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---------- Inspiration For the Week--------"Crown of Righteousness or "Condemnation"?

In my morning Bible study (Friday), I felt an especially strong revelation come upon me as I studied 2 Timothy 4:8; I read how the Apostle Paul was looking forward to the day when he would receive his Crown of Righteousness because he loved Jesus and "yearned for and welcomed His appearing (His return)". As I contemplated the Crown of Righteousness all believers will receive because they love Jesus and welcomed His return, I thought of the condemnation coming to those who love Antichrist and long for his appearing. To this latter group, God will send a misleading spirit to spiritually blind them so they cannot comprehend spiritual truth any long; from that moment on, this group loving Antichrist will be condemned to Hell once they die.

Let us review these two Scriptures:

"As to what remains, henceforth there is laid up for me the victor's crown of righteousness [for being right with God and doing right], which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me and recompense me on that great day—and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved and yearned for and welcomed His appearing (His return)." [2 Tim. 4:8; Parallel Bible CDROM -- KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

Praise God for His magnificent Grace! Because we have received Him as Lord and Savior, are working for Him because of our love, and are yearning for His appearing, we shall be considered in "right standing" with Him and shall receive a Crown of Righteousness, which we shall cast at Jesus' feet!

But, now let us examine the other group of people who love Antichrist and are yearning for his appearing:

"The coming of the lawless one, the antichrist, is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of [pretended] miracles and signs and delusive marvels—[all of them] lying wonders— And by unlimited seduction to evil and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing (going to perdition) because they did not welcome the Truth but refused to love it that they might be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false, In order that all may be judged and condemned who did not believe in [who refused to adhere to, trust in, and rely on] the Truth, but [instead] took pleasure in unrighteousness." [2 Thes. 2:9-12; Ibid.]

As I studied the New Age Movement, I realized how fervently New Age adherents look forward to the coming of their Christ (Biblical Antichrist). They meditate daily on his appearing, repeating mantras designed to produce him more quickly. In fact, one mantra consists simply of the number "666"; adherents believe they can hasten the appearance of their Christ if they repeat this number over and over many times each and every day!

Once the Final Birth Pangs war is concluded, and Antichrist appears on the world scene, the Holy Spirit is going to spiritually blind all people who yearned for Antichrist to appear; this strong delusion will doom these people because they will no longer be capable of discerning spiritual truth. This shocking reality means that we must endeavor with all our might to reach these people with the truth, while the world is still in the Age of Grace.


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Shatzer speaks from his heart of all the many testimonies of how God answered prayer, imparted Divine Wisdom from His Word, and gave divine appointments for witnessing, through his terrible cancer trial.

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

I. · Prime Minister Sharon continues to shock the nation of Israel by his "bold" policy U-Turns. As we stated in NEWS1817, NEWS1819, and NEWS1911, Sharon has been known to abruptly reverse his positions on a number of subjects vital to Israel's survival. Jewish voters threw Ehud Barak out of office because he was too soft on Palestinian terror. Old War General Sharon was the man to get tough on terror and defeat it. Instead, Sharon continued Barak's Rabin policies and is now giving the Palestinians exactly what was originally planned. As we noted in NEWS1911, this continuation of policy potentially fatal to the nation through many changes of ministers fulfills President Thomas Jefferson's definition of a conspiracy.

Old war hero and "Hardliner" Sharon is betraying his core constituency by suddenly reversing his position on critical issues like the establishment of a Palestinian State, withdrawing from Gaza and portions of the West Bank, allowing arch enemy Egypt into the Gaza strip, and possibly allowing Israel to be stripped of her nuclear weapons!

Let us review these stories one by one. The first shocking news story is that Sharon seems suddenly open to Israel giving up her nuclear arsenal!!

NEWS BRIEF: "El Baradei: Sharon Ready to Discuss Ridding Mideast of Nuclear Weapons", Associated Press Breaking News, July 8, 2004

"JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is ready to discuss a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East as part of future peace talks, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Thursday. Mohamed ElBaradei, on a three-day trip to Israel, said Sharon made the commitment during a meeting Thursday in Jerusalem ... Israel is believed to be the only country in the Middle East to have nuclear missiles ready to launch."

On the surface, this story seems to be lunacy! Israel and the United States have always looked upon nuclear weapons as being the weapon of last resort, to ensure that the Israeli state would not be annihilated should her conventional forces be overwhelmed. The Arabs have also looked upon nuclear weapons as a doomsday weapon protecting Israel. Should Israel really agree to give up her nuclear weapons, Arab nations all over the world would be suddenly encouraged that they now had the opportunity to actually destroy the hated Jewish state.

This news story goes on to make two very important points:

1) "ElBaradei said that Sharon had linked arms-control talks to progress in the 'Road Map', an internationally backed peace plan that has been stalled since its inception a year ago. "

On the surface, this approach seems reasonable, for if Israel were really guaranteed peace AND security with her Arab neighbors, she would not need such fearsome weapons to ensure her survival. However, Arab hatred toward Israel is so white-hot it is likely that such a peace treaty could ever actually be implemented. Egypt is the only Arab nation to sign a peace accord with Israel, which she did under the leadership of Anwar Sadat; however, today, an American Congressman is warning that, even as Egypt talks peace and reconciliation, she is preparing to wage war against Israel. The Arabs have always maintained that her battle with Israel would not end until she was completely destroyed and her people were "drinking the sea" water of the Mediterranean.

Sharon made his willingness to get rid of Israel's nuclear arsenal even more clear as he spoke to the United Nations' IAEA top official.

NEWS BRIEF: "Sharon tells UN he wants a Middle East free of nuclear arms", by Chris McGreal in Jerusalem, The Guardian (London), Friday July 9, 2004


"Israel and the UN's nuclear watchdog reached a public understanding yesterday with Ariel Sharon committing himself to the vision of a Middle East free of nuclear weapons ... Mohammed ElBaradei, the International Atomic Energy Agency chief, described the development as a 'glimmer of hope' for the region ... The prime minister affirmed to me that Israeli policy continues to be that, in the context of peace in the Middle East, Israel will be looking favourably to the establishment of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East ...' "


Sharon has "committed" Israel to this policy? Let us go back now to the next point in the original article:

2) "Such talks are likely far down the road."

We have to take this statement with a large grain of salt. Remember the politician with whom we are dealing here. Sharon has reversed his long-held position on the creation of a Palestinian State, on a retreat from Gaza and the West Bank, and on the importance of the settlements. On all these issues, Sharon has chartered a course far different from the one he set forth rhetorically.

Concerning timetables, Sharon has also proven to be untrustworthy. When he announced his unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, he originally set the timetable as the end of 2005 for the retreat to be completed. Now, his office is talking about completing this withdrawal in 6 months. I would not be too surprised to wake up one morning to the news that Sharon has suddenly issued an order for the IDF to immediately and forcibly pull the settlers out of Gaza so that the Army could then effect a quick retreat. Prime Minister Ehud Barak pulled this type of Army withdrawal stunt in Lebanon in 2000, so Sharon has the historical precedent to order the same action here.

We shall issue a major analysis of this most serious subject next week. In the meantime, prayerfully contemplate the horrific possibility that Israel may actually give up the one weapon that seemingly guarantees her national survival.

The second shocking policy U-Turn story is that Sharon suddenly has begun serious talks with Shimon Peres about establishing a Unity Government. The only way in which Israel can implement his strategy to fully separate the Jewish population from the Palestinian is if he unites with the Labor Party. After suffering several defeats from within his Conservative Likud Party, Sharon is now reaching out to his "arch enemy", Shimon Peres to form a government which would command such solid bipartisan support for withdrawal that the effort cannot be derailed by the political process. Listen to the story:

NEWS BRIEF: "PM Sharon Plans Unity Talks With Peres", Israel National News (Arutz-7), July 9, 2004

"Prime Minister Sharon 'surprised' all with his announcement last night that he had invited Opposition Leader Shimon Peres for talks on the establishment of a national unity government. Everyone knew it was coming, but it still took them by surprise: Prime Minister Sharon announced last night that he had invited Opposition Leader Shimon Peres for talks on the establishment of a national unity government ... Sharon said that if the current make-up of the government does not enable him to 'proceed in the diplomatic sphere' - i.e., the disengagement/retreat plan - he will form a new coalition."

For a couple of years, Sharon has been hinting that he just might join with the Liberal Labor Party in a National Coalition Government. By retaining significant support from his Likud ministers, Sharon can count on equally significant support from Labor. By adding together the two "significant supports", Sharon will have a firmer government than he had before, when he was dependent upon his government cobbled together with splinter parties. If the two major parties can join together, Sharon and Peres might just have the tough government needed to finally implement the Oslo Accords, a treasonous plan created in 1992-1993 [For background information, read NEWS1911, "Proofs of A Conspiracy: Oslo Accords Were Originally Designed in 1993 To Give Large Chunks of Land To The Palestinians -- Exactly Where 'Hardliner' Sharon Is Leading Now!"]

We seem to be watching the unfolding of a predetermined plan to bring Labor into the government, thus propelling the disengagement policy forward. Jewish and Palestinian populations may be separated more quickly than you might imagine.

II. As expected, the International Criminal Court ruled that the Security Fence is illegal, "must" be torn down, and the Palestinian people "compensated" for their losses. The court made no mention of the 20 years of unrelenting terrorist attacks which seemingly forced the Israeli government to erect the protective fence.

NEWS BRIEF: "Hague: Anti-Terror Fence is Illegal", Israel National News (Arutz-7), July 9, 2004

"The International Court has ruled: Israel's anti-terrorism partition fence is a violation of international law, it must be torn down, and Israel must compensate Arab residents for the damage done. Israel does not plan to abide by the ruling. In a nearly unanimous decision, with only the U.S. judge dissenting, the Court determined that Israel's anti-terrorism partition fence is a violation of international law ... The Court thus rejected several Israeli claims. Israel had maintained that the Court has no authority to rule on an internal Israeli matter, and that the fence was built for reasons of vital security."

No serious observer in the world should have been taken by surprise at this ruling. The international community has taken a consistent anti-Israel stance since 1948, when Israel was officially reborn as a nation. In fact, were it not for consistent United States' vetoes throughout the last five decades, the United Nations itself might have posed a significant political and military threat to Israel. Given the consistent anti-Semitism of the UN these past 50 years, this ICJ ruling was no surprise.

Israel attempted to reason with the ICJ, pointing out the proven effectiveness of the Security Fence in stopping terrorism.

"Israeli security data released last month indicate that in northern Samaria areas where the fence has been completed, the rate of terrorist penetrations has been cut down to zero. IDF Central Command sources said that the barrier played a crucial role in the 75% decline in suicide attacks and attempts during the first half of this year..."

When the motivation is racial hatred, reason will not prevail. All Muslims and their compatriots in the international community are setting themselves up for great judgment at the hands of Almighty God at these End Times. Listen:

"I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for [their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and [because] they have divided My land." [Joel 3:2; Parallel Bible CDROM -- KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

Notice two somber warnings in this End of the Age verse: 1) God is going to execute His judgment upon the peoples round about Israel solely on the basis of the way in which they have treated Israel; 2) God is going to wreak End Times judgment upon all who would divide His land -- Israel. Thus, Muslims will be judged for the hatred they have repeatedly shown against Israel, both in the many wars they have waged and in the suicide attacks of these past 20 years; but, leaders like Sharon and President Bush will be brought into judgment for the way in which they have pushed through the plan to divide the land of Israel through unilateral retreat.

Please take some time to read our analysis of this situation in NEWS1936, "QUARTET OF WESTERN NATIONS NOW COMPLETING THE FINAL DISMEMBERMENT OF ISRAEL".

III. In a development clearly reminiscent of President Nixon's Watergate disaster, it was announced that key documents were missing in two of President Bush's unfolding scandals. The political timing of these two disclosures is suspicious, coming at just the right time in the Presidential election to cause President Bush great embarrassment. Are we seeing two more elements in the campaign to discredit the President? (Read of this campaign to discredit the President in NEWS1929, "CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT PRESIDENT BUSH SEEMS MOVING INTO HIGHER GEAR".)

Let us now examine these two scandals in which key documents are suddenly missing:

1) NEWS BRIEF: "Bush Military Service Files Were Destroyed", Wired News, July 9, 2004

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Pentagon says military records related to President Bush's service in the National Guard more than 30 years ago were inadvertently destroyed, The New York Times reported on Friday. Payroll records of 'numerous service members', including Bush, were ruined in 1996 and 1997 during a project to salvage deteriorating microfilm by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the newspaper said, citing the Pentagon. Bush's whereabouts during his service in the National Guard during the Vietnam War have become an election-year issue, with some Democrats accusing him of shirking his duty."

The political pressure against Bush on this issue became so great that the White House recently released edited documents from the National Guard in an attempt to stop the controversy. At a time when Senator Kerry is emphasizing his "valiant" Vietnam War record, along with his citations, President Bush was suddenly looking very weak. This release failed to calm the furor. Now, key military service files are missing.

2) NEWS BRIEF: "Prison inquiry to heat up: Committee hearings reconvene at height of election season", By John Hendren / Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2004

"A military investigation over missing documents is delaying hearings on the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison ... Just a few weeks ago, Congress was pushing hard to get to the bottom of the prison abuse scandal in Iraq ... The prospect of bombshells and damaging investigative reports coming out during the height of the political campaign or around the conventions is a concern for both the Bush administration and the Republicans who control both houses of Congress. But complicating it all is the contentious case of documents allegedly missing from an investigative report by Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba on abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad."

If the Bush Administration is deliberately attempting to keep a lid on this torture and sexual abuse scandal in the Afghan and Iraqi military prisons, this tactic could backfire during this election period. The rest of this article speaks of the 'determination' of Republican Senator Warner to get to the bottom of this scandal, no matter what contrary pressure the White House is placing upon Congress and no matter that the election is coming up quickly. We shall just have to wait to see how much determination Senator Warner has to pursue this matter. I remember well the many scandals that erupted during the Lyndon Johnson Administration; even though the accusations of fraud seemed likely to reach the Johnson White House, firm Democrat control of Congress kept the scandal from ever getting a full, public hearing.

We must now take an inventory of the many scandals beginning to plague the President as he is getting ready to run for re-election:

1) Highly placed public figures, such as Retired Marine General Zinni, are publicly stating that Bush led the country to war against Iraq based upon a "con" (NEWS1929)

2) Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) leader, Selig S. Harrison, publicly stated that the only reason the United States has not been able to reach a negotiated disarmament deal with North Korea is because of a failure of leadership on the part of President Bush (Ibid.)

3) The Fahrenheit 9/11 movie severely castigates President Bush for his role in ordering the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq; Moore easily follows the "oil money trail", making a plausible case that Bush ordered the invasions only because he and his family were greedy for Middle Eastern oil.

4) The 9/11 Commission adamantly insists that there was no credible proof that Saddam and Osama bin Laden were ever working together. This was the secondary reason that Bush/Cheney used to justify our Iraqi invasion. As we noted earlier, this 9/11 Commission was carefully chosen because they were trusted insiders; therefore, when they severely criticize President Bush and Vice President Cheney, they are doing so because that is the script they are following.

5) The 9/11 Commission also is consistently saying that Iraq possessed no WMD; this was the major reason Bush/Cheney gave for invading Iraq.

6) Now, we learn that key documents are missing in both President Bush's National Guard service and in the Iraqi torture and sexual degradation scandal.

7) President Bush hired a lawyer a few weeks ago to represent him in the CIA probe to discover who in the White House leaked the name of the deep undercover agent operating within the Executive Branch. If President Bush is indicted, he could be discredited enough in the eyes of enough Americans to cost him the election.

8) A group of 26 former senior diplomats and military officials called Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change, have explicitly condemned Bush's foreign policy and are calling for his defeat at the polls this November. (NEWS1929)

We seem to see a a deliberate campaign to discredit President Bush. If we are correct, we should expect that he would be nominated before the full force of these cumulative scandals. In other words, we should expect that the full force of these scandals would not reach crescendo until after he is nominated for reelection.

IV. The Senate Intelligence Committee gave President Bush a huge break this week when they issued a report stating that the reason Bush and Cheney believed that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) was because the CIA had blundered badly. Just as Cutting Edge has been long predicting, "Intelligence Failure" was the watchword on the day this report was issued.

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq errors were CIA's fault, says Senate", by Julian Borger in Washington, The Guardian, Friday July 9, 2004

"A Senate report due to be published today will blame the CIA for the Bush administration's unfounded claims about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and will not address White House responsibility for the debacle. The report by the Senate intelligence committee will admonish the outgoing director, George Tenet, and CIA analysts who, one Republican senator claimed yesterday, had made 'wholesale mistakes' in their collection and processing of intelligence."

We have been predicting for months that President Bush and his entire leadership team were going to get off the hook, because all investigative bodies were planned to issue reports blaming "Intelligence Failure" for the following key issues: the 9/11 attacks, the Iraqi WMD issue, and the realization that Saddam and Osama bin Laden were NOT cooperating as the White House had claimed.

However, you realize when you continue reading this Guardian article that Election Year Politics is at work in this Senate Intelligence Committee report.

"But the administration's critics yesterday described the report as incomplete. Carl Levin, a Democratic senator on the intelligence committee, said it was 'only half the picture' because of the insistence by Republicans on the panel that examination of the White House's role be dealt with in a separate report, to be published after the election." [Ibid.]

Now, we are beginning to see the full picture, are we not? Republicans insisted that a report on White House complicity in all this pre-Iraq falsehood be delayed until after the election! When the party of the President controls both Houses of Congress, this kind of partisanship reigns supreme.

To see this matter in all its truthfulness, we would like to remind you of the reality we reported one year ago, in NEWS1890 and NEWS1890b -- "Bush/Blair Justification of Iraq Invasion Now Proven To Be Based On Lies, Distortions, and Exaggerations". Let us quickly recap our findings.

1. George Tenet insisted that the CIA had told everyone in leadership prior to the invasion that the intelligence the Agency had provided showed that Iraq was not cooperating with Osama bin Laden and that she had no WMD. Listen to Tenet's exact words:

"The CIA said Saddam Hussein posed 'no imminent threat' in the months before last year’s invasion."

During the many months leading up to the March 20, 2003, invasion of Iraq, Cutting Edge had listed many articles in our Daily News Updates which told the public in no uncertain terms that Iraq did not possess WMD, nor had she cooperated with Al Qaeda. You can go back in our Archives to see these articles for yourself. United Nations inspectors were especially adamant in saying these things. We list a number of these news articles during the build-up to invasion at the end of NEWS1890.

Cutting Edge readers knew prior to the invasion that Iraq probably had no WMD, and that she probably had not cooperated with Al Qaeda.

2. When the CIA refused to sign off on bogus "intelligence" reports, Bush and Rumsfeld simply created their own "intelligence service", the Office of Special Plans (OSP). Listen as we reveal this truth:

NEWS BRIEF: "There was no failure of intelligence: US spies were ignored, or worse, if they failed to make the case for war", The Guardian (London), February 5, 2004, carried in Daily News Updates 2/8/2004.

"The truth is that much of the intelligence community did not fail, but presented correct assessments and warnings, that were overridden and suppressed. On virtually every single important claim made by the Bush administration in its case for war, there was serious dissension. Discordant views - not from individual analysts but from several intelligence agencies as a whole - were kept from the public as momentum was built for a congressional vote on the war resolution ...Precisely because of the qualms the administration encountered, it created a rogue intelligence operation, the Office of Special Plans (OSP), located within the Pentagon and under the control of neo-conservatives. The OSP roamed outside the ordinary inter-agency process, stamping its approval on stories from Iraqi exiles that the other agencies dismissed as lacking credibility, and feeding them to the president. At the same time, constant pressure was applied to the intelligence agencies to force their compliance. In one case, a senior intelligence officer who refused to buckle under was removed."

Other news outlets also reported on the "Office of Special Plans" (OSP):

* New Yorker-- "Donald Rumsfeld has his own special sources. Are they reliable?", by Seymour Hersch, http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030512fa_fact

* The Free Dictionary -- "Office of Special Plans", http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Office%20of%20Special%20Plans

"The Office of Special Plans is a Pentagon unit created by Donald Rumsfeld for dealing with intelligence on Iraq. In July of 2003 it was renamed to Northern Gulf Affairs Office ... former CIA officer Larry Johnson describes the OSP was "dangerous for US national security and a threat to world peace. [The OSP] lied and manipulated intelligence to further its agenda of removing Saddam. It's a group of ideologues with pre-determined notions of truth and reality. They take bits of intelligence to support their agenda and ignore anything contrary. They should be eliminated."

* Sunday Herald, London -- "Revealed: the secret cabal which spun for Blair", http://www.sundayherald.com/34491

"BRITAIN ran a covert 'dirty tricks' operation designed specifically to produce misleading intelligence that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction to give the UK a justifiable excuse to wage war on Iraq ... Operation Rockingham ... Sources in both the British and US intelligence community are now equating the JIC with the Office of Special Plans (OSP) in the US Pentagon. The OSP was set up by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to gather intelligence which would prove the case for war. In a staggering attack on the OSP, former CIA officer Larry Johnson told the Sunday Herald the OSP was 'dangerous for US national security and a threat to world peace', adding that it 'lied and manipulated intelligence to further its agenda of removing Saddam'."

This surprising story reveals that the American OSP had an equivalent "dirty tricks" office in Blair's Administration codenamed, "Operation Rockingham". This British agency also deliberately produced false "intelligence" stories designed to scare the public into accepting the planned invasion of Iraq.

When the OSP was deliberately created for the express purpose of disseminating the type of scary "intelligence" reports that would justify the Afghanistan and Iraqi invasions, you have to realize that this action proves deliberate intent to deceive. However, these stories from many news agencies are now totally lost, inundated in the sea of current words about "Intelligence Failure".

Illuminist Politicians Love Being Investigated

Before we leave this subject, we would like to remind you that politicians who are Illuminati insiders do not mind being investigated; in fact, they love it because they know the outcome is predetermined and that their position will be greatly strengthened by the fraudulent "investigation". Author David Bresnahan wrote a book during the Clinton years entitled, ""Cover Up: The Art and Science of Political Deception"; one of his chapter titles was, "Clinton Likes To Be Investigated". Listen to the core understandings which Bresnahan reveals about Clinton and all other Illuminati political leaders. What he says about Clinton applies equally to President Bush today.

"Clinton loves investigations. He has used them to his advantage since the days when he was in Arkansas. Many people mistakenly believe that because the House and Senate have a majority of Republicans, that Clinton is outnumbered. Those majorities have far less impact on Clinton's power than most people realize. Clinton has total control over every department of government because he controls the appointments of all the department heads and those under them." [p. 69]

With this kind of control over investigative departments, you can ensure that complaints go nowhere, even though you may find it expedient to make it look like vigorous investigations were ocurring. In key areas, investigators who want the investigation to go nowhere can conveniently overlook clues or leads, or carry out the investigation sloppily enough that their conclusions could be successfully challenged by expert, high-powered legal teams.

Bresnahan continues:

"Investigations may be headed by politicians, but behind the scenes are many bureaucrats who do all the legwork for the investigations. Those bureaucrats control many aspects of the investigations and can effectively control what evidence is presented, what witnesses are heard and not heard, and what information is leaked to the press. Clinton controls those bureaucrats, and he controls a large number of the politicians. Those he does not control, he attacks." [Ibid., p. 12-121]

For the rest of this chapter, Bresnahan recounts how Clinton could not pull this kind of chicanery off were it not for the silent support he receives from politicians on both sides of the aisle. His conclusion is revealing: "Republicans are in bed with the Democrats". Remember this reality every time you hear of some "Independent Investigation" ordered by President Bush; they are controlled, the outcome is predetermined, and the politician under investigation is likely to be "exonerated".

V. Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge this week issued a very strong warning that Al Qaeda planned to stage a terrorist attack against the United States either this Summer or during the Fall election campaign. Even though we realize that this country has suffered through many blatantly false terror alerts since 9/11 (NEWS1888), one day such terrorist attacks will occur, for that is the plan.

Let us listen to Tom Ridge first.

NEWS BRIEF: "Ridge Warns of Election Terror Plot", By Katherine Pfleger Shrader, MyWay News, July 9, 2004

"WASHINGTON (AP) - A steady stream of intelligence, including nuggets from militant-linked Web sites, indicates al-Qaida wants to attack the United States to disrupt the upcoming elections, federal officials said Thursday. Besides elaborate security plans for the political conventions this summer in Boston and New York, the officials are considering how to secure polling places come November. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said the Bush administration based a decision to bolster security on credible reports about al-Qaida's plans, coupled with the pre-election terror attack in Spain earlier this year and recent arrests in England, Jordan and Italy."

Much of the rest of this article discusses how security measures during the national conventions have been dramatically beefed up. We have heard this rhetoric many times before, so the temptation is simply to dismiss "out-of-hand" this warning as bogus, paying no attention to it. However, as we said, one day the warning will come true, for that is the plan.

The key question is how the Illuminati script is going to play out. If the Bilderberger Group wants President Kerry elected, then no terror attack will occur before the election; if they want Bush to remain President, we might see one or more terror attacks during the campaign. General Tommy Franks is boldly quoted in NewsMax in November 21, 2003, predicting that our current Constitutional Republic would not survive the next major terrorist attack. Listen:

"Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government ... the former commander of the military’s Central Command warned that if terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government."

We shall just have to wait to see how this particular part of the plan works out. With the campaign to discredit President Bush underway, it seems that the script may call for President Bush to be defeated, replaced by a 44th President of the United States, John Kerry.

We heard of other official reports of terror attacks this Summer and/or Fall.

NEWS BRIEF: "Bin Laden Is Said to Be Organizing for a U.S. Attack", The New York Times, July 9, 2004

"WASHINGTON, July 8 - Osama bin Laden and his chief lieutenants, operating from hideouts suspected to be along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, are directing a Qaeda effort to launch an attack in the United States sometime this year, senior Bush administration officials said ... Counterterrorism officials have said for weeks that they are increasingly worried by a continuing stream of intelligence suggesting that Al Qaeda wanted to carry out a significant terror attack on United States soil this year ... Another senior administration official said on Thursday that the intelligence reports - apparently drawn partly from interviews with captured Qaeda members and partly from other intelligence - referred to efforts 'to inflict catastrophic effects' before the election."

This matter is so serious it caused Homeland Security Secretary Ridge to cancel a trip to Israel.

NEWS BRIEF: "Tom Ridge cancels Israel visit, warns of terror attack in U.S.", By Haaretz Service and Reuters, Haaretz News, July 9, 2004

"U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has canceled a planned visit to Israel next week, Israel Radio reported Friday. Ridge has warned that Al-Qaida may attempt an election time attack in the United States, and officials in Washington said that he prefers not to leave the country at such a sensitive time..."

Truly, we are seeing daily fulfillment of a key prophecy in our Daily News from these repeated stories of impending terrorism and doom.

"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place; All this is but the beginning, the early pains, of the birth pangs, of the intolerable anguish." [Matthew 24:6-8; Parallel Bible CDROM -- KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary

Can you feel the "intolerable anguish" as this script grinds so slowly down to its planned goal of staging Antichrist? I certainly feel it, which is why I spend so much time in God's Word and reading so much of the old material from preachers like C.H. Spurgeon and A.W. Tozer. If I did not fill my heart, mind, and soul with Precious Promises of the Bible, my heart would truly break.

VI. Senator Kerry picked John Edwards (D-NC) to be his Vice Presidential running mate, just as rumors coming from the Bilderberger meeting indicated. Let us review the basic news story first.

NEWS BRIEF: "Kerry Picks Edwards as Running Mate", by Liza Porteus, Fox News, July 06, 2004

"PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (search) on Tuesday announced his choice of John Edwards (search) — his Senate colleague and primary campaign rival — to be his vice presidential running mate ... Kerry said the former presidential hopeful displayed the "guts and determination and political skill in his own race for president of the United States" and that his life has "prepared him for leadership." It's the first time since 1960 that two senators have been on a ticket for the White House.

Therefore, before the Democrat National Convention even began, Kerry picked his Vice Presidential candidate and announced the selection to the world. I remember the time when I followed national conventions -- during the period before I realized that elections are contrived and controlled. In each convention, suspense would begin to build toward the end as to who the newly-nominated Presidential Candidate might pick for his running mate. There will be no such suspense in Boston this month!

Now, let us review the news story as to how the Bilderbergers picked John Edwards to be the V.P. Candidate.

NEWS BRIEF: "Bilderberger Group Selected Edwards To Be Kerry's V.P.", WorldNetDaily, July 8, 2004

"Sen. John Edwards' standout "performance" at the super-secret Bilderberg meeting in Italy last month may have been a key reason for his selection as John Kerry's vice presidential running mate, according to the New York Times. The 50th anniversary conference of the elite group – which many believe conspires semi-annually to foster global government – met June 3 through June 6 in Stresa, Italy, at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees."

"Among the attendees from the U.S. ... were Senators John Edwards, D-N.C. and Jon Corzine, D-N.J., Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates), David Rockefeller, Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, and even Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition."

Many of the rumors being sent to Cutting Edge following the Bilderberger meeting stated that the Bilderbergers had picked Edwards to be the Democrat Presidential candidate. This rumor never made sense, for the Illuminati has clearly been guiding Kerry for over a year now, setting up an election contest between two Skull & Bones Adepts. It simply made no sense for Edwards to get the nod for President; but, it made sense that the Bilderbergers had tapped him as Vice President.

VII. Americans who believe that there is a big difference between Kerry and Bush will probably be shocked to learn that there is no essential difference between them on the issue of Iraq.

NEWS BRIEF: "Kerry would keep US troops in Iraq far longer than Bush: The Democrat looks like the one with the long-term imperial agenda", By Jonathan Steele, The Guardian (London), July 9, 2004

"Would John Kerry, far from quickly bringing US troops home, keep them in Iraq even longer than George Bush? My answer, regrettably, is yes - which means that the Democratic convention in Boston later this month will be a sad affair for the people of Iraq ... what would Bush do if he won a second term? The conventional view is that he is one of the most ideologically, even religiously driven, presidents of modern times. He would pursue his pre-emptive war on terror in Iraq and beyond. But there is another possibility. Iraq has been a millstone for the past year and a half, and he might well choose to declare victory and withdraw ..."

"Kerry, by contrast, looks increasingly like the candidate with the long-term imperial agenda ... In speech after speech, Kerry has laid the ground work for expanding and prolonging the US presence in Iraq ... 'It would be unthinkable for us to retreat in disarray and leave behind a society deep in strife and dominated by radicals ... The coalition should organise an expanded international security forces, preferably with NATO, but clearly under US command. {Speech, April 30)."

Thus, if Kerry is elected President, he will likely pursue an exit strategy based upon "expanded international security forces", preferably NATO. However, NATO was originally created under the umbrella of the United Nations (NEWS1269, NEWS1290). Whether Kerry is elected President, or Bush reelected, the globalist plan will continue unabated. If fact, the globalist agenda has been pursued unaltered through every change of Presidents since World War I, thus proving that the American political process is engaged in a conspiracy to produce the global world over which Antichrist can assume authority, just as Revelation 17:12-17 foretells.

President Thomas Jefferson was absolutely correct when he identified the term, "conspiracy" for all time:

"... a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery." ["The Unseen Hand", by A. Ralph Epperson, p. 196; quoted in NEWS1911]

If you really delve into the political agenda of both Kerry and Bush, you will discover "not one dime's bit of difference" between them. Conservatives refused to pay attention to this matter during the debates of the 2000 election -- between Bush and Gore. Bush admitted that he was "very close" to Gore on most of the issues!

No matter whom we see ascending to the Presidential Office, the globalist policies of the Illuminati will continue.

VIII. Violence continued to plague Iraq this week, with Coalition Forces soldiers dying nearly every day, and with the Interim Government declaring a tough state of Martial Law.

A. Seasoned observers were wondering whether brutality had returned to rule from Baghdad.

NEWS BRIEF: "'An alarm bell is sounding ': The interim government's new security measures worried some observers", Daily Star Editorial, Lebanon, July 8, 2004

"Iraq's interim government is only in its second week of independent life and already an alarm bell is sounding. On Wednesday [it] announced a package of new security measures allowing the prime minister, Ayad Allawi, to [impose] martial law in particularly troublesome regions of the country. While the security priority is clearly understandable ... the insurgents ... cannot be defeated by military means alone ... Where the might of the US armed forces failed, what hope can there be for Iraq's security apparatus - unless the country is again ruled by brutality centered in Baghdad?"

When Saddam ruled the country with his iron fist, the reality is that he could not have succeeded unless substantial numbers of men in the armed forces, in the police forces, and in the security forces were willing to be as brutal as Saddam in carrying out his brutal policies. Without these brutal men, Saddam could not have been the brutal dictator that he was.

This reality makes one tremble when you remember last week's story about the Coalition bringing back 12,000 former Saddam officials to rule the country. As this editorial from the Daily Star in Lebanon rhetorically poses the question: Is the country "again ruled by brutality centered in Baghdad?"

During the time when Nick Berg was beheaded, stories were posted which revealed that the brutality and sadism of American interrogators was nothing compared to the brutality and sadism of the local Iraqi police. Wait a minute. Coalition Forces put these local police in position of authority in the first place; our forces are complicit in their foul deeds.

Indeed, has brutality returned to the country, "centered in Baghdad?"

Our forces have evidently given up trying to win the hearts and minds of the average citizen in Iraq. No brutal government can long survive when its armed forces are confronted by an insurgency more powerful than the government. This situation is exactly what this Interim Government is facing. Listen to one recent news story:

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraqi police wary of patrols: They feel they're targets if they walk with U.S. soldiers", By Edmund Sanders / Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2004

"BAQUBAH, Iraq — The squad of U.S. soldiers waited impatiently to embark on a joint foot patrol with Iraqi police last week through the streets of this hostile city. Military commanders hoped the sight of Americans and Iraqis walking side by side would symbolize the start of the transfer of control over security back to Iraqis. The Iraqis didn’t see it that way. Loath to be seen marching through their hometown with heavily armed Americans, none of them showed up."

We have seen reports recently that Coalition-trained Iraqi soldiers and policemen have thrown weapons down and run whenever fighting began. Just as in South Vietnam, the central government is no match for the insurgent army it is facing. If Coalition Forces ever leave, Iraq will fall immediately. Then, the questioning will really begin: Why did we invade? What did we accomplish? What do we say to the soldiers who lost their limbs and what do we say to the families who lost a loved one?

As Retired Marine General Zinni said in February, 2004: "'I think the American people were conned into this [war]'."

B. Saddam's upcoming trial will represent a new legal model for the International Criminal Law. We had wondered how Saddam's capture and trial would further the goal of an international government and court system. That question has now been partially answered.

NEWS BRIEF: "Saddam's trial creates a new legal model", International Herald Tribune, by Tom Parker, New York Times, July 8, 2004

"Saddam's appearance before an Iraqi judge last week was the culmination of a remarkable collaboration between the American-led coalition and Iraqi jurists. It also marked an important new stage in the evolution of international justice. For probably the first time in history, a country will put its former leaders on trial under international criminal law in a locally constituted court."

I bet you did not know that, when our officials were working hard to create the new Iraqi Interim Government, they were meticulously creating a legal system which conformed to the guidelines set by International Criminal Law! Further, this sentence tells us that the ultimate plan for all nations of the world is to create a legal system which conforms to the guidelines set by International Criminal Law, but which will exercise its authority locally. This type of system makes a great deal of common sense when you have set out to systematically create a global system of government and law. Each country will have to create a legal system which conforms to global criminal guidelines, but which exercises authority within the country.

Is this the plan for each country in which a "Regime Change" is carried out?

C. The United States matter-of-factly announced last week that it had secretly removed 1.7 metric tons of enriched uranium which had been under the control of a research lab.

Our officials announced that they acted to prevent insurgent forces from gaining control over this material so they could make a radioactive "dirty bomb". United Nations officials threw cold water on any possibility this could happen.

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraqi 'dirty bomb' risk dismissed", BBC News, 7 July 2004

"The UN's atomic watchdog says it is confident there is not enough radioactive material missing in Iraq to make a nuclear 'dirty bomb'. Vilmos Cserveny, a spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, said: 'We don't have concerns about any missing uranium' in Iraq. Earlier, the US revealed that it had secretly removed more than 1.7 metric tons of radioactive material from Iraq. Some nuclear material remains in Iraq under IAEA control, Mr Cserveny said. 'The remaining sources are not suitable for malevolent purposes', he told BBC News Online."

The way this story unfolding during the week left the impression that America was trying to spin this removal of research and development enriched uranium as a bold move designed to protect against the remote possibility that such material might be used to manufacture nuclear "dirty bombs" -- a bomb which explodes just enough to spray deadly radioactive contamination into the air, where prevailing winds will carry it over large distances.

The United Nations said it was not concerned by this remote possibility. What this article did not say is that the insurgents probably has no one with sufficient expertise to create a "dirty bomb". However, remember that the "dirty bomb" headline has been one of the most commonly repeated terrorist headlines since 9/11 (Read study of repeating headlines in NEWS1888).


D. The Iraqi War assumed a terrible personal note last week, when the 18-year-old son of Christian author, Vaughn Shatzer, was nearly killed.

Cutting Edge carries some of Shatzer's product, three of which have been best-sellers in the month since we added them to our Bookstore. You can view the products from Brother Shatzer by clicking on the Bookstore button on the Home Page and then typing in "Shatzer" in the search engine box.

Kenton Shatzer is the middle son of one of our new authors, Vaughn Shatzer. Vaughn and Peggy had mailed Kenton's personal prayer list to us as he was stationed in Ramadi, Iraq where his platoon was engaged in urban warfare. There had been two Marines in his platoon who had committed suicide and three that had been killed in action. On July 1st, Kenton was badly burned in an accident. He was stabilized in theater and then flown to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio TX, arriving at 4 a.m. on July 5th. The U.S. Government paid for Vaughn and Peggy to fly to San Antonio on Thursday morning to spend a week with Kenton.

Because Kenton's two brothers, Micah and Peter were also desperate to see their brother, the family took a step of faith and purchased tickets at a cost of $1200. Miraculously, that very day two people stopped by the Shatzer home in Hagerstown, MD and provided the cash for the tickets for Micah and Peter. This family has seen many miracles. We urge you to read about the Shatzer family's journey through Vaughn's cancer treatment four years ago. "By God's Grace…a Cancer Survivor's Testimony" is an uplifting and intimate journal of Vaughn's treatment and spiritual growth.

Vaughn has asked if we would publish Kenton's address at Brooke Army Medical Center. Kenton's 19th birthday is July 19th and the family has asked for prayers, as well as cards, for this young Christian man. At this time, we know that Kenton is off the ventilator and all tubes are out of his throat -- Praise God! Please pray that Kenton will have a full recovery from his burns. Also, please pray for the Shatzer family, as there will be many obstacles which will arise in the near future.

Here are the addresses for Kenton and the Shatzer family. Please send encouragement cards, as the Lord leads you.

c/o Kenton Shatzer, ICU-4
Brooke Army Medical Center
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
San Antonio, TX 78234

Vaughn Shatzer
Work of Prophecy Ministries
PO Box 1113
Hagerstown, MD 21741

Our hearts are broken for this family, and for all families who have lost loved ones to this war, a conflict in which, as Marine General Zinni, says: "'I think the American people were conned into this [war]'."

This war was planned to further the goal of uniting the world so the final rulers of the End of the Age can pass their global authority to "The Beast" (Antichrist) for "one hour" (Revelation 17:12-13). Truly, the End of the Age is upon an unsuspecting world.

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

* "QUARTET OF WESTERN NATIONS NOW COMPLETING THE FINAL DISMEMBERMENT OF ISRAEL": As we reported in NEWS1928, Israeli Prime Minister Sharon continues the shameless goal of the original Oslo Accords: Supplying their implacable, fierce Palestinian foes the land, the training and the opportunity to destroy Israel. The Western Quartet continues to push Sharon in the appeasement direction dictated by treasonous Oslo (NEWS1911). What light does God's Word cast upon this awful situation? -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1936.cfm


"... a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery." ["The Unseen Hand", by A. Ralph Epperson, p. 196]

* "STANDARD BIBLE PROPHECY TEACHING IS BLINDING MANY PEOPLE TO CRITICALLY IMPORTANT PROPHETIC EVENTS NOW ABOUT TO OCCUR": "How can pastors, teachers, and parishioner be so blind as to current world events and the current leaders of the day"? This question has been asked by many Cutting Edge subscribers. This interview with a leading Bible Prophecy teacher answers this critical question, revealing that today's prophecy teaching has created a Blind Spot for most people. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1935.cfm


---------Conclusion----------------"The things which are not seen." 2 Corinthians 4:18

In our Christian pilgrimage it is well, for the most part, to be looking forward. Forward lies the crown, and onward is the goal. Whether it be for hope, for joy, for consolation, or for the inspiring of our love, the future must, after all, be the grand object of the eye of faith. Looking into the future we see sin cast out, the body of sin and death destroyed, the soul made perfect, and fit to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light. Looking further yet, the believer's enlightened eye can see death's river passed, the gloomy stream forded, and the hills of light attained on which standeth the celestial city; he seeth himself enter within the pearly gates, hailed as more than conqueror, crowned by the hand of Christ, embraced in the arms of Jesus, glorified with Him, and made to sit together with Him on His throne, even as He has overcome and has sat down with the Father on His throne.

The thought of this future may well relieve the darkness of the past and the gloom of the present. The joys of heaven will surely compensate for the sorrows of earth. Hush, hush, my doubts! death is but a narrow stream, and thou shalt soon have forded it. Time, how short--eternity, how long! Death, how brief--immortality, how endless! Methinks I even now eat of Eshcol's clusters, and sip of the well which is within the gate. The road is so, so short! I shall soon be there.

"When the world my heart is rending
With its heaviest storm of care,
My glad thoughts to heaven ascending,
Find a refuge from despair.
Faith's bright vision shall sustain me
Till life's pilgrimage is past;
Fears may vex and troubles pain me,
I shall reach my home at last."

[C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions", Contained Within A.W. Tozer CDROM Library; Emphasis added] http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=599

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David Bay, Director

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