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Jun 21st, 2010

Summary: A prophetic view of BP’s Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil drilling catastrophe from a Christian fundamentalist perspective. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 21, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that a rocket attack on the main U.S. base in Afghanistan killed two U.S. troops and wounded six other Americans, while a truck bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque in Taza, near Kirkuk in northern Iraq killing more than 70 people in the deadliest attack in the first six months of 2009.


Jun 18th, 2010

Summary: Rep. Michele Bachmann attacked President Barack Obama’s proposal for BP to arrange a $20 billion escrow account to pay for damages from the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher and aid spill victims, calling it a “redistribution-of-wealth fund,” warning BP’s chairman not to be an Obama “chump,” and predicting $9-a-gallon gasoline. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 18, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that intelligence reports indicated that terrorist groups that have long used the Internet to spread propaganda were increasingly tapping the Web to teach Islamic extremists how to be hackers, recruiting techies capable of breaching government or other sensitive network systems for cyberwarfare, and raising money through online fraud.


Jun 3rd, 2010

Summary: Latest news and timeline of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 3, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that al-Qaida’s deputy leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, criticized President Barack Obama’s upcoming speech to the Islamic world in Cairo, saying it would not change the “bloody messages” the U.S. military is sending Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. Al-Qaida has repeatedly lashed out at Obama since he was elected, a move some analysts believe indicates the terrorist organization is worried he will be effective in improving the U.S. image in the Muslim world.