Headlines from the New York Times for Wednesday, February 28, 2018
U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program
North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used in the production of chemical weapons, United Nations experts contend.
The evidence of a North Korean connection comes as the United States and other countries have accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons on civilians, including recent attacks on civilians in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta using what appears to have been chlorine gas.
The supplies from North Korea include acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers, according to a report by United Nations investigators. North Korean missile technicians have also been spotted working at known chemical weapons and missile facilities inside Syria, according to the report, which was written by a panel of experts who looked at North Korea’s compliance with United Nations sanctions.
The report highlights the potential danger posed by any such trade between Syria and North Korea, which could allow Syria to maintain its chemical weapons while also providing North Korea with cash for its nuclear and missile programs.
This article continues in the New York Times on-line.
Readings about Peace for Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Psalm 120.6-7 – Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.
Until 1947, our Department of Defense was called, “The Department of War.” I encourage you to read http://www.watson.brown.edu/costsofwar. This website presents a side that pictures what takes place when people hate peace and choose war.
How does a person who is for peace act on his or her beliefs? Daily prayer for peace is one way to work for peace. Other people take a more active stance for peace.
I’d like to challenge people who read my articles to use the map in the Cost of War website to find countries where war is active. Join in praying for God’s peace to reign in those areas. Imagine what can happen when millions of people ask God to act to end war.
Prayers for Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dear God, we pray for worldwide expansion of mercy.