Tsunami hits without warning in Indonesia, killing over 220


CARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) — The deadly tsunami struck in the dark, without warning.

At least 222 people were killed as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, in a disaster that followed an eruption and possible landslide on Anak Krakatau, one of the world’s most infamous volcanic islands.

More than 800 others were injured and dozens were reported missing after the tsunami hit coastal areas along western Java and southern Sumatra islands at 9:27 p.m. Saturday amid a Christmas holiday weekend, the Disaster Management Agency said. The death toll could increase once authorities hear from all stricken areas.

It was the second deadly tsunami to hit Indonesia this year, but the one that killed more than 2,500 people on the island of Sulawesi on Sept. 28 was accompanied by a powerful earthquake that gave residents a brief warning before the waves struck.

On Saturday night, the ground did not shake beforehand to alert people to the oncoming wave that ripped buildings from their foundations in seconds and swept terrified concert goers on a popular resort beach into the sea.

Azki Kurniawan, 16, said his first warning about the tsunami was when people burst into the lobby of the Patra Comfort Hotel shouting, “Sea water rising!”

Kurniawan, who was undergoing vocational training with a group of 30 other students, said he was confused because he had not felt a big earthquake. He said he ran to the parking lot to try to reach his motorbike but discovered it was already flooded.

“Suddenly, a 1-meter (3.3-foot) wave hit me,” he said, his eyes red and swollen from crying. “I was thrown into the fence of a building about 30 meters (100 feet) from the beach and held onto the fence as strong as I could, trying to resist the water, which felt like it would drag me back into the sea. I cried in fear … ‘This is a tsunami?’ I was afraid I would die.”

Dramatic video posted on social media showed the Indonesian pop band Seventeen performing under a tent on popular Tanjung Lesung beach at a concert for employees of a state-owned electricity company. Dozens of people sat at tables while others swayed to the music near the stage as strobe lights flashed and theatrical smoke was released. A child could also be seen wandering through the crowd.

Seconds later, with the drummer pounding just as the next song was about to begin, the stage suddenly heaved forward and buckled under the force of the water, tossing the band and its equipment into the audience.

The group released a statement saying their bass player, guitarist and road manager were killed, while two other band members and the wife of one of the performers were missing.

“The tide rose to the surface and dragged all the people on site,” the statement said. “Unfortunately, when the current receded, our members were unable to save themselves while some did not find a place to hold on.”

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 222 deaths had been confirmed and at least 843 people were injured.

The worst-affected area was the Pandeglang region of Java’s Banten province, which encompasses Ujung Kulon National Park and popular beaches, the agency said.

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed his sympathy and ordered government agencies to respond quickly to the disaster.

“My deep condolences to the victims in Banten and Lumpung provinces,” he said. “Hopefully, those who are left have patience.”

A woman cries after identifying a relative among the dead. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)


At the Vatican, Pope Francis prayed for the dead, the missing and the homeless in Indonesia, telling tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square that his thoughts were with victims “struck by violent natural calamities.”

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted support for Indonesia: “We are praying for recovery and healing. America is with you!”

In the city of Bandar Lampung on Sumatra, hundreds of residents took refuge at the governor’s office, while at the popular resort area of Anyer beach on Java, some survivors wandered in the debris.

Tourists who were enjoying the long holiday weekend ahead of Christmas were also affected.

“I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters, or 50-65 feet) inland,” said Norwegian Oystein Lund Andersen, in a Facebook post. The self-described photographer and volcano enthusiast said he was taking pictures of the volcano when he suddenly saw the water racing toward him. He and his family fled safely to higher ground.

People inspect the wreckage in Carita, Indonesia. (AP Photo)


The damage became apparent after daybreak Sunday. Nine hotels and hundreds of homes were heavily damaged by the waves. Broken chunks of concrete and splintered sticks of wood littered hard-hit coastal areas, turning beach getaways popular with Jakarta residents into near ghost towns. Vehicles were tossed into the rubble or were buried under collapsed roofs. Debris from thatch-bamboo shacks was strewn along beaches.

Yellow, orange and black body bags were laid out, and weeping relatives identified the dead.

Scientists, including those from Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics agency, said the tsunami could have been caused by landslides — either above ground or under water — on the steep slope of the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano. The scientists also cited tidal waves caused by the full moon.

The 305-meter (1,000-foot) -high Anak Krakatau, whose name means “Child of Krakatoa,” lies on an island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands, linking the Indian Ocean and the Java Sea. It has been erupting since June and did so again about 24 minutes before the tsunami, the geophysics agency said.

The volcanic island formed over years after the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, one of the largest, most devastating in recorded history. That disaster killed more than 30,000 people, launched far-reaching tsunamis and created so much ash that day was turned to night in the area and a global temperature drop was recorded.

Most of the island sank into a volcanic crater under the sea, and the area remained calm until the 1920s, when Anak Krakatau began to rise from the site. It continues to grow each year and erupts periodically although it is much smaller than Krakatoa.

A damaged house in Carita, Indonesia. (AP Photo)


Gegar Prasetya, co-founder of the Tsunami Research Center Indonesia, said Saturday’s tsunami was likely caused by a flank collapse — when a big section of a volcano’s slope gives way. It’s possible for an eruption to trigger a landslide above ground or beneath the ocean, both capable of producing waves, he said.

“Actually, the tsunami was not really big, only 1 meter (3.3 feet),” said Prasetya, who has studied Krakatoa. “The problem is people always tend to build everything close to the shoreline.”

Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands and home to 260 million people, lies along the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. Roads and infrastructure are poor in many areas of the disaster-prone country, making access difficult in the best of conditions.

Saturday’s tsunami also rekindled memories of the massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake that hit Indonesia on Dec. 26, 2004. It spawned a giant tsunami off Sumatra island, killing more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries — the majority in Indonesia. (Click to Source)


Associated Press writers Margie Mason and Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta, Indonesia, contributed.


666 – The Unholy Number

Written by: J.R. Church


Cashless Society Rapidly Approaches

We all love our computers. It’s one of the most fascinating instruments ever conceived by the ingenuity of man. They help us find the answers to problems that once took days or even weeks of working mathematical formulas. But, our wonderful computers are helping us issue in the new CASHLESS SOCIETY, needed in a One World Government.

Where does the Bible speak of this “cashless society” and this “Mark of the Beast” that will be used on every man, woman and child who will be “Left Behind” to experience that horrible tribulation after the return of Jesus Christ for his Bride and the uprising of the Antichrist.

Revelation 13:16-18 (KJV) reads:

  1. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
  2. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
  3. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


Greek Word for Computer

The word “count” in verse 18 comes from the Greek word “psephizo.”  It means, “to compute.”

From the statement of that inspired verse, we are led to draw the conclusion that IT IS POSSIBLE to compute the name of the antichrist and thus discover who he WILL BE. I say, “WILL BE” because, this prophecy has been reserved, evidently, for the believer of the last generation, and because no one has been successful in attempts at gematria in the past.

The famous “666” has been studied by students of prophecy for many years. They have tried to compute the names of various world leaders – to try to find out if they fit the description of the antichrist.

For instance, during World War II, many people thought that Hitler was the antichrist. The name HITLER can be computed, using the following number code:

A=100, B=101, C=102, D=103, E=104, F=105, G=106, H=107, I=108, J=109, K=110, L=111, M=112, N=113,
O=114, P=115, Q=116, R=117, S=118, T=119, U=120, V=121, W=122, X=123, Y=124, Z=125


Giving the letters of his name numerical values, then adding the letters together, you reach the sum of 666. Of course, Hitler was not THE ANTICHRIST, although he was an antichrist. Jesus said in Matthew 24 that there would be many.

This procedure is called “GEMATRIA” by Dr. E.W. Bullinger in his book, “Number in the Scripture.” Dr. Bullinger published his book in 1894. He had no idea that a man named Hitler would emerge upon the world scene.

Yet, he added credibility to the process. On page 282 he wrote, “Six hundred and sixty six is the ‘number of a name.’ When the name of the antichrist is known its gematria will doubtless be found to be the number 666.”

Some have said that 666 applied to Pope Paul VI. Blessed Paul VI, original name Giovanni Battista Montini (born September 26, 1897, Concesio, near Brescia, Italy – died August 6, 1978). PAUL VI – 6 letters in his name. Paul in Latin is Paulus, also 6 letters. He was the 6th Pope named Paul. Thus, 666. His ELECTION was on 6/21/63 (This involves two 6’s and 2+1+3=6). Thus, 666. At age 66, he was the 6th pope elected in the 20th century, thus, 666. His crowning took place on 6/30/63 (again, two 6’s and 3+3=6). Thus, 666.

The original apostle Paul was executed in Rome on 6/30/66 A.D. (Note 66 A.D.)

However, we cannot say with certainty that we have discovered THE ANTICHRIST. In fact, the letters that make up the Roman numerals add up to that unholy number.

I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500 (total 666).

Surely, this gematria of Roman numerals reveals to us that the 10-nation confederation of the end time world powers headed up by the antichrist will have its roots in Rome. Dr. C.I. Scofield taught this “revival of the Roman Empire” in his study helps, to the Bible published originally in 1909.

Whatever the numbering system, it is an exciting study. We can only speculate at this point, and we will not be on earth when that Man of Sin is revealed. There is no way we can pinpoint prophecy, but we can get excited about the Saviour’s soon return when we study prophecy.

The world today is being prepared for that famous unholy number – 666.


The movie entitled, “The Final Conflict” – the third ‘Omen’ film, reveals the number 666 in its advertisements.

Computers sent to Israel by the Lear Seigler Company bear the number 666.

New York Hotel

Atop a skyscraper in New York City shines the unholy 666 in huge bright red numbers. Yes, the world is being prepared for the antichrist.

In 1973, the Yom Kippur War broke out between the Arabs and the Jews. Mr. Henry Kissinger began his “shuttle diplomacy” and brought the war to an almost miraculous conclusion. CBS News called him “the greatest miracle worker in the Middle East since…oh well, in a long time.” Mr. Sadat of Egypt also called him a miracle worker. To many students of prophecy he was a good candidate for the antichrist and strangely enough, his name does add up to 666.

In order to find that gamatria we must add the number 6 (which is the number of man) to each succeeding letter of the alphabet.

A=6, B=12, C=18, D=24, E=30, F=36, G=42, H=48, I=54, J=60, K=66, L=72, M=78, N=84, O=90, P=96, Q=102, R=108, S=114, T=120, U=126, V=132, W=138, X=144, Y=150, Z=156


The name Kissinger, therefore, was computed in the following manner:

K=66, I=54, S=114, S=114, I=54, N=84, G=42, E=30, R=108 (KISSINGER =666)

Is this a viable way to compute? While researching the question, I discovered that the Sumerian peoples of Southern Iraq used “base 6” in their number system. The Sumerians lived in the days of Noah and are the earliest civilization known to archaeology. The common fractions ½, 1/3, ¼ and 1/5 were written accordingly as 30/60, 20/60, 15, 60, 12, 60, etc. (Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Vol. 4, pages 453, 454).

Also, the Assyrians and Babylonians used this “sexagesimal” system. That is, the base is not 10: 10X10=100; 10X100=1,000; and so on; but 60: 60X60=3,600; 60x60x60=216,000.

What about our English alphabet? Isn’t it different from Hebrew? Well, it is exciting to note that our English alphabet is basically the same as that of every other language on earth. Whether it be, A,B,C – (English); Alpha, Beta, Gamma – (Greek); or Aleph, Beth, Gimel – (Hebrew), it is still the same.



All languages found their origin in a common source before the Tower of Babel. Since Babel, the languages and alphabets have of necessity been changed. But if the antichrist has an English name, the gamatria must of necessity be from the English alphabet.

I didn’t put much stock in the study, however, until I began doing research on its feasibility. I picked out several words and added up their numerical values to see what I could find.

The ancient idolatry at Babel was a worship of the SUN and MOON. So I added up their combined numerical value.


S = 114
U = 126
N = 84

M = 78
O = 90
O = 90
N = 84

With my appetite thus whetted, I took the words LUCIFER and HELL.

L = 72                   H = 48
U = 126                E = 30
C = 18                   L = 72
I = 54                    L = 72
F = 36                     222
E = 30                   TOTAL: 666
R = 108

It is fantastic that Lucifer has 3 equal numbers and that hell has 3 equal numbers. What would happen, I thought, if I substituted HADES in places of the word HELL?

H = 48
A = 6
D = 24
E = 30
S = 114

Amazing! Hell and Hades have the same numerical value. Though they are spelled differently, they have the same meaning. Well, I thought, let’s use another name for Lucifer – DEVIL, and let’s use the Old Testament name for hell – SHEOL.

D = 24                 S = 114             TOTAL: 666
E = 30                 H = 48
V = 132               E = 30
I = 54                  O = 90
L = 72                 L = 72

The study of gematria began to become more interesting to me. People are sinners, I thought, so I decided to compute PEOPLE and SIN.

P = 96               S = 114             TOTAL: 666
E = 30               I = 54
O = 90              N = 84
P = 96
L = 72
E = 30

The DEVIL is called a DRAGON in Revelation 12:9, so I took the two words and added their numerical values:


Mark of Beast

I went to Revelation 13 and took another look at the MARK OF THE BEAST. Leaving out the word “the” since it is only descriptive, but leaving in the word “of” for it is a necessary conjunction, I computed the words MARK OF BEAST.

Such a coincidence is astounding, to say the least. Maybe, just maybe, we have hit upon a gematria that will lead us into end time teachings.


Computer The Beast



THE COMPUTER is thought by many to be the “image of the beast.” A large computer has been built near Brussels, Belgium (headquarters of the European Common Market) that will control the future one world money system. Those who built the computer call it “the beast.” It is self-programming. That means it will be able to deed itself information. It will give every person a number. Its counterpart in the U.S. is in St. Louis, Missouri. The 10 nations of Europe and the U.S. will one day convert their monies into a common currency. Curious to know if the computer had a gemetria, I added up its letters:



C = 18
O = 90
M = 78
P = 96
U = 126
T = 120
E = 30
R = 108

Fascinated by this time, I thought if we had a candidate for the antichrist and a candidate for the image of the beast associated with the numerical value of 666, then surely, we could complete the unholy trinity by finding his capitol city.

I had always preached that Rome would become the headquarters of the antichrist. C.I. Scofield and other scholars taught the same theory. In the middle of the tribulation, Rome will be burned and the antichrist will move his throne from Rome to Jerusalem.

When I learned that the ancient city of Babylon was being restored in Iraq, I began to have second thoughts. Could it be Rome? Could it be Babylon? What about Jerusalem? Putting their names to the test, I drew a dud. Rome’s gematria is 306. Babylon’s gemetria is 426. Jerusalem’s gematria is 624. I then considered Moscow, London, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Washington D.C., even Pieking and Tokyo. But none of these giant metropolitan cities fit the gematria, until…

until I came to NEW YORK!

New York City hosts the world parliament today – the United Nations. Some call the U.N. the modern tower of Babel. It is the perfect place for the rise of the antichrist. Also, New York is the base of the International Bankers and the One World Money System. I had never considered New York before, yet it is so obvious. Its gematria is 666!

N = 84                    TOTAL: 666
E = 30
W = 138

Y = 150
O = 90
R = 108
K = 66

If we are living in the end time generation; if the second coming of Christ to rapture His bride is near; and if the seven-year Tribulation looms on the horizon – then maybe we have here more than just a mental exercise in gematria. That’s for you to decide. I have one admonition – keep your eyes on the skies!
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No One Knows – Understanding Intent


August 26, 2017

When Jesus explains the time of the end in Matthew 24 to the disciples, we have all failed to understand the intent of the passage at the time it was given. Clearly Jesus details signs that must occur at the end of the age for when he will set up his kingdom. We must remember this comes just days after Jesus presented himself as the king in the Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday. A number of Jews were hoping Jesus would establish his kingdom right then and there. We know that did not happen, but they were still confused and did not grasp what was coming in a couple of days to fulfill Passover.

Consider this famous passage of Peter who did not understand what the Christ must first do in Mark 8:31-32:

And He (Jesus) began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.  He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

Why did Peter not like this teaching? It was because Peter did not understand the two advents of Christ. Peter wanted the kingdom now, but that was not what was going to happen.

Consider this passage from Acts 1:6:

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

Even before Jesus ascended to heaven it was hoped that Jesus would establish his kingdom. We must remember that the disciples were struggling to grasp the whirlwind of events of those weeks. Of course Jesus knew this.

So then, let us go back between Palm Sunday and the Crucifixion in the Passion Week when Jesus takes the disciples aside as recorded in the Olivet Discourse and presents them many signs that will occur.  Jesus explains all of what must happen, but then he says:

But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. – Matthew 24:36

This is the verse everyone seems “to know” by saying “no one can know” when anyone discusses the nearness of Jesus’ return, but that is entirely wrong. The Greek word used for “knows” is εiδω and it is in the perfect active indicative. It should be rendered as “has seen” as in completed action up to that point.

Jesus is communicating the time of the end to disciples who do not truly understand the outflow of events that are coming. Jesus is yet to be crucified, buried, raised, and ascended. Jesus explains that no one has seen the time of the end, because it is not occurring at that time. Jesus is not restoring the kingdom as they are hoping will be done. Jesus is trying to drive that point home. He is not intending the message for us in the future to not know and see what he clearly revealed. His message is to the disciples who do not understand. No disciple has seen what Jesus just explained because it is still in the future. No one has seen or is seeing it. That is Jesus’ intent of saying that sentence. He is saying those events are not happening now, but are still in the future.

But of that day and hour no one has seen, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. – Matthew 24:36

And so what does Jesus say to do next? He continues and tells us to watch. Here εiδω is used again and is “has seen”. Here is Jesus command to watch in Matthew 24:42:

Watch therefore, for you have not seen (or have not known) what hour your Lord is coming.

So the Church begins its life ten days after Jesus ascends to Heaven and still no one had seen of that day or hour. What then is the Church to do? Watch. We watch so that we might know. Is this consistent with other passages of Scripture? Absolutely. They are in harmony. There is no conflict whatsoever. Consider these:

For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.    –1 Thessalonians 5:3-6

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.   –Hebrews 10:24-25

Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.   –Revelation 3:3

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John.  –Revelation 1:1

Jesus has given us Revelation and the Scriptures are clear that we watch to know. There is no excuse. It is not biblically consistent, yet it is a majority understanding that “we cannot know, so watching is really a waste of time”. Really? The Great Sign of the Woman in Revelation 12 forms in the heavens in 4 weeks! What could be more clear? The evidence is overwhelming yet the Church is largely sleeping and lost in the cares of life. Clueless. Unbelievable. However, have we not seen this before when Jesus came 2,000 years ago? People stuck in their traditions and doctrines of men? We are in crunch time and it is truly not the time be confused. God is not that author.

 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!  – Mark 13:37
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Sweet Jesus: The Disturbing Marketing of a Trendy Ice Cream Franchise

But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].

For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy andprofane.

[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.

[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.

For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny andreject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].

For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate silly and weak-natured and spiritually dwarfed women, loaded down with [the burden of their] sins [and easily] swayed and led away by various evil desires and seductive impulses.

[These weak women will listen to anybody who will teach them]; they are forever inquiring and getting information, but are never able to arrive at a recognition and knowledge of the Truth.

8 Now just as [a]Jannes and Jambres were hostile to and resisted Moses, so these men also are hostile to and oppose the Truth. They have depraved and distorted minds, and are reprobate and counterfeit and to be rejected as far as the faith is concerned.

But they will not get very far, for their rash folly will become obvious to everybody, as was that of those [magicians mentioned].

10 Now you have closely observed and diligently followed my teaching, conduct, purpose in life, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,

11 Persecutions, sufferings—such as occurred to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra, persecutions I endured, but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Indeed all who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus will meet with persecution [will be made to suffer because of their religious stand].

13 But wicked men and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and leading astray others and being deceived and led astray themselves.

14 But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them],

15 And how from your childhood you have had a knowledge of and been acquainted with the sacred Writings, which are able to instruct you andgive you the understanding for salvation which comes through faith in Christ Jesus [through the [b]leaning of the entire human personality on God in Christ Jesus in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].

16 Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action),

17 So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:1-17Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation


  1. 2 Timothy 3:8 Neither of these men is mentioned in the Old Testament, but according to Jewish tradition they were the Egyptian court magicians who opposed Moses.
  2. 2 Timothy 3:15 Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.

This World has truly become More Perverted. This is Garbage! It Stinks!


The marketing surrounding Sweet Jesus is based on satanic symbolism combined with children in creepy and questionable situations. 

Sweet Jesus is an absurdly popular ice cream chain that’s been around for a few years and is quickly expanding in Canada and the United States. Deemed “Toronto’s Most Overrated Ice Cream” by the Globe and Mail, Sweet Jesus nevertheless attracts huge crowds on a daily basis. The chain has been enjoying lots of media coverage and because its stores are custom-made to be “Instagrammable”, Sweet Jesus is all over social media.

The chain does not only serve ice cream to its customers: The “experience” also involves intense imagery and Biblical references. This peculiarity even prompted a lengthy article on Medium that analyzes the “Christian symbolism” of the shop. While the article is very in-depth and used all kinds of references, it completely missed one point: The symbolism is not Christian, it is satanic. Because satanic symbolism is based on the inversion and the corruption of Christian symbols and Biblical references.

The logo consists of the words Sweet Jesus combined with two satanic symbols: An inverted cross and a lightning bolt.

These two symbols are an important part of the imagery of the Church of Satan.

An altar of the Church of Satan with inverted crosses.

To those who say: “The inverted cross is not satanic, it is actually the Cross of St Peter. I read that on Wikipedia”. Nope. In this context, it is satanic. Satanic Black Masses are all about the inversion of Christian symbols to represent a diametrically inverted philosophy.

The symbol of the lightning bolt is also prevalent in satanism. It most likely originates from the Bible passage where Jesus said: “I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven”.

The sigil of Anton Lavey (the founder of the Church of Satan) features a lightning bolt inside an inverted pentagram. A sigil is a symbol used in ceremonial magic to represent the magician’s outcome (and to summon demons).
A Marilyn Manson promo poster. He’s a member of the Church of Satan.

These two symbols make up the logo of Sweet Jesus.

The Sweet Jesus logo in front of a shop.
It’s also on their cups
Inverted cross, lightning bolt, pyramid, eyeballs. Remember when eating ice cream was not a satanic ritual?

The marketing of the brand is all about ridiculing Jesus combined with satanic symbolism.

That’s funny because Jesus bore his cross before he got crucified. Also, gluttony is considered to be one of the seven deadly sins by some Christian denominations.
That’s funny because Jesus … whatever.

Other ads combine Christianity with thinly veiled sexual innuendos.

“Let Sweet (lightning bolt) (inverted cross) Jesus into your mouth” … Um, no.
“Love is patient, love is kind” is the beginning of a popular Bible verse. It is followed in this ad by “but you can’t lick it so who cares”. The popsicle stick is held in a phallic matter. There are satanic symbols on the chalice. 
This ad cites the commandment about using the Lord’s name in vain … followed by using the Lord’s name in vain. And of course, satanic symbols on the commandment tablet.

Here’s another project by the same graphic designer. Since it is not an ad selling ice cream, it is a little more blatant.

Another creation by graphic designer Murilo Maciel.

Although none of this would EVER exist if it ridiculed any other religion, one can still dismiss the above as an attempt at being “edgy and clever”. However, there’s more.

Sweet Jesus also created ads involving children. And they’re evil creepy. Not fun creepy. They confirm that this is not simply about being “edgy” … there’s a connection with the darker, more sinister side of the occult elite: Preying on children.

Using Children

Most of the marketing surrounding Sweet Jesus involves fashion magazine-style photoshoots involving children and ice cream. One might think: “Well, that’s normal enough, right? Children love ice cream.” But these pictures involve children in a creepy way. At best, the pics “adultize” children. At worse, they sexualize them.

This kid is dressed like a sailor and he’s doing all kinds of adult things: Smoking, wearing tattoos, drinking coffee from a cup with a satanic logo. But, more importantly, why does the kid have a bruised eye? Child abuse?
This picture is very creepy. First, the entire thing is reminiscent of the horribly exploitative world of child pageants. This blond girl looks eerily similar to JonBenet Ramsey – the child pageant star who got savagely murdered in bizarre circumstances. Also, the girl has pink stuff around her mouth reminiscent of blood. To make things even more disturbing, the girl has bunny ears – not unlike Playboy bunnies.
These two boys have strange animal masks on their heads. You know who else loves to wear strange animal masks?
These guys! (This is a picture from the Church of Satan website).
This girl has one eye emphasized by a magnifying glass – effectively doing the one eye sign. The magnifying glass’ handle is actually an antler.

In occult circles, holding animal horns or antlers represent drawing power from Baphomet.

Occultist Marina Abramovic holding the horns of a goat. Powerful occult meaning.
This girl has a “crown” made of what looks like tiny antlers. She looks like she has blood all over her hand and she is also sucking on her thumb. No.
A shirtless kid. He has the satanic symbols right on his glasses. Nope.
People from Sweet Jesus donating to “Sick Kids” … Not before they teach the kids how to throw up the devil horns, though.

In Conclusion

Associating the decadence of deserts with the devil is nothing new. However, Sweet Jesus takes thing way further. It is not simply about “edgy images”, it is about an entire culture that is perfectly in line with the occult elite.

As seen in previous articles on this site, a main agenda of the occult elite is the normalization of powerful satanic symbolism, which is based on the corruption and desecration of Christian symbols. But that’s just the surface of it. The marketing of Sweet Jesus also subtly implies the corruption and desecration of children. This is where things stop being “cool and edgy” and the ugly head of pure evil sticks out.

And there’s nothing sweet about it. (Click to Source)

Will The Greatest Scam Ever Perpetuated Against The American People Turn Into The Most Destructive ‘Trojan Horse’ In History?

The ‘American Aristocracy’ Proves ‘Too Much Power For Too Long’ Is A Threat To Freedom


Submitted to All News Pipeline by William B Stoecker

Years ago I noticed a peculiar thing about Presidential appointments, especially to cabinet positions. A man with no military experience and no technical or military history education might be appointed Secretary of Defense. A person with no experience as an educator would become Secretary of Education, and someone who was not a medical doctor and who had never worked in a welfare or Social Security office would become Secretary of Health and Human Services, and so on.

Ambassadors are usually appointed as a reward for making campaign contributions, even if they have no prior experience in the State Department, know nothing about the country where they are posted, and do not speak the language. The same pattern holds true even for the Secretary of State. Stranger still, the same person might be made Secretary of Defense in one administration and, say, Secretary of State in another. And an individual might serve in a Republican administration and later work for a Demoncrap President.

Ideally, a Secretary of Defense would be a retired military officer and combat veteran with a degree in military history or a technical field. An ambassador would be someone with the requisite foreign language skills who had come up through the ranks of the State Department (if an honorable and loyal patriot could be found in that notoriously leftist agency), and the Secretary of State would be someone who had served as an ambassador. Yet, all too often, appointees have no background fitting them to the position; most of them are lawyers, and most of them have had their “tickets punched” at Hahvahd or Yale or some other Ivy League Institution.

There are exceptions of course. FDR’s Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, had served with the Rough Riders and later as an Army artillery officer in France in WWI. James Forrestal had been a WWI naval aviator, although he was never sent overseas (the training alone killed many aspiring pilots). He went on to become FDR’s Undersecretary of the Navy, then Secretary, and, after the war, America’s first Secretary of Defense…until his mysterious death. FDR’s Secretary of War, Henry Stimson, had been an artillery officer in France in WWI.

Secretaries of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Casper Weinberger, Melvin Laird, Elliot Richardson, Leon Panetta, Frank Carlucci, and Clark Clifford also had been in the military, and several of them had been in combat. But Robert McNamara had been given a direct commission in WWII and put in a safe stateside job; he had no real military training. Harold Brown was Secretary of the Air Force and then Secretary of Defense and never served in the military, although he at least had a PhD in physics from Columbia University.


As stated above, some of these people were appointed to several different cabinet positions. Henry Stimson had also been Secretary of War under President Taft, and was President Hoover’s Secretary of State, and both of them were Republicans. He was a Wall Street lawyer who went to both Hahvahd and Yale, where he was inducted into Skull and Bones, a.k.a. Illuminati Central. McNamara later became President of the World Bank.

Elliot Richardson, in addition to being Secretary of Defense, was also at various times a Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Attorney General, and Secretary of Commerce. Of course, he was from an old Boston blueblood family, was a thirty third degree Mason (that is the level only certain people achieve, and they are not innocent), and, of course, graduated from Hahvahd Law School. On the other hand, he was wounded on Utah Beach on D Day in WWII and decorated for his actions there. He stood up to Richard Nixon over the “Saturday night massacre,” resigning in protest, and was the only major public figure to ask for an investigation of the strange death of investigative journalist Danny Casolaro.

James Schlesinger was Secretary of Defense for Nixon and Secretary of Energy for Jimmy Peanuts (Carter). He was also Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, and, in another period, Director of the CIA. His degree was in economics and he had no prior intelligence experience. Leon Panetta, in addition to his time as Secretary of Defense, was Director of the CIA, White House Chief of Staff, and Director of the Office of Management and the Budget; he was a lawyer, although not from Hahvahd. Frank Carlucci was Secretary of Defense, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and Deputy Director of the CIA. He had graduated from Hahvahd Business School.


It is as if high level appointees are almost always selected from a certain group in America regardless of their intelligence or lack of same, their education, or their experience. They are chosen from a ruling elite, a kind of Black Nobility. I suspect that if we were able to trace their bloodlines we would find that most of them are related to one another, at least through marriage, constituting a kind of hereditary aristocracy. But this cannot be proven.

But we need to look at one last example of someone chosen, apparently, because of his bloodline. If the people mentioned above were aristocrats, he is royalty. Hussein Obama, arguably the worst President in American history, is a complete mystery. We cannot even be certain what his real name is. The greatest and most dangerous scam ever perpetuated against the American people; the greatest ‘trojan horse’ in history?

He was allegedly born 8/4/61 at Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. But for a long time he refused to release his birth certificate; finally, he released the short form, which requires no proof at all; it can be based on a newspaper birth announcement (there is one for Hussein), which requires nothing more than someone calling the hospital and claiming that a child was born.

Later, under considerable pressure, he released the long form, but it lists his father’s race as “African,” when at that time “Negro” would have been used. Hussein’s alleged half-brother says Hussein was born in Kenya, meaning he would not be eligible for the Presidency. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigators say that the birth certificate appears to have been assembled from several other documents, including the birth certificate of one Johanna Ah’Nee, born in Honolulu that month. The registration number is out of sequence compared to people born the next day.

The fact is that we don’t know for sure who (or what) his father was (or is); we cannot even be certain that his alleged mother, Ann Dunham, was really his mother. And we don’t know where he was born. In fact, his selective service card also appears to be forged, and his passport, medical, Illinois Bar, and school records have never been released.


Furthermore, although people remember him sitting in on classes at Occidental College, there is no evidence that he passed any courses. No one remembers him from Columbia, or from Hahvahd Law School, even though he was named Editor of the Hahvahd Law Review. None of his alleged students at the University of Chicago have ever appeared on any talk show or written any article about the experience.

In fact, we have no proof that he even graduated from high school. Some say that he is really the son of Frank Marshall Davis, a bisexual drug dealer, Black racist, and leftist with whom Hussein allegedly spent a lot of time in his teen years. If so, why not admit it? Why did he not let his critics claim that his citizenship was unproven, and then produce a verifiable Hawaiian birth certificate and discredit them? Why did he not release his records to prove what a brilliant student he was? In fact, he spent millions in legal fees fighting any release of anything.

And, above all, why did the DNC take a chance on a mystery man of unknown nationality? What if, despite their almost total control of the slime stream media, proof had surfaced that he had no real education, and, furthermore, was foreign born and ineligible to be President? Why take such a chance when there were plenty of young Black leftist men with real US birth certificates who had really had their tickets punched at Ivy League institutions? It appears that Hussein, a communist and almost certainly a Muslim and a homosexual, was someone (or something) very, very special.  (Click to Source)

Gene Therapy, ‘Medical Chips’ Top Advances Predicted for 2018


This will be the year of the “medical chip.” That’s the prediction of leading health expert Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and a regular Newsmax Health contributor.

“We will be using more computer chip technology or silicon chips to improve health whether internally to communicate with an insulin pump or externally like the new sleep apnea device,” he says.

“We will be seeing vast improvement and efficiency in emergency rooms and clinics all over the world using chips to monitor patients’ vital statistics instead of poking and prodding them. A team of physicals in one central monitoring area, like a ‘command central,’ will be able to evaluate hundreds of patients at a time in hospitals — even around the world — using chip technology.”

Chip advances are just one of several up-and-coming technologies and advances in the medical field predicted by the Cleveland clinic for 2018. Each year, the clinic convenes a panel of physicians and scientists — led by Roizen — to identify the next big things in medicine.

Here are some of the panel’s top picks for 2018, along with other medical innovations we can expect.

Gene therapy: This year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve a new gene therapy treatment that targets cells in the body through viral “vectors” to provide visual function in some patients with forms of retinitis pigmentosa and Leber Congenital amaurosis.

The advance marks the latest in a series of breakthoughs in gene therapy that have emerged in recent years, from new medications that target gene defects to diagnostic tests for heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Genetics are expected to be a major focus of medical research in the year ahead.

Immunotherapy for cancer: Several critical recent developments in using immunotherapy techniques that enlist the body’s own natural defenses to fight cancer are expected to make greater strides in 2018.

“Treatments are being developed using antibodies to disrupt the tumor’s shield, so that your own immune system can attack,” says Dr. Joanne Weidhaas, director, Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

“We are also working on treatments where we take cells out of your immune system, reengineer them and return them to fight the cancer.”

Hybrid insulin delivery system: Hailed as the first artificial pancreas, the hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system helps make Type 1 diabetes more manageable. It was approved by the FDA in 2016 and the market for the product is expected to be officially launched in 2018 as more patients demand the technology.

The new technology replaces the “open loop” system that requires diabetics to use the information from their continuous glucose monitor to determine how much insulin to inject. A chip allows direct communication between the glucose monitoring device and the insulin pump to ensure stabile blood glucose at an unprecedented level, says Roizen.

Wearable patch for apnea: Sleep apnea, the most common sleep disturbance in the country, impacts 21 million Americans and can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices are the gold standard of treatment, it is estimated that almost half sleep apnea patient refuse to wear them.

Companies are now marketing an implant that delivers direct stimulation to open key airways during sleep. It is controlled by a wearable patch that works like a pacemaker and has had positive results in clinical testing.

“These neuromodulation systems are predicted to help deliver a better night’s sleep to more patients and spouses nationwide,” says Roizen.

Telemedicine: Roizen heralds the emergency of telemedicine technology as one of the greatest life-saving advances.

“Removing geographic barriers to health care can result in timelier, more efficient and more optimal outcomes as well as significant cost savings,” he says.

Telemedicine, also known as “distant health technology,” can enable care for both the physically challenged and those most vulnerable to infection. It’s predicted that over 7 million patients will use telemedicine technologies in 2018 — a 19-fold increase from 2013.

Pointer study for Alzheimer’s disease: The Alzheimer’s Association will launch a $20 million U.S. two-year clinical trial to test the ability of a multi-dimensional lifestyle intervention to prevent cognitive decline and dementia in2, 500 older adults at risk for cognitive decline.

This important study comes on the wake of the breakthrough Alzheimer’s Association International Conference held in 2017 pinpointing the important of lifestyle changes in preventing and delaying Alzheimer’s disease.

Surgical advance: In 2018, the MasSpec pen will undergo clinical trials that may allow surgeons to analyze tissue during surgery to determine on-the-spot whether tissue is healthy or cancerous, increasing the success of such operations. (Click to Source)

GREAT PYRAMID HIDING A STARGATE? Scientist Suggests There Is A Mysterious Object Hidden In Unexplored Cavity That Pharaoh Used “To Pass Through The Gates Of The Sky”

Giza Pyramid: Scientist Suggests There is an ‘Iron Throne’ in Unexplored Cavity


The newly discovered cavity in the Giza Pyramid has left scientists around the world wondering what lies inside the mysterious chamber. Italian mathematician Giulio Magli may have some answers.

In November 2017, the magazine Nature published the results of the ScanPyramids project revealing that there is a large cavity at least 30 meters long within the Pyramid of Cheops (Giza Pyramid) in Egypt. Since then, scientists and archaeologists around the world have been trying to discover what this void contains and what its purpose was.

Giulio Magli, professor of Mathematics and Archaeoastronomy at the Politecnico di Milano, has proposed one of the first hypotheses; his conclusions were published by Eurekalert.

According to the scientist, the newly found chamber was hardly a mistake made during the construction, neither did it carry an architectural function such as reducing the load on the main corridor of the pyramid, as some experts have suggested.

Magli believes that the answer can be found in the burial religion of the ancient Egypt.

“There is a possible interpretation, which is in good agreement with what we know about the Egyptian funerary religion as witnessed in the Pyramids Texts. In these texts it is said that the pharaoh, before reaching the stars of the north, will have to pass the “gates of the sky” and sit on his “throne of iron,” Magli was reported as saying by Eurekalert.

“The room may contain, at its upper end and exactly under the apex of the great pyramid, an object needed by Cheops after crossing the doors: the “iron throne” mentioned in the Pyramid Texts,” Magli said.

The scientist noted that in the pyramid there are four “air ducts” along which the spirit of the deceased ruler could “get out”, while the passage leading to the north ends with a sealed door. It is behind this door, according to Magli, that there is chamber containing the throne.

He recalled that inside the same pyramid the throne of Cheop’s mother Queen Hetepheres had been discovered. It had a low cedar base covered in gold and faience.

“Cheops’ could be similar, but coated with thin iron sheets. Of course it would not be melted iron, but meteoritic iron, that is, fallen from the sky in the form of Iron meteorites [distinguishable due to the high percentage of Nickel] and again cited in the Texts,” Magli said.

The pyramid of Cheops also known as the Giza Pyramid is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which was built in the middle of the third millennium BC, at the time of Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), representative of the Fourth Dynasty of the Ancient Egyptian Kingdom.

The structure, 145 meters in height and 230 meters in width, remains one of the tallest and largest structures ever built by mankind. (Click to Source)

Ancient Egypt: Mysterious 2,600-Year-Old Temple And Statues Point To Holy Site At “Hill Of The Pharaohs”


Archaeologists working in Egypt have uncovered the remains of a mysterious 2,600-year-old temple and a series of sacred artefacts they believe to be part of a holy complex at the Hill of The Pharaohs.

In their excavations in the north of Egypt, the team said they found signs of the temple structure as well as other ancient objects which they dated to the late period between 664-332 B.C.

The archaeologists at the Tel al-Pharaeen site, also known as the Ancient Buto site in the Kafr al-Sheikh governorate said the temple appeared to have held four furnaces which were likely used to make devotiional offerings.

Ayman Ashmawy, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities sector at Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement that the mud walls recovered in the dig would have formed the architectural axis of the temple.

The archaeologists at the Tel Al-Pharaeen site, also known as the Ancient Buto site in the Kafr al-Sheikh governorate in the Nile Delta, said they also found four furnaces which were likely used to make offerings in the temple. Egypt Ministry of Antiquities

The archaeologists also recovered the bases of two limestone pillars that would have once formed some of the integral structure of the temple.

Experts uncovered other limestone artefacts including a statue of King Psamtik I seated on a throne and partly identifiable by a royal handkerchief he was depicted as holding. The upper part of the statue had become damaged over the centuries.

Another as of yet unidentifiable royal statue was also uncovered. The carved black granite statue has lost its head, its neck and a section just below one knee. However, experts believe this is also likely to Psamtik because of its royal clothing.

Another, as of yet unidentifiable, royal statue has also been uncovered. The carved black granite statue has lost its head, it’s neck and a section just below one knee. Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

The dig has uncovered part of the upper section of an ancient Egyptian god carved in quartzite, an inscription relating to the Buto temple and the royal cartouche of Psamtik. The statues and other fragments, including a necklace and symbol of the goddess Hathor recovered from the site, have been stored at the Ministry of Antiquities.

In recent years, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has been working to publicize the ongoing archaeology work in the country in a bid to attract tourism. Following Egypt’s 2011 revolution and the extended period of instability that followed, tourist numbers to the North African nation have dwindled.

Last month archaeologists discovered four intact children’s graves at a quarry that once provided stone for buildings built centuries later. The youngest of the children was between two or three years old at the time of death, according to Live Science.

In November, experts uncovered an ancient sarcophagus containing a startlingly well-preserved mummy wearing an intricately painted gold-and-blue burial mask. (Click to Source)

PROPHECY WATCH: President Of Turkey Threatens To Wipe Out Israel! – Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to wipe out Jews

Invokes Islamic text in response to Trump’s Jerusalem move


President Obama praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “a man of action” and one of the five world leaders with whom he had the strongest bond. President Trump met with him at the White House last spring.

And certainly Erdogan has tried to portray himself to Western leaders as a pragmatist with whom they can work.

But at a convention of his ruling party Sunday, Erdogan invoked a Muslim hadith — a collection of the accounts and sayings of Muhammad — that made clear his view of Jews and the state of Israel, according to dissident Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported.

“Those who think they own Jerusalem better know that tomorrow they won’t be able to hide behind trees,” Erdogan said, according to Bozkurt.

That statement essentially is an affirmation of a prophecy that all Jews will one day be destroyed, the journalist said.

Bozkurt explained Erdogan was making “a veiled threat of killing each and every Jew with a shocking reference to apocalyptic prophecy of tree story.”

The Turkish leader was responding to President Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Bozkurt said anti-Semitism has always been in the background in Turkish society, but this marks the first time Turkey’s head of state has publicly fueled it.

Last year, Erdogan shut down Bozkurt’s former newspaper, Today’s Zaman, which had Turkey’s largest circulation, IPT noted.

The full hadith that Erdogan referenced says:

The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

Erdogan invoked the hadith during a Justice and Development Party gathering Sunday in which he also accused Israel of being a terrorist state.

Turkey, under Erdogan, has harbored and funded Hamas terrorists, provided covert support to ISIS and other jihadists in Syria, and bombed civilians belonging to his own Kurdish minority, IPT said.

IPT pointed out that the Turkish Youth Foundation, run by Erdogan’s son, Bilal, participated in anti-Israel and anti-U.S. rallies calling on Muslims to unite against Trump’s Jerusalem announcement.

On Friday, protesters in Istanbul chanted “Jerusalem is ours and will remain so!” along with “Down with America” and “Down with Israel.”

‘An approach typical of the Russians or Chinese’

In May, as WND reported, Erdogan watching his security officials beat protesters outside Turkey’s embassy in Washington. Members of his security team also clashed with demonstrators in 2016 outside the Brookings Institution in Washington, where he was giving a speech.

Brookings issued a statement at the time saying the security team “behaved unacceptably — they roughed up protesters outside the building and tried to drag away ‘undesired’ journalists, an approach typical of the Russians or Chinese.”

WND reported many geopolitical analysts are concerned the NATO nation, once regarded as a potential member of the European Union, is being systematically transformed into an anti-Western power. Fifteen years into his rule, Erdogan is abandoning the secular tradition of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in favor of Islamic nationalism.

In April, Erdogan declared victory in a referendum to grant him sweeping powers in a vote opponents charged was marred by irregularities.

The measure, with 51.5 percent of the vote, replaced Turkey’s parliamentary system with an all-powerful presidency and abolished the office of prime minister.

A week before his visit to the U.S., Erdogan urged Muslims to swarm the Temple Mount to act as a counter to the “insult” of “occupied Jerusalem.”

He called Israel a “racist and discriminatory” state that is reminiscent of apartheid in South Africa.

Erdogan also met with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to work on “unifying efforts to protect Jerusalem against attempts of Judaization,” the independent Palestinian Maan news agency reported.

In December 2016, as WND reported, hacked emails released by WikiLeaks showed Erdogan’s son-in-law was tied to the company accused of importing oil from ISIS. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov previously told journalists in Moscow that Erdogan and his family were “involved” in ISIS’ illegal oil trade and personally benefiting from it.

Turkey also has been accused of training ISIS fighters and of providing direct support to ISIS.

‘Strong’ relationship

At the White House in May, President Trump and Erdogan described the relationship between the two countries as strong but avoided the differences over strategies for confronting ISIS in northern Syria.

The previous week, the Trump administration decided to supply heavy weapons to Syrian Kurdish rebel militias, the YPG, fighting ISIS. Turkey is in an ongoing battle with Kurdish separatists in its southeast.

The Turkish embassy claims the protesters at the embassy Tuesday were affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the leading Kurdish separatist group, which has been banned in Turkey.

The case of Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been imprisoned in Turkey without formal charges since October 2016, was brought up three times during Trump’s meeting with Erdogan, twice by Trump and once by Vice President Mike Pence, CBN reported.

A former member of Turkey’s Parliament who has advocated for Brunson’s release, Aykan Erdemir, told CBN that Brunson, improbably accused of “membership in an armed terrorist organization,” is now “a pawn, kind of a trump card in Erdogan’s hand.”

“There’s absolutely no rule of law, no due process in that case, it’s a completely bogus case. Anyone who has looked at the case knows that these are trumped up charges,” he said. (Click to Source)


Satanic Temple headquarters to open quietly in Salem


When The Satanic Temple officially opens its doors on Friday, Salem will become home to the organization’s international headquarters.

But pitchfork-wielding mobs protesting the move seem unlikely, as the fire-and-brimstone theology of the Puritans who once populated the city has given way to a “live and let live” attitude in present day Salem.

Less than a mile from Gallows Hill — the notorious spot where villagers executed more than a dozen people accused of witchcraft in the 1690s — an 1882 Victorian on Bridge Street will serve as The Satanic Temple’s first physical headquarters, said Lucien Greaves, the temple’s spokesman.

“The history of Salem is also part of the history of Satanism,” Greaves said. “I feel that [Salem] is a very appropriate place for this” temple.

The Satanic Temple building, which is zoned as an art gallery, will open to the public with art installations, lectures, and film screenings, said Greaves, a Cambridge resident. (Click to Article)