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---------- Inspiration For the Week--- "There is no new thing under the sun." [Eccl 1:9]

NOTE: John Wesley wrote this book in 1743. Notice how applicable his statements are to us today.

"As of old, this belief in the Holy Spirit is almost universally denied, ridiculed, and exploded as mere fancy or fad. Those who still believe it are branded as madmen or fanatics. This is the falling away which was to come ... See how our own country mourns and suffers under the outpourings and overflowings of ungodliness! What crimes of every kind are committed each day, too often with impunity. Many sin with a high-handedness and glory in their shame! They brag about their acts. Who can count up all the oaths, curses, profanities, blasphemies ... gluttony, drunkenness, revenge, the fornications, adulteries, and various uncleanness, the frauds, injustice, oppression, and extortion which cover over our land as a flood of evil.

And even those who have kept themselves away from these grosser acts are not innocent. How much anger, pride, sloth, idleness, softness, effeminacy, self-indulgence, covetousness, ambition, thirst of praise, love of the world, and fear of man is to be found among us? How little true religion is there! Where is he who loves either God or his neighbor as Jesus has commanded? On the one hand, there are those who have not so much as the form of godliness. On the other hand, there are those who have the form only. One is the open sepulcher; the other is the painted sepulcher ... the other part makes religion a mere lifeless form, a dull round of external performances without true faith, the love of God, or joy in the Holy Spirit ... There are but few who understand God and worship Him in spirit and truth. We are a generation that has not set our hearts right. Our spirits do not cling steadfastly unto God ... It is high time for us to awake out of spiritual sleep before the great trumpet of the Lord is blown and our land becomes a field of blood." [John Wesley, "The Holy Spirit and Power", Gold Classics, Pages 10-12; Emphasis added]


-------Focus: Key Doctrinal Truth----------"Inerrancy"

"Inerrancy -- The unique quality of Scripture by which it was given by God to His chosen penmen in a state that was free from all error of every kind. In stating that the autographs were completely errorless, we do not contend that God continued the miracle in the copying of the original MSS to the apographs. However, He did providentially preserve His Word in purity, guarding it by the methods of transcription employed among the Jews and by the sheer number of copies made of the NT MSS (See Textual Criticism).

Inerrancy is a word more widely used now than in earlier Christian literature in which the preferred term was 'infallibility'." ["Alan Cairns, "The Dictionary of Theological Terms", p. 232]

---------- Resource Update ----------

New Items

* "Deceived On Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church" - Cutting Edge has warned that Rick Warren's "Purpose-Driven Church" is not only part of the Apostasy foretold at the End of the Age, but is one of the 4 religious factors driving the world toward the New Age goal called a "Religious Paradigm Shift". With his New Age background, author Warren Smith had no difficulty spotting the major, serious New Age underpinnings of the "Purpose-Driven Church". Smith is well aware of the unprecedented spiritual deception occurring right now in "Christian" religious circles; it is just as our Lord forewarned in Matthew 24:4, 11, 24.

What is the bottom line warning from author Warren Smith? "Rick Warren is in the process of leading the church astray". Prayerfully read this book, for your precious eternal soul is at stake if you are part of the "Purpose-Driven Church". Given the extreme apostasy in our Christian Churches during this End of the Age, and given the millions of people deceived into thinking they are saved, this book may be one of the most important of our time But, who would have thought Rick Warren's inspiration could have come from the New Age Movement! -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=882

* "Roar In Sodom (America Has Slid Into Sodom)" - "God places profound priority on His ministers getting His message right ... The lawyer's mistakes go to jail, the doctor's mistakes go to the cemetery, but the minister's mistakes go to Hell!"

America has slipped into Sodom, and Pastor John Anderson demonstrates that the current, terrible lack of genuine Biblical ministry has allowed this country to become "like Sodom" -- the land "so vile in the sight of the Lord, so complete in its perversion, that GOD is His justice destroyed it by a rain of fire, as a reminder that GOD does not tolerate sin forever." Has America crossed that inevitable Judgment line with God? Now is the time for all genuine Christians to "ROAR" to the rest of the world that Eternal GOD still sits on His throne and is about to wreak Judgment upon America and all of Western Society now so open to Gay - Lesbian lifestyles. Precious souls need to be saved, "snatched out of the fire".

However, be aware: this book is more about False Pastors and teachers cleverly masquerading as genuine, than it is about the homosexuality of Sodom. A most unique book and one which needs to be read by every discerning Christian. - 259 pages - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=883

Related Resources

* "Truth About Same-Sex Marriage: The 6 Things You Need To Know About What's Really at Stake" - The fact that homosexuality is gaining mainstream acceptance by individuals, organizations, and government is fulfillment of a very strong End of the Age prophecy. "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." [Matt 24:37] Therefore, you should know that the current resurgence of homosexuality is one of the signs that the End of the Age is here and the return of our Lord is close!

Do you know what the Bible says about marriage? About homosexuality? Are you ready with an answer - with all gentleness and reverence - and yet not wavering from scriptural truth? Do you know how to take your beliefs to the streets and courtrooms? -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=762

* "Same-Sex Marriage Is Satan's Blasphemous Counterfeit To Jesus' Marriage Supper of the Lamb" - Video - Since the US Supreme Court ruled that homosexuality is legal, a flood of gay news, TV shows and entertainment exposure has exploded upon our land. We are truly being inundated with this filthy flood. As we become like Sodom and Gomorrah, we would do well to realize what is happening theologically, on the spiritual plane. As the true Marriage Supper of the Lamb draws nigh, Satan has established his own horrific counterfeit: Same Sex Marriage. Once you see this video, you will understand why it is so important for the Gay/Lesbian activists to legalize Same Sex Marriages! You will see how very far down the road to ruin this country is, and you just might hear the faint sound of distant trumpets in your ears! - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=603

Other New Items

* "DVD - The Shocker: 12 of the Most Shocking Subjects of Last 2 Years, 2-Tape Series - Only $24.99 - Most requested video tape of all! A 2-DVD Series. Through film and news clips, Wegener shows the 12 most shocking subjects to cross his desk in the last 2 years. Just when you think you have seen, or heard it all, this video will show just how very weird this world has gotten. Subject includes UFO's, Masons, Executive Orders, MJTF, high-technology, concentration camps, the silence of the church, abortion, and more. A must see. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=884

Also available in VHS video -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=245

* "KJV Thompson Chain-Referenced Indexed Bibles - Black Bonded Leather - One of the most beloved of all Study Bibles. Features the original alphabetical and numerical index that allows you to trace any of the selected 8,000 topics throughout the Bible. Other features include: 1) Updated archaeological supplement with photos and maps; 2) Revised Concordance; 3) Outline Studies of each book in the Bible; 4) Bible character studies; 5) Journey maps; 6) Bible harmonies and illustrated studies; 16 pages of exclusive, full-color maps; 7) Over 100,000 references connected directly or indirectly through the Thompson Study System - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=881

* "Jesus The Outlaw: Wanted, Dead or Alive" - Hardcover - Few people think of the precious Son of God as an "outlaw"; yet, that is exactly what Jesus was because He lived in a land whose laws and customs had so changed from God's original plan. An "outlaw" is determined by the prevailing laws and customs of the day; when the religious views change, the concept of who is an "outlaw" is also changes. Jesus was an outlaw because Israel had drifted so very far from God's original plan. Today, our society has also drifted, so that genuine Christians will one day be considered "outlaws".

The concepts within this book are excellent and should lead the reader into a deeper walk with the Savior, as well as to properly prepare your heart, soul, and mind for the difficulties lying directly ahead of us all. 149 pages - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=879

* "Concise Bible Atlas" - Hardcover - Regularly $16.95, Now Only $10.97 - This popular historical and geographical survey of the Bible aids the reader in becoming familiar with the main physical and climatic features of the Holy Land. The style of writing combines "easy-to-read" commentary with many maps and photographs, examining historical periods in the context of their geographical settings.

"Study to show thyself approved", the Apostle Paul admonishes. This Bible Atlas will greatly aid in your understanding of both the Old and New Testament Biblical accounts. Hardcover, save almost $6. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=866

* "Cities of the Biblical World: Introduction to the Archaeology, Geography, and History of Biblical Sites" - Hardcover - Regularly $29.95, Now only $1797 - This volume is user friendly and full of relevant historical and geographical information. The broader Biblical world comes into focus and the Bible's setting is illumined. This is a handy reference volume for reader's study. - Hardcover, Save almost $12 - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=865

* "Bashed Burritos, Green Eggs ... And Other Indoor/Outdoor Devotionals You Can Have With Your Kids" - This collection of 12 indoor and 12 outdoor activity-based devotionals will breathe new life into your family and/or church devotional time. These devotionals address such child/teen issues as patience, pride, avoiding evil, based upon the various aspects of live as found in 1 Cor 13.

Geared for Ages 11-15, specifically written for parents, youth leaders, homeschoolers, children's ministry leaders, camp leaders. This series really has a "pulse on the issues facing teenagers today". Easy to use, kids find it so fun they forget they are learning Biblical values http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=877

Related Items:

* "Mashed Potatoes, Paint Balls ... And Other Indoor/Outdoor Devotionals You Can Do With Your Kids - Ages 7-15 - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=840

* "Smashed Tomatoes, Bottle Rockets ... Other Outdoor Devotions You Can Do With Your Kids - Ages 8-12 - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=839

SPECIAL NOTE: During this past week, we have been receiving emails from people asking why we are devoting so much time and space to President Bush's bad spiritual fruits while ignoring Kerry. The answer is very simple: only President Bush is claiming to be a Born Again Christian, deceiving millions of American Christians. Most people correctly equate John Kerry with either Bill Clinton and/or Senator Ted Kennedy; therefore, they are not deceived by him. We never kept a table on Clinton's spiritual fruits because Christians knew he was evil. But, President Bush is deceiving many by his unsubstantiated claims of being a Christian.

Furthermore, when we alert people about an evil fruit which President Bush has committed, we are not "bashing Bush". Telling truth is not "bashing". We seek the President no harm, but we cannot understand how Christians accept him as one of their own based solely on his words. During this election, we wish only that spiritual eyes be opened to truth about this President.

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

I. Last week, we warned that Coalition Forces had lost control over several cities in Iraq; this week, stories warned that our forces were in danger of losing control of the entire country!

NEWS BRIEF: "Slippage of control in Iraq makes a mockery of power hand-over", The Scotsman, 15 September 2004

"TWO months ago, amid the kind of secrecy more normally associated with Saddam’s illicit arms deals, the US authorities in Baghdad formally handed over power to the fledgling Iraqi government ... Today, with both Ayad Allawi's new government and its coalition backers losing control of the country, it is hard to imagine why anybody bothered with such constitutional conjuring ... The fact remains that this is now the second time, after April’s initial insurrection, that Iraq has listed towards total anarchy ... the scale of armed resistance seems to grow ... no matter how high the casualty rates, there is a seemingly bottomless supply of newcomers coming in."

Stories are now abounding which speak to the reality that our harsh tactics which kill many civilians are terrifically hardening the resistant attitude amongst all age groups in Iraq. Every time we kill civilians -- whether accidentally or not -- we create countless numbers of dedicated "Jihad Fighters" who are determined to battle to the death with Coalition Forces. In the cities in which we have agreed not to enter anymore -- Falluja, Najaf, Samarra -- the insurgents have wrested total control from the local Iraqi forces to whom we had originally entrusted control. Almost immediately after establishing firm dominance, these insurgents began to openly and actively recruit fighters from the population, finding eager volunteers. This sad reality is the reason we are facing the situation described in the last sentence, above: "no matter how high the casualty rates, there is a seemingly bottomless supply of newcomers coming in."

Now, let us go back to this featured article for more sobering realities.

"To see how the situation has deteriorated, one only needs to be reminded of the bullish confidence of coalition commanders in Iraq a year ago ... the coalition presence, and with it the rule of law, extended to every corner of the country. Nowadays, by comparison, even British troops in the relatively quiet southern sector have all but conceded certain hostile towns. The prospect of a 'super rogue state', as raised in recent days by Iraq’s new UN ambassador Samir Sum-aida'ie, is no longer a distant nightmare but an approaching possibility ... As the falls of Fallujah, Najaf and Samarrah have shown, Iraqis’ popular support - explicit, tacit or otherwise - tends to go to whoever wields the biggest sticks in town. For the first year after the fall of Saddam, that pretty much meant the United States Army.

"Now, however, as the half-way point of year two approaches, it is a role that is increasingly up for grabs." (Ibid.)

Now you understand why the top brass of the Army originally wanted 260,000 soldiers thrown into the battle for Iraq; top generals knew that they would need this many men to quell the expected dramatic round of insurgency following the official military defeat of Saddam's Republican Guards. When Rumsfeld only sent in 140,000 troops, the scenario was set for us to gradually lose control of this country.

The situation seems to be deteriorating every day. One can only wonder if the "October Surprise" of this election campaign might be such an uprising of Iraqi insurgents during this critical electoral month that our forces actually suffer so many casualties that the rosy picture the Bush Administration keeps trying to put on this disaster is ripped off for every person to see.

Let us go to BBC News to see how desperate matters are getting in Iraq.

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq: Signs of desperation", BBC News, 14 September, 2004

"It is a telling indication of the problems in Iraq that the US State Department wants to switch money earmarked for water, sewage and electricity improvements to the training of Iraqi security forces. Attention is switching from long-term infrastructure to the immediate needs of security and stability ... The move comes as questions are being increasingly asked in Washington about whether Iraq can ever be put right ... Two recent reports from US think tanks have examined the problems and have made recommendations. They do not make happy reading.

"The more substantial one is from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). It concluded: "Two months after the United States transferred sovereignty to an Iraqi interim government, Iraq remains embroiled in an insurgency, with security problems overshadowing other efforts to rebuild Iraq's fragile society in the areas of governance and participation, economic opportunity, services and well-being. In none of these areas, it concludes, is Iraq moving towards what it calls 'tipping points' towards 'self-sustainability and further progress'."

Remember, for months now, Cutting Edge has warned that our efforts to rebuild indigenous Iraqi police and paramilitary units into such a formidable force that they will be able to defeat the insurgents were doomed to failure for the same reasons our more strenuous efforts failed in South Vietnam. The local people so despised us in Vietnam that they could not wait for us to leave, and they considered South Vietnamese police and military to be "cooperative lackeys" of the Americans. North Vietnam toppled the South Vietnamese police and military structure with her first serious push after we had departed; and, remember, the Nixon-Kissinger team worked at this project of building up South Vietnam for three long years!

Now, our similar rhetoric and actions with the Iraqi Interim Government are going to end at the same sad goal. Secretary of State Colin Powell said yesterday that, when all is said and done and when the smoke clears from the battle, the people of the world would see an Iraq controlled by her own elected people. Secretary Powell surely knows the same rhetoric flowed almost weekly from the Nixon White House and the Pentagon in the last three years of our stay in South Vietnam.

As a matter of fact, matters are not just like Vietnam; they are said to be much worse.

NEWS BRIEF: "Far Graver Than Vietnam", By Sidney Blumenthal, The Guardian - UK, 16 September 2004

"Most senior US military officers now believe the war on Iraq has turned into a disaster on an unprecedented scale ... Almost every day, in campaign speeches, Bush speaks with bravado about how he is 'winning' in Iraq ... But, according to the US military's leading strategists and prominent retired generals, Bush's war is already lost. Retired general William Odom, former head of the National Security Agency, told me: 'Bush hasn't found the WMD. Al-Qaida, it's worse, he's lost on that front. That he's going to achieve a democracy there? That goal is lost, too. It's lost.' He adds: 'Right now, the course we're on, we're achieving Bin Laden's ends'."

Cutting Edge began warning over one year ago that, in the final analysis, the Bush/Blair invasion of Iraq had to be seen as an unmitigated disaster. We began saying this soon after our unexpectedly quick "conquest" of Iraq and the pulling down of Saddam's statue. Many people vigorously objected to our warnings, but this stance is now in the process of being validated. Listen to our original warning, repeated in Newsletter of July 7, 2003:

"Since the Illuminati had first planned for the Iraqi invasion by American troops in 1952 {Former Satanist Bill Schnoebelen}, we can only conclude that this detailed plan may provide for the gradual political disaster of both Blair and Bush. As we have stated many times before, if Bush is wondrously successful in his invasion of Iraq, with no significant political fallout, the world will see that his defiance of the United Nations -- his exercise of National Sovereignty -- was clearly the plan of action that needed to have been taken. At this point, the carefully crafted image of the U.N. as an indispensable world body will shatter, possibly never to recover again. However, the Illuminati fought World Wars I and II for the express purpose of establishing a world government that one day will possess real teeth and be able to force individual governments to do its bidding. The Illuminati cannot have the U.N. to shatter, and Bush is no "loose cannon". Therefore, the end result must be that Bush's exercise of National Sovereignty will finally be shown as an unmitigated disaster, while the temperate position of the U.N. must be shown to be the way in which the world must be governed from this point forward."

Now, let us return to this Guardian article to see how widespread the military opposition to President Bush is radiating:

"Retired general Joseph Hoare, the former marine commandant and head of US Central Command, told me: 'The idea that this is going to go the way these guys planned is ludicrous. There are no good options ... I see no ray of light on the horizon at all. The worst case has become true ... W Andrew Terrill, professor at the Army War College's strategic studies institute - and the top expert on Iraq there - said: 'I don't think that you can kill the insurgency'. According to Terrill, the anti-US insurgency, centered in the Sunni triangle, and holding several cities and towns - including Fallujah - is expanding and becoming more capable as a consequence of US policy."

" 'We have a growing, maturing insurgency group', he (Terrill) told me. 'We see larger and more coordinated military attacks. They are getting better and they can self-regenerate ... The political culture is more hostile to the US presence. The longer we stay, the more they are confirmed in that view ... If you are a Muslim and the community is under occupation by a non-Islamic power, it becomes a religious requirement to resist that occupation', Terrill explained. 'Most Iraqis consider us occupiers, not liberators'. He describes the religious imagery common now in Fallujah and the Sunni triangle: 'There's talk of angels and the Prophet Mohammed coming down from heaven to lead the fighting, talk of martyrs whose bodies are glowing and emanating wonderful scents'." (Ibid.)

Did you catch the significance of that last sentence? "There's talk of angels and the Prophet Mohammed coming down from heaven to lead the fighting, talk of martyrs whose bodies are glowing and emanating wonderful scents'."

How many Americans realized that our invasion, and our tactics since then, have galvanized the Iraqi people to the point where they are viewing their resistance in Islamic Messianic terms? We should have realized this to be the case when the radical Iranian cleric Al-Sadr named his insurgent army the "Mahdi Army". In Islamic belief, a super warrior -- a Messianic figure -- would arise at the End of the Age to lead the nations of Islam to victory over all the infidels of the world, finally establishing a global government of Islam. In fact, this "Mahdi" is thought by many Muslims to be a reincarnation of the Prophet Mohammed. {Dr. Donald Boys, "Freedom Publications")

Let us hear more from Jeffrey Record, professor of strategy at the Air War College, whom we quoted, above.

""I see no exit," said Record. "We've been down that road before. It's called Vietnamisation. The idea that we're going to have an Iraqi force trained to defeat an enemy we can't defeat stretches the imagination. They will be tainted by their very association with the foreign occupier. In fact, we had more time and money in state building in Vietnam than in Iraq." (Ibid.)

General Odom was even more explicit: "This is far graver than Vietnam ... But now we're in a region far more volatile, and we're in much worse shape with our allies." General Odom remarked that the tension between the Bush administration and the senior military officers over Iraqi was worse than any he has ever seen with any previous government, including Vietnam. "I've never seen it so bad between the office of the secretary of defence and the military. There's a significant majority believing this is a disaster. The two parties whose interests have been advanced have been the Iranians and al-Qaida. Bin Laden could argue with some cogency that our going into Iraq was the equivalent of the Germans in Stalingrad. They defeated themselves by pouring more in there. Tragic." (Ibid)

Since this war is only strengthening Al Qaeda, can you how ridiculous it is for President Bush to continue claiming on the campaign trail that the American people need to return him to office again because only he is capable of "winning the war on terror"?

Speaking of Messianic (Mahdi) sentiment and expectations, let us examine one more article in which the Arab League unleashed just such vitriolic rhetoric:

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq's insurgency appears to take the upper hand", USA Today, 9/15/2004

"Two years ago, the head of the Arab League was scolded by many for predicting that 'the gates of hell' would be unleashed if President Bush proceeded with his threat to invade Iraq. But when Amr Moussa reprised his statement to a meeting in Cairo this week, there was no dissent. Instead, the former Egyptian foreign minister, an influential figure in the Middle East, got nods when he said 'the gates of hell are open in Iraq, where the situation is becoming more complicated and troubled'."

All along, we have warned that Bush's invasion of Iraq was designed to trigger a Middle Eastern war, drawing in Israel, so that the Third World War scenario the Illuminati has been planning since 1870 (NEWS1056) could begin. The planned "Clash of Civilizations" between the West (Judeo-Christianity) and Islam would be underway. Through the smoke and dust of this war, Antichrist will come striding. Can you see how the level of anger in Iraq is reaching crisis proportions? As the Iraqi people get more angry, the anger level amongst all Muslims throughout the region increases in parallel.

All during this past week, fighting raged from Tal Afar in the north, to Baghdad, and to Basra in the south. American soldiers died, more Iraqi civilians died and more insurgents were created that would one day soon be fighting the Coalition. Let us quickly review one story which illustrates how our brutality against civilians is backfiring on us terribly because we create five or more insurgents for every civilian we kill.

NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. helicopter fires at Baghdad crowd", Reuters News, Sunday, 12 September, 2004

"BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. helicopter gun ship has fired at a crowd of Iraqis swarming round a burning U.S. vehicle in a Baghdad street and witnesses and officials say 13 people have been killed and 61 wounded in violence in the area ... Witnesses said a U.S. helicopter gun ship fired at a group of Iraqis, including children, who were crowding round a Bradley fighting vehicle which had been set ablaze. Television images showed the Iraqis running for cover as the firing broke out ... Witnesses (sic) said he was hit by U.S. helicopter fire. An Iraqi Reuters cameraman was also wounded."

In point of fact, the "Iraqi Reuters cameraman" was killed. Can you see how our tactics like this helicopter gun ship attack against civilians and children are so angering the Iraqi people that we may ultimately face an insurgency force equal to the number of able-bodied Iraqi men in the population? This last story, below, demonstrates just exactly how discredited Coalition Forces are with the Iraqi people.

NEWS BRIEF: "Distraught Iraqis blame US as more innocent blood is shed" The Scotsman, 15 September 2004

"Baghdad residents refuse to believe evidence indicating local insurgents mounted the attack ... On the site of the explosion near a police recruiting station that killed dozens, bodies and remains of the dead were hauled away. Despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, witnesses and residents blamed the United States for the attack."

When the average Iraqi citizens gets to the point where they blame American forces for every insurgent attack, you know that our situation is precarious. Instead of "winning the hearts and minds of the people", we have alienated them so greatly that we have united every separate faction within Iraq and we have become the ultimate "bogey-man" responsible for all the ills of the nation. Have we just forged a unity of 25 million Iraqis against us?

II. As President Bush began his re-election campaign in earnest, he was threatened by a new book alleging that the responsibility for the Torture and Sexual Humiliation scandals at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons reached all the way to the Oval Office. Let us examine the details.

NEWS BRIEF: "Bush team told of abuse of prisoners, book asserts", Denver Post, September 12, 2004

"Washington - Senior military and national security officials in the Bush administration were warned by subordinates in 2002 and 2003 that prisoners in military custody were being abused, according to a new book by a prominent journalist. Seymour M. Hersh, a writer for The New Yorker magazine who earlier this year was among the first to disclose details of the abuses of prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, makes the charges in his book 'Chain of Command: The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib', which is being released Monday ... Hersh says a CIA analyst who visited the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the late summer of 2002 filed a report of abuses there that drew the attention of Gen. John A. Gordon, the deputy to Condoleezza Rice, the White House national security adviser. But when Gordon called the matter to her attention and she discussed it with other senior officials, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, no significant change resulted." [Emphasis added]

We have all been watching as the trials of low-ranking Army and Intelligence soldiers got underway. Aside from the fact that it makes absolutely no sense to believe that such a sophisticated abusive program could be the work of just a few enlisted soldiers, we were interested in the timing of these trials. It interested us greatly to realize that these trials would be getting underway at just the most sensitive time of the Presidential campaign. If any embarrassing or damaging revelations poured forth from these trials, President Bush could be embarrassed at just the time he could least afford it.

Therefore, the release of Hersh's book on Monday, September 13, was most interesting. I bought the book on Wednesday, and am about one-third of the way through. One of the most interesting revelations thus far was the report that President Bush authorized a super-secret organization -- SAP, or "Special Access Program" -- for the express purpose of setting up an operation which could quickly and brutally interrogate prisoners without the CIA or the Congress being aware. The procedures authorized were most definitely outside the boundaries set by the Geneva Convention and outside American Federal Law. From this SAP, the torture and sexual humiliations flowed. Listen to Hersh explain:

"Rice and Rumsfeld know what many others involved in the prisoner discussions did not -- that sometime in late 2001 or early 2002, the President had signed a top-secret finding, as required by law, authorizing the Defense Department to set up a specially recruited clandestine team of Special Forces operatives and others who would defy diplomatic niceties and international law and snatch -- or assassinate, if necessary -- identified 'high-value' Al Qaeda operatives anywhere in the world. Equally secret interrogation centers would be set up in allied countries where harsh treatments were meted out, unconstrained by legal limits of public disclosure. The program was hidden inside the Defense Department as an 'unacknowledged' special-access program, or SAP, whose operational details were known only to a few in the Pentagon, the CIA and the White House." [Page 16; Emphasis added]

Interestingly, Cutting Edge wrote an article on the subject of assassinations being carried out by a special order of the President (NEWS1691)! By paying close attention to the news, we had spotted a portion of the SAP mandate.

This revelation means that Brigadier General Janis Karpinski was absolutely correct when she alleged that responsibility for these scandals reached all the way up to the White House, and that they involved a very secret "conspiracy". (Read Newsletters August 7, 2004; May 15, 2004; May 8, 2004; and May 1, 2004)

Remember the "Smoking Gun" evidence we uncovered which proved that President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld intentionally lied to the people about the "crisis" in Iraq being so very huge it required an immediate invasion? We discovered that Bush and Rumsfeld set up a very special, secret "intelligence agency" hidden from the CIA. The purpose of this special secret intelligence group was to create the kind of frightening "intelligence reports" which could be publicized through the compliant Mass Media, stories which would scare us into supporting this war. Because Bush and Rumsfeld deliberately set up this bogus intelligence agency, they proved their intent to lie. (Read NEWS1890 and NEWS1890b for full details).

Furthermore, Hersh confirmed Cutting Edge assertion we made just days after these tortures and sexual humiliations were made public -- that the specific types of actions wreaked upon these Muslim prisoners seemed especially designed to offend individual religious taboos unique to those of the Islamic faith (NEWS1913). Listen as Hersh confirms our May, 2004, analysis:

"The notion that Arabs are particularly vulnerable to sexual humiliation had become a talking point among pro-war Washington conservatives in the months before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. One book that was frequently cited was The Arab Mind, study of Arab culture and psychology, first published in 1973, by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at, among other universities, Columbia and Princeton, and who died in 1996. The book includes a twenty-five page chapter on Arabs and sex, depicting sex as a taboo vested with shame and repression .... The Patai book, an academic told me, was the 'bible of the neocons on Arab behavior'. In their discussions ... two themes emerged - 'one, that Arabs only understand force, and, two, that the biggest weakness of Arabs is shame and humiliation." [Page 38-39]

Our original analysis as this torture and sexual humiliation story was breaking is thus completely confirmed. Dr. Donald Boys, a recognized Christian expert on Islam, also confirmed by phone today that these sexual taboos are very strong in Islamic culture and the actions taken by our soldiers would have specifically offended Muslims. Now that you know that Neocons were using this book as their guide, the origin of the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay torture and sexual humiliation practices was very, very high up in the Bush Administration. General Karpinski says this "conspiracy" went right to the White House.

III. With forced evacuations of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and portions of the West Bank getting closer to reality, the Israeli Defense Chief stated that his IDF troops were ready to begin removing Jewish settlers from their homes.

NEWS BRIEF: "Ya'alon: IDF in advanced stages of preparation for pullout", Ha'aretz News, September 17, 2004

"The Israel Defense Forces are in a very advanced stage of preparations for a withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and four small West Bank settlements in 2005, army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Moshe Ya'alon said Thursday in an interview broadcast on Israel Radio. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon initially said the Gaza pullout should be completed by the end of next year, but has been trying to accelerate implementation ... Under Sharon's plan of 'unilateral disengagement' from the Palestinians, about 8,500 settlers would be removed from their homes."

Cutting Edge has been predicting for many years now that Israel is planning to annihilate the Palestinians exactly as Obadiah 15-18 foretells; if you have not yet read our treatise on this subject, please read NEWS1422, NEWS1620 and NEWS1625. We postulated that, since Israel would not want to kill her own citizens, THE sign for which we should look would be a major attempt to separate the populations. The Oslo Accord encouraged the Palestinians to congregate in their own towns and villages, and the Security Fence was planned to formalize the lines drawn by Oslo.

Sharon's "Unilateral Disengagement Plan" is most certainly designed to finish the task of separating the Jews from the Palestinians. Once this separation is complete, Israel is ready to go to war. Since the Palestinian leadership is aware of this genocidal plan, they are fighting it tooth and nail, just as they are fighting the security fence. Of course, the Jewish settlers being removed do not understand why they are being removed and are fighting with every bit of strength they possess. These "Right Wing" settlers view Sharon's disengagement plan as a sell-out to the terrorist Palestinians and believe he is rewarding terror, Further, conservative commentators are waxing eloquently that Israel will no longer be able to defend herself once Sharon's plan is implemented.

Returning to our feature Ha'aretz News article, we see that the Israeli Defense Force has formally been entrusted to forcibly remove these settlers. This plan to use the IDF makes sense, since these soldiers are more thoroughly trained, more in-shape physically, and more likely to follow tough orders, than regular police. Some time ago, the DEBKAfile Intelligence Review posed the question as to how many IDF soldiers it would take to remove these 8,500 determined settlers. We covered this story in Newsletter of July 17, 2004, but will repeat just the bare information for you here.

"NEWS BRIEF: "World Muslim Brotherhood Calls to Arms to Thwart Gaza Evacuation", DEBKAfile Exclusive Report, July 14, 2004

"As Sharon and Peres geared up for a partnership bent on pulling settlers and military out of the Gaza Strip with all possible speed, ex-police commissioner Shlomo Aharonishky announced that before he retired, he had set up 'a steering committee' to plot the evacuation of settlements – 21 in the Gaza Strip and 4 in the northern West Bank, according to the Sharon plan. He then remarked casually that, in the view of police experts, the ratio of police and security officers per unwilling settler is: 1,500 to 100 settlers. He did not do the arithmetic out loud, but it is simple enough. The removal of the Gaza Strip’s 7,500 settlers would call for 112,500 security and police officers - an entire army."

Therefore, we are going to soon be treated to the spectacle of an army of 112,500 IDF soldiers bodily lifting settlers from their homes and placing them in a special truck or van to be taken to their new home. No one in authority has mentioned what the IDF is going to do to keep these settlers from leaving their new homes to go back to their old. We shall just have to wait to see how this plays out.

One matter is certain: Israel is going through very tough times, and is acting in a manner as to fulfill critical Bible prophecy of 2,500 years ago. We all need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). Remember a key prophecy relating as to when the Lord shall return:

"When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory." [Psalms 102:16]

Once Israel wins her initial wars against the Palestinians, Syrians, Egyptians and Jordanians, she shall expand her boundaries outward to include all the land God gave to Abraham (Amos 9:11-15). Then, Zion will be built up so Antichrist can arise out of the planned World War III. Once Antichrist confirms the Covenant with the leaders of Israel (Daniel 9:27), he has only 7 short years left before Jesus returns to defeat him at the slaughter of Armageddon and begin His 1,000-year reign. This prophesied time is speeding toward us.

IV. Officials of the Sharon Government continued their bombastic ways, accusing the settlers of wishing Prime Minister Sharon dead, even if that meant assassinating him!

NEWS BRIEF: "Police investigating death threats against Sharon", Ha'artz News, 15 September 2004

"Jerusalem police are stepping up their probe of phoned threats to to murder Prime Minister Ariel Sharon if the Gaza disengagement plan is not called off. Last night Rabbi Yossi Dayan, a former member of the outlawed Kach party, declared on Channel 2 that he would be prepared to carry out a ceremony putting a curse on Sharon. The ceremony, called Pulsa Denura, was carried out before Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated."

At this point, the informed observer should refuse to acknowledge this comparison to the Rabin assassination, since Barry Chamish conclusively showed that Rabin was assassinated because he had decided to pull Israel out of the Oslo Accords {"Who Killed Yitzhak Rabin", by Barry Chamish). No one, not an Israeli Prime Minister and not a President John F. Kennedy, refuses to carry out an Illuminati plan in which they were cast in an integral role. Rabin was going to pull Israel out of Oslo, just as Kennedy was going to pull American troops out of Vietnam. Both men were assassinated, and both were honored with an Illuminist "Eternal Flame", a standard "Brotherhood Signature" that the death was carried out by these globalist forces. (Read NEWS1547 for full details)

The real threat to a politician is from within, not without, especially if he has gone astray from the Plan.

However, Sharon is fully in sync with the Oslo Accord Plan, so his life would seemingly be safe from attack from within.

But, if Sharon wanted to garner extra support from the general citizen for his disengagement plan, it does make sense to invent a threat against his life, telling the nation that "Right Wing" extremists are out to kill him. One cannot rule out an attempted assassination just to ensure Sharon will get the mainstream support he needs to carry out this "Unilateral Disengagement", but I doubt seriously that a settler or a rabbi possesses the necessary resources, trained manpower, and access to the Prime Minister which would be required to actually carry out an assassination. Such an operation would require a very high level of sophisticated operations; if no organized Arab government has yet been able to assassinate an Israeli Prime Minister since 1948, I doubt that the settlers could pull it off, either.

Nevertheless, we can expect that emotions will run very high during this "Unilateral Disengagement" operation. Also, I will be very surprised that this operation will require 15 months to carry out -- until the end of 2005. Once the IDF commits 112,500 troops to this operation, I would expect that all 8,500 settlers would be moved within weeks. If President Bush is in any kind of re-election trouble, Sharon might decide it would be in his best interests to complete the entire operation before Kerry takes office January 20, 2005.

V. The news from the presidential campaign trail took unexpected turns throughout the week. Let us review some of the more interesting stories.

A. CBS broke a major story alleging that Bush was so negligent that he never completed his requirements for the Air National Guard and that he was actually grounded at one time! Such a story could terribly impact a sitting president running for re-election based upon his leadership credentials.

NEWS BRIEF: "As questions about his service persist, Bush addresses Guard", Boston Globe, September 15, 2004

"LAS VEGAS -- President Bush told members of the National Guard yesterday that he was proud to be one of 19 men who both served in the Guard and became commander-in-chief, even as Democrats mounted new attacks on his record of military service and his more recent handling of the war in Iraq. Bush made a quick reference to his time as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard and avoided any mention of questions that have been raised about how he got into the Guard and his performance during his final months of service. 'I am proud to be one of them', Bush said of presidents who had been Guardsmen."

When CBS broke the story that it had come into possession of documents from Bush's superior officer indicating that he had neglected his duties so much that he never really fulfilled his Air National Guard requirements, a mighty storm broke out in both campaign camps. Bush's camp attacked the report, trying to shed doubt that the documents were real, while the Democrats actually put a TV advertising campaign together lampooning Bush.

Initially, CBS defended its journalism and its sources. However, when the wife of the now-deceased Lt. Col. Jerry Killian publicly stated that her husband would never have written such critical memos, the story began to turn in Bush's favor. Other critics noted that the type face used in the memos seemed to come from a later era, thus throwing doubt upon the truthfulness of the entire CBS story.

However, the secretary to the colonel seemed to shift the momentum back against President Bush. Listen:

NEWS BRIEF: " 'W' memos fact & fiction", New York Daily News, September 15, 2004

"The memos are fake, but the facts in them are real. That was the word yesterday from the secretary of a now-deceased colonel who supposedly authored memos - disclosed by CBS' "60 Minutes" - that make the case that President Bush shirked his Texas Air National Guard duty. The secretary, Marian Carr Knox, said the memos that CBS showed on the air are forgeries. But the claims in those fake memos are true, she said."

"The information in here was correct," she said of the CBS documents. "But it was picked up from the real ones."

"Her boss, Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, really was being pressured to 'sugarcoat' Bush's review even though he was a substandard pilot who was grounded after disobeying an order, Knox said. "I remember very vividly when Bush was there and all the yak-yak that was going on about it', Knox, 86, told The Dallas Morning News yesterday. Knox said Killian kept a 'cover his back' file in a locked desk drawer. She said the CBS memos appear to have been reconstructed from memory by somebody who had access to the file."

This story makes a great deal of sense. Someone who had access to the colonel's file and who wanted the truth to come out about Bush's record as a "substandard pilot who was grounded after disobeying an order" could have reconstructed the original memo from memory. If this person was an insider who knew the system very well, he conceivably could have recreated memos so realistic that it could have fooled CBS experts.

So, where do we go from here? The Kerry camp will want to focus on the facts and try to get the voter to forget that the actual documents presented by CBS might have been recreated. However, that is a tall order, since most people will immediately jump from the words, "forged documents" to "false information". Such people will never want to think of the third option, presented by this secretary: that the information is extremely truthful; it is just the documents themselves which were recreated.

Kerry wants desperately to get a story which will neutralize the damage done to his campaign in the summer by the "Swift Boat Veterans" group.

B. Since Bush wrapped his campaign in the American flag and in the banner of the "War on Terror", it seems significant that five World Trade Center widows publicly backed Kerry for President.

NEWS BRIEF: "'Jersey Girls' endorse Kerry", New York Daily News, September 15, 2004

"WASHINGTON - Five 9/11 widows instrumental in creating the commission that probed the 2001 attacks endorsed Sen. John Kerry yesterday and accused President Bush of waging an unnecessary war in Iraq. "Iraq was a distraction from the war on terror, and has made America more vulnerable, not less," said Lorie Van Auken, who lost her husband, Kenneth. The women, including Van Auken and three others known as the Jersey Girls, lost their husbands in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 ... 'I'm scared my daughter is being handed a ...war for a lifetime', said a somber Breitweiser. 'I do not want to lose my daughter 18 years from now when she's working or living in a city, and it is payback for our actions in Iraq'."

This type of endorsement tugs at the heartstrings of women all over this land. President Bush attempted during the GOP convention to wring as much emotion as he could from evoking memories of the 9/11 attacks. He repeatedly warned that only he could prevent another 9/11 attack, hinting that a President Kerry would be too soft on terror to ensure America's survival. Vice President Cheney traveled down this road one step further, declaring that terrorists would attack should Kerry become President.

This type of endorsement may be just what Kerry needed to emotionally jumpstart his campaign.

C. While Mass Media polls trumpeted that Bush had opened a double-digit lead over Kerry, the Zogby Pollster group showed a far different story.

NEWS BRIEF: "Bush-Kerry Race Tied As RNC Bounce Fades", Zoby Pollster, September 14, 2004

"A new IBD/TIPP poll put President Bush and Sen. John Kerry in a dead heat, suggesting Bush's post-convention bounce is quickly disappearing. In IBD/TIPP's first poll of likely voters, conducted Sept. 7-12, both men garnered 47% in a two-man race and 46% in a three-way race. In the latter scenario, independent Ralph Nader would take just 3% of the vote. Among registered voters, Kerry holds a two-point edge over Bush, with or without Nader, the poll found. For polls taken after Labor Day, pollsters consider 'likely voters' a more accurate indicator of actual election outcomes.

" 'The boost Bush got during the RNC and the aura that surrounded an event marked by clever speeches and hitchless execution may be fading', said Raghavan Mayur, president of TIPP, a unit of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, IBD's polling partner ... While the candidates may be returning to a dead-even race, Bush still seems to have an edge."

This Zogby Poll also indicated that Bush seemed to garner more enthusiastic support from his core supporters than did Kerry, meaning that more of Bush's supporters would actually go to vote. However, we are more than six weeks away from the election, and a lot can change before then. If Coalition Forces even look like they are losing control of Iraq, Bush could be badly hurt. If the Torture and Sexual Humiliation scandal continues to break into the public consciousness, Bush could be hurt. And, if the Depleted Uranium issue ever hit full force during the campaign, the President could be destroyed. Bush will have to depend upon the ability of the Pentagon and his Administrative Offices to keep killing all stories which various media might be tempted to post.

Another Zogby poll showed President Bush gradually losing ground each month before election.

NEWS BRIEF: "Bush still sinking slowly", Zogby Poll, 9/14/2004

"Although briefly buoyed by the convention, the president's job-approval ratings are likely to continue their steady decline, giving Kerry reason for hope. But he should brace himself for an October surprise ... let's look one more time at Bush's job-approval ratings. These remain useful because they provide continuous monthly data through Bush's whole term in office, enabling comparisons of Bush's convention bounce with earlier events in his presidency so far ... Up to last Friday, Sept. 10, Bush's September approval ratings clocked an average of exactly 50 percent, measured across six polls ... about 90 percent of the variation in the changes in Bush's approval rating can be accounted for by just three episodes: the two months following 9/11, the first two months of the Iraq war, and the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003 ...

"Bush faces a steady loss of approval irrespective of events, which I estimate to be about 1.4 percentage points per month ... With about seven weeks to go, this equation suggests that if no new major episode occurs, Bush should lose about 2.1 percentage points between now and Election Day. In that case, he will face John Kerry with approval ratings very close to the lows of his presidency. And very close to the floor, below which he probably can't sink."

I know that polls are "iffy", since the person being polled can be manipulated, and the results can be equally manipulated. Further, I know the Illuminati will get their man by completely controlling the election. At this point, I do not know which man the Illuminati wants in the White House for the next four years. However, I suspect Bush MAY be targeted for defeat because, when the foreign wars start (which will be blamed on Bush), the focus will be on domestic politics, as the Constitution will be suspended along with all our liberties and rights. That is a domestic issue, and whenever the Illuminati wants a President to focus on domestic issues, they cause a Democrat to ascend to the White House.

Additionally, I cannot think of a time in which so many issues are dogging an incumbent as are dogging Bush right now (Read NEWS1929).

We shall just have to wait to see how this election turns out; however, remember that both these men are lifelong Adepts in the Skull & Bones Satanic secret society. Therefore, it will not matter one whit which man "wins" the election. We have posted an interesting article about our "invisible one-party government", entitled simply, "2004 Presidential Campaign: For Whom Do Christians Vote"? (NEWS1958) Please take the time to read this most important article, for it reveals the truth of our electoral system.


VI. Hurricane Ivan slogged ashore, hitting some areas of the Florida panhandle hard, but delivering less of a punch than earlier forecasted.

NEWS BRIEF: "Hurricane Ivan slams ashore, hammers wide swath of US Gulf Coast", Terri Daily, Sep 16, 2004

"Hurricane Ivan tore through southern Alabama early Thursday, slamming the US coast from Mobile to Pensacola, Florida with fierce winds and pounding surf and spawning tornadoes that killed at least seven people in Florida ... Hurricane-force winds tore roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and pushed towering surf well inland, flooding entire neighborhoods from Alabama to Florida, as the Texas-size storm raged for hours overnight. After making landfall at 2:00 am (0600 GMT) between Mobile and Pensacola as a category four hurricane with winds of 215 kilometers (135 miles) per hour, Ivan's winds began to decrease to 185 kilometers (115 miles) per hour, making it a category three storm ... Ivan, one of the 16 most powerful storms to hit the United States since 1900, already killed more than 70 people as it made its way across the Caribbean before entering the Gulf of Mexico."

Ivan also created huge waves out in the ocean, some cresting as high as 34 feet. Since the hurricane took an abrupt turn to avoid crossing directly over Jamaica and Cuba, her winds never stopped churning the ocean waves; therefore, Ivan created monstrous waves that headed toward shore. Some locations experienced actual storm surges as high as 16 feet along the 300-mile swath which Ivan cut.

However, New Orleans breathed a sigh of relief, as the eye passed to her East and not West. Had the eye passed West of the city, the hurricane winds might have caused such a huge wave surge that New Orleans might have been totally inundated and possibly destroyed. Let us review the story.

NEWS BRIEF: "New Orleans Escapes Ivan", Fox News, September 16, 2004

"NEW ORLEANS — The Big Easy is the 'Big Breathe Easy'. New Orleans dodged another one when Hurricane Ivan made landfall about 175 miles to the east early Thursday ... But aside from power outages because of fallen limbs, the city -- particularly vulnerable to storms because so much of it is below sea level -- survived unscathed. "We are ecstatic," said Tansy Jones at the mayor's office. "Rainfall was only two-tenths of an inch'."

The day before Ivan hit, forecasters were not sure whether the eye would make landfall to the East of the city or to its West. As we stated, above, a path which would take the eye to the West of the city could possibly bury the city and might destroy it. The stories were frightening, as they postulated the "what if" worst case scenario.

NEWS BRIEF: "Direct Hit by Ivan Could Sink New Orleans", Yahoo News, September 14, 2004

"NEW ORLEANS - The worst-case scenario for New Orleans — a direct strike by a full-strength Hurricane Ivan — could submerge much of this historic city treetop-deep in a stew of sewage, industrial chemicals and fire ants, and the inundation could last for weeks, experts say. If the storm were strong enough, Ivan could drive water over the tops of the levees that protect the city from the Mississippi River and vast Lake Pontchartrain. And with the city sitting in a saucer-shaped depression that dips as much as 9 feet below sea level, there would be nowhere for all that water to drain ... computer models show a hurricane with a wind speed of around 120 mph or more — hitting just west of New Orleans so its counterclockwise rotation could hurl the strongest surf and wind directly into the city — would push a storm surge from the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain over the city's levees. Ivan had sustained wind of 140 mph Tuesday. New Orleans would be under about 20 feet of water, higher than the roofs of many of the city's homes."

An article in the Houston Chronicle on September 15 postulated that the 10,000 body bags on hand might not be nearly enough if the storm surge turned out to be "worst case scenario". This article continued to say that 50,000 people who could not get out of the city might drown. When I went back to this article for this newsletter, that original article was totally gone, replaced by a current article about the near-miss the city experienced.

Next week, we shall have an in depth article posted about Ivan and its use as a huge social re-engineering tool. We are still gathering evidence and facts, but you will not be disappointed. If you have any facts or opinions about Ivan, please email Cutting Edge at dbay@curttingedge.org

VII. Last week, a most interesting mushroom-shaped cloud 2.5 miles in diameter appeared over northern North Korea. While countries like South Korea remained unconvinced that the North Koreans had actually exploded a nuclear device, America seemed almost panicked.

NEWS BRIEF: "North Korea in mushroom cloud riddle: UK minister demands explanation of apparent blast", The Guardian (London), September 13, 2004

"The United States and Britain were last night trying to discover the cause of a huge mushroom cloud spotted over North Korea. US officials played down fears that it might have come from a nuclear test. However, the White House was reported to have received an intelligence briefing that Pyongyang could be preparing to carry out a test. Such a move would throw the region and US foreign policy into crisis at the climax of the election campaign. Bush administration officials have still to establish whether the 2.5-mile-wide cloud, seen in satellite pictures four days ago, was the result of an explosion or natural disaster."

During the ill-fated "negotiations" with North Korea designed to persuade her to give up her nuclear ambitions, North Korea promised that, one day, she shall demonstrate her nuclear capability with a public test. The United States government officially scoffed at the very idea that North Korea was advanced enough to conduct such a test of a nuclear device. However, if North Korea were to conduct such a test, this current time period -- from now through the election -- would deliver the greatest negative impact against President Bush.

NEWS BRIEF: "N Korea blast: The only certainty is doubt", By David Schofield. Asia Times, Sep 15, 2004

"The explosion last Thursday occurred in a remote, closely guarded military zone, reputed to be the location of missiles, even illicit nuclear projects. It took place in the North Korean county of Kim Hyeong-jik, named after Korean leader Kim Jong-il's grandfather. It sent up a huge non-nuclear cloud at midnight on the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean state 56 years ago ... North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam-sun issued a statement indicating the explosion was part of the planned demolition of a mountain, destroyed, we are told, in preparation for a new hydro-electric project. In other words, the North Koreans decided to pack a mountain full of explosives (estimates put the explosive power at 1,000 tons) and waited until almost midnight on the eve of the country's foundation anniversary to level the mountain - yet none of this was broadcast, and so the domestic propaganda value of such an explosive display lost."

Later in this article, the author hypothesizes that this explosion might have been the result of a precision attack by the United States on North Korea's uranium processing facilities which are known to be in the region. If you remember just a few months ago, a similarly huge explosion occurred just hours after North Korea's reclusive dictator passed through the area en route to the capital; however, as we pointed out at the time, Dictator Kim was originally planned to participate in a large public commemoration -- had Kim followed the original schedule, he likely would have been assassinated and our coveted "Regime Change" in North Korea would have been realized.

However, the article above in The Guardian highlights how very important the issue of a North Korean nuclear test would likely be to President Bush's re-election campaign. Bush has been "negotiating" with the North Koreans for four years now, making absolutely no headway. In April, a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) publication severely criticized President Bush for the way in which he has handled these negotiations, saying that President Bush had so badly bungled the issue that the blame for a lack of success falls directly on his shoulders.

This kind of criticism of an Illuminist President from an equally Illuminist organization like the CFR is shocking. It means that we are looking at the outworking of a plan to discredit the President. If a nuclear device were to be "tested" by North Korea during October, the results for the Bush campaign could be catastrophic. Kerry wasted no opportunity to jump on this mushroom-shaped cloud to deliver the kind of rhetoric against the President which one might expect if an actual explosion were to take place.

NEWS BRIEF: "Kerry Criticizes Bush's 'Massive Failure' on North Korea", Crosswalk News, September 13, 2004

"CNSNews.com) - Sen. John F. Kerry released a statement on Sunday, saying, 'The mere fact that we are even contemplating a nuclear weapons test by North Korea highlights a massive national security failure by President Bush'. Kerry said that during Bush's presidency, North Korea has advanced its nuclear program. 'A potential route to a nuclear 9/11 is clearly visible', Kerry said. 'North Korea's nuclear program is well ahead of what Saddam Hussein was even suspected of doing -- yet the president took his eye off the ball, wrongly ignoring this growing danger. What is unfolding in North Korea is exactly the kind of disaster that it is an American president's solemn duty to prevent'."

Strong words, indeed. Does North Korea have an "October Surprise" in store for President Bush? We shall just have to wait to see. This election could turn out to be one of the most interesting we have ever seen.

VIII. Prince Charles last week demonstrated how the Illuminati plans to resort to the ridiculous, circumventing actual science in its bid to enact draconian rules to force people to only live in certain designated areas in the world

NEWS BRIEF: "Britain's Prince Charles attacks science", By Richard Tyler, World Socialist Web, 26 May 2000

"Last week the BBC took the unprecedented decision of inviting Prince Charles to deliver one of its prestigious Reith lectures ... The overarching theme of the lectures was “Respect for the Earth, Can Sustainable Development be Made to Work in the Real World?” ... Charles has sought to utilise genuine concerns about food safety to advance socially regressive ideas. In his lecture he argued that “sustainable development” meant abandoning science in favour of mysticism.

" '“It is only recently that this [religious] guiding principle has become smothered by almost impenetrable layers of scientific rationalism,” he declared. “I believe that if we are to achieve genuinely sustainable development, we will first have to rediscover, or re-acknowledge a sense of the sacred in our dealings with the natural world, and with each other.”

Prince Charles here is invoking the occult "sense of the sacred" which teaches that our planet is a living, breathing goddess named "Mother Gaia" and that our current Industrial Civilization is damaging her beyond repair unless we take steps to begin to dismantle our way of life. Cutting Edge has long taught that these terrible storms which have ravaged our world these past 20 years will be held up as examples of what happens when Mother Gaia receives too much stress, too much "imbalance" because of our Industrial way of life; further, when the New Age superman, Antichrist, arises to begin his global reign, he will declare one day that mankind is placing too much stress on Gaia and will order the implementation of the UN Biosphere program entitled, "Simulated Reserve and Corridor System To Protect Biodiversity" (Read NEWS1368 and NEWS1953 for full details on this draconian plan and to see the map)

Now, let us go back to Prince Charles' attack on real science.

"He concluded his lecture by virtually advocating the abandonment of industrialised agriculture and modern medical science: 'Only by rediscovering the essential unity and order of the living and spiritual world—as in the case of organic agriculture or integrated medicine or in the way we build ... will we avoid the disintegration of our overall environment'.” [Ibid.]

Watch for speeches to increase, arguing that these unprecedented hurricanes and other violent storms are proof positive that these stresses of our current culture are placing too much stress on the planet. Global Warming is likely to be held up as the "proof" of these stresses. Watch your Daily News. Remember, all major political events by our leaders are driven by spiritual forces and spiritual plans. The Illuminati Plan is totally focussed on the implementation of their occult spiritual plan to globalize the world so their New Age, Masonic Christ might appear. But, this occult Plan is being driven by God's prophecies.

Therefore, the "bad news" in our Daily News is actually the best possible news, for these terrible conditions facing our world today were clearly foretold in prophecy; therefore, the very fact we are facing them today is another proof that Jesus Christ's return is very close! Look up, for your Redeemer does draw nigh.

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

* "2004 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN -- FOR WHOM DO CHRISTIANS VOTE? Since both President Bush and Candidate Kerry are lifelong adepts in the Black Magick Masonic secret society, Skull & Bones, we know their goals, values, and policies will be identical. America has been ruled by an invisible single party government for over 80 years! -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1958.cfm

* "THE ROCK-N-ROLL MUSIC OF JIMMY PAGE/LED ZEPPELIN: A WORSHIP OF LUCIFER IN THE FORM OF THE GREEK GOD, 'PAN' -- "If people seek the 'tune' (the music's hidden message) then Lucifer will lead them to Absolute Truth." An entire nation has been seduced by these songs, especially The Stairway to Heaven. "Back to the old gods", this Rock Music urges. Written by Tom Friend, author of the book, "Fallen Angel". -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1957.cfm

* "50% OF ALL NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS, AND 41% OF ALL NEW YORK STATE CITIZENS BELIEVE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAD PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ATTACKS ON 9/11, AND TOOK NO ACTION: Incredibly , it seems as though the message from organizations fighting to get the word out about government culpability in the 9/11 attacks has taken root more than we realize. Organizations like Cutting Edge, victim's families, so many other ministries, have been "shouting from the rooftops" that the real culprits in 9/11 are not Muslim terrorists wielding box cutters, but our own government. The Illuminati Card Game (NEWS1753) is the "Smoking Gun" piece of evidence, as it proves beyond doubt that the plan to attack on 9/11 was known at least as far back as Spring, 1995. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1956.cfm

---------Conclusion----------------"When I passed by thee, I said unto thee, 'Live'." [Ezekiel 16:6]

Saved one, consider gratefully this mandate (of mercy. Note that this fiat of God is majestic. In our text, we perceive a sinner with nothing in him but sin, expecting nothing but wrath; but the eternal Lord passes by in His glory; l He looks. He pauses, and He pronounces the solitary but royal word, "Live." There speaks a God. Who but He could venture thus to deal with life and dispense it with a single syllable? Again, this fiat is manifold. When He saith "Live," it includes many things. Here is judicial life. The sinner is ready to be condemned, but the mighty One saith, "Live," and he rises pardoned and absolved. It is spiritual life. We knew not Jesus--our eyes could not see Christ, our ears could not hear His voice--Jehovah said "Live," and we were quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins. Moreover, it includes glory-life, which is the perfection of spiritual life. "I said unto thee, Live:" and that word rolls on through all the years of time till death comes, and in the midst of the shadows of death, the Lord's voice is still heard, "Live!" In the morning of the resurrection it is that self-same voice which is echoed by the arch-angel, "Live," and as holy spirits rise to heaven to be blest for ever in the glory of their God, it is in the power of this same word, "Live."

Note again, that it is an irresistible mandate. Saul of Tarsus is on the road to Damascus to arrest the saints of the living God. A voice is heard from heaven and a light is seen above the brightness of the sun, and Saul is crying out, "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" This mandate is a mandate of free grace. When sinners are saved, it is only and solely because God will do it to magnify His free, unpurchased, unsought grace. Christians, see your position, debtors to grace; show your gratitude by earnest, Christ like lives, and as God has bidden you live, see to it that you live in earnest. [C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions"; Emphasis added]

May Jesus Richly Bless You,

David Bay, Director

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