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Our deepest condolences and prayers for support during their sudden grief go to all those directly traumatised in yesterday’s unprovoked attack in the heart of London. The terrorist, a policeman, American tourist and mum on her way to collect her children were killed and Although casualties are extremely severe, it is fortunate that many more were not harmed.

It is ironic that I’d just published a follow-up post on Big Ben by referring to when it had surprisingly stopped a couple of months before the outrage in 2005.

The above picture reminds me of the details of the dream given to a reader of this blog in Tucson, Arizona, late in August 2016, which he recalls in his latest follow-on dream I re-blogged at Big Ben Arises With Continual ‘Wake-Up’ Call. The first dream had something that “looked to be a missile” heading for the clock tower (see Tony Puccio’s original post with short discussion), which is what the black 4×4 rampaging along the pavement at 50 mph must have been like!

War Against The World

Fortunately, the rest of the dream’s collapsing tower scenario didn’t happen. Yet, if applied to current events rather than as significant at the time (parliamentary issues over brexit), it could symbolise and warn us of the dangerous, unending fundamental goal of jihadists to subdue all non-Islamic nations by war (ie. ‘Dar Al-Harb’). These retrogrades want to turn the clock back 1,500 years to the Dark Ages by matching their founder’s unholy character of waging war against those who disagree with his beliefs and claims, as recorded in the Qur’an and Hadith.

The Religion of Peace database of attacks carried out by Muslims against non-believers and against their ‘brethren’ will bring yesterday’s cowardly event to 30,500 since 9/11 – the total killed and injured over the last 15 years is many multiples of that figure!!

As this terrorism continues millions of Muslims have been questioning and rethinking their personal faith (see reference 7 below). In reference 2, historian Paul Crawford’s excellent analysis of four myths about the Crusades exposes politicians charlatanry in pinning the blame for modern Muslim’s ‘victim-hood’ upon Christians! And Dr Bill Warner’s 7 pages of historical data on The Jihad That Led To The Crusades demonstrate ‘jihadic’ attacks and strategic advances occurred on average every 5 years over a 460 year period prior to the Crusades!

Our predecessors of a millenium ago must have been exceptionally patient, but in the end enough was enough – as it is now.

Awakening To The Truth

In that series of dreams about Big Ben, Tony heard it striking midnight and in the latest it gives a continual chiming and wakes people from their sleep:

“The morning of 03/11/2017 (US dating) I had another dream about Big Ben only this time I saw it arise from the clock face on the ground to  its original height, perhaps even taller. I remember hearing it bonging, however, it did not cease as one would have expected when it had chimed the hour of the day but was a continual bonging.  Then I saw people in beds asleep and I perceived that the bonging was to awaken from slumber those who were sleeping.  

“It’s my personal belief that England is going to play a significant role in the coming awakening, hence the dreams about Big Ben.”

We know the number of Islamist fanatics is tiny compared to the majority of peace-loving believers, of whom we know a few. Many are appalled at what is being done in their name and that of their religion; eg. Muslim MP Tulip Siddiq tweets “extremists don’t speak for me”, £7,000 has been raised through Muslims United for London and the Muslim Council calls it a “depraved” act (BBC Latest).

Lastly, let’s remind ourselves of what pastor John Kilptrick heard direct from the Lord on this worldwide No 1 issue, as in His message Midnight Words for 2017 and Beyond -LOL we’re back to that ‘midnight’ theme – it must be very important!.:

MUSLIMS WILL RECEIVE THE MESSAGE  

“Because the Lord is no respecter of persons, a GREAT shaking is coming to the Muslim nations. It will be sudden! It will be an unexpected and unexplained shaking that will redefine many Muslim nations and their leadership structures. The Lord is now in the process of shaking institutions, cultures, dialects, nationalities, governments, political structures and their frameworks, which men have trusted through generations. Many of them will be so shaken they cannot survive the shaking. Holy Spirit will even destabilize power structures, and many of those things that men have relied upon will ultimately fail. Truth will grip men’s hearts like a vice, even the unbelievers’ hearts and the hearts of the heathen. Ears will be opened to hear, even the ears of the ‘unregenerates’.”

Further Reading:
  1. Richard’s Watch: Paws4Thought: Devilish Plot To Avoid The Lake of Fire
  2. Richard’s Watch: An Insight Into Global Satanic Strategy – Part 2
  3. Dr Will Warner’s highly informative website: Political Islam
  4. Islam and Terrorism (2002), Mark A Gabriel PhD
  5. Mosques & Miracles (2004), Dr Stuart Robinson
  6. From Jihad to Jesus (2006), ex-militant Jerry Rassamni
  7. A Wind in The House of Islam (2014), David Garrison
  8. Miracles Among Muslims; The Jesus Visions (2006), Christine Darg.

Breaking news: Iran ousted from Syria in Trump-Putin safe zones deal

Exclusive DebkaFile report ‘Trump-Putin Safe Zones Deal Ousts Iran From Syria’ opens as follows:

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‘Syria stands on the threshold of dramatic changes that will directly impact on the strategic and military situation along the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan, debkafile reports exclusively. They derive from a deal struck this week by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to establish US, Russian and Turkish security zones in Syria. This scheme will transfer military control of the country to those three powers. Each of them will be responsible for a zone whose borders will be defined and agreed upon by Washington, Moscow and Ankara.

‘As part of this arrangement, all forces from the Iranian military, the pro-Iranian Shiite militias and Hizballah will be required to leave Syria…’ continue reading.

The Iran Nuclear Deal “Looks Worse and Worse by the Day”

More bad fruit from Obama’s furtive back-channel dealings with Iran, as reported in email 18 May 2009, plus their current harassment of US naval vessels in Persian Gulf. ADD to that leaked intelligence of Iran’s covert war in Syria run from ‘The Glasshouse’ near Damascus (Daily Mail). AND let’s never forget Iran’s 30 years-long ambition to attack Jerusalem, which is what stimulated my interest in End-Times! (See The Invisible Hand re-appears (2013) and again in 2015 for peculiar ‘coincidental’ way this fact pops up!) See Four ‘Signposts’ of the Books of Daniel and The Apocalypse for introduction to Mark Davidson’s thesis.

THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

The quote above was spoken by retired Army General Michael Flynn; this reported by a Reuters story.

According to a report replaced by Washington think tank, the Institute for Science and International Security, the Obama administration and other European governments acted in secret to let Iran keep more of its enriched uranium so that sanctions could be lifted on time. The Obama administration (of course) denies this.

Specifically the report says,

“Among the exemptions outlined in the think tank’s report were two that allowed Iran to exceed the deal’s limits on how much low-enriched uranium (LEU) it can keep in its nuclear facilities, the report said. LEU can be purified into highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium.”

The Reuters article also states,

“It’s now clear President Obama gave away the store to secure a weak agreement that is full of loopholes.”

If the nuclear deal was bad before, how much worse…

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Reasons for ‘Brexit’, objections addressed and alternatives to the EU

Accurate reasons for 'Brexit', discuss issues and answer Qs & arguments

Facebook: Why leave the EU?

I offer no apology for continuing on this theme because it is an extremely critical issue in the history of our nation and its future.

The meeting with Jonathan Ely, as in the previous post, enabled me to catch up with my ‘Brexiteer’ friend’s activities, part of which are featured in his Facebook page. His investigations and diligent work are highly commendable. Take a dip via this graphic to see the surprising range of its daily coverage of published material.

A concise case on a complex matter is made in a paper published on his Christian resource website Spirit Soul Body, and as summarised below. This only outlines the topics without covering Jonathan’s points or the sources he uses and links thereto. To read in its entirety click/tap this title:

Reasons to Leave the EU, Objections Answered and Alternatives

Reasons To Leave

  1. the EU is heading for political union
  2. UK opt-out of Euro not permanent
  3. UK opt-out from Schengen area not so permanent
  4. EU creating a military force subsuming national ones (Recommendation 666?)
  5. High proportion of UK laws imposed by EU
  6. EU brings manifold losses of sovereignty
  7. High costs of EU cause increased prices & job losses
  8. EU damages UK small/medium business enterprises
  9. EU causes risks to security through free immigration

Objections Answered

  1. Free trade with rest of Europe, low prices and jobs dependent upon EU
  2. ‘Initial shock’ to economy if UK leaves EU
  3. UK more secure if we remain in EU
  4. No longer common regs applied to goods
  5. Leaving is lead in dark whereas UK fine in EU
  6. Lack of input to EU regulations
  7. Risks to UK’s ‘standing in the world’
  8. Risk of UK splitting up if we leave EU
  9. Rights of workers/women lost if leave EU
  10. Expats in EU and EU citizens in UK would lose
  11. Loss of freedom of movement between UK and other EU states
  12. Leave campaign uses incorrect arguments

Alternatives to EU membership

  1. EFTA/EEA
  2. EFTA membership, single market access, FTAs
  3. Free Trade Agreements
  4. Other Options

What We Can Do About It

Jonathan writes, ‘There are many things we can do to help win this referendum’:

  • Learn as much as you can about all the issues.
  • Connect with groups such as Leave.EU, Vote Leave, Grassroots Out and Campaign for an Independent Britain, by liking their Facebook pages and via their websites [as linked herein].
  • Share posts from these groups on Facebook and Twitter with your friends.
  • Invite your friends to like the Facebook groups.
  • Leave.EU, Grassroots Out and Vote Leave have local groups all over the UK, and are organising street stalls, leafleting, canvasing and public meetings. Contact their local groups and get involved in any way you can to help the campaign to leave the EU.

Here’s an aide-memoire (drag to enlarge both images):

Some facts about EU to aid in Referendum choice

Credit: J Ely, Dept 620, 35 High St, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7JQ

Finally, he asks Do you want to be controlled by the EU?, as indicated in this graphic from ‘A House Divided’ by Campaign for an Independent Britain (founded 1969!):
Reality check - you really want to be controlled by EU?

World-changing socio-economic and spiritual trends in 2016

A fortnight ago today (21 January) Rick Joyner, founder of Morning Star Ministries, wrote,

“The premise of my last Prophetic Bulletin on the five trends that would change the natural world in 2016 began unfolding faster and with more impact than I expected. I wrote that it would happen in the first quarter of this year, but I honestly did not expect it to begin on the first day as it did. My prayer now is that what I’ve been shown that will unfold in the Spirit will likewise come faster and with greater impact. What is coming in the Spirit is the antidote to the troubles of the world. It is far more exciting than anything the world has seen…” (emphasis added)

In referring to ‘natural world’ Rick means geopolitical and socio-economic realms. I’ll briefly outline that Bulletin’s content before considering its follow-up, which leads into something of fundamental historical importance that’s been brewing. Rick doesn’t refer to this special seismic shift. Nevertheless, it’s implicit in the conclusion of his subsequent Bulletin.

Published on 14 December his Prophetic Bulletin #96, Five Trends that Will Change the World in 2016, opens as follows:

“A geopolitical shift has taken place at the end of 2015 that could change the world more than we have seen since the collapse of the Iron Curtain. Core beliefs and values are being challenged across the globe. With such a major change of direction happening, where are we headed? The following are the five major events that will likely define our immediate future and impact world affairs for the foreseeable future….”

Rick presents these five in chronological order of occurrence, which isn’t necessarily the sequence of importance or impact, namely: China’s stock market crashes – falling energy prices – Russian military intervention in Middle-East – terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino – the candidacy of Donald Trump.

Having closely watched political events in the States with increasing concern throughout Obama’s terms, and thus being one of 300 founding leaders of The Oak Initiative, Rick’s brief analysis is well-worth noting.

Therefore, in looking at each of those five events of major impact upon the world and their potential consequences Rick starts, “First we will briefly discuss the most basic change factor in world affairs—initiative. In military operations and world affairs, having the initiative is necessary for success…”.  He goes on to examine factors in each case and draw ‘the bottom line’. I note his gentle indictment of Obama regarding terrorism:

“…most people are smart enough to understand the politicians try to come up with politically correct and expedient solutions instead of a real strategy. Even so, the Paris and San Bernardino attacks did a lot to wake up the people. This awakening is helping to throw off the delusions of unrealistic idealism and political correctness. This is crucial for sustainable war that will defeat ISIS and other groups whose primary strategy is terrorism. Although French and British leadership are waking up some, it is an awakening among the people that is creating a sharp turn to the right in Europe. Putin has chastised Europe for its attempt at multiculturalism…”

Read Rick’s brief evaluation in full here and note, as does he, that other factors are also affecting current events and trends; but the far more positive ones are spiritual trends. To continue from my above opening quotation.:

“We all “see in part,” but these are the five most important trends I saw unfolding that we will begin to see emerging this year:

  • A new reformation of the church will begin to take definition.
  • Councils of leaders will begin to form with true apostolic authority. 
  • A kingdom economy will begin to form.
  • A new generation of prophets and teachers will begin to emerge with unprecedented authority and influence 
  • So many Christians will rise up in Europe and North America with zeal and focus that it will be recognized as another Great Awakening, while the moves of God in the rest of the world will gain new traction.”

Continue reading Bulletin #97 here > Five Spiritual Trends That Will Change the World in 2016.

In particular I like this promise:

“…The Lord really has saved His best wine for last. The quality of what He will serve His people will eclipse anything ever experienced before.

“Knowledge has greatly increased in the natural. What is about to be released in the Spirit will mirror this. For those who love knowledge, truth, wisdom, and understanding, there has never been a better time to be alive. This increasing love for the Scriptures will be contagious, helping to feed and strengthen every move of God now unfolding.”

…as well as Rick’s closing remark:

“We are entering the first stages of the great harvest that is the end of this age. This will be the greatest in-gathering there has ever been. It will change the spiritual and moral fabric of nations, profoundly changing the church throughout the earth. The church is then going to help change the earth and prepare the way for the coming King.”  

His reference to spiritual and moral fabric reminds me of the open vision that appeared in front of me of Britain and hearing/seeing the Lord’s plan, “The fabric of society is so rotten – (like old, wet sacking) – it will tear apart”.

I then watched as the centre of England was ripped apart and forced open by a huge rock. That is, the rock that is Christ Jesus will arise throughout the land, becoming the bedrock of our nation once again – Praise the Lord. (See Comments Upon the Collapse of Society)

AND, in connection with Rick’s remark another truly historic and exceptional trend has started, which I reported upon last year. The next post will update you…

If you have time and inclination you may like some ‘prep’, especially the last item:

Political common-sense emerges on Islamist threat

The Times front-page headline on a major speech Prime Minister Cameron is making today:

The Times Monday 20 July 2015

(Click image to enlarge – their young award-winning journalist continues on page 4 as follows) “…loss of British citizens in a terrorist attack, happened before the Iraq war.

“When they say that these are wronged Muslims getting revenge on western wrong- doing, lets remind them: from Kosovo to Somalia, countries like Britain have stepped in the save Muslim people from massacres. It’s groups like Isil, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram that are the ones murdering Muslims….etc.”  [Murdoch papers require subscription.]

For the latest with video read the Telegraph’s David Cameron speech: my five-year plan to tackle extremism – Live; or The Independent’s online report here.

The PM’s announcement is long overdue in view of nationwide reaction to last month’s appalling massacre of 30 British holidaymakers in Sousse, Tunisia (see Wikipedia), and the fact that Islamists declared war on the West a long time ago! He is delivering upon his statement in the House of Commons after Sousse for the UK to be “intolerant of intolerance”. (NB: Contemporaneous killings were committed in France and Kuwait too – see The West’s war against Jihadi terrorism is just beginning.)

In his citing events from the 1990s caused by maniacal Muslims, I’m sure Cameron is well aware it’s been periodically endemic since the foundation of their religion in the Dark Ages. An insight into a global satanic strategy covered that historic fact in depth a few months ago. There, we looked at the cause of the Medieval crusades as a reaction to Muslim violence – not vice versa! – and how warped thinking poisoned the Greek-based mind-sets of liberals.

In addition to those earlier facts I’d also refer the PM to the total estimated murders by Muslims since 9/11: over 26,400! (The Religion of Peace database.)  BUT this may be undercounted and need doubling, as determined by the BBC’s ‘thorough analysis’.

!cid_image002_jpg@01CDBDD2Two years ago I blogged about the PM’s comment “A war against al-Qaeda could last decades”, and considered it further in a subsequent post wherein I wrote:

Winston Churchill foresaw of the danger of militant Islam in 1899! His trenchant opinion, based upon personal military service in The Sudan, speaks with great insight and I quote only the portion pertinent to this post.::

“…Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome…”  [Read full extract in Wikipedia’s The River War.]

Notes:

  1. Churchill’s criticism spread wherever he found fault, including the British high command!
  2. I know many Muslims (eg. medical staff) who are a jewel in humanity and, therefore, totally unlike those deranged extremists.

PS to Saturday morning news re. UK security

It was fascinating after my references last week (here and here) to the 7/7/05 terrorist attack to watch a brief video Three things we learnt from the head of GCHQ by Charles Moore on Saturday. He says,

“7/7 was THE key moment for GCHQ because it really woke them up –  plus the fact British citizens were involved on our own soil;

“And secondly, that it was the world of the internet and, of course, this is the prime group of communications that  GCHQ deals with.

“And so they had to crack the DNA of that and suddenly moved into gear and got on top of these networks – this was water if you like, in which the terrorists swim.

The textual version of this unprecedented interview with GCHQ’s departing director Sir Iain Lobban reads:

‘On 7/7, the day in July 2005 when British Islamists blew themselves and others to pieces on a London bus and Tube, some staff were playing frisbee on this grass. As the news came through, people rushed out and told them to stop. This was the shocking day – “I remember the nausea,” says Lobban. It was also the moment GCHQ had to seize: “It was about the internet. We started to identify the DNA of the networks the terrorists used.”

‘One lesson of 7/7 was speed. Lobban leads me to the “24/7/365” area, in which small 12-hour shifts monitor GCHQ systems and news bulletins. Through something called Action On, they can act so quickly and freely…’

If you should wish to watch/read these brief 3-part items click here. The first part covers fallout from the Snowden disclosures and the last covers GCHQ being run by ‘geeks’ as successors to Bletchley Park, of WW2 signals intelligence and code-breaking fame.

Saturday morning news related to ‘battle stations’

Courtesy WatcharakunA rare opportunity in the midst of another outbreak of heavy rain to be quickly online and post links to some of this morning’s news that may have a bearing upon recent prayer calls. Perhaps you could join me in digging into these over the weekend?

Charles Moore talks to retiring GCHQ director Inside GCHQ: This is not blitz Britain but...

Boris Johnson: “Thousands of terror suspects being monitored on our streets…”

The Commentator: Iran, ISIS & Britain: weakness at a cost

[Hand Pressing News Icon, credit Watcharakun at Freedigitalphotos.net]

Update to corroborative events post

Additional links have been incorporated into the item on recent prophetic words:

  1. reports substantiating my remarks about US security weakness,
  2. this morning’s news on Establishment aspect of child abuse inquiry.

This material may be found under UPDATE click to read post

Events corroborate accuracy of recent prophetic words

Detail from Eagle-eyed by John Mark LongMajor news items surfaced last week that relate directly to recently received prophetic words (updated 10th July as below):

1. Security (Cindy Jacobs, 26 June; as in this post)

Cindy emailed:

This is what I am hearing: “There is an another attack on the scale of 9/11 being planned!” As I prayed to pinpoint how to intercede, I immediately heard these words: “Close the gates! All borders must be closed to terrorists and those who would aid them.” This includes all airport customs checkpoints, as well as border crossings.

July 4th Daily Telegraph’s banner headline Body searches at British Airports was based upon the previous day’s announcement that smartphones will be confiscated if they’re uncharged when presented at pre-boarding security checks.

That broadsheet edition is more extensive in the online version. Of particular interest to this blog is security editor Tom Whitehead’s coverage of US comments:

‘Beefed-up security at airports with direct flights to the US was requested by America’s secretary of Homeland Security. The move underlined growing White House unease at the apparent failure of the UK and other European countries to stop young Muslims heading to Syria and Iraq to join Islamist Groups. The US government said there was a “real-time” and “credible” threat.’

NOW that’s exceptionally hypocritical because POTUS Obama ordered the removal of  references to Islamist terrorism in all US security forces’ training manuals. Thus, their full recognition of their nation’s principal threat and its modus operandi was seriously hampered. Eg: the shenanigans surrounding the murderous, military-style assault at Fort Hood.

UPDATE: see Investigative Project on Terrorism reports on the FBI and CIA.

The Telegraph editor then cites one of many leading critics against their president’s potty security policy and whose excellent articles I’ve regularly read, Frank Gaffney…

‘…a former assistant secretary of defence under President Reagan and founder of the Centre for Security Policy think-tank, said Europe was, “reaping the whirlwind” of its policies on domestic Islamists. Neither Britain nor Europe nor the US have come to grips with the nature of the enemy we’re up against…the Western jihadists in Iraq and Syria have guns and they learned how to practise violent jihad and they’ll be returning with that knowledge”.’

All our lack-lustre, less than mediocre politicians in their ignorance and contempt for religious beliefs have fallen for the deliberate deception encouraged in Islamic doctrine known as taqqiya. This has blinded them to reality and failure to protect the nations.

So, thank you Nick for asking if my posting Cindy’s email on 28th June may be related to the crackdown – AND most interesting that it happened during Urgent ‘777’ Prayers and the day before US Independence Day!!

2. Child Abuse (Part 2 of Prophetic Word June 2014)

In that Glasgow Prophetic Centre document, under ‘Justice & Children’, we read:

God is moving with righteousness and justice towards children. Scandals will be exposed, even within social services, education, the judiciary and the police. There will be nowhere to hide, even amongst the most wealthy and influential… (emphases added)

When everyone thought the furore over two once-famous celebrities being predatory sex-abusers was confined to the entertainment industry, yet another scandal broke concerning politicians over the loss of an incriminating dossier left with a previous government.

Again, news broke just before 4th July. Telegraph report of that date, Child abuse files were dismissed as fantasies of a deluded man, opens as follows,

‘To MPs and Westminster journalists in the early 1980s, the disclosure that a dossier alleging an Establishment paedophile ring was presented to Leon Brittan, then home secretary, comes as no surprise.’

Today’s news reads,

‘Downing Street has stood by the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss as the head of an inquiry into allegations of an establishment cover-up of child abuse, as it emerged her brother was accused of a “white-wash” over a paedophile diplomat.’

UPDATE: at foot of broadsheet’s front-page, Abuse inquiry head ‘too establishment’.

This exposure is part of the ‘shaking’ that the Lord has started and, unwholesome as it is, this news vindicates the declaration of prophetic words and strongly encourages all believers who appreciate the prophetic gifting.

I have to smile at a reader’s unbelieving response to Tony Puccio’s re-blog of this part of the prophetic words because an author was of the opinion that a certain theology had to be engaged before one could fully consider a word.

It’s a great shame believing Christians circumscribe what our Lord can and should do, thereby limiting Him and how they may be more fully blessed. They simply give an ear to, and even act on behalf of, the Accuser of the brethren.

Which, my reader, do you think should take precedence? Man’s ideas of God and how He works, ie. theology; or a word direct from God to His people, ie. prophecy?  (Note, this is not to deny the necessity of checking prophecy against scripture.)

Did my triple warning about Iran affect WordPress connections?

Publishing this and the previous post proved arduous. In telling why, it may cross your mind I could be getting a tad paranoid – but actually it’s funny; yet perhaps there’s a grain of truth buried away here…

Was what I was trying to write about so revelatory that another ‘invisible hand’ came in causing chaos to connections?? Perhaps it’s not such a daft idea, you know.

Guess what I was writing about the previous time this happened! The very same topic – Iran, and its leaders’ policy to bring about their notion of End-Times!!  Oh, that’s just a coincidence. Well, what are the odds of such a cross-connection between two lots of technical trouble; in addition to the other oddities that occurred recently?

For the record these are the previous posts: Joel Rosenberg’s Iran leader: We must prepare for the ‘End-Times’, my Iranian leader’s End-Times declaration which appeared after Sharanelle Clark’s Getting ready for His return. (For anyone wishing to check my   claims see my original support request and covering mammoth one of 373 posts.)

HA…in hindsight it really is amusing. Fortunately, I’d started drafting on Monday but noticed links were taking several seconds longer than normal to connect and load on-screen. The next day, however, when writing about the three times on which I’d written about Iran and Jerusalem the new paragraphs were lost as the system failed to save. It seemed doing that caused my connection to crash.  So it became an arduous and time-consuming task to get the additional material completed because I couldn’t check what was actually getting saved onto the server. It was as though another invisible hand had started playing mayhem with UK internet connections to WordPress servers to the great annoyance of users (see today’s support forum).

Yet when it was published late Tuesday afternoon my stats shot through the ceiling to almost double the daily average. Thank you readers and visitors. If you’ve not yet had opportunity to read it then here’s the link > The Invisible Hand re-appears!

Updates on the Iranian nuclear situation

For those who’d like to keep informed about developments there’s a mass of informed opinion about the Geneva arrangements. In addition to mainstream media reports and rolling news on World Watch Daily, here are links to articles I’ve found of interest.:

UpdateS on UK WordPress problems

Thurs 8 Aug: no further problems for me although some UK bloggers still have issues. Over 60 users raised over 300 posts on the central thread started 3 weeks ago (Support Forum thread and engineers’ report). This indicates the seriousness of these problems. Continue reading