will embark once again on its first steps toward democracy, as if no presidential or parliamentary elections had taken place and as if no constitution had been formulated and ratified by referendum. It’s as if the Egyptian revolution only started yesterday. From now on, the country will be managed and supervised by the army, through a civilian representative of its choosing.
Affairs will be conducted following a timetable set by the defense minister, until the army is satisfied that a civilian leadership is capable of assuming the reins of power.
However, this arrangement is not final. The new arrangement was agreed upon by the army and the secular political parties, as well as some of the Salafist movements who opposed Morsi’s rule. The Muslim Brotherhood has yet to give its approval. “
” Curiously, a massive wave of anti-Obama sentiment in Egypt has been utterly ignored by vintage media, even though the protests may be the largest in all of human history.”
” Consider the dichotomy: Obama 2011: Mubarak Must Go; Obama Today: ‘It’s not our job to choose who Egypt’s leaders are’.”
See them all at DirectorBlue
” President Mohamed Mursi clung to office on Tuesday after rebuffing an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt’s political crisis, and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood sought to mass its supporters to defend him.
But the Islamist leader looked increasingly isolated, with ministers resigning, the liberal opposition refusing to talk to him and the armed forces, backed by millions of protesters in the street, giving him until Wednesday to agree to share power.
In a defiant 2 a.m. statement, Mursi’s office said the president had not been consulted before the armed forces chief-of-staff set a 48-hour deadline for a power-sharing deal and would pursue his own plan for national reconciliation.”
” Egypt’s armed forces handed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi a virtual ultimatum to share power on Monday, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own road map for the country.
A dramatic military statement broadcast on state television declared the nation was in danger after millions of Egyptians took to the streets on Sunday to demand that Mursi quit and the headquarters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood were ransacked.
Since the fall of Hosni Mubarak more than two years ago as the Arab Spring revolutions took hold, the Arab world’s most populous nation has remained in turmoil, arousing concern amongst allies in the West and in neighboring Israel, with which Egypt has had a peace treaty since 1979.
Mursi’s backers were furious at the military statement: “The age of military coups is over,” said Yasser Hamza of the Brotherhood parliamentary wing.
But it provoked delight among liberal leaders and crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, who cheered when a flight of military helicopters swooped overhead trailing national flags. Silhouetted against the sunset, it was a powerful illustration of the military’s desire to be seen in tune with the people.”
” Anti-government protesters in Egypt have stormed the national headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood in the capital, Cairo.
People ransacked the building in the Moqattam area and set parts on fire.
Officials say eight people have been killed in clashes outside since Sunday, while eight others have died elsewhere.
Meanwhile, four ministers are reported to have resigned, a day after millions took to the streets across the country to demand the president leave power.
The al-Watan website said the ministers of tourism, environment, communication and legal affairs had acted “in solidarity with the people’s demand to overthrow the regime”.
The crowds seen in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday were the biggest since the 2011 revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
Protests and sporadic outbreaks of violence were reported nationwide.
The health ministry said at least 16 people had been killed and 781 injured since Sunday.
Three people died in the central province of Assiut, and another four in Alexandria, Fayoum, Beni Suef and Kafr al-Sheikh. Another protester suffocated to death at a protest outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo.
Eight people were killed in clashes around the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Moqattam, the ministry added.”
” Waving national flags and chanting “Get out!”, a crowd of nearly 500,000 massed in and around Cairo’s central Tahrir Square in by far the largest demonstration since the 2011 uprising that overthrew Mursi’s predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.
“The people want the fall of the regime!” they shouted, echoing the Arab Spring rallying cry that brought down Mubarak – this time yelling it not against an ageing dictator but against the first elected leader in Egypt’s 5,000-year recorded history.
Huge protest rallies continued late into the night in a mostly festive atmosphere.
While the main protests were peaceful, five people were shot dead in clashes in the Nile valley towns of Assiut and Beni Suef and the oasis town of Fayoum. The Health Ministry said more than 200 were injured in clashes in several provincial towns.
A military source said as many as 14 million people in this nation of 84 million took part in Sunday’s demonstrations in sweltering heat. There was no independent way to verify that estimate, which seemed implausibly high, but the armed forces used helicopters to monitor the crowds.”
“A disturbing video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday shows what appears to be an angry Muslim crowd in Upper Egypt beating and stripping two Coptic Christian women in broad daylight in a rural area.
The video opens with a crowd shouting “Nasara” (Christians) before the two women are set upon by this crowd. The video shows many passers-by having no visible reaction to the events. The accents of the attackers seem to support claims that the attack happened in Upper Egypt.
The video was originally uploaded by someone named Mina Mouris, whose Youtube account name switched to James Knowing. The account has been removed now and the video was removed by the original user later on Tuesday but many have downloaded it, and a mirror copy was uploaded on an account owned by someone who often expresses Islamophobic sentiments.”
” An al-Qaida-linked militant cell detained in Egypt was planning suicide attacks on the French and US embassies, the state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday, quoting investigators.
Authorities on Saturday announced the capture of three Egyptians with links to al-Qaida, saying they had been found in possession of 10 kg (22 pounds) of explosive materials.
“The investigations revealed that the suspects were intending to carry out terrorist bomb operations inside Egypt via suicide operations, penetrating the security cordon in front of the American and French embassies with a car bomb,” MENA said, citing a source in the state security prosecutor’s office.
MENA said the suspects had escaped from prison during the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011.”
- Egypt arrests 3 suspected Al Qaeda militants (foxnews.com)
- Egypt Arrests 3 Suspected Al-Qaida Militants (theepochtimes.com)
- Egypt says it has arrested 3 suspected militants affiliated with al-Qaida (vancouverdesi.com)
- Egypt arrests 3 suspected al-Qaida militants (sfgate.com)
- Egypt says thwarts suicide attack on foreign embassy (dailystar.com.lb)
- Egypt ‘militant embassy plot’ foiled (bbc.co.uk)
” Linda J. Bilmes and Michael D. Intriligator, ask in a recent paper, “How many wars is the US fighting today?”
Citing a page at US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) website, they highlight the “areas of responsibility” publicly listed:
The US Central Command (CENTCOM) is active in 20 countries across the Middle Eastern region, and is actively ramping-up military training, counterterrorism programs, logistical support, and funding to the military in various nations. At this point, the US has some kind of military presence in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
US Africa Command (AFRICOM), according to the paper, “supports military-to-military relationships with 54 African nations.”
[Gosztola points out that the U.S. military is also conducting operations of one kind or another in Syrian, Jordan, South Sudan, Kosovo, Libya, Yemen, the Congo, Uganda, Mali, Niger and other countries.]
Altogether, that makes 74 nations where the US is fighting or “helping” some force in some proxy struggle that has been deemed beneficial by the nation’s masters of war.
A Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides an accounting of all the publicly acknowledged deployments of US military forces
But those are just the public operations. “
- The United States Is Fighting How Many Wars? (dissenter.firedoglake.com)
- U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars … That It Will Publicly Admit (philosophers-stone.co.uk)
- U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars … That It Will Publicly Admit (secretsofthefed.com)
” An angry Egyptian mob has lynched the teenage son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader, accusing him of killing a man over Facebook comments critical of the Islamist movement, security sources said Saturday.
The violence that took place on Thursday in the Nile Delta was the latest in a spate of vigilante killings in the region amid growing lawlessness since the 2011 revolution that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.
Yussef Rabie Abdessalam, 16, pulled out a gun and opened fire indiscriminately, killing a passerby and wounding another after a heated argument with a man who had openly criticised the influential Brotherhood on the Internet, the sources said.”
- Prominent dissident faces trial for insulting Morsi (azzasedky.typepad.com)
- Debate over Easter greetings roil Egypt’s sensitive religious tension (mcclatchydc.com)
- No ‘Happy Easter’: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Bizarre Religious Intolerance (theatlantic.com)
- The Obama Administration’s Disgraceful Muslim Brotherhood Policy (counterjihadreport.com)
- Did We Get the Muslim Brotherhood Wrong? – Marc Lynch | Foreign Policy (azzasedky.typepad.com)
- Reverse discrimination: Muslim Brotherhood now getting the perks in Egyptian Army (worldtribune.com)
” President Barack Obama is on the way to becoming a lame duck president, says Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan in an editorial.
He’s not there yet as anything can happen in his remaining 44 months in office to make him relevant, but he’s getting close, she says.
“He’s not a lame duck, he’s just lame,” the former Ronald Reagan speechwriter writes.
Noonan cites a litany of setbacks that have dogged Obama:
• “He couldn’t get a win on gun control with 90 percent public support;”
• “When he speaks on immigration reform you get the sense he’s setting it back;”
• “He’s floundering on Syria;”
• “The looming crisis on implementation of Obamacare has begun to fill the news. Even his allies are using the term ‘train wreck.’ Obamacare is not only the most slovenly written major law in modern American history, it is full of sneaked-in surprises people are just discovering;”
• His “sequester strategy — scare the American public into supporting me — flopped;”
• “Benghazi and what appear to be its cover-ups drag on and will not go away;”
• “The economy is stuck in low-growth, employment in no-growth.”
“The president seems incapable of changing anything, even in a crisis. He’s been scored as passive and petulant, but it’s the kind of passivity people fall into when nothing works.” “
Recognizing the truth now , five years too late , in no way restores your lost credibility Ms Noonan . Once a fool , always a fool .
SHOCK: JUDGE WHO ENDED INTERROGATION OF BOSTON BOMBER WITHOUT DOJ KNOWLEDGE LINKED TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, MUSLIM GOVERNMENTS
” Excerpted from FRONT PAGE MAG: As FOX News reported and Robert Spencer noted, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped talking once he was prematurely read his Miranda rights. That helps the authorities establish the lone wolf narrative. Whatever else we might have learned from him is probably lost.
Once Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was read his rights on Monday, he immediately stopped talking, according to four officials of both political parties who were briefed on the interrogation but insisted on anonymity because the briefing was private.
After roughly 16 hours of questioning, investigators were surprised when a magistrate judge and a representative from the U.S. Attorney’s office entered the hospital room and read Tsarnaev his rights, the four officials and one law enforcement official said. Investigators had planned to keep questioning him.”
” Brain removal, heart preservation and liquefying organs with cedar oil? These trends in mummification weren’t as prevalent among Egyptian embalmers as previously thought, a new study suggests.
Egyptian embalmers closely guarded the secrets of the mummification process, so descriptions of their trade are extremely rare in ancient literature. One ancient Greek historian to sneak a glimpse at their work was Herodotus, who visited Egypt around 450 B.C. and later wrote about three levels of mummification available for different price points. If the deceased’s family was willing to splurge on the finest treatment, he explained, embalmers would remove the brain through the nose before emptying the abdomen through a small slit. For a lower fee, they would fill the abdominal cavity with cedar oil, which was thought to liquefy the intestines, stomach, liver and lungs. And for next of kin on a budget, embalmers would simply flush the body with water and leave it in natron, a naturally occurring salt, for 70 days.”
- Mummy Myths Unravelled (foxnews.com)
- 2,400-Year-Old Myths of Mummy-Making Busted (scientificamerican.com)
- Egyptian Mummies Weren’t Given Enemas, Study Shows (gadling.com)
- Ancient Mysteries – Re: Tutankhamun- the human battery? (disclose.tv)