|US pledges $80m to help fund Palestinian "security"|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 02 August 2007 11:17|
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed an agreement with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, pledging $80 million in aid to help boost the President's "security services". The announcement was made as the Secretary of State met the new Palestinian Authority government, headed by Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, in Ramallah today. President Abbas also announced he was ready to formulate a "Declaration of Principles" with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, which will form the basis for the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Quote: "US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed an agreement giving the Palestinian Authority $80m (£39m) to reform their security services. Ms Rice was in the West Bank, where she attended a meeting of the Fatah-led cabinet which was installed after the Hamas faction took over Gaza in June. She said Israel was ready to discuss "fundamental issues" leading to the creation of a Palestinian state.
It's not my intention to make light of the suffering of any person, and as a Christian my thoughts and prayers are with the people that have been caught up in this recent tragedy in the United States. But I have been emailed by a few people already about the events in Minneapolis, and its prophetic link to US involvement in the Middle East. Yesterday a highway bridge collapsed into the Mississippi river, killing around four people and injuring dozens. Thankfully casualties have been relatively low, considering the large number of cars on the bridge at the time and the fact that the massive structure collapsed into a river. The bridge was built in 1967, the same year that Israel fought for its very survival as the surrounding Arab nations vied for its destruction. The bridge collapsed in 2007, as the US Secretary of State was in the Middle East, once again working towards the division of God's land and pledging more money to Israel's enemies. The US has promised to hand Abbas' terrorist organization $80 million to help in its struggle against Hamas. The rebuilding of the Minneapolis bridge will likely cost a similar figure.
Quote: "As the divers worked their way around at least a dozen submerged vehicles, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced a $5 million grant to help pay for rerouting traffic patterns around the disaster site. "We fully understand what happened and we will take every step possible to ensure something like this will not happen again," Peters said. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said up to $100 million in federal funds will also be available for rebuilding and recovery. "A bridge in America just shouldn't fall down," Klobuchar said. "That's why we have called for this investigation."
As I quoted in the verses this morning in Leviticus 26, one of the judgements pronounced against the ungodly nation is, that its highways shall be desolate. Sad to say things will continue to get worse, as the nations of the world pressure Israel into dividing God's land.