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Israel on alert as locusts hit
neighboring Egypt

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/4/2013 8:42:49 AM

JERUSALEM- Israel is on a locust alert as swarms of the destructive bugs descend on neighboring Egypt ahead of the Passover holiday. Israel´s Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline Monday and is asking Israelis to be vigilant in reporting locust sightings to prevent an outbreak. (Snip) Swarms of locusts have descended on Egypt, raising fears they could spread to Israel. The locust alert comes ahead of the Passover festival, which recounts the biblical story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. According to the Bible, a plague of locusts was one of 10 plagues

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: abuela10, 3/4/2013 8:52:40 AM     (No. 9207113)

God sending a reminder to leave His people alone


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/4/2013 9:10:44 AM     (No. 9207155)

Combine this with the lightning bolt that hit the Vatican, along with the minor earthquake that hit near the vacation home where the Pope now is and you have some strange sights going on right now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dbdiva, 3/4/2013 9:55:04 AM     (No. 9207266)

I´m wondering if the locusts are being specifically directed to stay out of Israel. If that happens I´d love to see how the media explains it.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 3/4/2013 10:17:16 AM     (No. 9207312)

God destroyed the gods of Egypt once before, as He said He was going to do: "Against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord."

Speaking of Egyptian gods, and with Passover coming up, did you know that in Egyptian society the lamb, or ram (a male sheep) represented a pagan god of the Egyptians named Amon, whose name means "hidden one"? Did you know that Amon was considered the king of the Egyptian gods? Did you know that the lamb was so sacred in Egyptian cult practice that the people of the land were forbidden to even touch a ram, let alone bring it into their home, slaughter it, roast it, and then eat it -- as God commanded the Israelites to do on that very first Passover?

To the Egyptians, the killing of a lamb was a desecration of their religion. The last act of the Israelites before they left Egypt, the slaughtering the Egyptians´ sacred symbol and putting the blood on their doorposts so that God would "pass over" them when He saw the blood, was a deep and final insult to the Egyptian gods before the Israelites departed that land.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 3/4/2013 10:17:35 AM     (No. 9207313)

(cont´d.)



One last thing: According to the Egyptian zodiac, Nisan was the chief month of this god and the 15th of that month during the full moon was believed to be the apex of Amon´s powers. The final decisive plague, when God took the life of every firstborn son of Egypt, and when He instructed every Israelite home to sacrifice a lamb, collect its blood -- the biblical sign of life, and with a hyssop brush paint the lamb´s blood on the lintel and door posts of their houses --came during the full moon of Nisan 14. With this act, God desecrated the worship of Amon at the very peak of his powers, and displayed to the Egyptians who was really in charge.

Awesome!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/4/2013 10:35:47 AM     (No. 9207350)

They are not locusts.

They are mini-drones.

DARPA has to test these things on somebody before they use them on you.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: woodsman, 3/4/2013 10:46:45 AM     (No. 9207382)

They´re not locusts...they´re dollars Via John Francois Kerry from your wallet

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zoidberg, 3/4/2013 11:23:26 AM     (No. 9207489)

If they mess with Israel, this will be just one of ten plagues the Egyptians will suffer.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gesundheit, 3/4/2013 11:43:30 AM     (No. 9207561)

It´s interesting that a major plague of locusts, which is threatening Egyptian agriculture during a serious economic downtown, never occurred when Hosni Mubarek, who had signed and honored a peace treaty with Israel, was in power.

Now, with Mohamed Mursi, who supported Hamas in its recent missile battle with Israel, ruling Egypt, a plague of locusts has descended upon Egypt to lay waste its fields of grain.

And in the battle of the evil Mr. Mursi vs. a seemingly divine plague of locusts, who turns out to be on the side of Mr. Mursi but John Kerry to offer millions of American taxpayers´ money?

Until the Egyptians get another Israeli-supporting leader: Go, locusts!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 3/4/2013 12:49:06 PM     (No. 9207753)

#4, I´m usually skeptical of religious information provided by some posters, but if what you say is correct, then I really appreciate your sharing it with us. Israel is the apple of God´s eye (Deuteronomy 32:9-11), and I have heard that this refers to the pupil of the eye, which is the most sensitive part of the body. As such, God is very defensive of his people, and who would injure them will certainly face his wrath.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jmkotow, 3/4/2013 12:54:39 PM     (No. 9207760)

Thank you # 4

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/5/2013 2:15:53 AM     (No. 9208731)

If the locust stay in Egypt, they should accept it as a sign from G-d.

Does this mean they get more US foreign aid ?

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