Avi LipkinONE OF the faults of us Americans is a failure to understand much of what happens outside our borders. Until recently, many of us (Derek included) had no idea there was a fundamental and long-running hatred between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam.

Author and speaker Avi Lipkin, who will be one of the featured speakers at the Rocky Mountain International Prophecy Conference, stopped by our office in the Ozarks to discuss Middle East geopolitics and how the religious war in Syria will ultimately impact Israel and the world.

Also: Replicas of the gate to the Temple of Bel (Ba’al) coming to London and New York, cities already connected by matching ancient Egyptian obelisks; scientists design laser defense system for the Earth; and CIA’s venture capital firm invests in skin care products that collect DNA.

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