Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - September 28, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• A Note to our Readers
• See Also . . .
• "America's First Martyrs"
• Who We Are

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, September 28, 2010

" Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth." (Rev. 3:10)

The Daily Brief

1. Computer Virus Hits 30,000 Iranian Classified Industrial Units - DebkaFile

Disables Iranian Nuke Sites! Mahmoud Alyaee, secretary-general of Iran's industrial computer servers, including its nuclear facilities control systems, confirmed Saturday, Sept. 25, that 30,000 computers belonging to classified industrial units had been infected and disabled by the malicious Stuxnet virus. This followed DEBKAfile's exclusive report Thursday, Sept. 23, from its Washington and defense sources that a clandestine cyber war is being fought against Iran by the United States with elite cyber war units established by Israel. Stuxnet is believed to be the most destructive virus ever devised for attacking major industrial complexes, reactors and infrastructure.

Not only has it taken control of automatic industrial systems, but has raided them for classified information and transferred the data abroad. This was the first time an Iranian official has explained how the United States and Israel intelligence agencies have been able to keep pace step by step of progress made in Iran's nuclear program. The head of the Pentagon's cyber war department, Vice Adm. Bernard McCullough said Thursday, Sept. 22, that Stuxnet had capabilities never seen before. In a briefing to the Armed Forces Committee of US Congress, he testified that it was regarded as the most advanced and sophisticated piece of Malware to date.

• Heavenly Father, thank you for answering our prayers to protect Israel. Let all Iran's computers be filled with calamities. We pray for a super-natural event to take place to destroy Iran's facilities. We ask that you remove the ones who are against Israel and replace them with people who support us. Restrain and silence the ones who are giving away our military secrets. Let not our enemies know our plans.

"And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord God, "that My fury will show in My face. (Ezekiel 38:18)

2. Analysis: Could Iran retaliate for apparent cyber attack? - Reuters

Security experts say they believe the release of the Stuxnet computer worm may have been a state-backed attack on Iran's nuclear program, most likely originating in the United States or Israel. But they say the truth may never be known.

Some analysts suggest Iran might like to retaliate with a cyber attack against Israel or the West -- although there are question marks over its capability to do so.

"I don't think we can expect much in the way of retaliatory cyber attacks," said regional analyst Jessica Ashooh. "The Iranians simply don't have the technical capacity to do anything similar to properly protected systems -- as evidenced by the very hard time they are having controlling and quarantining this attack."

• Lord, we pray protection over Israel and the U.S. regarding retaliatory cyber attacks from Iran. We pray for continued methods on discovering Iran's nuclear plans.

Earnestly remember how the enemy has scoffed, O Lord, and reproached You. (Psalm 74:18)

3. U.S. Seeks Ways to Wiretap the Internet - Washington Post

The Obama administration is planning to seek legislation that would require social networking companies and voice-over-Internet service providers to adapt their technology so law enforcement agents can monitor users' communications during criminal and terrorism investigations. But the initiative has also revived a more than 15-year-old debate over the proper balance between national security and personal privacy as well as what industry can reasonably be asked to do without stifling innovation.

• Lord, as we are becoming more advanced in our technologies, we pray that godly, scrupulous people will be in the positions of authority to make these decisions ethically. We pray that these programs and technologies will never be used against your people.

Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. (Proverbs 4: 7, 8)

4. Boehner Presses Pelosi for Vote on Full Extension of Bush-Era Tax Cuts - ABC News

Pelosi has signaled that the House could adjourn as early as the end of this week, timed with the end of the fiscal year Thursday, September 30. The House is not expected to take up the tax cuts issue before adjournment, which is officially still scheduled for October 8th. The Senate announced last Thursday it will wait until the lame duck session after the November 2nd election to consider what to do about the tax cuts, which are set to expire January 1, 2011.

• Lord, we pray the tax cuts will be passed with many Democrats joining the Republicans to restore the entire Bush tax cuts for all citizens. Let them work quickly to pass these cuts before their recess.

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom. The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it. (Proverbs 10:21-22)

5. Banks Keep Failing, No End in Sight - Wall Street Journal

The largest number of bank failures in nearly 20 years has eliminated jobs, accelerated a drought in lending and left the industry's survivors with more power to squeeze customers.

"When we step back and look at this financial disaster 10 years from now, the destruction of capital in our economy as a result of what we've endured will be the single greatest lasting impact on recovery and how the economy performs in the future," says Howard Headlee, president of the Utah Bankers Association.

• Lord, a nation cannot prosper whose leaders do not follow you. We repent of placing these leaders in places of authority, and ask you restore to us righteous leaders who serve you and acknowledge you in all their ways.

Now the Lord has brought it, and has done just as He said. Because your people have sinned against the Lord, and not obeyed His voice, therefore this thing has come upon you. (Jeremiah 40:3)

6. US: Cleric Lawsuit Would Reveal State Secrets - Fox News

The White House asked a federal judge early Saturday to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of a U.S.-born radical cleric, saying the case would reveal state secrets. The Justice Department argued Saturday that a trial would require the United States to disclose highly-sensitive security information. The lawsuit seeks to prevent the U.S. government from targeting cleric Anwar al-Awlaki for assassination.

Civil liberties groups filed the lawsuit on behalf of the cleric's father, in part, to force the U.S. government to reveal how it determines which citizens should be targeted for assassination abroad.

• Heavenly Father, when a citizen becomes an enemy of our nation, we pray you will give wisdom and discernment of measures that need to be followed. Give the courts discernment toward those who are truly enemies of our country.

He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints. (Proverbs 2: 7, 8)

7. Confession Video: US Soldier Describes Thrill Kill of Innocent Afghans - ABC News

On the tape, obtained by ABC News, Morlock admits his role in the deaths of three Afghans but claims the plan was organized by his unit's sergeant, Calvin Gibbs, who is also charged with pre-meditated murder. The corporal said Gibbs gave orders to open fire on the civilian at the same time Gibbs threw a hand grenade at the victim.

"It's definitely not the right thing to do," Morlock told the investigators. "But I mean, when you got a squad leader bringing you into that, that type of real, that mindset, and he believes that you're on board with that, there's definitely no way you wanted him to think otherwise."

• Lord, we pray protection over our men and women to stand the strain of the pressures of war. Remove those who would be guilty of crimes such as this, and help identify those who need help. Bless our military and give them protection and blessings for themselves and their families.

Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot. (Proverbs 10:6, 7)

8. Dem Whip: GOP Majority Will Issue Birther Subpoenas - The Hill

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) warned Republicans will investigate President Obama's birthplace if they take over Congress. Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said Republicans will grind the government to a halt by issuing subpoenas against the Obama administration over a number of issues if they take power. He predicted that "gridlock" in Congress would "define" Obama's first term if Republicans win the House, but expressed confidence his party would prevail.

• Lord we pray that the elections will be about issues and what the Obama Presidency has done in the first few years and not about other subjects. Let people not be distracted; but focused on how to reverse what has been done.

So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?" (Nehemiah 6:3)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, "What has God wrought!" (Numbers 23:23)

1. IDF kills 3 terrorists attempting to fire rockets at Israel - Jerusalem Post

Three Palestinian terrorists were killed in an IDF attack on the Gaza Strip on Monday night according to Hamas-run television.

2. Construction begins in Ariel for Residents Displaced from Gaza Withdrawal in 2005 - Ynet News

Residents of the large settlement bloc of Ariel awoke Monday to the noises of construction, a sound they had not heard for 10 months.

3. US, UN join condemnation of renewed building - Jerusalem Post

The United States and the UN joined a growing global condemnation of Israel's decision not to extend the building moratorium on Monday. Earlier, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherin Aston all issued condemnations of Israel for allowing the freeze to expire.

4. Livni to Netanyahu: Don't bring about the collapse of peace talks - Ha'aretz

Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to take steps to prevent negotiations with the Palestinians from collapsing.

5. PA waiting for Arab League, PLO, Fatah to discuss talks - Jerusalem Post

The Palestinian Authority will wait until the Arab League, the PLO and Fatah decide on the future of the peace process in light of Israel's refusal to extend the moratorium on settlement construction. The three bodies are expected to meet soon to discuss the issue.

6. U.S. says Syria 'very interested' in pursuing peace talks with Israel - Ha'aretz

The Obama administration, which has been pressing Syria to resume long-stalled peace talks with Israel as part of its push for broad settlement in the Middle East, said Monday that the process could be seeing signs of development.

The Daily Jot

Truth: Farrakhan, Ahmadinejad, Black Panthers and the White House

The man who occupies the Oval Office showed the Iranian world just how weak and pensive he is in responding to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks at the United Nations. On a Persian-language BBC satellite channel, the US president characterized Ahmadinejad's remarks by saying, "It was offensive. It was hateful. And particularly for him to make the statement here in Manhattan, just a little north of ground zero, where families lost their loved ones - people of all faiths, all ethnicities, who see this as the seminal tragedy of this generation - for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable." Hardly strong words by the president with even less action.

"Offensive," "hateful," "inexcusable." Those are very nice words describing a madman who wants all the Jews in Israel exterminated, calls America "the great satan," and demands for investigations as to whether the Holocaust ever occurred. The video of the president when he was answering the question about Ahmadinejad's claim that the US government orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks was typical--a professor-type approach giving the impression that his feelings were hurt by what Ahmadinejad had to say. To the terrorist world, this response had to be considered an indicator of weakness and a lack of will to do anything beyond sanctions to stand up for a free America.

He reiterated that his administration offered to "change the dynamic that has been in place since 1979", meaning he offered talks with Ahmadinejad, but that the Iranian regime "has been unwilling to change its orientation." Yet one might consider it strange that Ahmadinejad met with Louis Farrakahn and representatives of the New Black Panther Party. Farrakahn was a friend of the US president's pastor and the New Black Panther Party leadership recently had voter intimidation charges dropped against them by the president's political appointees at the Justice Department. This begs the question as to whether Farrakahn and the New Black Panthers were emissaries of the White House to Ahmandinejad.

If the president truly finds Ahmadinejad offensive and hateful, and he knows that Ahmadinejad is sponsoring terrorism around the world, why then is Ahmadinejad allowed to come onto American soil, cast insults at the American people, and meet with leaders of anti-American factions with impunity? Why aren't Ahmadinejad, Farrakahn and the New Black Panthers arrested and tried for the laws they have broken? Proverbs 14:34 says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." The president won't touch Ahmadinejad, the Black Panthers, or Farrakahn, but he has filed a complaint at the UN that Arizona is violating human rights with its border security law.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

A Note to our Readers

Dear Friends,

Please know that, beginning this week and continuing through Wednesday, October 13th, you will be receiving an abbreviated version of the Daily Brief.

The "shorter" edition will include The Daily Brief, the Middle East in Focus, and the Daily Jot. All other features will resume after October 12th.

Thank you.

See Also . . .

Great Sources for News for Prayer!!


1. Family Research Council: www.frc.org

2. Christian Coalition of America: www.cc.org [Note: this site includes Voter's Guides that can be downloaded into your computer]

3. CitizenLink -- www.citizenlink.com [Lots of news in Congress]

4. Gary Bauer - Campaign for Working Families-- www.cwfpac.com


1. Democracy Under Attack - www.democracyunderattack.org

2. Brigitte Gabriel - www.americancongressfortruth.com/

3. Traditional Values Coalition - www.tradtionalvalues.org


1. UCI - Unity Coalition for Israel (EXCELLENT!) - www.israelunitycoalition.org

2. Intercessors for Israel - www.ifij.org

3. ICEJ - www.icej.org

4. Bridges for Peace - www.bridgesforpeace.com