Links: | Miami Herald | CNN |August 16 (Day 228, Cosmic Stronghold): The US finally convicted someone on federal terrorism charges. Today, Jose Padilla, the dirty bomb suspect from Chicago who was held as an enemy combatant, was convicted of being an Islamic terrorist. Padilla, 36 , and co-defendants Adham Hassoun and Kifan Jayyousi, were all convicted of conspiracy to murder, commit violent jihad, and provide support for terrorists. The jury of 7 women and 5 men at federal court in Miami deliberated only two days before returning the verdict. Sentencing is scheduled for December 5, where 5 stands for a giant, such as Baal.
Links: | CNN | Albatross |Tropical Storm Erin made landfall about 7 AM CDT (1200 GMT) in the general vicinity of Lamar, Texas, about 25 miles northeast of Corpus Christi at 28 N. and 97 W. - between Corpus Christi and Victoria. Winds were barely tropical storm force (35 knots), but the region as far north as Houston got soaked. Erin is a name for Ireland.
After making landfall, the remnants of Erin formed the image of an albatross over Texas on the weather map. The albatross is like the eagle of the sea. It flies over the sea and only comes ashore to mate. It thus, represents Marriage Culture. Today, the engagement of President George W. Bush's daughter Jenna to Henry Hager was announced. The President is in Crawford, Texas. An albatross image over New York on March 2, 2003 was a tribute to those who died in the September 11th terrorist attack. It also coincided with the capture of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
The Padilla legal victory was heralded by landfall of Tropical Storm Erin in Texas between Corpus Christi and Victoria. Landfall of Erin, a minimal storm, symbolized an invasion, but the proximity to Victoria was also a symbol of victory. Erin means Ireland, which is in the region of Benjamin, for the spoils of victory. The remnants of Erin formed the image of an albatross over Texas. The albatross over land symbolized Marriage Culture. The President was in Crawford, Texas. His daughter Jenna's engagement was announced today.
In the Atlantic, Dean became a Hurricane. The name, Dean, is from Latin decanus, meaning head of ten, and Greek dekanos, from deka, meaning 10. The number, 10, stands for the Laws of Establishment and corresponds to the conviction in court today of Jose Padilla.