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---------- Inspiration For the Week-------Cutting Edge Ministries Celebrates Our 10th Anniversary On The Internet!
On June 10, 1996, Cutting Edge Ministries sprang into life on the Internet! We had been a ministry since November, 1991, on the radio and by holding seminars. Beginning in late, 1995, I felt the Holy Spirit driving me to explore the possibility of getting this unique End Times ministry on the newest of all mediums -- the Internet. After much trial and tribulation, and threatened financial ruin, Cutting Edge began to speak the truth of world events to people all throughout this sinful globe.
From the beginning, my heart ached to use the information God had opened for me to save souls. I certainly did not want to just give out information to "educate" people. Rather, I wanted to inform people of the reality that Daily Events are heralding the soon appearance of Antichrist, and then challenge them to be saved. Toward this end, we created a template which included a Salvation Page hotlink. In the beginning few months, we were so excited because 75 people per month were downloading a Salvation Page to find out how to be saved; since this was equivalent to 75 people coming down front in a regular church service to received Jesus, we were very excited. At this point, our only site was English.
However, God was not finished with this unique ministry. As we earnestly sought the Lord in daily prayer, through the prayer support of Prayer Warriors, and claiming His promises, God has blessed this ministry so greatly so that, today, nearly 150,000 people from around the world and speaking five languages -- English, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, and French -- are downloading a Salvation Page! In complete conformity to the "Sowing of the Seed" parable (Matthew 13:1-23), the Holy Spirit is using Cutting Edge to reach many tens of thousands of people annually in these five languages.
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I. If the United States Intelligence has built up an Iraqi terrorist, as we did with Al-Zarqawi, they can kill him at the exact right time to deliver the most powerful propaganda punch on the domestic front. American air force strikes did just that this past week, killing Al-Zarqawi with air strikes.
If you are not aware of the story which Cutting Edge broke almost 9 months ago, that Al-Zarqawi was a created entity by the CIA, please take a moment to read: "Pentagon Caught Red-Handed!!
Now that you have this background, let us now turn to the final act of this propaganda script.
NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. Shows Photos of A Dead, Battered Al-Zarqawi", My Ways News, June 8, 2006
"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The U.S. military displayed images of the battered face of Iraq's most feared terrorist Thursday and Iraqis celebrated with gunfire after American bombs killed the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. It was a long-sought victory for U.S. forces ... Within minutes of the announcement of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki named three key security ministers - military and political breakthroughs in rapid succession that marked the biggest potential turnaround in Iraq in months. The two events may give the United States and its Iraqi allies another brief chance to build momentum toward stability and away from violence. With al-Zarqawi out of the way and the new government in place, some Sunni Arab leaders may be emboldened to resume a dialogue they started last fall - exchanges sunk by al-Zarqawi's al-Qaida in Iraq."
Since the United States created Al-Zarqawi, they could either capture or kill him any time they wanted. With President Bush sinking to opinion poll levels even lower than President Nixon's abysmal level, and with the new government having trouble finding people to fill all the positions within the new government, the Bush Administration needed a boost, both here in America and in Iraq. This killing of Al-Zarqawi may, indeed, provide just such a boost for the President.
Toward this Mass Media coup, the announcement was staged by very high-level Iraqi and American leaders.
"Loud applause broke out as al-Maliki, flanked by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. Gen. George Casey, announced at the news conference that 'al-Zarqawi was eliminated'. Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said the American airstrike targeted 'an identified, isolated safe house'. Four other people, including a woman and a child, were killed with al-Zarqawi and Abu Abdul-Rahman al-Iraqi, the terrorist's spiritual consultant." (Ibid.)
President Bush responded in typical fashion:
" 'We have tough days ahead of us in Iraq that will require the continuing patience of the American people', Bush said. Nevertheless, the president called the killing 'a severe blow to al-Qaida, and it is a significant victory in the war on terror'." (Ibid.)
Anther news article noted: "President Bush said that yesterday's killing of the 39-year-old Jordanian-born terrorist offers an opportunity to 'turn the tide' in the war and that Tuesday he will discuss with Iraqi leaders 'how to best deploy America's resources in Iraq'." (The Washington Times)
This terrorist, who has come to be known as the "face of the Iraqi insurgency", was noted for some very bloody attacks within Iraq
NEWS BRIEF: "Al-Zarqawi masterminded some of the bloodiest suicide attacks in Iraq", CNEWS, June 8, 2006
"BAGHDAD (CP) - To his supporters, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a holy warrior, the 'slaughtering sheik' who defended Islam against American crusaders and Shiite infidels. For the Americans, he was the evil terrorist behind the Iraqi insurgency. Al-Zarqawi may have been as much myth as mastermind."
Focus on that last sentence: "Al-Zarqawi may have been as much myth as mastermind."
Alex Jones was showing video clips a couple of weeks ago in which this feared "terrorist" was incapable and inexperienced in handling firearms! If he was the dedicated and efficient bloody terrorist he was supposed to have been, he would have been expert in handling the basic rifle of the infantryman.
Now, let us return to this featured story.
"... with his brutal campaign of suicide bombings and hostage killings - backed by a canny Internet propaganda campaign - he pushed Iraq to the edge of a Shiite-Sunni civil war after the swift success of the U.S.-led invasion." (Ibid.)
His "canny Internet propaganda campaign" was so good it caused a lot of people to doubt the truth of the story behind the man. It did seem that a sophisticated "presence" lurked behind that man. Remember, Cutting Edge has taken the lead since m id-2003, in warning that many of the "insurgent" killings were really being carried out by either Americans, or British, or the ever-present private contractor commandos which the Pentagon had fielded in Iraq.
Therefore, the concept that American and/or British forces were the "presence" behind this supposed terrorist really is not far-fetched at all.
At least some Americans could see through this charade.
NEWS BRIEF: "Democrats call Zarqawi killing a stunt: Designed to divert attention from unpopular and hopeless war", By Amy Fagan, The Washington Times, June 8, 2006
"Some Democrats, breaking ranks from their leadership, today said the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in Iraq was a stunt to divert attention from an unpopular and hopeless war. 'This is just to cover Bush's [rear] so he doesn't have to answer' for Iraqi civilians being killed by the U.S. military and his own sagging poll numbers, said Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat. 'Iraq is still a mess -- get out'."
Officially, the Democrat Party leadership congratulated President Bush for the success of the operation, and hoped that his death would have a positive effect on the war effort and on the attempt to establish a meaningful government in Iraq. As noted above, key posts within the Iraqi government were quickly filled following the announcement of Al-Zarqawi. However, violence erupted which had to dampen any idea that the death of this one leader could turn the dreadful military position around.
A final wrinkle in this Al-Zarqawi occurred this morning when a Cutting Edge subscriber called to tell me that she had just watched the Jim Lehrer Show yesterday, June 8. An American journalist interviewed two Iraqi men who lived in the neighborhood of the "safe house" in which Zarqawi was killed. Both Iraqi men swore that the terrorist was most definitely NOT in the house at the time of the bombing. This story calls into question the very essence of this story, and makes it quite likely that the United States just terminated a program for which they no longer had any use.
NEWS BRIEF: "At least 43 killed as Iraq fails to finalize key ministers", Turkish Press, June 4, 2006
"At least 43 people were killed across Iraq as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki failed to gain acceptance for his candidates to head key security ministries. In the day's deadliest single attack, gunmen near the village of Ayn Layla northeast of Baghdad stopped vehicles along the road and shot their occupants, killing 20 people including seven students ... In other violence, more than 20 bodies were found in various spots around Baghdad, shot to death and showing signs of torture. Four people were also kidnapped in Iraq, including a nine-year-old shepherd boy near Kirkuk ... The US military on Sunday said three civilians died in a village northeast of Baghdad two days earlier apparently from an artillery round fired from a nearby US base. A US soldier was killed Saturday in the restive western Iraqi province of Anbar in enemy action."
This kind of sectarian violence disproves the contention of the White House that the war is progressing satisfactorily. In fact, this kind of daily murder and mayhem demonstrates that Coalition Forces cannot win this war, especially with the low level of troops we have committed. This violence also demonstrates the ineffectiveness of the police and armed forces of the new Iraqi government, upon whom President Bush is depending for his "exit strategy".
This next news story really demonstrates how desperate the situation is becoming in this war-torn land.
NEWS BRIEF: "Russian Diplomat Killed, 4 Others Kidnapped in Iraqi Attack", The Moscow Times, June 5, 2006
"BAGHDAD -- A Russian diplomat was killed and four diplomatic employees were kidnapped in Baghdad over the weekend, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry said in a statement that at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday assailants attacked a Russian diplomatic car that was carrying 'workers of the Russian foreign service who were performing their official duties', killing one person and abducting four."
Russia is seen throughout the Arab world as a friend and a "defender of the Islamic faith". Therefore, we find it surprising that Iraqi insurgents would attack a Russian diplomatic car, kill a Russian diplomat, and kidnap four other Russians traveling in the car. Angering Russia at this juncture would accomplish nothing for the Iraqi insurgency. Unless, "agents of Zarqawi" ordered the attack in order to provoke a Russian break with Arabs throughout the region.
NEWS BRIEF: "Bombs kill at least 31 people in Baghdad", ABC News, June 8, 2006
"Jun 8, 2006 — BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A string of bombs that killed at least 31 people in Baghdad on Thursday underlined warnings by U.S. and Iraqi officials that violence will not cease with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al Qaeda leader in Iraq. In the deadliest blast, a roadside bomb in a crowded market in eastern New Baghdad district killed 13 people and wounded 28 ... One car bomb exploded in the northwestern Shi'ite district of Kadhimiya, killing seven people and wounding 17 others, while a second car bomb in the east of the capital killed six people and wounded 13 others, police said.
"A third car bomb killed five people and wounded 10 in the mostly Shi'ite district of Shaab, east of the Tigris."
The month of May was particularly brutal.
NEWS BRIEF: "Bloody month for Baghdad: Nearly 1 400 Iraqi civilians were murdered in targeted killings last month",
"Nearly 1 400 Iraqi civilians were murdered in targeted killings last month in Baghdad alone, and many more died in indiscriminate bomb blasts, making May the bloodiest month in the capital since the war began ... The grim statistics came as Iraqi police found nine severed heads in plastic bags stuffed in cardboard fruit boxes by the side of a road in the al-Hadid area ... and a report said United States troops mistakenly killed as many as seven Iraqi civilians a week at checkpoints last summer. This death rate has since been brought down to one a week, after top officers ordered changes to how checkpoints were manned."
"The checkpoint casualty statistics, published by the Wall Street Journal, quoting US defence officials in Iraq, reflect a heavy toll on civilians who fail to notice or understand orders to stop their cars and are shot by troops nervous about suicide bombers. They do not include deliberate killings by US troops, such as the Haditha massacre last November. They also exclude those killed by insurgents."
III. Oil prices dipped immediately after the killing of Al-Zarqawi and the virtual collapse of the Iranian nuclear crisis issue, but went back up by new developments -- oil is not going down any time soon, it does seem, for every time some good news comes out, some bad news immediately occurs, thus giving oil futures traders the excuse to drive prices upward. Note that these stories reveal that, on the day of Al-Zarqawi's killing, and the day the news on Iran turned good, these other negative events occurred, giving oil futures people the excuse to drive prices upward.
NEWS BRIEF: "Oil Prices Drop Below $70 Per Barrel: following the announcement of the death of al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, terrorist leader al-Zarqawi and calming of fears over Iran", BREITBART News, June 8, 2006
"Oil prices dipped below $70 per barrel for the first time in two weeks Thursday following the announcement of the death of al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Word by Nigerian militants that they would release foreign hostages and an easing of world tensions over Iran also calmed markets, which were already on a downward course after U.S. data showed ample crude and gasoline supplies ... Light sweet crude for July delivery fell more than a dollar on the announcement in Baghdad that al-Zarqawi had been killed in an air raid. By midday in Europe, it was down 98 cents at $69.84 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. July Brent crude futures on London's ICE Futures exchange fell 96 cents to $68.23 a barrel.
"Thursday's slide in oil prices continued a two-day trend as the market adjusted to U.S. government data showing higher crude oil and gas inventories and some easing of tensions over Iran's nuclear program. 'If there are indications of a rapid diplomatic solution, prices could fall quite quickly to the mid-60s (per barrel)', Shum said. 'But the general market feeling is that it will still take weeks to resolve the issue'."
We have stated for a very long time now that the Bible prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 protected Iran from a devastating attack which would topple the current hardline Islamic regime and/or destroy the country God will destroy both the Iranian (Persian) forces accompanying the Russian-led forces and the nation of Iran, just as these forces are getting ready to launch their attack across Israel's borders. Since God has reserved for Himself the destruction of Persia (Iran), we know that neither America nor Israel will destroy the country now.
NEWS BRIEF: "Gunmen kidnap senior Oil Ministry Iraq official in Baghdad", ABC News, June 8, 2006
"BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped a senior official of Iraq's oil ministry in Baghdad on Thursday after he left work, police and oil ministry sources said on Friday. The incident happened the same day U.S. troops killed Iraq's al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose demise the Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said would help improve the country's oil production, particularly in the north.'
Did you catch that last sentence? On the same day that world oil traders drove the price of oil futures downward on the expectation that the killing of Al-Zarqawi would enable Irqa to resume oil shipments in greater volume, and the same day that the Iraqi oil minister made the same statement, "insurgents" captured a senior Iraqi oil official, thus driving the price of oil back upward. Convenient, don't you think?
"The sources said Muthana al-Badri, Director General of Iraq's State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), was on his way home in the Sunni district of Adhamiya when gunmen in four cars stopped his car and abducted him but set his driver free ... The kidnapping highlights the challenges and dangers which Iraq's oil sector, hampered by violence and political wrangling, face." (Ibid.)
"Nigerian militants" also struck again, on the same day Zarqawi was killed, contributing to the upward movement of oil futures.
NEWS BRIEF: "Nigerian militants abduct Koreans in gas plant raid", nzherald.com, June 8, 2006
"PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria - Armed militants kidnapped five
Koreans and killed several soldiers in an attack on a small natural gas plant
in Nigeria's southern delta on Wednesday ... The attack on the plant operated
by Royal Dutch Shell comes three days after eight foreign oil workers were
released by a different group of kidnappers, and is the latest sign of rising
militancy in Africa's top oil producer."
"MEND, whose attacks have already forced the closure of a quarter of Nigerian oil output since February, had previously demanded the release of militia leader Mujahid Dokubo-Asari as one of several conditions for ending the violence ...The tactics and firepower were similar to those used in a wave of militant attacks in January and February. 'In the next few weeks our attacks will increase (in) frequency with the destruction of several facilities of crucial importance to the oil industry," MEND said, advising workers to leave the oil-producing wetlands region in Nigeria's far south."
At this point, you might ask, what is this organization called "MEND"? If you do not know, you are not alone.
"MEND, whose leadership is unknown, is pressing for more local power over the Niger Delta's oil resources and has said it aims to bring the Opec nation's exports to a complete halt."
If the leadership of this scary Nigerian militant organization
is unknown, one must at least entertain the notion that the CIA has created
this organization, much like it created the Al-Zarqawi organization. This
Nigerian terrorist organization has single-handily caused several upward spikes
in oil futures prices by their attacks on facilities and on people.
We have Russia to thank for finally setting the global record straight on oil prices.
NEWS BRIEF: "Russia: 'Era of cheap fuel is over' ", The Telegraph, U.K., June 6, 2006
"Russia has served a double warning over the price of oil and intervention to block attempts by its energy firms to move into EU markets. Viktor Khristenko, Russian's energy minister and guardian of 5pc of the world's oil reserves, declared that motorists and business would have to learn to live with expensive fuel because 'the era of cheap hydrocarbons is over'. "
IV. At long last, the United States and the European Union capitulated to Russian/Chinese/Iranian demands on Iran's nuclear power program.
Once again, if you are not aware that Iran has possessed nuclear weapons since at least mid-2002, take a moment to read: "Nuclear-Armed Iran vs Nuclear US: Whom Should The World Fear?"
NEWS BRIEF: "Iran's President Ahmadinejad: Iran Ready for Nuclear Talks - Gloats over Bush giving in - comments came a day after world powers backed off a demand that Iran commit to a prolonged moratorium on uranium enrichment",
"Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday Iran was ready to discuss "mutual concerns" over his country's nuclear program, but he refused to first suspend uranium enrichment. His comments came a day after world powers backed off a demand that Iran commit to a prolonged moratorium on uranium enrichment, asking only for a suspension during talks on its nuclear program ... Last week, the United States agreed last week to join France, Britain and Germany in talks with Iran. If the talks occur, it would be the first major public negotiations between Washington and Tehran in more than 25 years."
"However, Ahmadinejad insisted that Iran would never give up its right under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to produce nuclear fuel."
Please stop for a moment to realize the gravity of what the Iranian President has just revealed. False American war rhetoric notwithstanding, Iran's current program to develop nuclear power for its economy does not violate any international agreements! Iran is perfectly within her right to enrich the uranium needed to develop this nuclear-based economy. One of the reasons Iran and Russia and China stood so firm against President Bush's acrimony stems from their understanding that the White House was completely off base, and quite literally did not have a leg on which to stand.
Now, Iran has agreed to negotiate with America on this issue, provided that her basic international right to develop the uranium fuel necessary to power her domestic power plants is recognized.
NEWS BRIEF: "US Compromises: Will allow Iran to convert uranium", The Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2006
"World powers have compromised on a demand that Iran commit to a long-term moratorium on uranium enrichment and are asking only for suspension during talks on Teheran's nuclear program, diplomats said Wednesday ... Such changes to long-standing international demands on enrichment are important because they signal possible readiness to accept some limited form of the activity, despite fears that it can be misused to make the fissile core of nuclear warheads."
"Since talks between key European nations and Iran broke off in August, the public stance by the European negotiators and the United States has been that Iran must commit to a long-term moratorium on enrichment to establish confidence as a precondition for talks on the nuclear standoff ... Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, has backed that view, arguing that with Iran already successful in small-scale enrichment, it was unlikely to give up its right to such activities.
"Iran announced April 11 that it had enriched uranium for the first time, using 164 centrifuges. Still, the country would need tens of thousands of centrifuges to produce adequate fuel for a nuclear reactor or material for a warhead, and those advocating that Iran be allowed to do research and development on enrichment say it is better to permit it an internationally supervised program on such a small scale and try to gain agreement from Tehran that it will not develop a large industrial program. Iran has said it intends to move toward large-scale enrichment involving 3,000 centrifuges by late 2006 and 54,000 centrifuges later, but also has indicated it might suspend large-scale enrichment to ease tensions."
Thus, American and European Union negotiators have virtually capitulated to the Iranian demands. Iran will be allowed to enrich small amounts of uranium, so she can proceed with her atomic power plant development. What did Iran give up in return for this capitulation? Nothing. For this reason, President Bush is standing once more with diplomatic egg on his face.
Russia stepped in to ensure that every nation -- including Israel -- got the message that Iran was "off limits" to any military action.
NEWS BRIEF: "Russia urges Israel against Iran attack: Sends message through U.S. in order that Israel "will get the message", MOSNEWS, June 9, 2006
"Russia sent messages to Israel through U.S. intermediaries recently, voicing opposition to a possible military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities ... The newspaper claims that while Israel and Russia have good relations and a direct line of communications, the Russians chose to use the U.S. to deliver this message of military restraint out of a belief that Jerusalem pays closer attention to messages from Washington. According to assessments reaching Jerusalem, while the Russians don’t want to see Iran get the bomb, they believe this may still be a decade away and that in the meantime diplomatic efforts might succeed in keeping Tehran from reaching that point. Moscow is concerned any military conflagration would eventually spill over the Russian-Iranian border into the Caucasus, Central Asia and even Chechnya, and be detrimental to Russian interests."
"The Russian concern, according to this assessment, is that UN sanctions would be the start of a “slippery slope” leading inevitably to military action, just as was the case with Iraq."
Russia is very determined that President Bush not invade an other country in the Middle Eastern region -- and has been so concerned since April 12, 2003. Since so many people might never have heard of the severe ultimatum which Russia's Putin issued to the United States on that date, let us refresh your memory.
In our article, NEWS1802, "Has Russia Drawn A Line In The Sand Against the United States", we quote the Russian President:
"Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned the US-led coalition not to attack other countries under the pretext of promoting capitalist and democratic values after having defeated Iraq's dictatorial regime. 'We are not going to export capitalist, democratic revolutions,' the Russian leader told reporters as rumours in Washington allege that some elements of the US administration are mulling launching military operations against other Middle Eastern states. 'If we do, we're going to end up on a slippery slope to non-ending military conflicts. We can't let that happen,' Putin said at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and French President Jacques Chirac after holding talks with them." ("No strike on other countries, Putin warns US", Sify News, April 12, 2003)
Russia, France, and Germany committed the long-term reputation
of their countries to this warning to President Bush. And, Russia has the
military capability of advanced Scalar Weaponry with which to back up his
breathtaking demand. Since this date, President Bush has not overthrown any
other country, has he? This understanding reduces much of what President Bush
says to empty wind rhetoric! And, the Islamic world is beginning to understand.
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V. Russia undertook the first step toward replacing the American Dollar with the Euro in international trading. Implications could be so severe it could actually force the President to withdraw our forces from the Middle East!
NEWS BRIEF: "Russia Shifts Part of Its Forex Central Bank Reserves from Dollars to Euros", MOSNEWS , jUNE 9, 2006
"On Thursday, June 8, Russia became the latest in the list of countries that shifted a part of its Central Bank reserves from the dollar. Sergei Ignatyev, chairman of the Central Bank, said that only 50 percent of its reserves are now held in dollars, with 40 percent in euros and the rest in pounds sterling. Earlier it was believed that just 25-30 percent of Russia’s reserves were held in euros, with virtually all the rest held in dollars."
Notice that Russia is just now becoming another nation in a "list of countries that shifted a part of its Central Bank reserves from the dollar". Several years ago, President Putin noted that the only reason President Bush was financially able to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and threaten other countries around the world with "Regime Change" was because of the economic clout America had because her currency was THE currency of the world.
Specifically, Putin noted that, if nations would buy and sell oil in currencies other than the American Dollar, the Dollar would become so weak so quickly, President Bush could no longer fund his aggressive policies. That time has evidently come.
Remember, Iran was threatening to change her oil trading so that she could sell her products in currencies other than American Dollars. If more and more nations of the world begin to adopt this policy, the American Dollar could be so weakened that President Bush might have to order our troops home because he could no longer financially afford to keep them there.
NEWS BRIEF: "Ann Coulter draws fire for bashing 9/11 widows -- Coulter advocated the invasion of non-Christian nations after Sept. 11", The Boston Globe, June 9, 2006
"WASHINGTON --Ann Coulter, the conservative pundit with a penchant for creating controversy, caused a ruckus when she called 9/11 widows 'witches' and accused them of using their husbands' deaths for their own political gain. It is just the latest of the high-emotion, sharp-rhetoric attacks that she has leveled in four previous books and frequent appearances on cable television programs ... In her latest book, Coulter criticizes the four New Jersey widows who pushed for an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed their husbands at the World Trade Center. The women also backed Democrat John Kerry's presidential candidacy in 2004.
" 'These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much', Coulter wrote."
Some people might ask, "what has gotten Ann Coulter so riled up?" I submit to you that she has always been "riled up" in her continuous defense of President Bush specifically and Republicans generally. Let us consider some of her other "notable quotes", as noted in this Boston Globe article. Note the kind of political "paid assassin" Ann Coulter has always been.
* ".... she advocated the invasion of non-Christian nations after Sept. 11 and the deportation from the U.S. of "all aliens from Arabic countries."
* "... she said the only real question about President Clinton was "whether to impeach or assassinate."
* "--"To expiate the pain of losing her first-born son in the Iraq war, Cindy Sheehan decided to cheer herself up by engaging in Stalinist agitprop outside President Bush's Crawford ranch. ... After your third profile on 'Entertainment Tonight,' you're no longer a grieving mom; you're a C-list celebrity trolling for a book deal or a reality show," Coulter wrote in her TownHall.com column on Aug. 18, 2005."
These are awfully strong words directed toward a woman who has lost her first-born son in a war launched on the basis of deliberate lies, and who feels an immense betrayal toward her country's elected leaders who knowingly sent America's sons to die in such a despicable war. Does Ann Coulter have any Motherly instinct flowing in her veins?
* "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building," The New York Observer quoted her as saying on Aug. 20, 2002. She clarified those remarks with RightWingNews.com: "Of course I regret it. I should have added, 'after everyone had left the building except the editors and reporters.'"
* "... Clinton announced he would take an office in Harlem. ... 'As one of my friends remarked, that should be nice: Having escaped a mugging on the way to work, Clinton's female employees will then have to face an accused rapist in the office'."
* " 'The Americanization of Iraq proceeds at an astonishing pace, the Iraqis are taking to freedom like fish to water, and the possibilities for this nation are endless ...' Coulter wrote in a June 30, 2004, column posted on her Web site."
In light of events these past two years, Ann Coulter's rosy statement seems ludicrous! She would have better spent her time reading Cutting Edge newsletters and articles which began to boldly say in the Summer of 2003 that the war in Iraq was planned to go badly and end up making President Bush look incompetent, devious, and dangerous. All these Cutting Edge predictions have come true with a vengeance, while Coulter's remarks are now sitting in the "trash heap of history".
* " '(Liberals) are always accusing us of repressing their speech. I say let's do it. Let's repress them. ... Frankly, I'm not a big fan of the First Amendment', Coulter said during an Oct. 21, 2005, speech at the University of Florida."
Rather than being the rantings of a deranged woman, these Coulter statements reflect the very heart and soul of President Bush, the very man she has been entrusted to politically protect. Doubt it not! After 9/11 President Bush demanded, and got, the greatest set of dictatorial powers the world has ever seen since World War II. American citizens have not realized this fact, because none of these draconian powers have yet been enacted.
But, one thing is clear: like Ann Coulter, President Bush is "not a big fan of the First Amendment".
* --"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war," Coulter wrote in a column published by the National Review Online on Sept. 13, 2001."
Ann Coulter is advocating the Roman Catholic method of converting people to Christianity -- by the edge of the sword. Since she supports the killing of civilians in a war, she must be very comfortable with the 100,000+ civilians killed since the date of the invasion (NEWS2006).
* " 'We need somebody to put rat poison in Justice Stevens' creme brulee', Coulter said in a Jan. 27 appearance at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark., regarding Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. She later explained she was joking about the justice, whose votes have upheld Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision legalizing abortion."
Now you know the truth about Ann Coulter -- she is just a vicious attack dog entrusted with the task of defending President Bush.
President Bush's Evil vs Good Fruits -- You WILL realize just how close Ann Coulter is to President Bush's inner heart of hearts when you read this list.
VII. News reports of the deliberate torture campaign carried out by the CIA in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks just continues to expand. Just as we have been warning since November, 2001, the CIA was flying arrested "terror suspects" overseas to countries whose torture facilities and expertise was renowned and in place. Stories in the past several months have focused on certain countries in Europe who allowed the CIA to establish torture prisons on their soil.
NEWS BRIEF: "CIA used Syria for 'outsourcing of torture': Council of Europe report", World Tribune, June 9, 2006
"LONDON — The CIA employed Syria as a contractor for detention and torture of Al Qaida suspects, a report said. The Council of Europe released a report that outlined CIA cooperation with Syria from 2001 through 2004. The report, which focused on secret CIA flights of Al Qaida suspects, asserted that the U.S. intelligence agency sent abducted Syrian natives from Europe to Damascus, where they were imprisoned and tortured by Syrian intelligence ... The report cited Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen of Syrian origin, abducted by the FBI during a stopover in New York and flown to Syria. Arar was said to have been tortured for 10 months in a prison operated by Syrian intelligence."
The State Department denied the truthfulness of this report, but given the many times Administration officials have lied, I must conclude that, perhaps this report is true after all. Furthermore, I have endured too many news stories which have proven the tendency of the Bush Administration to lie and to torture, to believe the official denial. Please take a moment to read our article: NEWS1885, "BUSH - ASHCROFT ARGUING TO 9TH CIRCUIT COURT THAT THEIR GOVERNMENT CAN TORTURE AND SUMMARILY EXECUTE PRISONERS WITHOUT THE COURTS HAVING ANY JURISDICTION WHATSOEVER!"
Given this awful penchant for torture by the Bush Administration, we can only conclude that this report is true. While criticizing Syria and other nations for their "human rights abuses", America CIA agents are sending prisoners to Syria for the express purpose of torturing them -- prisoners whose guilt has never been proven in an open court of law! Can it get any worse than this?
Notice that the "Council of Europe" report, referenced above, is quoted by the New Zealand Herald, below.
NEWS BRIEF: "Europe colluded with US' CIA over prisoner 'spider's web': More than 20 countries colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA prisons and flight transfers of terrorist suspects", nzherald.com, June 8, 2006
"PARIS - More than 20 countries colluded in a 'global spider's
web' of secret CIA prisons and flight transfers of terrorist suspects stretching
from Central Asia to Guantanamo Bay, a European rights watchdog said today.
Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty said the US Central Intelligence
Agency's well-oiled system fell short of torture but amounted to a form of
"legal and judicial apartheid" that could exacerbate Muslim anger
and spawn new terrorists ... European governments have faced embarrassing
allegations over cooperation with US policies unpopular with domestic opinion.
It has fueled perceptions some were ready to ignore national laws due to US
pressure to back the war on terrorism.
Marty said in the report many of the Council's 46 member states had provided limited cooperation with his inquiry, but witnesses, plane enthusiasts, confidential sources and flight records had helped him partially lift a "veil of silence".
"It is now clear - although we are still far from having established the whole truth - that authorities in several European countries actively participated with the CIA in these unlawful activities," said Marty.
"Other countries ignored them knowingly, or did not want to know," he said, adding he had amassed a great deal of circumstantial evidence of secret CIA detention centres but had "no formal evidence".
As we have been warning since the early days following the 9/11 attacks, President Bush has used the attacks to justify unlawful activity against Americans and foreigners alike, all in the name of terror.
Can you hear the approaching hoofbeats of the Apocalypse?
---------- Articles Posted ----------
* "President Bush Undertaking A Major Deception Campaign To Win Back Conservative Voters -- Especially Christians -- As President Bush pushes his Gay Marriage Ban, just remember he is pulling the semantic wool over your eyes -- again!!"
* "Iran May Be About Ready To Become Iraq's Closest Ally! Clearly, the spectacle of the new American-established Iraqi government finalizing close relations with Iran is a major sign that President Bush has lost this war, for as soon as we withdraw, Iraq will quickly become a tight ally of Iran. This budding relationship may also be one of the major reasons Bush has not ordered an attack on Iran's supposed nuclear weapons facilities.
* "Fundamentalist Churches Must Confront The Issue of Sexual Molestation Amongst Their Pastors -- Satan is attacking Protestant Churches as well as the Roman Catholic Church. Surely, the evil winds of Satan is blowing through this world, at this End of the Age. Guest Column by Pastor Donald Boys
Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. We need daily to learn of Him. See the Master taking a towel and washing His disciples' feet! Follower of Christ, wilt thou not humble thyself? See Him as the Servant of servants, and surely thou canst not be proud! Is not this sentence the compendium of His biography, "He humbled Himself"? Was He not on earth always stripping off first one robe of honour and then another, till, naked, He was fastened to the cross, and there did He not empty out His inmost self, pouring out His life-blood, giving up for all of us, till they laid Him penniless in a borrowed grave? How low was our dear Redeemer brought! How then can we be proud? Stand at the foot of the cross, and count the purple drops by which you have been cleansed; see the thorn-crown; mark His scourged shoulders, still gushing with encrimsoned rills; see hands and feet given up to the rough iron, and His whole self to mockery and scorn; see the bitterness, and the pangs, and the throes of inward grief, showing themselves in His outward frame; hear the thrilling shriek, "My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"
And if you do not lie prostrate on the ground before that cross,
you have never seen it: if you are not humbled in the presence of Jesus, you
do not know Him. You were so lost that nothing could save you but the sacrifice
of God's only begotten. Think of that, and as Jesus stooped for you, bow yourself
in lowliness at His feet. A sense of Christ's amazing love to us has a greater
tendency to humble us than even a consciousness of our own guilt. May the
Lord bring us in contemplation to Calvary, then our position will no longer
be that of the pompous man of pride, but we shall take the humble place of
one who loves much because much has been forgiven him. Pride cannot live beneath
the cross. Let us sit there and learn our lesson, and then rise and carry
it into practice.
(C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions")
May Jesus Richly Bless You,
David Bay, Director
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