U.S. drawn into proxy war in Mideast; U.S. gov't preparing for 'riots' (Second Coming Watch Update #348)

1. According to The Associated Press, President Barack Obama's decision to begin arming Syria's rebels deepens U.S. involvement in a regional proxy war that is increasingly being fought along sectarian lines, pitting Sunni against Shiite Muslims, and threatening the stability of Syria's neighbors.

2. According to InfoWars.com, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is purchasing hundreds of items of protective gear for its fleet of Federal Protective Service officers in order to prepare for "riot control situations," increasing concerns that the federal agency is readying for domestic unrest.

3. According to The Associated Press, just hours after Iran's presidential candidates bickered over nuclear policies during a televised debate, the country's foreign minister stepped in with a comment of his own: Nothing will change regardless of the winner.

4. According to the Jerusalem Post, Lebanese officials visiting Syria told a Lebanese newspaper that Syrian President Bashar Assad's long term plans include a continued struggle against Israel.

5. According to the Canadian Press, seismic researchers published a report this week stating that the are that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island down the coast to northern California has experienced 22 major earthquakes over the last 11,000 years, and is due for another.

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