Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pastors and church leaders:  you're invited to the KKLA 25th Anniversary Pastor Appreciation Luncheon at Azusa Pacific University on Thursday May 20th (two weeks from this Thursday) our featured speaker this year is Pastor Raul Ries and it's free!   Register right now at  And, act quickly, because there's only 50 spots still left for those who want to go on the free VIP Dead Sea Scrolls Tour!

400-408 – • Breitbart (5/4/2010) NYC bomb suspect seized aboard Dubai-bound plane.

Faisal Shahzad, 30, Pakistani-born, became US citizen in April 2009 passing all the criminal and national security background checks, then immediately left for five months in Pakistan, getting training on making bombs with fertilizer.  He was not known to our Intelligence community.

Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility in three videos.

Arrested while his Dubai-bound plane was taxiing at Kennedy.

Bought the Nissan Pathfinder three weeks ago with cash.

• CBS (5/4/2010) Army Intelligence Planes Led To Suspect's Arrest.  Call To Emirates Airlines Intercepted By Military Jets, Helped Investigators Track Faisal Shahzad Down.

Shahzad, 30, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, has been in custody since shortly after midnight. He was hauled off a plane in the nick of time as it was about to fly to the Middle East. CBS 2 obtained air traffic control recording intended to stop the pilots from taking off. The controller alerts pilots to "immediately" return to the gate.

In the end, it was secret Army intelligence planes that did him in. Armed with his cell phone number, they circled the skies over the New York area, intercepting a call to Emirates Airlines reservations, before scrambling to catch him at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The charges he'll faces for allegedly planting the explosive-laden SUV in Times Square include an act of terrorism transcending national borders; attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction; use of a destructive device during the commission of another crime; and assorted explosive charges.

There were many developments in the fast-paced investigation, but sources told CBS 2 how the operation went down. Spooked by reports that authorities were looking for a Pakistani-American, Shahzad rushed out of his Bridgeport, Conn. Home and headed for the airport. He made the reservations on the way, paying cash for his ticket.

Agents raiding his Bridgeport home found components for the bomb device, including firecrackers and the boxes for the alarm clocks. They also reportedly found a hand-drawn map of potential targets, including the 4, 5, and 6 trains and the Staten Island ferry. There was also evidence of his ties to Pakistan, including a Karachi ID and residency papers.

Pakistan officials have reportedly made arrests in connection with the case. One of the suspects, Tausif Ahmed, is believed to have traveled to American two months ago to meet with Shahzad.

"We are working with our law enforcement and intelligence partners to uncover all possible ties this particular individual has to radical extremism terrorist organizations, both at home and overseas," said FBI Director John Pistole.

In the end, it took officials just 53 hours and 20 minutes to solve the case.

• Fox News (5/4/2010) Times Square Suspect Was Trained, but Picked the Wrong Explosive, Officials Say.

• Fox News (5/3/2010) Anatomy of a Bomb: An Inexpensive and Deadly Mishmash of Ingredients.  $300 at Home Depot.

• Washington Times (5/4/2010) EDITORIAL: Terrorism rises on American soil.

413-423 – • Daily Mail (5/2/2010) The super sniper: Hero picks off two Taliban from a mile and a half away.

An army sniper has earned a place in military history by killing two Taliban machine gunners from more than a mile and a half away.

Craig Harrison's record breaking shots felled the insurgents with consecutive bullets  -  even though they were 3,200ft beyond the official range of his rifle.

The Household Cavalry veteran's kills from a distance of 8,120ft beat the previous record by 150ft.

He was using the British-built L115A3 Long Range Rifle, the Army's most powerful sniper weapon.

He was so far away that the 8.59mm-calibre bullets took almost three seconds to reach their target. Scores of Taliban gunmen h-ve fallen to the gun which has been nicknamed The Silent Assassin.

It is only designed to be effective at up to 4,921ft - just less than a mile - and capable of only ' harassing fire' beyond that range.

But Corporal Harrison took his record-breaking shots after his commander and Afghan soldiers were attacked during a patrol in Helmand in November last year.

His vehicle was further back on a ridge, with his sights trained on a Taliban compound. He said: 'We saw two insurgents running through its courtyard. They came forward carrying a machine gun and opened fire on the commander's wagon.

'Conditions were perfect, no wind, mild weather, clear visibility.

'The first round hit a machine gunner in the stomach. He went straight down and didn't move. The second insurgent grabbed the weapon and my second shot hit him in the side.'

The previous sniper record, 7,972ft, was held by a Canadian soldier.

Corporal Harrison, a married father-of-one from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, killed 12 more rebels and wounded seven others. During an extraordinary six-month tour of duty he also survived a bullet that went though his helmet and a roadside bomb.

The blast broke both his arms but he was eventually able to return to duty, his accuracy unaffected.

428-437 (1:44) Preacher arrested. (Peter Wooding broadcasting from England @ 5/2/2010)

The Christian Institute (5/2/2010) Cops arrest preacher over Christian beliefs.

443-452Carl Moeller, President/CEO of Open Doors USA (, an affiliate of Open Doors International founded by Brother Andrew, and their mission is to support the persecuted church around the world – which they've done for the past 54 years.  Their 350 employees work in 20 offices around the world and minister to persecuted Christians in 45 countries. Today we talk about ODUSA launching a campaign to support Nigerian Christians.  Also, Carl talks about the persecution in Iran in light of Ahmadinejad speaking at the UN.

• ChristianNewsWire (4/10) Open Doors USA Launches Campaign to Support Suffering Nigerian Christians.

458-508 Carl Moeller

512-523Raul Ries, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar (, heard weekdays at 1pm with his Somebody Loves You broadcast. We invite pastors out to KKLA's 25th Anniversary Pastor Appreciation Luncheon with Pastor Raul Ries. It's Thursday, May 20th with the luncheon door's opening at 10:30am. This is really cool, if you register for this FREE event, you also get to take part in an early Dead Sea Scrolls tour (9:30am and at 2pm.)  To register, visit!

528-538 Sean McDowell, (, "Worldview Ministries"), head of the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Schools, and author of many books including his latest entitled Apologetics For A New Generation: A Biblical And Culturally Relevant Approach To Talking About God.  He's the General Editor for the brand new Apologetics Study Bible for Students.

544-554 Sean McDowell

555 – [2:00] "The Money Guys" – Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL (866-733-5268,

558-608 Charles Kesler is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute, editor of the Claremont Review of Books (, and professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.  Kesler was one of my favorite professors in grad school, and he taught my favorite course The Federalist Papers. 

612-623Charles Kesler