October 19th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
While simultaneously soft-attacking Christianity in America for the past six years of his Presidency, Obama in an interview originally aired with French Canal Plus News, on June 1st, 2009, (which resurfaced this week on numerous websites) wrongly indicated that America is 'one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.'
The reason for the resurfacing?
Obama, after recently praising a radical Islamists as a Moderate, and after sending a thank you note to the Mosque in Oklahoma responsible for radicalizing the US Islamist who beheaded a woman in Oklahoma, is in the process of being re-evaluated by a large number of American's. This, most especially due to Obama's Presidential acts of "taqiyya"--a term, defined as a tacit and accepted "act of lying or concealment on behalf of Islam."
Obama's ongoing assertions regarding Islam in the US, much like most other politically ambitious instances of Obama propaganda, is patently untrue on the many faces of it.
Point in fact--Islam barely even appears on the US radar when it comes to religion, despite a staggering number of terrorist attacks by a relatively small number of semi-indigenous Islamists, as opposed to any other religion in the US.
Obama, in the 2009 interview, went on to state "we have to educate ourselves more effectively in Islam," which apparently is a veiled attempt at evangelizing Islam as widely as possible across America by the increasingly embattled Islamist-oriented President.
According to Pew Research, when comparing various Muslim populations across the world in what is referred to as a "weighted map," the US barely even appears as being visually identifiable, in a Muslim population comparative graphic.
According to Wikipedia, the US is actually ranked at 38th, with regard to Muslim population comparisons.
These facts stand out, despite the antithesis, with the US ranking third in the world in overall population totals, only behind China and India.
Pew further indicates the top Muslim populations in the world by country:
'Two-thirds of all Muslims worldwide live in the 10 countries shown below. Of the 10 countries, six are in Asia (Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Iran and Turkey), three are in North Africa (Egypt, Algeria and Morocco) and one is in Sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria).'
Countries with the Largest Number of Muslims
|* Data for Turkey and Morocco come primarily from general population surveys, which are less reliable than censuses or large-scale demographic and health surveys for estimating minority-majority ratios (see Methodology). As a result, the percentage of the population that is Muslim in these two countries is rounded to the nearest integer.|
Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life • Mapping the Global Muslim Population, October 2009"(End Pew Excerpt)
Indonesia, which is where Obama spent a good deal of his formative years, ranks as number one in overall Muslim populations across the world.
So, the question ultimately becomes why does Obama--who is routinely billed by the media as being the smartest man in the room on all things-- feel the ongoing if not incessant need to continually lie about both the number and nature of Muslims in the US?
We believe that this bit of bizarre anti-western/anti-colonial reasoning, goes hand in hand with Obama's well beyond mystifying stance on Ebola as well as his (so far) anemic attacks on the caliphate building ISIS terrorist army.
When we endeavor to exemplify Obama's veiled anti-Christian proclivities, we found it well beyond interesting to note that the US, while having an almost inscrutable number of Muslims, simultaneously boasts the largest Christian population on the planet, and by wide measure.
While Obama's agenda-oriented premise on most things remains fatally flawed, Obama has continually waxed profane to the American people on the truth about Islam and Christian America. Indeed, it was only a few months prior that Obama made the following statement regarding Islam and the end of Ramadan:
"In the United States, Obama also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities."
The simple fact is that Sharia law based Islam had absolutely nothing to do with the founding of America, and its history, beyond the early 1800's impetus to revitalize the US Navy in order to deal with the Islamist Barbary Pirates in Tripoli. This, thus cementing the famous inclusion of "to the shores of Tripoli" reference found in the Marine Corps hymn, or should that be Marine "corpse?"
Unfatuous humor aside, According to the highly sourced and referenced website Wallbuilders, Obama's anti-infidelapproach against all things "non-Islamic" seems more globally "anti-Biblical" rather than "merely" anti-Christian:
"Perhaps the most accurate description of his antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. When Obama's hostility toward Biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-Biblical descriptor. In fact, there have been numerous clearly documented times when his pro-Islam positions have been the cause of his anti-Biblical actions.
Moreover, Wallbuilders includes an extensive case- list of example after example of actual instances rather than mere rhetoric, owing to Obama's shall we say "anti-Christ" stance with regard to all things Judeo-Christian.
So, while Obama [may] not be the infamous "anti-Christ" so often mentioned in the Holy Bible, he'll certainly do quite keenly until the real thing arrives.....
October 12th, 2014
This eerie photo from NASA depicts the Sun emitting a rather odd and yet recognizable pattern of activity ....~ From the Weather Channel
By Barry Secrest
Back when Obama began his "War on ISIS" on 9/23, we published an article warning everyone not to become to excited over what we referred to as an "Air Guitar" war which would be perpetrated in much the same way as Clinton's Cruise missile attack on an aspirin factory in the Sudan.
As it now turns out, we were right once again, as military advisers, Iraq watchers, journalists, and even military experts have indicated that nothing substantial is actually being attacked in Iraq.
You see, Obama thinks it's none of our business; which takes us to the final quote in our article of several weeks ago:
"In essence, amongst numerous other considerations, this may be viewed merely as Obama's Clintonian moment of bombing an aspirin factory in order to deflect attention away from his most recent headache.
Just think of it as Obama's "air guitar"' war".....
No aircraft ever took and held ground~US Marine Corps Manual
As one can see, we were right.
Which brings us to some of the other governmental and otherwise oddities which have appeared and we have written on during the first ten days of October, in our increasingly popular news section.
Harry Reid's black bodyguard was having none of it, when reporter Jason Mattera calmly asked the Senate Majority leader how it is that a government salaried Senator somehow managed to attain over $6.7 Million in wealth in only a few years.
The stocky bodyguard, apparently in a fit of irritation, grabbed and jammed Mattera against a wall and then swung him back into the corridor, probably reminding Mattera of his high school days at the mercy of thugs who thrive on violence.
The guard repeatedly asked Mattera "are you press?" When Mattera responded the guard then stated " I don't care."
So, what was Reid doing while his bodyguard was assaulting a member of the press?
Pretty much what he always does when Americans are being misused by out of control government agents.
Reid calmly strolled down the corridor paying no attention whatsoever to what his bodyguard was doing to a member of the media, and on behalf of Reid himself.
Similiar incidents have occurred numerous times before, with other elite politicians who claim to be "of the people" when in fact, their true designs are anything but.
Many have lost their jobs as a result, but fear not because that could never happen to Sen. Harry Reid.... but his thuggish guard will do, at least for starters.
Final Blood Moon of the Tetrad for 2014 Rises
On Wednesday October 8, at about 6:25 am EST, the second Blood moon of the Tetrad appeared.
It was the final Blood Moon for 2014; however, there are two more Blood Moons which will appear in 2015 completing the tetrad, one in April and the other in September. As stated numerous times before, this tetrad's appearance also marks the exact dates of major Jewish holidays, making it extraordinarily significant.
But, why is it significant?
Biblical scholars tell us that the tetrad has only appeared a few times in the past several hundred years. Not only that, but this particular tetrad heralds a time in which major events are unfolding across the planet.
So, what does it all mean?
Many believe that the lunar tetrad specifies a time of great change for Jews, while solar eclipses herald trouble or "change" for gentile nations.
The question is, does the lunar tetrad in conjunction with solar eclipses, among other heavenly signs, mean that something extraordinary is about to occur?
When we look at the significant confluence of events which have already occurred in 2014, it would seem that there may be more to these "signs" which we are given, than others would care to admit.
If the US Government's Not Too Concerned About Ebola from West Africa, the Airlines Should Be
Can an airline be sued due to the transportation and subsequent cross-infection of other passengers by an infected Ebola Patient?
As international carriers continue to allow infected passengers from West Africa on flights, the possibility of crippling lawsuits may become increasingly possible.
Passenger safety, under a wide variety of circumstances, almost always belongs to the airline.
Moreover, with a pending mortality rate of 70% for Ebola, shouldn't an airline be held accountable for mixing connecting passengers from West Africa, with passengers from non-infected countries?
According to the Obama administration, West African passengers should in no way be disallowed from flying to the US. However, what about the airline's pure liability in knowing of a rampant & more often than not, fatal disease within a passenger's region?
One website has already pointed the finger at one US air carrier for allegedly not properly sanitizing its planes after a later-known infected patient had flown on two aircraft, from Europe.
According to federal regulations under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), a carrier cannot deny boarding to an individual for health reasons except under certain circumstances. However, a carrier can prohibit access if a passenger with a communicable diseases poses a direct threat to other passengers.
The other side of the argument, according to the same federal regulations, notes that airlines must report both illness and or death of any passenger subject to a $ 500,000 fine.
According to the legal website, Holland and Knight, an airline could under the following circumstances, be subject to a lawsuit if the airline :
"permits an obviously sick passenger to board without making any inquiry, requiring a medical certificate, or denying boarding to determine their medical fitness"
- "fails to quarantine or isolate a passenger who is discovered in flight with a communicable disease, or otherwise fails to respond appropriately"
- "knowingly allows an infected passenger or crew member to travel or work"
- "fails to properly equip and maintain the aircraft to prevent the spread of airborne disease"
- "fails to notify the appropriate medical authorities and await assistance at the flight’s destination
"fails to alert the proper medical authorities and make efforts to contact all passengers on the flight after becoming aware of a passenger’s communicable illness"12
Indeed, the operative passage for our purposes [Ebola] might be if the airline "fails to properly equip and maintain the aircraft to prevent the spread of airborne disease."
This is due to the current way in which modern aircraft pressurize and re-circulate oxygen without the proper bio-filters in place. In essence, a catchall for any good personal injury attorney.
Under international law, the Montreal Convention under article 17, states that an airline is presumptively liable in any case where an unexpected accident occurs and where a passenger is either on the aircraft, embarking, or disembarking the aircraft.
Indeed , in the case of communicable disease "where other passengers contract a contagious disease during a flight, or in the course of embarking or disembarking, a court may very well consider this an “unexpected or unusual event” external to the passenger. However, determining when contraction occurred may prove to be very difficult."
Under international law, the remedy or reward when no negligence occurs amounts to about $ 150,000 dollars, under the case of determined negligence, however, it could be another matter.
So, while the airline may not be directly involved in the transmission of a communicable disease, both international and domestic law provide for substantial legal remedy in any case in which passengers become infected.
However, if negligence is concurrently proven then there are no legal limitations on the size or award for a lawsuit.
Under those circumstances, we can probably expect to see far fewer flights to America from West Africa travelers, due to the extraordinary nature of Ebola and the havoc it can play fractally, within any region.
Just imagine a class action lawsuit against an airline where a large number of individuals in a region eventually become infected by Ebola and die, and the lack of detectablity of the disease, is determined to be a cause of negligence by a jury.
Patient Zero would take on a whole new meaning, however, the other possibilities involve aircraft which may transport infected passengers unknowingly and then spread the disease by the mere presence of trace amounts of bodily fluids remaining on the plane.
The obvious choice for airlines would probably be to avoid these ominous possibilties at any and all costs. Ebola has never before made it out of Africa, except under certain [highly] controlled conditions.
Now, it unfortunately has.
The Jubilee Year Shemitah Begins
Many experts point to the seven years of the Jewish observed Shemitah as being "active" with regard to US and world financial troubles, but is it real and still operative?
The Shemitah speaks to a period in which debts are supposed to be cleared, according to the Old Testament, a thing which is routinely unobserved quite obviously.
Many believe that the Shemitah's judgement from God was fully operative, especially beginning in 2001, when the world trade center collapsed from a terrorist attack which brought America down to its knees, financially.
From there, seven years later, we moved into the great financial collapse of 2008, which the US has still not fullly recovered from.
from 2008, we move into 2015, which is not only a Shemitah year, but also a Jubilee year--in essence--a hyper-Shemitah year --which only occurs about every fifty years.
In concert with this comes the aforementioned very rare lunar eclipse "Blood Moons tetrad" which speaks to signs of substantial changes affecting God-fearing nations, occurring.
The thing to bear in mind is that it was ultimately derivatives which put America in its current position in the first place during 2008, so, guess what?
It's now worse.....
After a Muslim Terrorist plot to mass behead "infidels" was recently uncovered in Autralia, ABC News is now reporting that a backlash against Islamic women has now seeded a new solidarity movement among non-Muslim women.
According to ABC News, "A new social media campaign [has been started] encouraging women to take a photo of themselves wearing a head scarf to show support for Muslim women and religious freedom."
The name of the movement is being called "Women in Solidarity with Hijabs (WISH)" and it has garnered 18,000 "likes" on the social community website, Facebook.
The counter-backlash in support of Muslim women, was triggered as a result of an informal impetus to ban the burka, which is a full body, face-covering, (typically) black garb making Islamic women virtually unidentifiable.
Photo from Kate Leany, ABC News
The founder of the group stated, "Every time we share these images the response that we get from everybody is just amazing."
"Not only do Australian Muslim women appreciate it, everybody is incredibly grateful that this mere gesture of sharing photos has a much broader impact on the community. "It's bringing it back to basics and saying we have a lot more in common than we have differences."
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, finds the wearing of them by unidentifiable women as confrontational and wishes them not to be worn; however, Abbot further states that the government cannot tell people what to wear, quite obviously.
One Christian woman, who decided to wear the hijab for a week, stated: "People [are] asking if now I was wearing a hijab does that mean I support ISIS as well and really silly connections like that." "I walked into a petrol station and someone asked me if I was Muslim and I said 'no', because I'm wearing it as a show of solidarity, I'm not pretending to be of a faith that I'm not.
"When I answered 'no', they said well what are you wearing that for then? You look like one of them."
Them, in this usage, might be the key word-- in that the religious culture of Islam seems to make it very clear that Muslims often view themselves away and apart from most western culture traditional communities, in essence, they themselves purposefully author their isolation by virtue of willfully cordoning themselves in any given western society.
However, when this isolation collides in a three-way encounter with eastern Islamic terrorism against the self- same western cultural tradition, i.e. "kill the infidels," an explosion of backlash should not only be anticipated but rather even expected, among Westerners.
The ABC News report further indicates "Aicha Marhfour, a freelance journalist from Melbourne, said media attention should be focused on Muslim women actually being attacked or threatened.
"One of the key issues that I had and I think a lot of people also shared is that they're well meaning, but I think it's more important to hear from Muslims as opposed to people trying to feel our pain."
"It's all very well to wear the hijab for a day or to stand with your Muslim friends but really what you're doing is you're taking a nice photo, you're sharing a good intention," she said.
"But you're going to take off that scarf and you're going to move back into your life, which is free from the threats and intimidation that Muslim women regularly do face."
So, should Western women continue to wear the hijabs out of solidarity with Islamic women? Many would put forth that the adaptation of western values towards participating in Islam, via whatever means contrived, could be a sign of what Islam refers to as willful "dhimmitude," which is the Islamic subjugation of non-Muslims in any given society.
The chief irony within all of this is the extraordinary fact that women in virtually every Muslim society are treated as second class citizens at best, and even child-bearing sex slaves, at worst. Stonings, beheadings, rapes, genital mutilation, and then of course, denied individual rights to the point of not even allowing Muslim women to drive, would seem to make this particular movement an extreme hearkening back to the stone age for women.
Maybe women's suffrage isn't all that it's cracked up to be in the modern day --perhaps Western women the world-over will insistently doff their hijabs in a salute to the dark-ages of beastial treatment.
Indeed, the fact that a female Muslim community activist-lawyer from Afghanistan, actually began the movement in Australia could be referred to as sauce for the Western Gander, assuming the stated origination and intent of the movement is valid.
But, the true question becomes whether or not this movement might viral into other nations, as so many other movements have done before.
Will a hijab-Muslim solidarity movement for women arrive and be joyfully greeted and embraced in the US?
Don't count on it.....
In the embedded Youtube video, a Lutheran Church in Germany was being used as a launching platform for what could be defined as 'the Great Apostacy' as described in biblical prophecies.
As the presiding Muslim Imam begins his somewhat disturbing sing-song 'call to prayer,' a German woman stands up and challenges the fact that the church is now being transformed into a mosque for the spread of Islam in conjunction with false Christianity.
This emerging philosophy, the mixing of two or more faiths with Islam as the predominant factor, is what is being termed as an 'interfaith initiative' in which some church leaders say a new understanding can be achieved through the marriage of both Christian and Islamic faiths.
In the US, this mixing has been stealthily undertaken across many northern and midwestern states which is being designated as "Chrislam," the intertwining of Christianity and Islam into one false belief system.
Many so-called Christian leaders, in the US, are even promoting the combination of faiths as legitimate.
Proponents of the movement state that the Jewish and Christian God is one in the same as Islam's Allah.
However detractors indicate that the deity which the two faiths worship have nothing at all in common. In fact many biblical experts state that Allah was an Arab Pagan deity dating back several thousands years, who was then referred to as 'Suen' or 'Sin', a moon God worshiped by ancient Mideast populations.
The crescent moon which can be seen on most Islamic flags and other representatively styled banners, could be considered as an indicator of this fact.
It was only when Islam was established as a religion in about 600 AD that the Arab Pagan Moon God under Islam's prophet was re-established as what the Islamic world now call Allah.
However, Islamic fundamentalists maintain that the object of worship between both faiths remains one in the same, with the exception of Jesus Christ, who Muslims state was a prophet 'only.'
Ultimately, the interfaith initiative has been termed by many, as the cracking of the foundations of the Christian Church while anchoring the tenets of Islam into western culture, and while simultaneously re-introducing Pagan deity worship back into Western culture.
In June of 2014 the Pope hosted a Vatican function in which clergy from Jewish, Islamic and Christian churches gathered together invoking the God(s) of all three faiths in prayers, vespers, and the Islamic call to worship.
Fine for Snapping Photos in US National Forests?
"This land is your land?"
Not so much anymore....
Now it's apparently the US Government's land.
It would seem that the US Government, under Barack Obama, has become even more fiendishly money-hungry than it ever was before, and that's saying a lot, quite frankly.
Granted, the current $ 17.7 trillion debt needs to be radically down-sized, but the current oligarchy, which already owns most of the land out west, is getting downright persnickety about "their land."
Indeed, maybe they need to buy more Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles....who knows?
But, just like the regime's attack on Andy Griffith-style fishing, which under the US Government's adopted "UN Agenda 21," sought to severely limit angling in America as led by Obama and his core of radical Progressives; now if you're a photographer and wish to snap a picture in a US Forest, well guess what? It's going to cost you--even if your snapping a fam photo with your cellphone for social media.
No more Ansel Adams for you, America.
"In the worst bit of news for professional (and amateur) photographers since personal drones were banned from National Parks, The U.S. Forest Service has set into motion plans to fine picture-takers at least a grand for snapping images in any of the wilderness areas under their care, nearly 36 million acres of wilderness in all.
If the plans are finalized in November, any media with a camera, even a simple cell phone camera, will have to purchase a permit from the Forest Service if they plan on taking photographs in places like Mount Hood orMount Jefferson, permits that can cost nearly $1500. If they refuse, they risk being fined $1000 for the infraction. As you can imagine, this has given photographers everywhere a reason for concern.
"It's pretty clearly unconstitutional," Gregg Leslie, legal defense director at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Alexandria, Va told Oregon Live. "They would have to show an important need to justify these limits, and they just can't."
According to Leslie, the Forest Service hasn't shown any real-world justifications for the new law. Others belive that the new limitations are being set into place for a more nefarious purpose: to punish media outlets that report unfavorable stories about wildnerness areas by refusing future shooting permits.
"The Forest Service needs to rethink any policy that subjects noncommercial photographs and recordings to a burdensome permitting process for something as simple as taking a picture with a cell phone," U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said. "Especially where reporters and bloggers are concerned, this policy raises troubling questions about inappropriate government limits on activity clearly protected by the First Amendment."
The only time that new rules wouldn't apply is in regard to breaking news, such as a natural disaster.
Regardless of the reasoning, it's easy to see why such a change is a terrible idea, particularly when it comes to the fuzziness between who qualifies as media. Would a national news network with the ability to throw away nearly two grand be considered the same media as a self-funded photography blog? Is a journalism student with an iPhone comparable to a salaried news anchor for a local network? The new rules don't answer these questions, and the room for interpretation could mean that media access to wilderness areas will be only be available to those who can afford it.
Luckily, the Forest Service have opened themselves up for comment. Photogs, give 'em hell."
So, could this be the mere beginnings of "Obama's [Hitlerian] War on photographers" by way of eventual journalism? Or, what is that they don't wish us to be snapping photos of?
Comments to the US Forest Service are open until November 30th.
While a few recently published articles have indicated a bit of Forest Service back-pedaling on this issue, no confirmed conclusions or retractions to the new policy impetus have ultimately been made.
While working on the Examiner to post this article from its original source, the link we had earlier established had been altered and replaced with an updated story concerning how the US Forest Service had now changed its purview of the directive, due to concerned backlash.
As a matter of fact, each of the originated ABC News affiliates had either changed the original article to an updated article or taken their original story down ostensibly due to the Obama Administration's having been implicated in the original article at Conservative Refocus.
In this search link, it can easily be seen how the original story was later removed.
Standing with the Muslims...
Oh, I almost forgot, but after the Oklahoma beheading by an Islamic extremist (or workplace violence provocateur), Obama actually sent a thank you letter to the Mosque which had earlier radicalized the Islamic beheader--you just can't make this stuff up.
So, after having read of yet another culmination of connected oddities even as Ebola has now been diagnosed on US soil-- as predicted long ago--and world leaders continue to inexplicably fudge in stopping the spread of the disease under the auspices of political correctness, you can forgive us for wondering if something might indeed be afoot.
Something always is, in fact, in these days and times and more often than not it comes across as well beyond odd.
October 5th, 2014
"Over 3,500 passengers from Ebola affected nations have been allowed to enter the U.S. without any special screening since January 1, 2014, according to a leaked internal intelligence report from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office" ~ Breitbart
By Barry Secrest
Over the last several years, both the US and the world have experienced a series of disruptions and signs that would seem to bode of an ill wind blowing against humanity as a whole.
On virtually every continent, the harbinger of economic mayhem or conflict has either threatened to encompass or has actually taken hold of entire regions, destabilizing a balance which has forever been tenuous at best.
Absent of human device, there are then natural disasters filling the vacuum.
In addition, we have seen signs in the heavens from a sequence of ongoing Blood Moons, Super Moons, Comets, even asteroids and the like, while the earth rumbles and shakes at a historically unprecedented rate. Many believe that our world has entered into a new age marking either a significant ending or perhaps a new and rather dire beginning.
With all of this, there is the one other heretofore missing ingredient which may have finally found its dreadful purchase, the rapid progression of disease and pestilence unlike anything seen in modern times.
On Wednesday October 8, the second Blood moon of the Tetrad will appear. It will be the final Blood Moon for 2014, however there are two more Blood Moons which will appear in 2015 completing the tetrad, one in April and the other in September. As stated numerous times before, this tetrad's appearance also marks the exact dates of major Jewish holidays, making it extraordinarily significant.
Simultaneously, the first US case of Ebola has now worsened to critical condition, as US officials stubbornly assert the politicization of the deadly killer disease:
"The impulse might be to isolate these countries. If we do that, we'll actually be increasing our own risk because, really, the simple truth is, by stopping it there and by helping them stop it there, we're helping ourselves."~ CDC Director Tom Frieden, expounding on why flights from West African travelers to the US should not be halted.
As we look back on the events of 2014, with the culmination of a large number of historic developments, the significance of this 2014-2015 Blood Moon tetrad has already rapidly come into formidable focus.
As Ebola has now arrived in Texas, with at least a half score of other possible cases scattered across the US, our attention now turns to reports of a new scourge of pestilence hitting the continent of Africa.
New Congo Ebola not the same as current Ebola Ravaging Africa
From International Business Times comes the largely suppressed story of yet another Ebola Strain emerging in Africa, this time from the Democratic Republic of Congo:
"The Democratic Republic of Congo has recently become the fifth country with confirmed cases of Ebola. The new cases have sparked fears of the virus spreading across Africa. According to reports, the virus found in Central Africa is believed to be a new strain of Ebola--[not the current Zaire strain, but remarkable, a distinct and separate as of yet unidentified strain.]
The World Health Organization has sent protective gear for health workers to Congo, following news of the new outbreak. The Ebola virus was found in two out of eight people tested for signs of infection.
WHO spokesperson, Tarik Jasarevic, told media that Congo's ministry of health has declared an outbreak and the health agency has responded to its call for help.
On Aug 24, Congo announced that two patients had tested positive for Ebola in its northern Equateur province. However, the country's health minister, Felix Kabange Numbi, had denied the virus was linked to the outbreak raging in West Africa.
Reports said officials believe the virus has claimed the lives of 13 people in Congo, including five medical workers."
According to Scienceinsider, the strain is genetically different from the Guinnea outbreak:
"A new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is unrelated to the 6-month-old epidemic in West Africa, a genetic analysis has confirmed. Although the virus belongs to the same species, Ebola-Zaire, the strain is genetically so different that it "is definitely not a dissemination of the outbreak in West Africa," says virologist Eric Leroy of the International Centre for Medical Research of Franceville, the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating center in Gabon that is characterizing the DRC virus."
Historically significant is the fact that two distinct Ebola strains have emerged in Africa, while yet another hemorrhagic fever has begun to claim lives in Uganda, this one is known as the 'Marburg Virus' as detailed in this story from China.org :
"The deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever has broken out in Uganda after samples taken to the Uganda Virus Institute tested positive, a top government official said Sunday.
Elioda Tumwesigye, minister of state for health told reporters that one person has so far died and 80 others are being monitored in central Uganda and the western district of Kasese.
"The Ministry of Health would like to inform the country of an outbreak Marburg which has so far killed one person. Another person who has developed signs is being monitored," he said.
He said the index case died on Sept. 28 after developing signs of Marburg which was later confirmed by laboratory tests. The minister said the deceased's brother has also developed signs and is currently under isolation.
He added that all the people that had contact with them are being monitored.
The Marburg virus was last reported in Uganda in 2012.
According to the World Health Organization, Marburg is a severe and highly fatal disease caused by a virus from the same family as the one that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
According to the global health body, the illness caused by Marburg virus begins abruptly, with severe headache and malaise.
Case fatality rates have varied greatly, from 25 percent in the initial laboratory-associated outbreak in 1967, to more than 80 percent in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1998-2000, to even higher in the outbreak that began in Angola in late 2004.
Currently some West African states are facing a related disease- - Ebola -- which has left more than 3,000 people dead."
But, that's not all...
EVD-68 Killing Scores Across US
Yet another potentially deadly virus has emerged in the US, known as Enterovirus-68, which has already claimed the lives of several children, as recounted by this story from the AP:
"A virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy, a state medical examiner determined.
Hamilton Township health officer Jeff Plunkett said the Mercer County medical examiner's office found the death of Eli Waller was the result of enterovirus 68. The virus has sickened more than 500 people in 43 states and Washington, D.C. — almost all of them children.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said earlier this week that four people infected with the virus had died, but it's unclear what role the virus played in the deaths.
Some children are especially vulnerable to infection because of pre-existing conditions, though the medical examiner said that was not the case in the New Jersey boy's death. Most of the severe cases nationwide have involved children because they generally have not been exposed to enteroviruses as often as adults have and are less likely to have developed immunity to them, officials say."
But is the virus which carries some of the same characteristics as the polio enterovirus, serious to entire regions?
So, while the powers that be continue to allow a steady stream of disease infected foreign travelers through what has been called the US "air bridge," by the President, in addition to a uniquely porous border for any significant nation, they will simultaneously downplay the possibility of any major outbreak occurring in the US.
"Anthony Banbury, chief of the UN's Ebola mission, says there is a chance the deadly virus could mutate to become infectious through the air"
The question, however, which remains, is the fact that according to the latest mortality estimates the virus may have mutated into something far worse than before. According to a recent report from NBC News, the latest tabulated Ebola mortality rate has increased to 70%, which is anywhere from 20% to almost 40% higher than the earlier tabulated mortality rates.
Indeed, another yet astounding and yet well-established fact, is that under the direction of an Obama regime which has been duly noted as being a government which routinely misleads the American people, travel from West Africa must be allowed to continue in order keep Americans as safe as possible.
In addition, disease either threatening or ravaging other continents presently include the following:
-The Black Death or Plague
While many in recent history have laughed at the modern-day notion of ancient Biblical prophecy, many others have unusually paused to look anew at the omen of the Blood Moon tetrad, which now bears more than just one small measure of passing attention.
Scientists have just announced the predicted arrival of Ebola in both France and the UK, by the end of October, despite the fact that both of these nations have halted all passenger flights and connections from West Africa.
Nations now, in a remarkably prophetic way, both pale and tremble at the thought of what is happening in Africa being visited upon each country, in turn.
“I looked and a pale-colored horse appeared. Its rider's name was Death, and Hades came close behind him; and authority was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword or with famine or pestilence or by means of the wild beasts of the earth.”
~Book of Revelation 6: 8
September 30th, 2014
This article was Originally published on 8/10/14
It took the US CDC almost five months before it finally issued a travel warning concerning the Ebola virus...why?
By Barry Secrest
As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak now threatens world populations even while the US border is beginning to look more like one of Obama's illusory "Red Lines" than an actual border, the fact that July 2014 has proved to be a rather dire portent of things to come, perhaps need to be examined a bit more closely.
Nor was it lost upon us when we set upon this particular review of our News section, which we periodically undertake, in an effort to make sense of the news items which we've published.
It was March 29th when we initially noticed in world news that something might be terribly wrong on the Dark Continent.
Africa was already reeling from an Ebola outbreak which showed signs, even early on, of being difficult to control.
On March 29th an article was published seeking to warn those who may not be paying needful attention:
The article from RT seemed to be warning that this wasn't one of Africa's typical outbreaks, stating:
"The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is said to have already claimed 63 lives in rural Guinea has now spread to the West African nation’s capital, Conakry, with the Health Ministry ringing the alarm and officials calling it a “threat to regional security.”
Needless to say, the only organization in America which seemed to be paying any attention, at this point, was a Christian organization based in Charlotte NC known as SIM USA, whose two now Ebola-stricken missionaries are the same ones being treated at Emory medical center in Atlanta.
So much was our concern that the following day on March 30th, a follow-up article was published titled:
In this article from Reuters World, the message warns anyone willing to listen that something was indeed afoot in West Africa:
"The World Health Organisation said in the statement it does not recommend any travel or trade restrictions be applied to Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone based on the current information available about the outbreak.
Ebola has killed more than 1,500 people since it was first recorded in 1976 in what is now Democratic Republic of Congo, but this is the first fatal outbreak in West Africa."
Despite these two widely read warnings from our news site, the message still went seemingly unnoticed by those in power at least at the heart of our nations governing center, and despite the ironic twist of an American leader with deep roots in Africa.
In fact, at about the same time on March 29th another article was published focusing on what appeared to be Obama's chief concern which was dedicated to the actual arming of the very terrorist organization which would take over Iraq in only a few months hence:
The article written by this writer stated the following:
"Barack Obama, in talks with Saudi King Abdullah, is actually considering the arming of Syria's "moderate opposition Islamist rebels" with high-tech shoulder-fired weapons systems. The only problem being that the rebels now in Syria are no longer considered to be moderate by anyone, assuming that they ever were. The opposition rebels are, in fact, almost entirely made up of radical Islamist fundamentalists bent on creating a Syrian-Islamic Caliphate."
So, while Obama was referring to ISIS as a JV team, this website was actually warning anyone who might listen, of the undeniable dangers associated with a radical Islamic force in Iraq.
Despite our practically jumping up and down at this point, there was still little if any news in our government, much less the US mainstream media at large, devoted to the terror building in Africa. Europe's CDC did finally issue a health notice on April, 8th, 2014:
So, another warning was offered up in vainglorious hope that perhaps the various bureau's which seem to be constantly monitoring this site, among many others, might throw us a bone and at least let someone in government know of the persistent warnings.
On June the 20th, the following post was published, not unlike a voice at this point screaming in the wilderness:
With an over-the-top title screaming please pay attention, this site once again warned of a well beyond significant event occurring in West Africa:
"Of greatest concern, in this particular vein, is the fact that the US has now at its head, inarguably, the most irresponsible President in the nation's history--one who seems mostly preoccupied with bringing in disease ravaged refugees from all over the world"....
Ironically enough, at about this same time, a main article was published disclosing the fact that the Obama Regime had, in January, actually posted a notice at a website for federal contractors concerning the procurement of government contractors who would haul over 65,000 illegal immigrant children to points all across the US, and this January posting was done largely in secret, at least at the time:
In our article, gleaned from information which had initially appeared at a website published by Allen West, we described the debacle as follows:
The Post, which advertises an opportunity for independent contractor-drivers for the transport of unaccompanied illegal alien children, had been making the Internet rounds for the past several days.
"The intriguing part of the post is the fact that it was published on January 29, of 2014 and specifically lists a total number of transports at 65,000 . While the border surge of alien-children has been growing over the past several years, how could The Department of Homeland Security possibly know how many children would be coming over the border unless this unprecedented surge had been meticulously planned?"
Perhaps the Regime was still too preoccupied with what it considered to be more pressing concerns in targeting Conservatives for not caring, than to pay attention to the health risks to America associated with one of the most deadly viruses known to man.
At this juncture, figuratively jumping up and down while screaming, on July 2nd, an article was published pointing directly to gross negligence, if not government culpability, on the fact that a government--which was supposed to be protecting us--seemed to be more interested in protecting itself:
In this particular article, the demeanor spoke to one of abject disbelief in the fact that no one within either the US State Department or the CDC seemed to even be mildly aware of the tsunami building in West Africa just across the ocean:
"Despite a both extraordinary and deadly West African Ebola virus outbreak which has infected at least a known 759 and killed over 467 individuals, an increasingly befuddled US State Department has failed to issue any travel warnings for Americans who may be planning visits to West Africa. No one, at least within our government, was seemingly interested in our growing concerns...."
On July 30th, completely exasperated at this point, yet another article was released warning of intercontinental plagues occurring at an unprecedented rate, in effect reaching Biblical proportions, with Ebola leading the way.
It was in the following article that we also outlined the facts concerning a now dead American who had expired right after deboarding a flight in Nigeria, where he flew in two jets for a combined 6 hours across Africa:
Fortunately or not, the Ebola virus was now finally in the limelight, as a result of two SIM missionaries who had contracted the virus being flown back to the US, ultimately if not finally capturing US bureacratic attention, such as it is.
On July 31st, the following article was published:
Here , the Charlotte Observer described the plight of the two missionaries, as a simultaneous debate began on whether or not the missionaries should have been allowed back into the US despite being stricken by the horrible virus.
At this point, on July 31st the US CDC finally issued its initial travel warning for three countries in West Africa:
Also, at about this same time, we received word that DHS had locked down an overwhelmed immigration center due to disease:
On August 2nd, under the auspices of never allowing a crisis to go to waste, an article was published outlining the fact that the American people were being treated to an updated and yet bizarre executive order--in effect--outlining a causation extension of executive order # 13295:
"Obama's just-signed executive order revises and replaces the following section (B), which was initially instituted in 2003 by President George W. Bush:
(b) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which is a disease associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, is transmitted from person to person predominantly by the aerosolized or droplet route..."
One day later on August 3rd, The Daily Caller published a Report, which we also released, outlining a Pentagon article detailing the fact that Obama was a serious danger to America....do tell, and in more ways than one, it would seem:
The report pointed how Obama's policies were setting up America for yet another disaster on our own soil, but left out Obama's extraordinary lack of command and control concerning our defense against a deadly virus.
Also on August 3rd, an account was published outlining events which had occurred at Gatwick airport in London, when one of the passengers collapsed and died practically on the tarmac with what could be described as classic Ebola symptoms:
On August 4th, an article was published detailing the possibility of Ebola being in New York City.
The report ultimately came back as Malaria, but not without scaring an entire nation.
On August 5th, after numerous media outlets had previously reported on this for a full five months, the US CDC finally published a stringent travel advisory warning for the West African nations, now under seige-like conditions, due to the frightening disease outbreak:
Would an "It took you long enough" remonstrance be sufficient here?
One day after the CDC posted its warnings, we received word of Ebola practically exploding in the number of both deaths and of those who were now ill:
One day later, on August 7th, the US CDC finally issued a dour warning with the highest alert status:
Also on August 7th, an excerpt from WND was published, indicating that the CDC fully expected Ebola infected victims had flown into the US, however the question remains, what might have happened had they responded more appropriately, meaning much earlier ?
"The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress Thursday the current Ebola outbreak is the largest of the disease ever, developing into an international crisis that “has now come to the United States.”
“It is inevitable someone will fly from West Africa to the United States with Ebola symptoms,” CDC Director Thomas Frieden acknowledged in a rare congressional hearing held during the August recess."
It would seem that at this point, the fact of someone flying into the US with one of the most terrifying diseases known to man, might indeed be inevitable--especially since both the Obama Regime, which is obviously more dedicated to fundraising, vacationing, and pointing fingers than anything else, and the CDC , seemingly dedicated to losing vials of trivial little things like anthrax--have pretty much totally and completely ignored the problem from day one and perhaps until it's now much too late.
From on or about August 7th, with an incubation period of approximately 14 to 21 days, the periods from August 21st through August 28th could prove to be well beyond 'interesting' to say the least with regard to possible Ebola infectee's within America.
This assumes that the CDC and transportation officials properly undertake passenger screenings from international traffic, which at this point might prove to be wishful thinking, at best.
Maybe we should've expected this from a government more interested in redistributing wealth & transforming America, than providing national security for actual US threats. Maybe they should let independent bloggers or journalists who actually "do give a damn about America" take over the functions of warning US travelers and citizens.
Or, maybe they will say after the outbreak ultimately occurs and the deaths eventually end:
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"
10/3/14 Update: The Obama Regime in conjunction with the CDC has decided to allow all continued flights from Ebola infected countries from Africa, and elsewhere, stating that halting flights from infected African Nations would put the US more at risk.....
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