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---------- Inspiration For the Week----------"And the glory which Thou gavest me I have given them." John 17:22

Behold the superlative liberality of the Lord Jesus, for He hath given us His all. Although a tithe of His possessions would have made a universe of angels rich beyond all thought, yet was He not content until He had given us all that He had. It would have been surprising grace if He had allowed us to eat the crumbs of His bounty beneath the table of His mercy; but He will do nothing by halves, He makes us sit with Him and share the feast. Had He given us some small pension from His royal coffers, we should have had cause to love Him eternally; but no, He will have His bride as rich as Himself, and He will not have a glory or a grace in which she shall not share. He has not been content with less than making us joint-heirs with Himself, so that we might have equal possessions. He has emptied all His estate into the coffers of the Church, and hath all things common with His redeemed. There is not one room in His house the key of which He will withhold from His people. He gives them full liberty to take all that He hath to be their own; He loves them to make free with His treasure, and appropriate as much as they can possibly carry. The boundless fulness of His all-sufficiency is as free to the believer as the air he breathes. Christ hath put the flagon of His love and grace to the believer's lip, and bidden him drink on for ever; for could he drain it, he is welcome to do so, and as he cannot exhaust it, he is bidden to drink abundantly, for it is all his own. What truer proof of fellowship can heaven or earth afford?

"When I stand before the throne
Dressed in beauty not my own;
When I see Thee as Thou art,
Love Thee with unsinning heart;
Then, Lord, shall I fully know
Not till then --how much I owe."

[Morning and Evening Devotions, C.H. Spurgeon[


---------- Articles Posted ----------

* "Shadowmancer! A Christian book for teens?", by Berit Kjos, Guest Columnist -- A tale of sorcery and fantasy, hotter than Harry Potter! Vicar Obadiah Demurral no longer wants to worship God -- he wants to be God! - http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/db050.htm

* "PRESIDENT BUSH SEEMS TO BE DRIVING IRAN (PERSIA) INTO THE ARMS OF RUSSIA AND EUROPE, JUST AS PROPHECY FORETELLS!" - Persia (Iran) will march with Russia and some European nations against Israel in the Latter Days (Ezekiel 38-39). The kind of firm alliance between Iran, Russia, and Europe is coming together because of Bush's fiery threats against Iran! We are watching prophecy being fulfilled in our Daily News. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2014.cfm

* "VETERAN AFFAIRS SECRETARY REPORTEDLY FIRED BECAUSE OF "MUSHROOMING" SCANDAL OF DEPLETED URANIUM MUNITIONS!" - Report by renowned scientist identifying "Gulf War Syndrome" as being caused by Depleted Uranium is causing scandal in Veteran's Affairs. A whopping 56% of all Gulf War I veterans now suffering health effects from D.U. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2013.cfm

* "UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS: God's Description Of The Occult -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/p241.htm

---------- Bookstore Resource Update ---------- NEW ITEMS!

* "Occult Agenda" -- Part 1 - "Harry Potter, A Spirit Conspiracy" - VHS

This video is designed to awaken the church and true believers to the incredibly powerful spiritual warfare raging in the world today. One of the most powerful worldwide occult phenomenons is Harry Potter. Is Potter-mania merely the result of creative marketing? Or is there a supernatural hidden power behind the Potter craze? Adults and children alike have been caught up in this love of everything Harry Potter.

Pastor Joe Shimmel -- former rock performer -- has spent nearly 25 years researching cults and the occult, from a Biblical perspective. Research has led him to believe that the prophesied End of the Age "Seducing Spirits". People who have loved his best-selling video, "They Sold Their Souls For Rock and Roll" will love this video as well. Running time is 100 minutes

* "Lies, Deceptions, Media Coverup During The Clinton Years" -- DVD

This video is a comprehensive review of the many climactic, tragic events during the Clinton Presidency which have propelled America and the world toward the coming global government, economy, and religion of the New World Order.
Remember the facts of Ruby Ridge, Flight 800, World Trade Center Bombing of 1993, Waco, Oklahoma City, L.A. Shootouts, the killing of Ron Brown, drug dealings in Arkansas, and so many more critically important events. Clinton delivered a body blow to national morality, and began the process to destroy our form of government, our rights and our liberties.

With Bill Clinton back on the world scene and rumored to be in line for UN Secretary General and with Hillary rumored to be in line for the 2008 Presidency, this video is critically important to keep people from forgetting the true nature of these two leaders.

Multi-media presentation with so many actual TV clips which document every situation; you can actually see and hear the Clintons and their entourage speak! 2 1/2 hours running time

* "Scourby KJV Entire Bible On Audio CD" - 62 CDS, Black CD Wallet - Reading Version - Most popular!

Alexander Scourby - The world's best-loved translation of the Bible is brought to life in this powerful, word-for-word dramatized reading by renowned dramatist Alexander Scourby. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=1003

Great for listening while in your car, your office, or at home.



* "Benny Hinn: Possessed by Devils" - Video - DVD - VHS

See antics, theatrics and blasphemies that will astound you. Analyzing separate incidents by scripture is the only way to discern wrong from right. Hear Benny Hinn, in a guttural voice, say "I place a curse on every man and woman that will stretch his hand against this anointing." This was obviously an evil spirit. Many more parallels are drawn between the kingdom of Satan and Benny Hinn's ministry. See necromancy, etc. on this video.

We should not be too surprised to see Witchcraft practiced in the guise of "Christianity" as the world moves steadily closer to the actual appearance of Antichrist.

* "Kenneth Hagin: The Spirit of the Serpent" - Video

See Kenneth Hagin hissing like a serpent while guests slither out of their chairs with laughter. The techniques and words show the satanic influence in Mr. Hagin's ministry. This video shows more evidences of demon possession of any I have ever seen -- all done in the name of Jesus! An overview of many false religious ideas are refuted by the Bible

* "Born Again Jesus Charismatic Heresy" - DVD - VHS

Latest Charismatic heresy is incredible and smacks of Antichrist: Jesus' death did not save anyone, nor did His blood sacrifice! Rather, Jesus descended into Hell under the power and control of Satan and while in Hell, Jesus became "Born Again"! Once He was resurrected, Jesus became the "Son of God", but when His spirit left His body on Calvary, man was not yet redeemed!

Aside from this incredible "Spirit of the Serpent" theology, you will hear of a key book called "God Chasers" and an even more key doctrine called, "Jesus Only". If you want to keep up on the unparalleled christian church apostasy, this video is very important to see.

* "Pensacola & White Magic" -- Video

Former members of Brownsville Assembly of God discuss the horrible waywardness of the supposed "revival" that is taking place. See what is going on as compared to the world of magic in the devil's kingdom. We should not be too surprised this kind of "worship" is really White Magic Witchcraft, in the guise of "Christianity" because the world moves ever closer to Antichrist.

* "The False Anointing" - Video - DVD -

"A counterfeit anointing has invaded our world." This video shows many areas, churches and ministers that are causing the False Anointing to prosper. Not only is this False Anointing unbiblical, it has led to occult activity in the name of Jesus Christ!

"Holocaust -- Past, Present, & Future"

Holocaust Past: Adolf Hitler's Holocaust against Jews and other Devalued People. Jews were set aside simply because they were chosen by God for final judgment prior to the return of Israel as a nation.
Holocaust Present: Examines the Holocaust of the Unborn through our Abortion Mills. While Satanists view Abortion as the highest form of sacrifice to Satan, God views abortion as a heinous murder of innocent, helpless unborn children!
Holocaust Future: Shows the prophesied Judgment against America. "To whom much is given, much shall be required", Jesus said. Our national destruction is sure, and prophesied, only the exact timing is unknown.

2 1/2 hours, over 150 colored slides and many video clips, integrated into a Multi-Media presentation.

* "Biblical Lovemaking: A Loving Look At The Song of Solomon" -- Sex - Teen Issues

Why did God include such an erotic book in His Sacred Scripture as "The Song of Solomon?" In this sacred Bible book, God demonstrates His extremely high view of lovemaking between a husband and wife; God shows that He wants the kind of intense bonding that comes from a continuous, lifelong lovemaking, in which nothing that the couple wants to do is Divinely forbidden.

If you have teens under stress about whether to wait until after marriage for sex, this book is a must read! It clearly and lovingly proves that the best sex is the sex within marriage; it truly does pay to wait. If you are married, and are having difficulty with sexual relations with your mate, this book is for you, for it shows how Solomon and Shulamite had to make adjustments in their lovemaking and their approach to one another as their marriage progressed. Since English is such an inferior language to Ancient Hebrew, and since few are familiar with the symbols and types of the Ancient Hebrew culture, "Biblical Lovemaking" will truly open your eyes to the full meaning God gave this most unique book. http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=403

---------- This Weeks Hot News ----------


I. The shadow Russia is casting over Iraq/Iran/Syria became more obvious last week. As we have stated earlier, Russia seems to have thrown her military and diplomatic power behind Iran and Syria, especially as America is threatening both countries. Let us now review the stories which seem to indicate that Russian power is real and is operating.

NEWS BRIEF: "British Rule Out Sabotage in Iraq Crash", by Ed Johnson, Associated Press, reprinted in Las Vegas Sun, March 07, 2005

"LONDON (AP) - The likelihood that hostile fire downed a British transport plane on Jan. 30 in Iraq increased Monday when military officials ruled out sabotage and engine failure in the crash that killed 10 people. An interim report by the Royal Air Force board of inquiry excluded a range of possible explanations, including lightning, collision with another aircraft or cargo exploding in the crash of the Hercules C-130 transport north of Baghdad ... the panel did not rule out the possibility that the Hercules, which was on an administrative flight between Baghdad and a U.S. air base at Balad, may have been shot down by guerrillas with a surface-to-air missile."

We remember this flight very well, firstly because the crash killed 10 British Special Forces soldiers, and secondly because this C-130 transport plane was flying between 15,000 - 20,000 feet, well above the capabilities of even the most sophisticated Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles the Iraqi insurgency might possess. At the time of the crash, mass media news reports virtually ruled out hostile action as a cause of the crash.

However, now we learn that a British military investigative report has ruled out all other possibilities, and has even acknowledged that guerillas might have shot the transport down. Hostile action probability is now on the table. We posted an article on this shoot-down in late January, and encourage you to read it now if you have not done so already. It appears that our premise is proving true. This article is: NEWS2004, entitled, "INDICATIONS SEEM STRONG THAT IRAQI INSURGENTS NOW HAVE ANTI-AIRCRAFT CAPABILITY TO SHOOT DOWN OUR PLANES!"

If Russia is truly intervening, as we suggested in this article, then the specter of Russian military protection of Iran and Syria seems much larger than most people could have ever believed possible. Now, let us examine bold actions on the part of Iran and Syria which indicate their leadership does not fear the American military machine the way in which you would expect them to fear.

II. Bold Syrian Anti-American Initiatives

Syrian President Assad systematically worked out a plan he obviously had pre-planned. On Saturday, March 5, he seemingly caved in to American pressure by agreeing to a partial military pull-back, but by week's end, he had reinstated the pro-Syrian puppet regime in Lebanon and was clearly poking America in the eye. Why wasn't he so terrified of American power that he would not even contemplate such a contrary action? Let us review the pertinent news stories.

NEWS BRIEF: "Assad Announces Two-Stage Lebanese Pullback but Does Not Address International Demands for Complete Withdrawal", AP Breaking News, March 6, 2005

"DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - President Bashar Assad on Saturday announced a two-stage pullback of Syrian forces to the Lebanese border, but failed to address broad international demands that he completely withdraw Syria's 15,000 troops after nearly 30 years in the country. Assad also did not respond to President Bush's demand just a day earlier that Syria withdraw all its troops and intelligence agents from Lebanon before its parliamentary elections in May. Instead, Assad said his plan would put Syria in full compliance with international agreements and U.N. demands."

During his speech to the Syrian rubberstamp parliament, Assad even joked about how President Bush would respond to his plan to partially withdraw. Further, intelligence agencies were quick to point out that this announced withdraw was virtually meaningless, since Syria retained the key military positions, since Syrian intelligence services were being left in full control, and since Hizbollah was being strengthened on the Israeli border.

Listen now as DEBKAfile details how Syria is planning her fake, limited withdrawal, using Iranian and Hizbollah forces!

NEWS BRIEF: "Assad Secretly Deploys Joint Iranian-Syrian Units in Lebanon", DEBKAfile, March 5, 2005 (NOTE: Great map of the region showing Syrian military bases is provided by this article]

"Syrian ruler Bashar Assad gave nothing away on Lebanon in his unscheduled address to parliament in Damascus Saturday, March 5 ... but we cannot desert the Lebanese president to whom we have a commitment. Assad’s decision to redeploy Syrian troops eastward to the Beqaa Valley up to Syrian border sidestepped the issue. The Syrian ruler did not promise to pull a single Syrian troop or secret agent out of Lebanon. He also declared for good measure that Syria's role in the country would not end with a military withdrawal (which he did not promise.) Disappointed Lebanese opposition leaders predictably rejected Assad’s statement. We want him to “redeploy” on the other side of the Syrian border, they said."

This is not the way a leader of a Third World Nation reacts to an ultimatum from a tough demand from the president of the world's "only superpower"! Assad should be cringing in terror, contemplating waves upon waves of American aircraft and tens of thousands of American troops, tanks, and helicopters crashing over his border. Assad should have completely capitulated to President Bush's demands.

Instead, he presents a phony speech in which he actually makes light of American demands.

Now, let us go back to DEBKAfile to see how the Iranians fit into this equation. You may see a Syrian-Iranian axis being formed to combat the American pressure on both countries, an axis which makes no sense whatsoever unless a very powerful friend is lurking in the background.

"Realizing he could not count on Arab support, Assad furnished himself with an alternative ally. Sunday, February 20, as US Air Force One was ferrying President George W. Bush between meetings with European leaders, Iranian military transports were putting down in Damascus military airport. They were the tail end of the biggest military airlift Iran has launched in the Middle East to date. Its objective was to set up shared Iranian-Syrian safeguards against attacks on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear installations and/or Syrian strategic targets." (Ibid.)

Let us note one important fact here before we go any further: On 2/20, Iranian air transport planes were undertaking the largest airlift in that nation's history, ferrying into Syria defensive weaponry which would enable Assad to withstand an American attack. Since any American attack would be from the air -- both bombers and cruise missiles -- this airlift could only be comprised of anti-aircraft capability. And, from which source could Iran possibly get this type of sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry?

From Russia, of course. In NEWS2003, we recounted how Russian President Putin likely started building a Russian - Iranian - Syrian bulwark against any further invasion plans by President Bush. The title of this article is: "RUSSIAN CHECKMATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?" If you have not yet read this article, we encourage you to do so now, for these actions by Syrian President Assad, and the later actions by Iranian leaders make sense only when you factor in the behind-the-scenes Russian military and diplomatic support.

Now, let us return to this featured DEBKAfile report to see how elite these Iranian troops are who landed in Syria.

"The fleet of Iranian military transports secretly offloaded complete elite units for operating, maintaining and guarding a sophisticated system of Iranian electronic warning stations, radar networks and anti-aircraft missiles to be deployed in Syria and Lebanon. More than 1,000 Iranian soldiers and technicians and 600 Revolutionary Guards commandos took up positions on the South Lebanese border with Israel, along the Syrian-Israeli Golan frontier to the south and up Syria’s Mediterranean coastline to the west. They also spread out along Syria’s northeastern frontier with Iraqi Kurdistan and its southern border with Iraq’s al Qaim and al Anbar provinces. The incoming Iranian forces quickly assumed the command and control of electronic and radar systems at Syrian early warning stations in Syria and Lebanon, supplemented by elements of Signal Intelligence and Human Intelligence. Stationed alongside Syrian units, they have undertaken shared operational responsibility. The two chains of command have been merged except in units where Iranian officers have taken command."

Now, President Bush is not just facing Syria's Assad alone; he is also facing the Iranians who have taken a bold step to protect Syria from American air attack. But, where did Iran get the military air defense hardware and the already trained Iranian experts who will operate this Syrian anti-aircraft system? Iran could only have gotten the hardware and the trained experts from Russia. Further, as we report in NEWS2003, the radar for this sophisticated anti-air network is mounted on moveable trucks -- easy and quick to fly in and to make operational.

DEBKAfile concluded by reporting that Iran had, indeed, installed a "shield" over Syria.

"The Syrian ruler exploited American pressure on the Lebanon issue to invoke his secret military cooperation pact with Tehran and quietly install Iranian forces, including intelligence units, on the borders of Israel, thereby upgrading Syria’s and the Hizbollah’s defenses and bolstering the Iranian umbrella over Hizbollah’s missile emplacements facing Israel. This strengthened structure also signaled the spreading Palestinian opposition to Mahmoud Abbas’ leadership that aid is available from a strong Syrian-Syrian-Hizballah across the border." (Ibid.)

In the past month, Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas has been toughening his stance against Israel, so maybe he is getting the message from Syria that he need not buckle to Israeli - American pressure. Now, let us see how Iranian leaders are also not acting like they are running scared from President Bush, either.

Behold A Pale Horse

III. Bold Iranian Anti-American Initiatives - Diplomatic Surge

NEWS BRIEF: "Iranian President Khatami arrives in Caracas", Iran Mania, March 11, 2005

"LONDON, March 11 (IranManai) -Iranian President Mohammad Khatami arrived in Caracas Thursday afternoon from Sarajevo on the third leg of his three-nation tour which has already taken him to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina ... President Khatami is expected to meet Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for talks on issues of bilateral interest, as well as regional and international developments. Iran and Venezuela are expected to conclude several political and economic cooperation agreements during Khatami's visit."

Now, an international trip of this magnitude is unthinkable for any national leader who is either insecure at home or who feels under a tremendous pressure from abroad. If President Khatami really was worried that President Bush might order an attack, he would stay at home, and not dare go overseas for an extended trip.

Furthermore, the Iranian President is showing great brazenness by traveling to Venezuela, where President Chavez is locking horns with President Bush. In fact, just days ago, American Marines and Naval ships were seen in nearby Curacao. In fact, the number was quite shocking and raised the possibility that an invasion force might be forming to come against Venezuela. Listen:

NEWS BRIEF: "Curacao Bars Use Of Its Territory To Hit Venezuela", Rense.com, March 7, 2005

"ABN) The government of Curacao ratified that it rejects the use of its territory to conduct attacks on Venezuela ... ''On Monday, Venezuelan press reported the arrival of one thousand marines, Harrier aircraft, Super Cobra, Sea King and Sea State helicopters, as well as amphibious vehicles in Curacao and Aruba ... just 46 miles from the oil sensitive Paraguana Peninsula."

President Chavez has raised the possibility that America might invade him and/or assassinate him. As we have repeatedly reported, Venezuela is considered a "Non-Integrating State", which according to the Pentagon's strategy, exposes the country to an invasion, a threat of invasion, and internal coup, in order to force a "Regime Change".

Venezuela and Iran are both in President Bush's gunsights, especially Iran. A worried Iranian leader does not make this kind of international statement if he is worried about an attack. The next story tells exactly what kind of a deal Chavez and Khatami concluded.

NEWS BRIEF: "Pic of the Day: Chavez Hugs Khatami", Tehran Times, March 11, 2005

"Chavez rushes to hug Khatami as he arrives in Caracas late on Thursday. Iran and Venezuela are set to sign twenty cooperation agreements worth around one billion dollars."

This agreement is on top of the massive agreements with China worth multi-billions of dollars, with Russia, with Turkey, and with Pakistan, just to name a few. Recent news reports indicate that Bush is prepared to offer "modest" economic incentives to Iran to persuade her to abandon her nuclear program.

IV. Syrian Breaking News

As we were about to go to press with this newsletter, we received word that Lebanon's Pro-Syrian Prime Minister Omar Karami, who resigned under popular Lebanese pressure, was suddenly reappointed and is now trying to form a new cabinet. If you remember, the world's press trumpeted to the world ten days ago, the Karami was "forced out of office" that his resignation meant that democracy truly was on the march in the Middle East; further, his resignation was heralded as a severe blow to Syria's Assad. Throngs of several hundred thousand people surged through Beirut to express their support for Assad.

Listen to the news story.

NEWS BRIEF: "Pro-Syrian Karameh reappointed as Lebanon PM, opposition rejects unity bid", Tehran Times, March 11, 2005

"Veteran political figure Omar Karameh returned as Lebanon's prime minister but his appeal for a national unity government sparked immediate resistance from the anti-Syrian opposition ... Just 10 days after resigning in the face of burgeoning public protest against Syria's 29-year military presence in Lebanon, Karameh was reappointed by Syrian-backed President Emile Lahoud ... to put together a new cabinet."

Therefore, we realize that, when the world was so happy that the Pro-Syrian Prime Minister resigned, no one seemed to notice that the Pro-Syrian President remained in office; it was easy and simple, once the initial furor died down, for him to bring Karameh back. The hand of Syria is clearly behind these events and the Syrian intelligence offices continued open and operating in Northern Lebanon, even as the last Syrian military units redeployed to the East.

All this bold, public activity on behalf of the leaders of Syria and Iran speak volumes about their confidence in withstanding American diplomatic pressure, backed by military threat. Something, or some country, is working behind the scenes to negate the American military threat; that country is Russia. As we stated in NEWS2003, "Russian Checkmate In The Middle East?", President Putin of Russia began his Syrian - Iranian initiative in April, 2003, with the top leaders of Germany and France sitting behind the podium from which Putin warned that they would not allow America to effect any more "Regime Changes" in the Middle East.


V. As Bush's pressure on Iran continue to vacillate, a report was issued which truly place matters in proper perspective.

NEWS BRIEF: "Data Lacking on Iran's Arms, U.S. Panel Says", NY Times, March 9, 2005

"WASHINGTON, March 8 - A commission due to report to President Bush this month will describe American intelligence on Iran as inadequate to allow firm judgments about Iran's weapons programs ... The report comes as intelligence agencies prepare a new formal assessment on Iran, and follows a 14-month review by the panel, which Mr. Bush ordered last year to assess the quality of overall intelligence about the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons ... The International Atomic Energy Agency, which has been conducting inspections in Iran for two years, has said it has not found evidence of any weapons program..."

This commission was formed by President Bush -- it is comprised of his own men! And, it is stating that American intelligence does not have firm evidence that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program! Even the International Atomic Energy Agency is saying with one breath that they do not have any evidence, while with the next breath express their "skepticism" that the program is really peaceful in nature.

Let us now go back to this featured article for more information, so we can learn just how bad and "inadequate" American intelligence is on Iran. We do not know if they are pursuing nuclear weaponry!

"One person who described the panel's deliberations and conclusions characterized American intelligence on Iran as "scandalous," given the importance and relative openness of the country ... former government officials who are experts on Iran say that while American intelligence agencies have devoted enormous resources to Iran since the Islamic revolution of 1979, they have had little success in the kinds of human spying necessary to understand Iranian decision-making ..." (Ibid.)

What this means is that we do not have the kind of internal spy capability which would give us on-the-spot intelligence that would conclusively tell our leaders what Iran was doing, and what they are not doing. We simply do not know whether Iran is planning to build a nuclear weapon or not!

How scandalous is this situation? President Bush and/or his high officials, are almost daily breathing fire-and-brimstone warnings to Iran to halt a nuclear weapons program which our intelligence does not know for certain that it exists. This scenario is similar to the buildup to the Iraq invasion, but then, only foreign and United Nations organizations were taking the firm stand that Iraq possessed no nuclear weapons program. The next segment of this New York Times article recalls to our memory the sad state of affairs prior to the actual invasion of Iraq.

"In the case of Iraq, a National Intelligence Estimate completed in October 2002 was among the assessments that expressed certainty that Baghdad possessed chemical and biological weapons and was rebuilding its nuclear program. Those assessments were wrong, and a report last year by the chief American weapons inspector found that Iraq had destroyed what remained of its illicit arsenal nearly a decade before the United States invasion. A report last summer by the Senate committee concluded that the certainty of prewar assessments on Iraq had not been supported by the intelligence available at the time." (Ibid.)

These statements should be taken seriously by anyone still naively believing that Saddam secreted his WMD out of the country and into Syria. The reports now admit: "Iraq had destroyed what remained of its illicit arsenal nearly a decade before the United States invasion".

Yet, President Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq on a total lie, which we have already proven to be a deliberate lie (NEWS1890 and NEWS1890b). The evidence is overwhelming that Bush and his advisers knew Saddam did not possess any WMD, and they know now that the evidence does not support the premise that this current nuclear power plant program is planned to produce nuclear weapons!

As we have pointed out, Iran has no need to produce nuclear weapons, since they already have them! As we reported in Newsletter, March 5, 2005, a Russian general admitted publicly in June, 2002, that Iran possessed nuclear weapons -- already had them! Therefore, an intelligence unit can look all they want to at the current nuclear power program, because Iran already possesses nuclear weaponry -- therefore, this news story shows Iran has had them for at least three years.

However, a breaking news story indicates that Iran received the necessary scientific knowledge and equipment from a Pakistini nuclear scientist fully two decades ago!

NEWS BRIEF: "A-bomb aid to Iran admitted", The Australian News, March 12, 2005

"PAKISTAN has acknowledged for the first time that disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan gave Iran centrifuges, which can be used to make atomic weapons. Dr Khan, dubbed the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, has been under virtual house arrest since Pakistani authorities uncovered his central role in a worldwide nuclear black market last year. Pakistan has admitted in the past that Dr Khan smuggled nuclear secrets to North Korea, Iran and Libya. But this is the first time Islamabad has admitted he supplied Iran with centrifuges. Centrifuges purify uranium for use as fuel in atomic power plants or bombs."

Cutting Edge has been saying for a decade now that it makes no sense whatsoever to believe that "rogue countries" in the Middle East and Asia would each attempt to scientifically develop a nuclear bomb, when they can buy warheads and/or technology and equipment "off the shelf" from a very Islamic radical Pakistan. Even today, with Pro-West President Musharraf in control of the government, militants saturate both the military, security and intelligence organizations.

Pakistan was more than just willing to provide nuclear warheads and technology to brother Islamic countries, she has historically been starved for cash. This scientist could not have effected the shipment of all this technology and equipment without official Pakistani government support, so you can dismiss as propaganda the current denials of Musharraf's government.

Iran has possessed nuclear warheads for a very long time, and the United States knows it.

Then, why do we hear President Bush and his officials threatening Iran because they are "concerned" that the current nuclear power program will soon, or could soon, produce nuclear weapons? We are hearing these threats simply to either justify an attack on Iran, or to keep the peoples of the world in a constant state of agitation -- a key element in the practical outworking of the Dialectic Struggle.

America may attack Iranian nuclear facilities, but probably will not bring down her hardline government. The prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39 foretells of a cooperative effort between Russia, European nations, and Persia (Iran) to attack Israel at the very End of the Age -- exactly the line we see now. We have posted an article on this exciting subject: NEWS2014, "PRESIDENT BUSH SEEMS TO BE DRIVING IRAN (PERSIA) INTO THE ARMS OF RUSSIA AND EUROPE, JUST AS PROPHECY FORETELLS!"

VI. Last week, several major news outlets ran editorials which exposed President Bush's "Democracy On The March" as being totally worthless.

Before we review this expose', however, let us stop for a moment to examine what a "democracy" is, whether it is a desirable method of government, and what our Founding Fathers thought about a democracy.

Democracy Definition: "Government by the people, either directly or through elected representatives ... the people are considered as a source of political authority." {Tormont Webster's Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary]

The undiscerning person will consider that it is a good thing to force the spread of democracy throughout the world, as President Bush and his supporters are shouting. However, our Founding Fathers had no faith whatsoever in a democracy, for they considered the average person totally incapable in education, or in sound, rational thought, to be able to make proper decisions for themselves and for their country.

Our Fathers set up a Representative Republic, not a democracy. They believed that simple-minded, average citizen can be manipulated by clever leaders who know how to use powerful emotion as a tool to win elections. Now, if they believed that, why would it now be a good thing for Bush to be forcing countries to set up democratic elections?

What is really occurring is that Non-Integrating nations who are ruled by a strongman are being overthrown, with democracies set in their place. We all know how easily American leaders can manipulate elections, so why should we be too surprised that a Pro-American leader has been "elected" in Afghanistan, Georgia, The Ukraine, in Moldova, the Palestinians, and in a number of other countries whose names few people have ever heard?

Since little true history is being taught in schools anymore, few people realize how dangerous democracy can be to the long-term interests of a nation. Historian Ralph Epperson helps us understand.

"The people in a democracy are conditioned to believe that they are, indeed, the decision-making power in the government, but in truth, there is almost always a small circle at the top making the decisions for the entirety."

At this point, Epperson quotes the definition of a democracy found in a 1928 US Army Training Manual. Read carefully, for your eyes are about to be opened dramatically.

"A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any form of direct expression. Results in 'mob-ocracy' attitude toward property is communistic -- negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice and impulse without restraint or regard to consequence. Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy." (Ralph Epperson, "The Unseen Hand", p. 33]

We could not have defined democracy better than this US Army Training Manual! The results of democracy throughout history have always been horrific, as the majority begins to force its will upon the minority to the point of forcing either a civil war or a severe repression against the minority. This condition is what this training manual refers to as "'mob-ocracy".

America has enjoyed over 200 years of freedom and protection of minority rights simply because our form of government has NEVER been a democracy. Our government is a Representative Republic restrained by separation of powers and by a Constitution! Never, ever forget this fact.

If a democracy eventually descends into 'mob-ocracy', what happens when a democracy begins to fail?

"Democracies are converted to anarchy, where no one rule, as the oligarchs seek to control the government themselves. And anarchy ends with a dictatorship or a tyrannical form of government when the oligarchy imposes total control over all of the people." (Ibid.)

This is the unfortunate fact of history: democracies fail and are replaced by dictatorships. Then, why is President Bush trying to impose democracies all over the Non-Integrating world? Because his end goal is the establishment of a global dictatorship; if you want a dictatorship as the end goal, the best government to lead you there is a true democracy!

But, even President Bush's call for a democracy is very flawed, as this editorial reveals.

NEWS BRIEF: "It is not democracy that's on the march in the Middle East: Managed elections are the latest device to prop up pro-western regimes", The Guardian (London), by Seumas Milne, Thursday March 10, 2005

"For weeks a western chorus has been celebrating a new dawn of Middle Eastern freedom, allegedly triggered by the Iraq war ... that was bringing democracy to benighted Muslim lands. First the Palestinians, then the Iraqis have finally had a chance to choose their leaders ... while dictatorships such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia are democratising under American pressure ..."

"The first decisive rebuff to this fairy tale of spin was delivered in Beirut on Tuesday, when at least 500,000 - ... more like a million - demonstrators took to the streets to show solidarity with embattled Syria and reject US and European interference in Lebanon ... the Hizbullah rally did more than demolish the claims of national unity .. It also exposed the rottenness at the core of what calls itself a 'pro-democracy' movement in Lebanon ..."

"The claim that democracy is on the march in the Middle East is a fraud. It is not democracy, but the US military, that is on the march ... The Iraqi elections may have looked good on TV and allowed Kurdish and Shia parties to improve their bargaining power, but millions of Iraqis were unable or unwilling to vote, key political forces were excluded, candidates' names were secret, alleged fraud widespread, the entire system designed to maintain US control and Iraqis unable to vote to end the occupation. They have no more brought democracy to Iraq than US-orchestrated elections did to south Vietnam in the 1960s and 70s. As for the cosmetic adjustments by regimes such as Egypt's and Saudi Arabia's, there is not the slightest sign that they will lead to free elections, which would be expected to bring anti-western governments to power."

"What has actually taken place since 9/11 and the Iraq war is a relentless expansion of US control of the Middle East, of which the threats to Syria are a part. The Americans now have a military presence in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar - and in not one of those countries did an elected government invite them in."

As usual, the truth of a matter at this End of the Age lies exactly in the opposite direction of the stated rhetoric!


VII. The Australian Chief of the Army publicly acknowledge the severe problem of Depleted Uranium in Iraq!

NEWS BRIEF: "Troops will be protected from radiation: Army chief", ABC NewsOnline, March 11, 2005

"The Chief of the Army says Australian troops going into southern Iraq will be protected against depleted uranium ammunition. Lieutenant General Peter Leahy says a military survey group has returned from southern Iraq after talks with Japanese and British forces there. He says the survey group was able to discuss concerns about depleted uranium in the area ... But Lt Gen Leahy says the 450 Australian troops being deployed to southern Iraq will be fully protected from radiation."

The good general should be thoroughly thanked for acknowledging that depleted uranium (D.U.) poisoning does, indeed, pose a severe health risk to troops stationed in Iraq. However, his assurance lacked specifics and is totally unbelievable. How is he going to protect Australian troops from Depleted Uranium when he cannot prevent them from breathing while in Iraq?

As we have stated so many times before, when a D.U. munition explodes, the metal of the round dissolves into fine dust which covers the entire battlefield, including soldiers passing through and their vehicles, as well as vehicles destroyed in the fighting. Furthermore, this dust is swept up by the incessant wind storms throughout the Middle East and blown to areas 1,000 miles from the battlefield. All a soldier has to do to suffer a fatal dose of uranium poisoning is to inhale one -- just one -- speck of infected dust.

Some areas of Iraq are poisoned to 1,900 times normal radiation levels , but all of Iraq is poisoned to some degree. The more the fighting spreads to areas heretofore untouched, the more the entire country is completely and irrevocably poisoned. Our medical resources have long told us that Iraq is going to be rendered unlivable in no more than 20 years.

Therefore, while we appreciate this Australian Army Chief of Staff for confirming that Depleted Uranium is a severe health disaster worthy of protecting soldiers, we must fault him for falsely conveying the truth that he can do anything realistic to protect his soldiers.

We have accumulated all our analysis articles, testimonials from experts and bookstore resources in our Depleted Uranium section. Please take the time to acquaint yourself with the building national and international health disaster of all time.


VIII. Relations between Italy and America took a bad turn last week when a freed hostage, Communist reporter, Giuliana Sgrena, was attempting to flee Iraq with Italian secret service agents. When they were just 700 yards from the airport, American forces shot the vehicle pretty badly, killing one Italian agent, wounding the other and badly wounding the freed reporter. Let us review some of the pertinent stories.

NEWS BRIEF: "US attack on Italians in Baghdad termed deliberate: Bush calls Berlusconi with regrets", The International News, March 6, 2005

"ROME: The companion of freed Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena on Saturday leveled serious accusations at US troops who fired at her convoy as it was nearing Baghdad airport, saying the shooting had been deliberate. 'The Americans and Italians knew about (her) car coming', Pier Scolari said on leaving Rome’s Celio military hospital ... 'They were 700 meters (yards) from the airport, which means that they had passed all checkpoints'. The shooting late on Friday was witnessed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s office which was on the phone with one of the secret service agents, said Scolari. 'Then the US military silenced the cell phones', he charged. 'Giuliana had information, and the US military did not want her to survive', he added."

These are serious charges, but the most important fact is that the allegations were made by an Italian government official, giving them a great deal of credibility. The facts presented in this paragraph flatly contradict American claims immediately after the deadly shooting. For example, while American forces said the Italian car was unannounced, traveling at a high rate of speed, and refused to stop at a checkpoint, the reality was quite the opposite. The Italians said they informed the Americans they were coming, the car was traveling no more than 25 mph, and the car had already passed the last checkpoint. All that remained ahead of them was the airport and the flight back to Rome.

Further, the Italian agents must have possessed the type of cell phones which are also movie cameras, for this paragraph says the Italian Prime Minister "witnessed" the attack as he was on the phone with one of the special agents, until the American military shut the cell phone down. The stakes can be high when the Italian Prime Minister is witnessing the attack as it unfolds, and then is abruptly cut off by hostile military action!

But, what intrigues me is the last statement from Pier Scolari: "Giuliana had information, and the US military did not want her to survive". What kind of information could a Communist reporter have that would prompt the American military to want her dead? We return to our featured article for that tidbit of information.

"When Sgrena was kidnapped on February 4 she was writing an article on refugees from Fallujah ... after US forces bombed the former Sunni rebel stronghold."

Given the horrible physical destruction of Fallujah and the incredible loss of civilian life during the battle for the city, American forces have been attempting mightily to prevent the dissemination of the truth. If this journalist had any hard evidence which would implicate the Americans in any way in a war crimes scenario, the Americans could conceivably not want her evidence to go public.

The ultimate irony is that Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi counts President Bush as one of his friends. In fact, Berlusconi has made the alliance with the United States the cornerstone of his government’s foreign policy. This personal friendship with Bush was noted by a major conservative journal in Italy.

"If he does not want the relationship to be marked by unforgivable hypocrisy, the government must insist that full light is shed, that the circumstances of Calipari’s killing are cleared up without the shadow of a doubt ... This was a macabre joke of destiny; a tragedy decided by fate' ... Sgrena was kidnapped on February 4 by an Iraqi group, which called on Rome to withdraw its troops from Iraq ... She had been shown pleading for her life in a video ... she delivered an impassioned message begging Rome to withdraw its troops from Iraq. Berlusconi’s centre-right government rejected the plea, and on the same day used its majority to ensure the Italian Senate voted to extend the mission of Rome’s 3,000 troops in Iraq."

Then, unexpectedly, Sgrena was released to her government's custody -- two Italian secret service agents -- and she is nearly killed by American gunfire. Prime Minister Berlusconi is on the hot seat. We shall have to wait to see how this matter is worked out. Somehow, some way, the matter will probably be quietly swept under the rug.

IX. The Iraqi insurgency plunged the country into bloodshed again this past week; what was different this time was that it seemed a concerted effort was underway to deliberately kill officials of the Interim Government.

NEWS BRIEF: "Chief of Central Baghdad Police Station Shot Dead", Yahoo News, March 10, 2005

"BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Insurgents dressed in Iraqi police uniforms shot dead the chief of a central Baghdad police station on Thursday ... insurgents set up a fake police checkpoint and stopped the police officer's car as he was on the way to work at Salhiya police station. After asking his name, they shot him along with two other policemen in his car. One of the insurgents filmed the killing ... Guerrillas fighting to overthrow the U.S.-backed government in Iraq have often posed as police to carry out attacks."

NEWS BRIEF: "Al-Qaida militants kill senior official", Pittsburgh Tribune Review, March 9, 2005

"Al-Qaida militants gunned down a senior Iraqi official ... The deputy director of the Iraqi interior ministry's naturalisation department, Ghazi Mohammed Issa, was killed in broad daylight outside his Baghdad home by masked gunmen in a car ... More than 1,300 police and national guards have been killed by rebels since the fall of Saddam in April 2003."

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraqi official escapes attempt on life", Detroit News, March 9, 2005

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim planning minister escaped an assassination attempt Wednesday after gunmen opened fire on his convoy in the capital ... Mahdi al-Hafidh survived the attack, but one of his bodyguards was killed and two others were wounded, the police said on condition of anonymity ... The attack occurred in the upscale western Baghdad neighborhood of Mansour. Insurgents have repeatedly targeted top Iraqi officials and civil servants, who are viewed as collaborators of U.S. forces."

You know the insurgency is winning a guerilla war when the local police will speak only on condition of anonymity.

NEWS BRIEF: "Weeping Iraqis bury dozens after attack", Detroit News, March 11, 2005

"MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Weeping relatives gathered in small groups Friday to bury 50 people killed by a suicide bomber ... after canceling a mass funeral procession for fear of another attack ... Families of the victims from Thursday's bombing at a funeral in a Mosul mosque held individual wakes and funeral services after agreeing with community and religious leaders not to hold a joint funeral procession."

"North of the capital, insurgents blew up an oil pipeline in the latest attack targeting the country's fragile economic infrastructure ... Mosul has been a hotbed of guerrilla activity, with bombings, drive-by shootings and assassinations targeting the country's security services, Shiites and people thought to be working with U.S.-led forces ... In Baghdad, gunmen in a car opened fire on a hotel housing foreigners and a driver in another car with three children was critically wounded in the crossfire.

NEWS BRIEF: "Police Find 35 Corpses, Shot and Beheaded, in Two Places in Iraq", AP Breaking News, March 9, 2005

"QAIM, Iraq (AP) - Police said Wednesday they have found a total of 35 bodies - some shot and some beheaded - in two different places in Iraq ... Each of the bodies was riddled with bullets and found wearing civilian clothes ... A separate discovery was made Tuesday south of Baghdad in Latifiya, where 15 headless bodies were found by Iraqi troops. The decapitated corpses were found inside an abandoned base of the former Iraqi army ... The bodies included 10 men, three women and two children."

These are but samplings of the many articles we posted last week reporting the level of violence by the insurgency.


X. China dramatically upped the ante against Taiwan, passing a law authorizing Mainland forces to invade any province trying to secede from the union. Now, when Chinese forces invade Taiwan, their action will be legal!

NEWS BRIEF: "China unveils controversial law", BBC News, 8 March 2005

"China has announced the first details of a controversial law that would allow it to use force against Taiwan ... China sees Taiwan as its territory, and has threatened to use force if the island formally declares independence. Taiwanese lawmakers responded quickly and angrily to the proposed legislation, saying it was a pretext for attack ... Taiwanese lawmakers responded quickly and angrily to the proposed legislation, saying it was a pretext for attack ...

" 'It has caused tension in the region', said Chiu Tai-shan, vice chairman of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council. 'Communist China tries to use this bill to deny the sovereignty of the Republic of China [Taiwan] and unilaterally change the status quo of the Taiwan Strait', he added."

The Illuminati planned as far back as 1952 to give Taiwan back to China (NEWS1282). As the planned World War III begins to unfold, the vision of Albert Pike's Three World Wars must be strictly followed. A war must erupt which will spread to far regions of the world; therefore, after the war is sparked in the Middle East, a nuclear confrontation on the Korean will erupt which will threaten the existence of all mankind, and then China will invade Taiwan. Not only will the Illuminati get its world war, but its coveted number of three wars -- the number 'three' is sacred because it is the number of the pagan trinity.

China is taking invasion preparations very seriously.

NEWS BRIEF: "China to have 800 missiles in 2006", Daily Times, Pakistan, March 11, 2005

"TAIPEI: The number of Chinese ballistic missiles targeting Taiwan is expected to reach at least 800 next year ... The People’s Liberation Army currently has 700 ballistic missiles deployed opposite Taiwan ... The number is estimated to increase to 800 next year,” (Taiwan's Defense Minister) Lee warned in a call for support of a new 480 billion Taiwan dollar (15.24 billion US) arms package aimed at deterring China ... His report came one day after Taipei lodged what one senior Taiwanese official called 'the strongest protest' against “threats resorting to violent means” by China ... China on Wednesday ignored a US call for it to rethink a law that provides a legal basis for military action against Taiwan."

All major elements are now in place: Middle East, North Korea's nuclear program, and China's continued saber-rattling against Taiwan. While we cannot know the exact timing of the final explosion, we know the world is in the push toward the end -- the final war to produce Antichrist on the world scene.

---------Conclusion----------------"Come not thou into their secret, lest thou come into their ruin"

Brotherly kindness was due from Edom to Israel in the time of need, but instead thereof, the men of Esau made common cause with Israel's foes. Special stress in the sentence before us is laid upon the word thou; as when Caesar cried to Brutus, "and thou Brutus"; a bad action may be all the worse, because of the person who has committed it. When we sin, who are the chosen favorites of heaven, we sin with an emphasis; ours is a crying offence, because we are so peculiarly indulged. If an angel should lay his hand upon us when we are doing evil, he need not use any other rebuke than the question, "What thou? What dost thou here?" Much forgiven, much delivered, much instructed, much enriched, much blessed, shall we dare to put forth our hand unto evil? God forbid!

A few minutes of confession may be beneficial to thee, gentle reader, this morning. Hast thou never been as the wicked? At an evening party certain men laughed at uncleanness, and the joke was not altogether offensive to thine ear, even thou wast as one of them. When hard things were spoken concerning the ways of God, thou wast bashfully silent; and so, to on-lookers, thou wast as one of them. When worldlings were bartering in the market, and driving hard bargains, wast thou not as one of them? When they were pursuing vanity with a hunter's foot, wert thou not as greedy for gain as they were? Could any difference be discerned between thee and them? Is there any difference? Here we come to close quarters. Be honest with thine own soul, and make sure that thou art a new creature in Christ Jesus; but when this is sure, walk jealously, lest any should again be able to say, "Even thou wast as one of them." Thou wouldst not desire to share their eternal doom, why then be like them here? Come not thou into their secret, lest thou come into their ruin. Side with the afflicted people of God, and not with the world. ["Morning and Evening Devotions, C.H. Spurgeon]

May Jesus Richly Bless You,

David Bay, Director

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