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Biblical plagues – locusts swarm over two continents

Did you know that while the world deals with Coronavirus, there’s another plague threatening two continents?  East Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan are battling the twin plagues of Coronavirus and locust swarms.

East Africa is being destroyed by a huge swarm of locusts

The locusts have now been seen in ten countries, leading forecasters to say they pose a threat to millions.

It reminds me of the ten plagues of Egypt, where devastating locust attacks in Egypt around 1446 B.C. were mentioned in the Book of Exodus in the Bible.

These locusts have formed group formations as they attempt to battle desert winds, as shared by social media users across Saudi Arabia.

Viewers quickly flocked in to voice their thoughts. One wrote: “Surreal, military-style units.”

“Believe in the Bible yet?”

But another was less worried and said: “They are as good as dead in the desert.”

The locusts were first reported a year ago where, together with cockroaches, they invaded the grand mosque of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site.

Like a thief in the night! Locust Plague Timeline: The Biblical plague started ironically at the holiest site in Islam in 2019: It now stretches from the Chinese border to South Africa: New swarms in China, Botswana and South Sudan
Source: The Big Wobble

The locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks, Proverbs 30:27.

Chilling footage has shown millions of locusts forming small groups in the desert to battle high winds as a plague continues to sweep across east Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

With coronavirus and locust plague, ‘nature is sending us a message,’ says UN environment head

If there was a message in this, the UN’s not getting it.

The causes of the locust plague

  • The UN

Antonio Guterres of Portugal, the U.N. secretary-general, claimed global warming as a cause of the problem.  According to Walter Williams of cnsnews.com that’s sheer nonsense – it was mostly man-made.

“This ongoing tragedy is mostly man-made, according to an analysis by Paul Driessen, who is a senior policy adviser with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.

SDG 15.9Economic development organizations and activist nongovernmental organizations have foisted “agroecology” on the poorest nations — an organic-style agriculture. They promote the virtues of peasant farming.”

Think “sustainable land management” in accordance with Agenda 2030.

Walter Williams: The Real Culprit Behind Africa’s Locust Plague

African nations like Kenya want to use insectides but are being opposed by the UN FAO: “United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization sides with western greens over East African farmers.”

So yet again, just like in Australia, one of the causes of the disaster is environmentalism –  and UNelected bureaucrats sitting in their UN offices dictating how nations are going to manage their environment.

  • War in Yemen

There are Sunni-Shiite proxy wars going on in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia practices Sunni Islam and Iran practices Shia Islam.  In 2015 Saudi Arabia, supported by a coalition of Arab states, declared war on the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.  NATO powers such as the United Kingdom and the United States support the Saudi Arabian-led war in Yemen primarily through arms sales and technical assistance.

Oman, which stayed out of the war, borders Yemen.

While the war was going on, the locust population boom unfolded in the remote deserts of Oman, far from humans who might see the growing threat.

“A locust plague is much like a wildfire,” Cressman says. “If you can find it when it’s just a tiny campfire, and you can put it out, you’re good. No problem.” But if they can’t detect and obliterate the locust plague early, it will grow and grow, really only stopping when the swarm runs out of food.”

“It wasn’t until observers found locusts in southern Oman at the end of 2018 that Cressman, a senior locust forecasting officer with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization could raise the alarm.”

Yemen, ravaged by war, no longer had the means to deploy the specially trained crews that spray common pesticides that kill the insects in a matter of hours. (It’s too dangerous for farmers and other regular folks to spray the pesticides themselves.)

  • Weather

Then, catastrophically, heavy rains hit the country, providing yet more breeding opportunities for the invading locusts. Early last summer, the plague jumped the gulf and landed in Somalia, then continued its march into Ethiopia and Kenya.

“If these are the end times, Planet Earth certainly isn’t being subtle about it.”

Source, Wired: The Terrifying Science Behind the Locust Plagues of Africa

People living in the nations of the twin plagues could be excused for thinking it’s the end of the world.  Not yet – but it’s probably the end of the existing order.

  • God. These events could be “the beginning of sorrows” Jesus spoke of when He was asked about the end times.  It could be God trying to get the world’s attention as the new world order takes shape and the prophesied one world government is formed.

When Solomon finished building the temple in Jerusalem, God said,When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

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While coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, another plague – of locusts – threatens Africa

Even nature is changing.  Locusts are flying in formation.  They’re no longer being driven off by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans.

Cattle are feeding on dead locusts.

Ndunda Makanga, who spent hours Friday trying to chase the locusts from his farm, said: ‘Even cows are wondering what is happening.  Corn, sorghum, cowpeas, they have eaten everything.’

“As exasperated farmers look for more help in fighting one of history’s most persistent pests, the FAO’s Locust Watch offers little consolation.

‘Although giant nets, flamethrowers, lasers and huge vacuums have been proposed in the past, these are not in use for locust control,’ the U.N. agency says. ‘People and birds often eat locusts but usually not enough to significantly reduce population levels over large areas.’

Still, it offered recipes. One suggested seasoning in Uganda is chopped onion and curry powder.  Then fry.”

The Green Tape – Goal 15 of UN Agenda 2030

As the Sunday afternoon sky in New Zealand went an unprecedented orange from Australia’s bush fires, eventually draining into an early sepia toned twilight, I was left dumbfounded. Australia has experienced bush fires before and should know how to deal with them.  Why on God’s green earth did the Australian state and federal governments close fire trails, remove dams and ignore calls to thin out trees and remove undergrowth?

There are news reports like this one from The Sydney Morning Herald, Green ideas must take blame for deaths :Fire trails have been blocked up to turn the land back to its natural state and volunteer firefighters prevented by National Parks and Wildlife Service employees from bulldozing control lines because of damage to vegetation.

“… Instances like that are just too numerous to mention. Governments … have been in too much of a rush to appease green idealism … This thing about locking up forests is just not working.”

“I believe there is an agenda..” an Australian wrote in the comments section of an article from the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association where a firefighter is shown wrapped in green tape.

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Artwork on an article by the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association – done by Terry Pontikos.

UN SDG 15
UN Agenda 2030, goal 15

Yes there is an agenda – the green tape of the Sustainable Development Goals for Agenda 2030 – specifically SDG Goal #15.

In the name of this ideological goal, the UN has demanded that the undergrowth be left in the forests to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

What is this sustainable development goal that is causing such poor management of national parks and state forests?

The sustainable goals of Agenda 2030

In 2015, Agenda 21morphed into UN Agenda 2030 which the UN is now openly promoting.  It has 17 high-minded, altruistic and idealistic goals it’s happy to tell the world about, like “ending poverty.”

These goals come with 169 Sustainable Development Goals you are not being told about.  You won’t find them very easily, I had to do some digging, but here’s the link.

Click on goal 15.  One of the 169 goals is SDG 15.2.1, “Sustainable Forest Management” which involves “biomass.”

Generally speaking, biomass includes the stem, stump, branches, bark, seeds and foliage.  It’s more important to the UN Climate Change lobby to keep biomass (the undergrowth) in the name of “reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”  That’s why firefighters and local authorities have been prevented from managing their own forests.

The United Nations doesn’t care that the undergrowth is highly combustible leading to unstoppable fires.  According to them biomass is good as it absorbs carbon dioxide!

Note: carbon dioxide, or CO2 is a trace gas which makes up just 0.04% of the atmosphere.  Yet it is being portrayed by the UN as a harmful greenhouse gas.

This is how the world’s forests are being “conserved” in the name of sustainable development and climate change.

It’s not ‘climate change’ threatening Australia – it’s the belief in climate change.


Biomass and “sustainable” forest management

Here’s the link on the FAO Food and Agriculture page under ‘Key results’ of target 15.1. Quote: “Furthermore, stopping deforestation contributes to reducing of impacts of climate change as forests absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it as biomass.”  

And here’s Australia’s report card from the UN for SDG 15.2.1: “Sustainable Forest Management.”  It seems the Australian government is after a big UN tick for their biomass targets.  Read it and weep.

If you are wondering who the FAO are, the Food and Agriculture Organisation is headquartered in Rome.   It seems sovereign management of the nations’ land is being quietly transferred to the United Nations, under something called “FAO Custodianship.”  This link is for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Clearly the land confiscation and United Nations ideological approach to forest management is a disaster in the making, and not just one confined to Australia given the rise of uncontrollable fires.  This is criminal.

This is what top-down rule by bureaucrats from an UNelected and UNaccountable world government looks like.

I hope I’ve shown you enough to see where this unelected, rampaging, land grabbing, lying, murdering socialist beast is taking us.  Where’s it going?  How much suffering has it already caused?

My recommendation is to read up on the 169 UN Sustainable Development Goals and see which ones are being enacted in your country.


A farmer’s plea to the Australian government:

Craig Calvert“A dairy farmer who spent 13 hours defending his property from a fire that spat out 100m large fireballs has pleaded with the PM to not let any more people die.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph: NSW bushfires: Devil’s inferno, eerie photo of massive blaze

“Shaking and fighting back tears Mr Calvert said that government incompetence had led to the disaster fire season.

“People need help. Australia is scared. To Mr (Morrison), please throw your gloves on, come on down here and see me,” he said.

“Morris (Morrison) step up and get behind us, don’t let anymore people die in the future. You’re the man of the hour, everyone will fall behind you.”

“I’ve got an extensive network who can help with knowledge of the bush and how the environment actually runs. It doesn’t run on paperwork.”

Do you think he’ll be listened to?


The Excuses

And now, here come the “Climate Change” excuses – the fire season is longer, because of “global warming” – so they weren’t able to do backburns.

While many people use the terms interchangeably, hazard reduction is done ahead of bushfire season to reduce the intensity of fires if they do happen, while backburning is done as a last resort to stop a fire that’s already burning.

Mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand wasn’t done because the local fire authorities are having difficulties getting into national parks to do hazard reduction.

As for backburns, former leader Barnaby Joyce pointed out it’s not like there’s no period to get them done – they could do it in the middle of winter or periods after rain. When they do have occasions to do it, they are constrained by bureaucracy – green tape. Conservation decisions are made by bureaucrats who don’t live in the area.

Former CSIRO scientist David Packham said the same thing in an interview with Sky News Australia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6RrgBrb6R8

“The bushfires are now catastrophic.”  Les Crowe, National Chief Loss Adjuster to the Insurance Council of Australia wrote about a misconception propagated by the media : “This the first time such fires have been rated as catastrophic. True, but not because they were rated any worse than many previous fires. In 2009, following the bush-fire inquiry, the defined categories of fire were renamed. Catastrophic was introduced as the most severe warning. So this description was never intended to make people think they were the worst fires ever. I have heard many media reports entrench this mistake.”

You’ll find his remarks in the comments section of this link: ‘Climate change doesn’t cause fires’ : “You can’t blame climate change when you’ve restricted access to millions of hectares of densely thickened eucalypt forests and wonder why they go up in smoke.

You can’t blame climate change when you haven’t back burned this millennium.

You can’t blame climate change when there are no fire breaks or cool buffer zones installed around towns, houses and critical infrastructure.”


Finally, what’s this about the Rural Fire Brigades struggling for money?

That's full fucked

Links

Index by SDGs 169 targets – click on each goal to see the devil in the details.

FAO Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Information Centre, Canberra: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UN Global Compact Network, Australia: Advancing the SDG’s.