A prophetic “sign” – or just bad timing?

As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter’s Square today, two white doves released in St. Peter’s Square were attacked by a crow and a seagull.

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Editor’s note: Where’s Daniel the Prophet when we need him? What should we make of this, if anything?

There goes the ol’ Peace Prize…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out in a stunning vote by Parliament. Facing skepticism at home, too, the administration shared intelligence with lawmakers aimed at convincing them the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people and must be punished.

Despite roadblocks in forming an international coalition, Obama appeared undeterred and advisers said he would be willing to retaliate against Syria on his own.

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Editor’s note: No doubt the president believes that Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohamed will be proud of him. As everyone already knows – President Obama’s word – is his bond!

Oh, Canada! Government Minister of Education claims that a Catholic school must be ‘open’ to teach for a few hours during class that Jesus could very well be just another mythical figure.

Loyola High School will appeal a decision by Quebec’s Court of Appeal that forces the Jesuit-run school for boys to cease teaching its Catholic course on religion and morality and switch to the “secular” and “neutral” Ethics and Religious Culture course (ERC) provided by the province’s government.

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Will Obama apologize to the Libyan people before he comes clean and apologizes to his own countrymen?

Lame excuses and false, self serving statements from the Commander in Chief:

“And what is true,” he continued, “…This is something that the American people can take to the bank—is that my administration plays this stuff straight. We don’t play politics when it comes to American national security,” the president said. “As information came in we gave it to the American people. And as we got new information, we gave that to the American people.”

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Editor’s note: The first gay president would also like everyone to know that he’s pro-life.

Rush Limbaugh, on the Obama regime’s deadly non-response and shameful cover up in Benghazi, Libya: “This government made not one move, with full knowledge of what was going on, to protect those Americans.”

“The president may not have been aware that he had aircraft carriers in the region that planes land on and take off from and they go out and complete missions and they come back and they land.

And we got these things they call submarines. They go under the water so the bad guys can’t see ‘em. They’re in the region, too. We got some naval assets in that region that could have been used.”

“They could have been authorized to take action to save the lives of Americans. Remember: Four dead in a seven-hour attack, two of them died in the final hours. This government made not one move, with full knowledge of what was going on, to protect those Americans. We had hundreds of people watching in real time, folks, as 30 Americans were being attacked for seven hours. Nobody rode to their rescue.”

Limbaugh says most of the national media is now ignoring the revelations from the emails.

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Editor’s note: This near criminally negligent foreign policy debacle … the equivalent of Jimmy Carter’s desperate, ill-fated, failed Iranian hostage rescue attempt … pretty much cancels out any “glory” that may have attached to the Obama regime after the bin Laden raid … leaving them with absolutely nothing to show for their foreign policy efforts, but failure.

Ditto for their economic policies, which have succeeded only in wasting trillions of dollars on the only shovel-ready project they had, which was digging a bigger economic hole for the U.S. economy.

The president should admit that he was simply too busy campaigning, and apologize to the American people.

Buchanan: Why did the White House persist with the phony story of a protest against a video being the cause of Ambassador Stevens’ death, when they had to know there was no protest?

On Sept. 11, scores of men with automatic weapons and RPGs launched a night assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and set the building ablaze. Using mortars, they launched a collateral attack on a safe house, killing two more Americans, as other U.S. agents fled to the airport.

On Sept. 14, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the attack came out of a spontaneous protest caused by an anti-Muslim video on YouTube.

On Sept. 16, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told the entire nation the attack had not been premeditated or preplanned but emanated from a spontaneous protest of the nasty video.

On Sept. 25, Obama at the United Nations mentioned the video six times.

But when they were pushing this tale, what did the White House actually know?

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Soldiers without boundaries: How Osama bin Laden was finally found and killed.

In Peshawar’s smog-filled congested streets last July, a white Suzuki car was tailed by another vehicle carrying Pakistanis working for the CIA. Inside the Suzuki was a Kuwait-born Pakistani whose pseudonym was Abu Ahmad al-Kuwaiti. His real name was Arshad Khan.

It had been years of painstaking intelligence work and a long haul for the CIA to get this close to their target. For years the American agency had been compiling detailed dossiers on al-Qaeda’s foot soldiers, couriers and bank-rollers. Many of the nuggets of information had come from far away and often dark and dubious places. Al-Qaeda commanders incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba admitted they knew the “most trusted” courier and that al-Kuwaiti had connections with “the sheikh” – ie, bin Laden.

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37 killed in Iraq, as a Catholic church is taken over by terrorists

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi security forces stormed a Catholic church Sunday where gunmen suspected of having ties to al Qaeda were holding worshippers hostage, ending an hours-long standoff, police officials said Sunday.

Thirty-seven people were killed in the operation, including hostages, kidnappers and security workers, they said. At least seven of the victims were hostages, police officials said, while another 57 were wounded.

Eight suspects were arrested.

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Revival of Traditional Catholic practice may help protect the Pope from further attacks

One only has to look at old black and white footage of pontiffs prior to Paul VI to see how popes always used to enter the basilica being carried shoulder high in the sedia gestatoria. Not only that, but there was always a throng of people around the chair, not only the actual bearers but numerous chamberlains and nobility and a large number of guards: Swiss Guards, uniformed Gendarmes, the Palatine Guard and Noble Guard. These comprised the old papal court which Pope Paul VI abolished and which formed a kind of buffer zone between the Pope and the crowds, no doubt as much a practical defence measure as a piece of ceremony.

The use of the sedia continued until very recently and many are unaware that the last pope to use the sedia was actually Pope John Paul I. While the abolition of this ancient form of transport may have since been considered appropriate in the context of the late 20th century and the need to democratise the appearance of papal ceremonies, the reality has left the Pope an isolated and vulnerable figure separated from the deacons ahead and the MCs behind, one who appears all too often like the figure in the Third Secret of Fatima: a victim walking alone simply waiting to be attacked.

While there are bound to be some who would see the return of the sedia as yet another example of this Pope “turning the clock back”, in fact not only would it save an elderly man’s tired legs but it would allow more of the crowd to see him. Most importantly, it would actually insulate him from the kind of physical assault we saw at Christmas by virtue of the mob of people surrounding it (who could these days be swelled by Swiss Guards and the gendarme officers in suitably formal garb) to work alongside the suited officers at the perimeter.

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Pro-Life Activist Lila Rose Attacked by Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Escort

Rose tells LifeNews.com she was visiting the abortion center with a group of about 20 students and three adults to pray and provide information to women who might be open to abortion alternatives.

According to a police report filed at the scene and numerous witnesses, a uniformed Planned Parenthood escort engaged in a short exchange with Rose and eventually struck her on the hand, knocking her literature to the ground.

“Sir, are you familiar with the abortion procedure?” Rose asked the Planned Parenthood escort while standing on the public sidewalk.

The escort approached Rose from the Planned Parenthood parking lot and said, “You idiot. You’ve caused so much trouble. You piece of crap.”

Rose told LifeNews.com today: “The man appeared to recognize me though I had never met him. He knew who I was and I think that is part of the reason for his surprising anger and the attack.”

Rose offered to show the escort a picture of a baby victimized by abortion, saying, “Can I show you a picture of what it really does to a baby?”

At this point, the escort struck Rose’s hand knocking her pro-life pamphlets and Bible to the ground and Rose stepped further back on the public sidewalk.

The Planned Parenthood official moved closer to Rose and, visibly shaking, says, “It’s a woman’s choice!”

“What about the baby’s choice?” Rose responds.

The Planned Parenthood escort replied, “It’s not a baby!” and then turned around and walked away.

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Italian Prime Minister injured. Metal statue of Milan Cathedral hurled at face.

Reuters- Berlusconi was hospitalised on Sunday with several broken teeth, a fractured nose and a scarred face after a man with a history of mental problems hurled a statuette at him as he was signing autographs at the end of a political rally.

A medical bulletin was due at midday and it was not clear how long he would need to recover. Some reports said he would stay in hospital for at least another 24 hours.

Images of his bloodied and bruised face were show on television networks around the world and splashed on the front pages of all Italian newspapers but the headlines and comments went well beyond the injuries, which were not life threatening.

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