Congress' plan would give Obama 60 days to attack Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #391)

1. According to Politico, a new use-of-force resolution for Syria sets a 60-day deadline, with one 30-day extension possible, for President Barack Obama to launch military strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad — and it will also bar the involvement of U.S. ground forces in Syria.

2. According to the Associated Press, a strong earthquake has shaken the Tokyo area and eastern Japan, though no injuries or damages were immediately reported.

3. According to the Jerusalem Post, Hamas officials on Tuesday urged Palestinians to ignore rumors to the effect that the Egyptian army is preparing a military offensive against the Gaza Strip.

4. According to the Washington Times, Bishop Thomas Paprocki is not the kind of Catholic leader who minces words. The prelate, who presides over the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, warns that anti-Christian bigotry in the U.S. is on the rise and that the media is to blame.

5. According to Israel Hayom, the Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah has vowed to retaliate against Israel from Syrian territory should the United States attack Syria over the latter country's use of chemical weapons.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:30: "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."

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