Links: | Houston Chronicle | CNN | June 20, 2001 | Photos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |February 18 (Day 49, Time Before Pentecost): Opening arguments began in the trial of Andrea Yates, 37, in Houston, who is accused of capital murder in the deaths of three of her children. She has admitted drowning all five children in the bathtub at 942 Beachcomber Lane in Clear Lake City, Texas on June 20, 2001. She has admitted to hearing voices that told her to murder her children. She has seen visions of knives and has said that she needs to be executed to free her soul from the power of Satan.
The defense attorney, George Parnham, is mounting a defense that claims Andrea Yates was not guilty by reason of insanity. He intends to bring in psychiatrists to testify that she had a severe case of postpartum psychosis and was unaware of her actions.
Links: | Jerusalem Post | Ha'aretz | BBC News |Four Israelis were killed and four injured in two terror attacks. A convoy was ambushed in the Gaza Strip, and a car bomb was exploded near the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim, which killed an Israeli policeman who was checking the car. In response, Israeli F-16's blew up some more Palestinian security buildings.
Links: | AP | BBC News | Photos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |President Bush addressed a joint session of the Diet, the legislative body of Japan, in the chamber of its upper house. The Japanese and US flags were hung side-by-side behind the lectern, the symbol for a witness, as in court. After the speech President and Mrs. Bush had lunch at the Imperial Palace with Emperor Akihito.
Links: | SPC Storm Report | Rhinoceros | pictures |No severe weather or tornadoes were reported in the USA.
Today, the image of a a large rhinoceros was off the east coast with head bowed to as if to attack Washington, DC. A rhinoceros represents the biggest bully on the block. Weather elephants were scattered over the USA. One was over Texas. Another stretched down from the Great Lakes, and two were on the west coast. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Cyclone Guillaume was off Madagascar and east of Port Louis and Reunion Island in the south Indian Ocean. It is traveling south with 120 knot winds. Guillaume is French for William.
The capital murder trial of Andrea Yates of Clear Lake City, Texas began today in Houston. The state appears to have a simple task of proving that she murdered her children. However, the defense attorney, George Parnham, intends to argue not guilty by reason of insanity. The case is clear cut for both the prosecution and defense. She obviously killed the children, and she was obviously mentally ill. The Spiritual issues are also clear cut. This was a case of Baal murder. The devil was a murderer from the beginning. The courts don't know anything about Baal, nor do the psychiatrists. When Andrea starts talking about Satan, the psychiatrists think she is crazy.
The Bible doesn't recognizes an insanity defense. It teaches that criminals should be executed, promptly. There will be no justice for her 5 dead children if she gets off. The number, 5, stands for a giant, such as Baal. The Yates home is at 942 Beachcomber Lane, where 42 stands for Baal, the bear, and Russia.
More Israelis died today in terrorist attacks. Negotiation with terrorists and evil nations will only lead to more attacks and suffering. Look at what it has done to Israel. Who is punishing Israel? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Lord hands punishment from His Sovereignty. The only solution is the divine solution. The politicians have no solution. The Europeans could not reach an agreement today on a plan to present for Middle East peace. Germany, Great Britain, and Holland did not back the France-sponsored plan to declare an immediate Palestinian state.
Cyclone Guillaume reached 120 knots as it passed to the east of Port Louis and Reunion Island off Madagascar. The island of Madagascar off Africa is in the same region as the islands off Florida. The islands represent the first line of defense of the mainland. Florida as been associated with the Palestinians at Gaza. Japan is also an island off the mainland. President Bush was in Japan today, and the Palestinian terrorists were attacking Israel again.
Today was February 18th, for a pillar, which represents maximum historical impact. And it was Day 49, for the length of time before Pentecost, or the Church.