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---------- Inspiration For the Week--------------------"Do ye not remember?" Mark 8:18 (KJV)
Robert Silks, who had been condemned in the Bishop's court as a heretic, made his escape out of prison, but was taken two years afterward, and brought back to Coventry, where he was burnt alive. The sheriffs always seized the goods of the martyrs for their own use, so that their wives and children were left to starve. In 1532, Thomas Harding, who with his wife, had been accused of heresy, was brought before the Bishop of Lincoln, and condemned for a denying the real presence in the Sacrament. He was then chained to a stake ... and when they had set fire to the fagots, one of the spectators dashed out his brains with a billet. The priests told the people that whoever brought fagots to burn heretics would have an indulgence to commit sins for forty days.
Thomas Bilney, professor of civil law at Cambridge ... was brought before the Bishop a second time, and condemned to death. Before he went to the stake, he confessed his adherence to those opinions which Luther held; and, when at it, he smiled and said, 'I have had many storms in this world, but now my vessel will soon be on shore in heaven'. He stood unmoved in the flames, crying out, 'Jesus, I believe'; and these were the last words he was heard to utter.
The next person to suffered in this reign was James
Baynham, a reputable citizen in London, who had married the widow of a gentleman
in the Temple. When chained to the stake, he embraced the fagots and said,
'Oh, ye papists, behold! Ye look for miracles; here now may you see a miracle:
for in this fire, I feel no more pain than if I were in bed; for it is as
sweet to me as a bed of roses'. Thus he resigned his soul into the hands of
his Redeemer. ["Fox's
Book of Martyrs", p. 193-4]
As the current crop of Evangelical Christian leaders move their flocks steadily towards a rapprochement with the Roman Catholic Beast, we must keep her horrid history alive in our minds and in the minds of many undiscerning people. As the Bible stated so clearly: "Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?' [Jer 13:23]
Be assured that the Roman Catholic Church has not changed her spots, and that the Pope is planned to be the False Prophet of the coming New World Order Religion, the Second Beast of Revelation 13 (NEWS1052).
The First Roman Catholic Church used the Inquisition to kill over 70 million Christians; the Second Roman Catholic Church, serving Antichrist, will kill over one billion genuine Christians. Remember this fact if you are a member of a church encouraging a rapprochement with Rome, or calling Catholics "fellow believers in Christ".
---------- New Articles Posted This Week ----------
Video - Book* " 'NATIONAL TREASURE' MOVIE: FREEMASONRY'S NATIONAL HERITAGE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS" - Just as an onion has a thin outer layer, followed by many layers of the real onion, National Treasure has a thin outer facade, followed by layers of ever-deeper meaning. When you reach the final layer, the message is clear: America's national heritage was established by our Masonic Founding Fathers to extend through the Knights Templars secret societies back to Ancient Egypt! Our national cultural and religious heritage goes straight to the Egyptian Mysteries, whom Almighty God cursed and destroyed as He used Moses to deliver Israel from bondage.
Part 1 - Studying the "Onion Skin Facade" -- The Basic Storyline -- n1982.cfm
VHS or DVD* "THE WORLD IS HURTLING TOWARD THE FINAL BIRTH PANGS WAR -- WORLD WAR III -- TO WHICH ALMOST ALL EVANGELICAL LEADERS HAVE BEEN SPIRITUALLY BLINDED" -- "Speak to us smooth illusions" [Isaiah 30:10] is the desire of too many pastors, while Jesus is lamenting, "You did not know the time of your visitation" [Luke 19:44] Too many pastors refuse to believe that the unparalleled deception foretold in Matthew 24:24 really applies to today's events and leaders. -- n1981.cfm
* "AMERICA'S RICHARD ARMITAGE -- INTERNATIONAL POWER BROKER -- AND THE PAKISTANI I.S.I. (INTELLIGENCE SERVICES)" - Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage will soon be resigning, leaving him free to complete THE Illuminati plan for all Eurasia, of which Pakistan is key. Guest column by By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. - n1985.cfm
* "SKULL & BONES SYMBOL IS FINALLY UNDERSTOOD! IT IS A "MAGICAL SYMBOL" HIDING A MOST IMPORTANT INNER NUMERIC MEANING --- 666": Using the method of numeric calculation utilized by all occultists, we can now reveal that the Skull & Bones logo is a typical "Magical Symbol" whose inner meaning is "666". Once and for all, we have concrete, public evidence that Skull & Bones is the Black Magick secret society serving Satan and striving to produce Antichrist -- just as we have been saying all along. - n1980.cfm
* "WHEN UFO'S ARRIVE: POPULAR MECHANICS
CONDITIONS ITS READERS TO ACCEPT THE REALITY OF UFO'S AND THE ALIENS THEY
WILL BE CARRYING" -- New Age adherents are claiming
that Aliens do exist, and are attempting to help lead us Earthlings into the
new, higher levels of consciousness that will allow The Christ to appear.
William Cooper tells us of the importance of Aliens in the appearance of Antichrist.
"Can you imagine what will happen if ... Extraterrestrials land on the White House lawn ... and the Messiah presents himself to the world, and all in a very short period of time?" ["Behold A Pale Horse", p. 177] -- ../news/n1912.cfm
--------Focus: Key Doctrinal Truth----------"Infinity of God"
"The infinity of God is that perfection of God by which He is free from all limitations (Berkhof, Systematic Theology, p. 59)". Obviously, the finite mind cannot define the infinite, for to define is to circumscribe, or set the limits of that which is defined. We can only receive the self-revelation of the infinite God, which describes His perfection. This self-revelation indicates that God's infinity is not a boundless extension of God throughout the universe, as if part of Him were in one place and part in another. God is pure spirit (John 4:24) and therefore has no body and no extension. He is the uncontained and boundless One, Who transcends His creation, and is not confused with it (as Pantheism teaches), or limited by it (as all forms of Rationalism imply). ["Dictionary of Theological Terms: Ready Reference of Over 800 Theological and Doctrinal Terms", by Alan Cairns, p. 234]
---------- Bookstore Resource Update ----------
VHS or DVD* "Welcome To World War III and the Coming New World Order" -- -- Is this attack on Iraq designed to be the trigger for World War III? Will Iraq become desolate forever as prophesied in Jeremiah? Find out how and why Russia is still a deadly threat to the U.S. Discover Chinese missiles aimed at U.S. cities, and the strong will of the Chinese leadership determined to wage war with the U.s. sooner rather than later. Dave Wegener speaks to the issue of whether the new bio-chip is the Mark of the Beast. Discover how Homeland Security will affect you very soon. by David Wegener, Hope For America.
* "History of American Education: From Harvard Scholars to Worker-Bees" - DVD - VHS - In this eye-opening video, based on Psalm 78 and Judges 2:10, you will learn about America’s first school, first school law, first school text book, first teachers’ union, and their Christian foundations. Try to pass a first grade test from New England Primer and Webster’s Blue-Backed Speller. Discover classic McGuffey Readers and Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. See Americans’ first law-books, Blackstone’s Commentaries on Law, that used Bible verses for footnotes.
See what caused the radical turning point of the ‘Dumbing down of education’ by two left-wing socialists, Horace Mann and John Dewey, in the mid 1800's and early 1900's. You will be shocked by ‘Prayer Police’ in our schools, a textbook with a ‘Witch License Application,’ and a tenth grade English assignment on ‘How to kill your best friend’ plus the myth of ‘Separation of Church and State’. Discover the horrifying agenda of the National Education Association, Kinsey Institute, S.I.E.C.U.S., and also the homosexual agenda to teach preschoolers the ‘ABC’s of being gay’ and first graders’ ‘Gay-Ed for Tots’.
See how the gradual infiltration of secular humanism, values clarification, situation ethics, alternative lifestyles, progressive education, and behavior modification led to well orchestrated take-over of our schools.
See an 18 page letter to Hillary Clinton on how to take over our schools Marxist-Lenist style. Understand the real role of ‘Goals 2000' and ‘School-To-Work’. Learn how U.N. ‘World Core Curriculum’ and its philosophy came from a ‘demon spirit guide’ through a channeler named Annie Besant. - Two full hours
DVD - VHS * "Educate or Enslave: Changing Our Children's World View" -- - Three United Nations Programs: Outcome Based Education, Goals 2000, School-to-Work -- These cradle-to-grave "improvement" plans are designed to reshape our national values and belief systems through our children. This video covers the origin of all these programs, showing how they are designed to completely change the values systems and worldview of our precious children.
Throughout the Clinton and Bush Administrations, these UN programs steadily made inroads into our educational curricula, reshaping the minds of our precious children into "Global Citizens". - 2 hours, 20 minutes
Book - VHS - DVD* "World Dominion-From The Tower of Babel To The Mark of the Beast" -- This hard-hitting expose' "World Dominion" will inform you about the One World Government, Military, Religious, and Economic System that will be ruled by Anti-Christ (Rev 13). See how the stage is being set right before your eyes. Learn of the deceptive World Constitution, Earth Charter, unconstitutional Executive Orders, Global Biodiversity Treaty, State of the World Forum presentations by Mikhail Gorbachev, and many other documents promising to usher in a New World Order Utopia. Understand the true agenda of the U.N. - the sinister International Criminal Court, World Court, World Trade Organization, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Become informed on what could happen to about 50% of American land through United Nations Biosphere Reserves, World Heritage Sites, and the Wildlands Project. Take a tour of the U.N. to see their goal of 'peace and safety' has nothing to do with true peace, but world control and domination.
Be informed of the U.N. Meditation Room, its stone alter, and how it is dedicated to the god man worships under many names and forms.
Discover the plan and a global document entitled, ‘Global Ethic’ uniting all worlds’ religions. See the role of the Parliament of World Religions, Lucis Trust, United Religions Initiative, and the Theosophical Society. See the ‘World Scripture’ that is a spiritual smorgasbord of every religion, belief, tradition, and sacred text under the sun. Learn how the World Economy is coming together as prophesied in Daniel chapters two and seven
Understand how Anti-Christ will identify, track, and locate billions of people left on Planet Earth through global surveillance, super computers, biometric recognition, and microchip implants. See the world’s first cyborg (Kevin Warwick), bellybutton chips for babies, Digital Angel implants, and the most frightening microchip, the Soul Catcher 2025. Receive an in-depth study on the ‘Mark of the Beast’ and ‘666'.
This information will change your life, priorities, and thinking. Shows a person how to receive God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ
* "Behold A Pale Horse: One of THE Books Exposing Illuminati Plan" - Book - Cooper writes about the coming New World Order, and the Plan, which the "Power Elite" of this country and this world are implementing, that will bring about the Global Government, Economy, and Religion. Cooper is dead set against this coming global government, and urgently shows how the Plan is proceeding NOW.
Cooper provides much first hand information based upon his career in U.S. Naval Intelligence, on the energetic leadership our Government is providing to implement this global system of Government, Economy, and Religion.
Former Satanists -- as well as New Age adherents -- consider this book to be THE most important insider revelation concerning the plan to produce the New World Order in all its violence, death and destruction -- This is the most quoted book on the Illuminati in Cutting Edge -- 501 pages
"Extraterrestrials: What On Earth Is Going
On?" - Book
-- From the beginning of our study of the Illuminati Plan, we discovered
that Aliens, Extraterrestrials, and UFO's form an integral part of the plan
of deception which will accompany the appearance of Antichrist. This book
details the many ways in which we are being conditioned to accept the existence
of Aliens and to believe them when they urge all of mankind to follow and
to worship Antichrist.
Since the wealth of information about extraterrestrials is found in New Age literature, that is where Mark Hitchcock goes to trace the root of this massive, global deception. This deception began in 1975 when the New Age Religion went public, and has simply accelerated since that point, using all types of Mass Media to condition the people: TV, movies, books
238 pages, originally published 1997; Save $5 with this sale price
"Entertaining Spirits Unaware"
- Regularly $2.49, On Sale $1.49, Save $1.00 -- Though sometimes
subtly, occultism such as witchcraft and the New Age movement are undoubtedly
infiltrating and often capturing the masses today. Throughout recorded history,
Satan has consistently enticed mankind into his dark, supernatural realm.
Aided by man's sin-driven quest for control, power, and self-enlightenment,
Lucifer's lure has been quite successful.
Occultic beliefs seem to be exploding around us and the alleged "knowledge" of the modern-day occultist is once again sought, perhaps as never before. In a time when psychic hotlines, astrology, and witchcraft seem to be the norm, and when our children find their entertainment inundated with occult practices, extreme violence, and heroes such as the fictional boy-wizard, Harry Potter, Bible believers are indeed living in the last days. Following Peter's admonition to be "sober and vigilant" is surely an important and appropriate warning to us, for certainly our enemy is prowling about seeking whom he may devour before his time is gone.
We contend that the Christian, armed with God's Word and cognizant of the time in which we live, will not be overcome.
DVD - VHS * "Masonic Demolay: Kindergarten For Satanism" -- - DeMolay is the boys' order in the Masonic fraternity. Is it really a place to build character? The DeMolay organization is one of the most dangerous societies on earth -- and it is aimed directly at your precious child. Consider the spiritual bondage inherent in DeMolay: 1) Places young man back under the spiritual headship of Freemasons; 2) Lionizes Jacques Demolay, setting him up as a hero when he really was guilty of worshipping Baphomet and sodomizing young men; 3) Some of rituals, signs and gestures are out of the Ancient Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, one of the most powerful of all Satanic covens. Remember, the DeMolay's most famous alumnus is Bill Clinton! New Age author Bill Cooper ("Behold A Pale Horse") states that no one gets promoted in American Intelligence unless they are a member of Freemasonry. Cooper's only experience with Masonry was DeMolay as a young boy.
"9/11: The Greatest Lie Ever Sold - Painful
Deceptions - Preparing Us For The Next Terror Attack"
- The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 could have
only been prevented by exposing the creators of the first Trade Center bombing
in 1993. We failed to make it "Public Knowledge" that the 1993 bombing
was encouraged by "Agent Provocateurs" of the FBI. Worse, American
taxpayers paid for that 1993 bomb. Worse still, since 9/11/2001, most of America's
undiscerning people "bought the lie" that 19 angered Arabs, working
for Osama bin Laden, carried out the greatest act of terror in our history.
The stark, raw reality is that the official 9/11 story has become the 'Greatest Lie Ever Sold", plus we are being prepared for the next staged event, which will collapse our entire Constitutional system!
Skull & Bones' Bush is steadily moving us into a severe police state in order to reach the ultimate goal -- a dictatorial New World Order. Two hours of documentary which took two years to produce!
---------- This Weeks Hot News ----------
VHS or DVD I. Israeli Prime Minister Sharon finally pulled the trigger this week to form a "National Unity Government" with Liberal Labor Chairman, Shimon Peres. However, Sharon did shock everyone by giving Peres the position, "Super-Deputy Premiership" "!
NEWS BRIEF: "PM to offer Peres vast responsibilities", The Jerusalem Post, december 2, 2004
"Prime Minister Ariel Sharon intends to ask Labor chairman Shimon Peres to run the country together with him in a new 'super-deputy premiership', that would grant Peres vast powers, beyond those enjoyed by any no. 2 to the prime minister before ... Sharon praised Peres in a meeting with newspaper editors in Tel Aviv, saying that he has known him for 51 years and extolling his contributions in every possible field from nearly every cabinet position, including prime minister. Sharon, who is 76, hinted about a key role for the 81-year-old Peres when he said, 'The people of our generation have on their shoulders the responsibility to resolve the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict'."
Noted Jewish author, Barry Chamish, has repeatedly stated that one of the dirty little secrets in Israel is that Sharon and Peres are life-long friends who regularly and quietly get together at least once weekly. The labels each of these men wear is just as worthless as the labels our politicians wear! Sharon is not really "Conservative" and Peres is not really "Liberal", for both of them are equally committed to the New World Order Plan and Israel's part in it.
Both men are committed to the apocalyptic vision of the 1993 Oslo Accords, where Israel will seemingly hand over significant portions of her land to a hostile Palestinian enemy, only so she can separate the Jewish population from the Palestinian; once this population separation is completed, Israel can then move to fulfill Obadiah 15-18 and Ezekiel 34 (NEWS1422 and NEWS1620 explain fully).
However, the major point to be made here is that this Oslo Accords Plan is now continuing through yet one more "change of ministers", which fulfills the classic Jeffersonian definition of a conspiracy. (NEWS1911, "PROOFS OF A CONSPIRACY: OSLO ACCORDS WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED IN 1993 TO GIVE LARGE CHUNKS OF ISRAEL BACK TO THE PALESTINIANS -- EXACTLY WHERE "HARDLINER" SHARON IS HEADING NOW")
For the past year, Prime Minister Sharon has been waging a deliberate political campaign against his Likud Party, which assumed the form of a traditional "Dialectic Struggle". Sharon repeatedly warned his own Conservative Likud Party that they had better support him in his policy of unilaterally withdrawing Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip and selected areas of the West Bank, or he would turn to the hated Liberal Labor Party for support. At each turn of this contrived struggle, Sharon took positions he knew Likud members could not accept and still be true to their loyal constituents, simply because he wanted this "National Unity" government.
Indeed, in the end, Sharon turned to Labor without even consulting Likud Party leadership.
NEWS BRIEF: "Sharon Turns to Labor Without Likud Permission", Israel National News, December 3, 2004
"Though the Likud Central Committee has rejected the option of including Labor in the government without at least one religious party, Sharon has already begun negotiations with Labor. The Committee is scheduled to convene next week to vote on the move. Significantly, Sharon has refused to say that he would honor whatever decision is made in that forum ... Sharon .... has said that all future coalition partners must agree in advance to support the disengagement ... The Prime Minister said yesterday that Arafat's death will not impede the disengagement. Though he hopes that Arafat's successors will enable the renewal of talks with Israel, he emphasized that 'the disengagement will take place, period'."
Next, The Jerusalem Post reported the script which Sharon and Peres are following to establish their coveted "National Unity" government:
NEWS BRIEF: "Analysis: Arik and Shimon's excellent adventure", The Jerusalem Post, December 3, 2004
"The following script seems to have been written in the November 23 meeting between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and opposition leader Shimon Peres. 1) Sharon and Peres decided that they can no longer bear not sitting together in the same government; 2) Sharon told Peres that the Likud will not allow Labor to join the government, except if Shinui leaves first; 3) Peres spoke afterwards to Lapid and convinced him to insist that Sharon bring Labor into the government; 4) Sharon, meanwhile, ordered the Likud to reach a deal with United Torah Judaism on the budget that would anger Shinui and give them an excuse to leave the government as heroes to their secularist voters."
"So far, mission accomplished. Now Sharon and Peres have embarked on the second act: convincing their reluctant parties to play along with the script. Sharon and Peres believe that if they can just survive their respective central committees, they can proceed to the final act: two old friends riding off into the sunset, Nobel Peace Prizes in hand." [NOTE: Placing of numerical paragraph designations, above, was added to the quote]
Drawing up such a detailed script as this is not difficult if Sharon and Peres are truly old friends who have made a point of meeting once a week in their respective homes. Now, you can see a portion of what they have been planning these many years. Once the Shinui party voted against Sharon's budget proposals, the Prime Minister abruptly fired them from his cabinet. The way is now clear for Sharon and Peres to form their unity government, a move which will give the Israeli Government the strongest possible mandate from which they will be able to force Unilateral Disengagement, even to the point of carrying kicking and screaming Jewish settlers from their settlements. Even though such a sight will greatly anger large portions of the Israeli electorate, a National Unity Government will be able to stay in power, withstanding the collective ire of a great portion of the population.
Remember the revelation from an IDF general about the degree separation of populations which we quoted in last week's newsletter:
NEWS BRIEF: "Disengagement Architect To (Palestinian's) Abbas: 'Don't blow it' ", The Jerusalem Post, November 26, 2004
""Brig.-Gen. Eival Gilady, the former head of the IDF's Strategic Planning Division who devised what has become Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan ... says that the fact that Israel will be leaving Gaza should represent a real incentive for Palestinian reform ... He adds that he sees the final route of the West Bank security barrier leaving some 90 percent of the West Bank, and 99.3 percent of the Palestinians, on the far side, with '76 percent of the settlers... on the western side of the fence'." [Emphasis added]
Just as Cutting Edge predicted in June, 1999, the original objective of the Oslo Accords is to separate the populations. Fulfillment of Obadiah 15-18 draws ever closer.
II. As Sharon's Unilateral Disengagement plan forges forward at renewed speed, peace suddenly seemed to be breaking out amongst Israel's historic, implacable Arab enemies. Traditionally, a feigned push toward "Peace" is commonplace just before the outbreak of war.
NEWS BRIEF: "Hamas official: We will agree to two states, peace with Israel", The Jerusalem Post, December 4, 2004
"In an apparent change in long-standing policy, a top Hamas leader in the West Bank said Friday the group would accept the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as well as a long-term truce with Israel. 'Hamas has announced that it accepts a Palestinian independent state within the 1967 borders with a long-term truce', Sheik Hassan Yousef told The Associated Press, referring to lands Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day war."
Now, this is news, indeed! After decades of violently opposing Israel's basic right to exist and expending much blood to achieve this goal, this top Hamas leader is actually saying that Hamas wants peace with Israel and will recognize her right to exist! Of course, no one in their right mind will ever believe this to be true, but this dramatic and unprecedented announcement simply confirms our analysis in the past that, once Arafat died, tremendous pressure began to be exerted against Palestinian leaders to "not blow it", i.e., not take action which will prevent Israel from withdrawing her troops.
This is the light in which this bold assertion must be interpreted.
Jordan is now also getting into the act of promoting "peace" in the region.
NEWS BRIEF: "Jordan willing to mediate talks", The Jerusalem Post, November 29, 2004
"Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in his first public comments on recent diplomatic overtures coming from Damascus, said Thursday he would be willing to meet Syrian President Bashar Assad if 'certain conditions are met' ... enumerated a number of actions Damascus could take to show that it is serious. These include closing the headquarters of terrorist organizations operating in Damascus that provide financing and directions for attacks inside Israel; closing down terrorist training bases on Syrian soil; kicking the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, which serve as a pipeline between Hizbullah and Iran, out of Lebanon; and allowing the Lebanese to deploy their troops in southern Lebanon."
Sharon noted that the Syrian government had not yet taken even one action which would indicate that it was serious about genuinely wanting peace.
Syria immediately responded to Sharon's comments of caution:
NEWS BRIEF: "Syrian official: Damascus has no preconditions for talks", Haaretz.com, December 3, 2004
"Syria wants to renew peace talks with Israel without preconditions and no longer insists that talks should resume exactly where they left off in 2000, its ambassador to London said on Friday. We are speaking of building on what has been achieved, but we will not ask the Israelis to start exactly where we have stopped," Sami Khiyami told Reuters in a telephone interview.
"We are saying we have no preconditions."
Khiyami said it would waste time if the two sides re launched talks from scratch. "We should go into this as two mature states wishing to achieve peace and prosperity in the Middle East."
However, one Israeli news source was not deceived as to how genuine Syria truly is about wanting peace.
NEWS BRIEF: "Syria’s idea of ‘peace’ remains all or nothing", Jerusalem News Wire, December 3, 2004
"JERUSALEM -- Syrian leaders on Tuesday confirmed they had no interest in resuming peace talks with Israel unless Jerusalem first acquiesced fully to their demand to fully withdraw from 100 percent of the Golan Heights."
As always, the devil is in the details.
Egypt jumped into the fray, promoting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
NEWS BRIEF: "Mubarak: Sharon can make peace", The Jerusalem Post, December 2, 2004
"Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday described Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as the Palestinians' best chance for peace. Mubarak's comments echoed those of his foreign minister, who returned the day before from a rare trip to Israel, that were strikingly upbeat and could mean warming relations between the Jewish state and an important Middle East peace mediator at a crucial time."
Don't you feel reassured to know that the stage is now set for a "warming" of relations between Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians?
As we reported last week, all the major Western powers suddenly descended upon Israel right after Arafat's death, pushing President Bush's "Road Map" for the creation of a Palestinian State, a vision which includes an Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and portions of the West Bank. This push was so determined and so forceful that Sharon was able to state again and again -- as we quoted above -- that the Unilateral Withdrawal was going to occur -- even if Arafat was dead. As part of this sudden movement toward "peace", Israel's arch enemy, Hamas, recently declared its willingness to participate in a ceasefire -- a "hudna" ceasefire.
NEWS BRIEF: "Sheikh Yusef: Hamas ready for 'hudna' ", The Jerusalem Post, November 29, 2004
"Sheikh Hassan Yusef, head of the Hamas political bureau in Ramallah said Monday that Hamas is willing to declare a 10 year hudna, or ceasefire. In an interview with Israel Radio, the senior Hamas leader said that the Islamic movement would consider committing to a ceasefire in order to ultimately join a national unity government with the Palestinian leadership, as Hamas is interested in playing an active role in the new Palestinian government and participating in national decisions. a truce with Israel, Yusef said, would be dependant on an end of the Israeli occupation of the territories, release of security prisoners and "elimination of Israeli violence." When asked which borders "occupation" was referring to, he said the borders of 1967, not 1948."
What is a "hudna"? The Prophet Mohammed set forth a certain military strategy of a practical ceasefire which he called 'hudna'. This is a temporary and deceitful ceasefire agreement into which Muslims may enter if they are facing a vastly superior foe. Muslims are allowed to make a "peace agreement" with this superior foe, an agreement which will allow them the time to rebuild their armed forces, while they are lulling their enemy to sleep; at the right moment, Muslim fighters are to strike hard and without warning, in order to destroy their enemy which had originally been too strong for them. This is a "hudna", a deceitful strategy.
You can rest assured that a real "peace" will never occur in the Middle East, as prophetic passages like Joel 2 and 3 clearly foretells. However, the Bible does have two warnings related to "peace initiatives" at the End of the Age. Please listen carefully:
* "For you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the return of the Lord will come as unexpectedly and suddenly as a thief in the night. When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape." (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
* "And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many" (Dan 8:25)
"By peace he (Antichrist) shall destroy many". Remember this verse during these difficult times which lie ahead.
III. The Pentagon was caught last week lying boldly to CNN News during the attack on Fallujah! Cutting Edge believed the Pentagon in February, 2003, when they announced that they were going to be tightly controlling the flow of news to American outlets, which is why we switched most of our Daily News Updates sources to foreign sources. However, this is the first time the Pentagon has been caught actually feeding lies to the major news sources.
NEWS BRIEF: "PR Meets Psy-Ops in War on Terror", By Mark Mazzetti, Times Staff Writer, LA Times, December 1, 2004
"WASHINGTON — On the evening of Oct. 14, a young Marine spokesman near Fallujah appeared on CNN and made a dramatic announcement.
"Troops crossed the line of departure," 1st Lt. Lyle Gilbert declared, using a common military expression signaling the start of a major campaign. "It's going to be a long night." CNN, which had been alerted to expect a major news development, reported that the long-awaited offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Fallujah had begun. In fact, the Fallujah offensive would not kick off for another three weeks. Gilbert's carefully worded announcement was an elaborate psychological operation — or 'psy-op'— intended to dupe insurgents in Fallujah and allow U.S. commanders to see how guerrillas would react if they believed U.S. troops were entering the city, according to several Pentagon officials. In the hours after the initial report, CNN's Pentagon reporters were able to determine that the Fallujah operation had not, in fact, begun."
A person can make the point that there were many times during World Wars I and II when such deliberately misleading information was put forth by the military in an effort to deceive the enemy and save the lives of our soldiers -- and that person would be correct. However, Congress has never declared war on Iraq, or Afghanistan, so we are fighting a military action which has not been officially authorized.
But, the really important point here is that the major news sources run articles every day bragging to the American people how much integrity they have and how the news they are telling is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. The vast majority of the American people have bought heavily into this lie. I have actually had people tell me that they are so committed to being an informed citizen that they do not miss a nightly broadcast of news from ABC/CBS/NBC/Fox/CNN! They do not realize that most of the information from these official Mass Media sites represent either falsehood masquerading as news, or slanted news which encourages people to believe a falsehood. (Read an account where CBS News was caught fabricating a news story - NEWS1151)
This L.A. Times story continues by telling us that this feeding of false news to the major American outlets is occurring all the time. In fact, we are told here that this type of planting of false information is NOT the same type of effort we have undertaken in past wars in order to deceive the enemy! Listen carefully:
"Officials at the Pentagon and other U.S. national security agencies said the CNN incident was not an isolated feint — the type used throughout history by armies to deceive their enemies — but part of a broad effort underway within the Bush administration to use information to its advantage in the war on terrorism. The Pentagon in 2002 was forced to shutter its controversial Office of Strategic Influence (OSI), which was opened shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, after reports that the office intended to plant false news stories in the international media. But officials say that much of OSI's mission — using information as a tool of war — has been assumed by other offices throughout the U.S. government."
In too many instances in modern history, opponents of a particular government action have relaxed once the government announced it was discontinuing a particular action or program. These people then do not pay enough attention to realize that the action they so adamantly opposed was simply renamed and/or transferred to another government agency. This is exactly what happened when furore broke out over the planned lying of the "Office of Strategic Influence (OSI)".
We encourage you to read this article in its entirety by clicking on the headline in the News Brief, above, for you will discover that, within the Pentagon, officials are arguing whether this type of lying really serves and war effort well, or whether such tactics will blow up in the government's face as American citizens lose faith in both their government and in the official news stories.
The bottom line is this: we thank the L.A. Times for revealing to us all that the "news" coming out of American Mass Media is very suspect, for it is part of a "broad effort underway within the Bush administration to use information to its advantage".
IV. Even as Russia struggles with the Ukrainian election crisis, we learn that Russia and China are quickly forming a new superpower alliance which is designed to counter the power of the United States. If this alliance becomes truly effective, it could spell trouble for the Bush Administration.
NEWS BRIEF: "New Superpower Coalition Challenge For Venezuela Oil", By Sudhir Chadda, India Daily Special Correspondent, 11-29-4
"A new regional and super power coalition of India, China, Russia and Brazil is making a huge difference. Russian President is in the zone to pull Brazil in the coalition and influence on Chavez for mutual support. While the whole world is focused on America and the Euro zone for the super power challenges, both these powers are looking small when you combine the strength of the new coalition Putin is building with India, China, Russia and Brazil. Add to that, Venezuelan oil that supplies America a substantial crude oil, and now you have the actual scenario of a confrontation. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is leveraging his country's oil resources to build new geopolitical relationships with key regional powers like Russia, China, India and Brazil."
We have seen hints during this past year that Russia was attempting to develop a superpower coalition which could effectively challenge the United States, plus a resurgent European Union which is becoming more aggressive in it foreign policy. Russia considers, for example, that the Ukrainian electoral crisis has been created by Western Intelligence services in order to further NATO aims in drawing the Ukraine into the European military alliance, and to strike back at Russia for her opposition to Bush's invasion of Iraq.
As you examine this alliance, you will realize that these nations collectively possess more population, more total Purchasing Power Parity and more raw materials than either the European Union or the United States. Russia and China both have significant reservoirs of oil. and they are all modernizing very heavily. Russia and China are the two major nations of the world which possess the deadly and unsurpassed Scalar Weapons technology, which the United States cannot even begin to match.
Venezuela not only possesses great oil reserves, but she feels threatened by the policies of the Bush Administration, even to the point of publicly warning the United States that she had better not invade (NEWS1900). A story was breaking just today in which the Venezuela President Chavez was accusing the United States of knowing of the subversive plot against him in 2002 -- Daily News Updates, December 3, 2004.
Just this week, we read of a military and economic cooperation between Russia and India.
NEWS BRIEF: "Putin Arrives in India to Boost Business, Energy, Military Ties", MosNews, 12/3/2004
"Russian President Vladimir Putin began a three-day visit to India on Friday, his first in two years, seeking to provide new momentum to an old friendship by expanding business, energy and traditional military ties, the Reuters news agency reports ... Although the visit is part of an annual summit between the two countries, hosted by the two capitals alternatively, Putin’s talks will be the first with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s communist-backed coalition, which took power in May."
Did you remember that the May elections resulted in a significant increase in the political power of the Communist Party in India? This new Indian coalition is dependent upon the Communists for support, which may be one of the reasons India is now siding with Russia. However, the largest single force driving India away from the United Sates is the Bush Administration's strong support for Pakistan, India's arch enemy! The closer President Bush draws Pakistan to his administration, the more angry and uneasy India becomes. Let us now return to this article for even more information:
"Russia-India weapons trade will be a priority issue during Putin’s visit to New Delhi, the Interfax news agency quoted a presidential aide as saying ahead of his arrival in India. Sergei Prikhodko said that during 2003, India was a recipient of more than 39 percent of Russian weapons exports worth more than $2 billion ... On the eve of Putin’s visit, the defence ministers of two countries announced a plan to jointly develop weapons systems. They also said they were in talks to develop a new fighter jet, a multi-functional transport plane and increase Russia’s stake in the joint venture Brahmos cruise missile project. The two sides are also expected to discuss partnerships between their oil and gas firms —- under which energy-hungry India can tap Russia’s vast resources —- new banking arrangements and a visa pact." (Ibid.)
India and Russia have planned major joint exercises for next year, signifying another solid step forward in the reapproachment of these nations.
NEWS BRIEF: "Russia, India to Conduct Joint Paratroop Exercises in 2005 — Minister", MosNews, November 30, 2004
"Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday that Russia and India were planning to hold joint exercises of their airborne troops in 2005. 'At the end of next year joint exercises of airborne troops will be held on Indian territory', the Russian minister said. Ivanov also spoke highly about the prospects of Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation."
Therefore, as you can see, India seems to be making a major effort to join with Russia on many aspects, harkening back to the "bad old days" when India was a strong supporter of the old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.).
Therefore, the world now seems to be coalescing into three major geopolitical blocks:
* United States and her allies* European Union* Coalition of Russia, China, India, Brazil, and Venezuela
The recipe for disaster between these three blocks seems high as the Bush Administration vigorously pursues her effort to bring down regimes who cannot participate in the global economy and government (Read NEWS1833)
V. Is United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on his way out of office? If he does leave, will Former President Bill Clinton take his post? As the process continues to make the U.N. more credible and more like a global government, I do have trouble seeing Kofi Annan as the Secretary General of the future, but Clinton might bring the charisma and influence the world body needs at this point.
Let us now examine some news articles in which it looks like Annan might be under pressure to resign.
NEWS BRIEF: "Annan disappointed at his son receiving payments", International News, November 30, 2004
"AP, UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was "very disappointed and surprised" that his son had continued to receive payments until this February from a firm that had a contract with Iraq's oil-for-food programme, the subject of numerous corruption investigations ... on Friday, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said Kojo Annan's lawyer had informed the independent panel appointed by the secretary-general to investigate allegations of corruption in the oil-for-food programme that the younger Annan continued to receive monthly payments through February 2004. The disclosure was the latest embarrassment for Annan and the United Nations over the humanitarian programme that was instituted in December 1996 to help Iraqis cope with sanctions imposed after Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait."
For months now, this crisis has simmered on the back burner, threatening to engulf Annan's office. The key allegation is that the humanitarian program instituted by the United Nations in December, 1996, to soften the economic and humanitarian blows which U.N. sanctions had created in Iraq was in fact, a huge kick-back scheme in which certain U.N. officials received very large sums of money in exchange for looking the other way when Saddam violated the rules laid down for him. Annan's son has been implicated in this scheme for a very long time. Now, Kofi has been forced to admit that his son had been on the take all along.
Notice now how the various departments and/or officials of the United States are jumping on the anti-Annan bandwagon.
NEWS BRIEF: "Annan Should Go, Says Saddam Probe Senator", The Scotsman, 1 December 2004
"The US senator leading an investigation into the United Nations’ oil-for-food programme in Iraq today called on secretary-general Kofi Annan to resign.
Writing in today’s Wall Street Journal, Sen Norm Coleman argues that Annan should step down because 'the most extensive fraud in the history of the UN occurred on his watch. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, as long as Mr Annan remains in charge, the world will never be able to learn the full extent of the bribes, kickbacks and under-the-table payments that took place under the UN’s collective nose'."
As you can see, the broad blame for this scandal is being laid at Annan's doorstep!
NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. backs probe of U.N. oil-for-food program", IndyStar.com, December 2, 2004
"WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Wednesday endorsed a Senate investigation into possible fraud in the U.N. oil-for-food program while sidestepping a senator's demand that Secretary-General Kofi Annan resign ... The program, begun in 1996, let Iraq sell its oil, provided that the revenue went for food, medicine and other necessities. Last month, the Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee on investigations said it had uncovered evidence that Saddam Hussein's government had raised more than $21.3 billion in illegal revenue by subverting U.N. penalties, including the restrictive oil-for-food program."
The dollar amounts involved in this scandal were positively huge.
Then, President Bush weighed in on the subject.
NEWS BRIEF: "Bush backs full oil-for-food probe", SwissInfo, 3 December 2004
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called for a "full
and open" accounting of Iraq's now-defunct oil-for-food program
following accusations Iraqi President Saddam Hussein illegally reaped billions of dollars from it because of Annan's lack of oversight."
NEWS BRIEF: "Bush refuses to back Annan", By Evelyn Leopold, www.iol.co.za, December 03 2004
"New York - Britain, Germany, France, Russia, and China rallied around United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday, but American President George Bush refused to explicitly endorse the UN chief under fire for suspected corruption in an Iraqi-oil sales programme ... Asked by a reporter whether Annan should resign, Bush did not answer directly ... US officials said the administration was in no hurry to defend Annan because of differences on Iraq, especially his reluctance to field more election staff."
Now, at least we know that President Bush is less than pleased by the policies of Kofi Annan, particularly his opposition to Bush's invasion of Iraq. However, each of the countries listed above -- except Great Britain -- also vehemently opposed the Iraqi war.
Here is how the scenario might develop: After much wrangling and much release of ever-increasing damaging information, Kofi Annan suddenly resigns. Perhaps he cites the best interests of his family, particularly if his son is so implicated in this scheme that he is indicted on criminal charges. At that point, key countries of the Security Council will embark upon a campaign to select the next Secretary General. Since the U.N. is undergoing a dramatic transformation from a raucous debating society with no real power to a fully-functioning, powerful global government, the next leader must possess inherent charisma and be a proven leader on the world stage. I just cannot see Kofi Annan fulfilling this type of leadership role.
Will Former President Bill Clinton be tapped as the next Secretary-General, the type of leader who will lead the world organization into the New World Order? Since Clinton left office, we have heard numerous stories suggesting he was being groomed to be the next Secretary General. If Bill Clinton is planned to be the next Secretary General, then the results of the 2004 American Presidential Election makes more sense. As Bill Clinton begins to serve in this U.N. office, the Iraq war is going to become more and more bloody, and more and more of a problem on the world stage. Might it not be embarrassing for a U.N. Secretary General Bill Clinton to have his old friend and equally Liberal Democrat, John Kerry, at the helm of this bloody war? Might the scenario work out better for the U.N. and its new leader if President Bush remains at the helm? This latter scenario would allow Clinton to take the role of worthy combatant against a United States President increasingly under fire for his disastrous wars in the Middle East.
And, if the World Court ever moves to indict either President Bush or some of his officials for War Crimes, having Clinton as the international leader fighting against the President might be just the right scenario. But, you protest, there is no way either Bush or any of his officials might be charged and tried in an World Court for War Crimes. Just such a criminal complaint was filed against U.S. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld this past week.
NEWS BRIEF: "Rumsfeld in Iraq abuse complaint", BBC News, 1 December 2004
"US constitutional rights lawyers say they have filed a criminal complaint against the US Defence Secretary. Donald Rumsfeld and others are named in the complaint, lodged in Germany, over the abuses in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. It comes as the New York Times reports the Red Cross has told the Pentagon that US military methods at Guantanamo Bay have been 'tantamount to torture' ... The International Committee of the Red Cross criticized the psychological, and sometimes physical, coercion used. The New York Times also said the ICRC found earlier this year that some doctors and medical workers helped plan interrogations of detainees 'in a flagrant violation of medical ethics' ... The complaint has been filed with the German federal prosecutor by the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. "
"As well as Donald Rumsfeld, those named in the complaint include the former CIA director, George Tenet, and the former senior US commander in Iraq, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez. The group says it chose Germany because it has legislation allowing the prosecution of war crimes and human rights violations across national boundaries."
I find it highly interesting that American Constitutional Rights Lawyers filed their motion in Germany, where Anti-Americanism is very high, second only to France. During the time leading up to the invasion of Iraq, Germany and France led the fight against Bush's efforts to gain United Nations approval. Certainly, if this case had been filed in an American court, the judge(s) would have thrown the case out, since all judges at a Federal level have been appointed by the Executive Office.
If this case goes forward, it will be heard ultimately in the World Court; we have been warning against the World Court for a very long time, because it intrinsically impinges upon American sovereignty. If you have not yet read our postings on the dangers of the World Court, please take a moment to do so now.
* NEWS1168 -- SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT URGES VIRGINIA GOVERNOR TO SURRENDER SOVEREIGNTY TO THE WORLD COURT"
* NEWS1195 -- "UNITED NATIONS ESTABLISHES GLOBAL JUDICIAL TRIBUNAL, A HUGE STEP TOWARD NEW WORLD ORDER AND ITS ANTICHRIST"
* NEWS1612 -- "JUDICIAL WATCH GIVES CREDIBILITY TO THE WORLD COURT!"
* NEWS1836 -- "U.S. SUPREME COURT PUTS AMERICA IN SUBSERVIENCE TO WORLD COURT IN ITS HOMOSEXUAL RULING"
We have been wondering how long it might take before the International Community tries to bring President Bush and his officials into the World Court for criminal charges. After all, many in the International Community have strongly opposed Bush's Iraq invasion and its terrible aftermath. Further, Bush and the Coalition Forces have killed over 100,000 civilians and have permanently polluted the entire country with Depleted Uranium.
If President Bush were ever to be indicted by the World Court, and if Former President Clinton were to be the United Nations Secretary General, the conflict between these two men would be titanic! Bush would resist the summons by the World Court, while Clinton would adamantly insist he comply. This script would be very interesting to watch.
VI. Iran seemed to be tweaking the nose of that superpower, America, last week regarding her uranium enrichment program. Several times, the U.N.'s IAEA announced that Iran had complied with the demands of the world body to cease enrichment activities, only to have a top-ranked Iranian official state that Iran had no intention of stopping their program! Why was Iran deliberately provoking the United States?
But, suddenly, Iran's provocation must have reached a new height, for a top U.S. general abruptly went public with a warning not to underestimate America's military power, even though we are tied down on two fronts -- Iraq and Afghanistan. Listen:
NEWS BRIEF: "Top general warns Iran not to underestimate U.S. military", USA Today, Posted 11/28/2004
"DOHA, Qatar — A top U.S. commander is warning Iran and others against thinking they can exploit the U.S. military because its ground troops are fighting two major missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. 'Why the Iranians would want to move against us in an overt manner that would cause us to use our air or naval power against them would be beyond me', Army Gen. John Abizaid, the head of U.S. Central Command, said in an interview ... Abizaid, the top commander for Afghanistan and Iraq, said any nation perceiving a weakness in the U.S. military should think twice.
" 'We can generate more military power per square inch than anybody else on Earth, and everybody knows it', Abizaid said. 'If you ever even contemplate our nuclear capability, it should give everybody the clear understanding that there is no power that can match the United States militarily'."
These statements are stunning, so we must address what we have just learned:
1) General Abizaid stated that Iran was wanting to "move against us in an overt manner". This statement unmistakably implies that Iran had just threatened the United States with action that would cause us to militarily react. The Iranian leadership is not stupid, nor are they incompetent; on the contrary, they have proven themselves to be wily and tough. How could they possibly be so emboldened as to threaten United States' interests?
2) General Abizaid is threatening to use all ranges of military power against Iran, including nuclear weapons. Whatever Iran's threat against us was, it was sufficient to cause this kind of powerful reaction from our top general in the region.
How could Iran be this bold? I can only believe she has backing from another power -- Russia and China come to mind. Both are armed with Scalar Weaponry, which is far superior to any weapons we possess, and Russia, Germany and France issued an ultimatum to President Bush on April 12, 2003, that they would not tolerate another U.S. invasion of another country in the Middle East. With this kind of military backing, Iran may have secretly threatened the United States should we attempt an air attack against her nuclear facilities. After all, it was Iran who spearheaded the tactic of defeating America in Iraq using the "lighting many fires" strategy.
For the record, this entire back-and-forth rhetoric about Iran being close
to producing a nuclear bomb is simply scripted, for Iran has already possessed
nuclear weapons, since June, 2002 ("Russian
General Confirms Iran Has Nuclear Weapons", by STRATFOR
Intelligence, Week of June 4, 2002)
VII. Iraq continued to shed blood and tears last week as the war shows no sign of letting up. The specter of the January 30, 2005, elections is starting to loom large over the national landscape. Since there are so many stories, we shall just list them with a minimum of copy and commentary, hotlinking the title of the article so you can read it in full if you wish.
* "Violence in Baghdad kills at least 25" -- "Guerrillas have stormed a police station in southern Baghdad and detonated a car bomb outside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in a tense northern area of the capital in attacks that killed at least 25 people ... (December 3, 2004)
* "US soldier killed in Mosul" -- Decmber 3, 2002
* "US to send more troops to Iraq soon" -- "US force levels will climb from 138,000 to about 150,000 by early January by extending tours of duty and deploying fresh troops..." (December 2, 2004)
* "More British troops could be sent to Iraq to protect Japanese forces" -- December 1, 2004
* "200 Iranians volunteer for suicide attacks" -- "Some 200 masked young men and women gathered at a Tehran cemetery Thursday to pledge their willingness to carry out suicide bomb attacks against Americans in Iraq and Israelis." (December 2, 2004) NOTE: See how the level of hatred against Western countries is rising in countries outside Iraq?
* "Mortar Barrage Kills One, Wounds Several in Central Baghdad" -- "A mortar barrage hammered the heavily fortified Green Zone and elsewhere in central Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least one person and underscoring the vulnerability of even Iraq's best-protected areas ahead of national elections."
* "Iraq's Christian Minority Under Threat as Never Before" -- "After decades of living in relative harmony with the country's Muslim majority, Iraq's Christian minority says it is under threat as never before, with increasing violence directed at its places of worship and a building exodus of its 800,000 or so members. Already an estimated one of every 10 Iraqi Christians has fled the country, most of them to neighboring Syria." (November 30, 2004) NOTE: This story again illustrates the hatred toward Christianity because of our invasion. Why should we be surprised, since the perception is that an Islamic nation has been brutally invaded and occupied by a Christian nation?
* "Insurgency leaves Mosul ill-prepared for elections" -- December 1, 2004
* "The civilians we killed: If only those who sent us to Iraq lay awake at night" - British journalist in Iraq laments the terrible civilian death toll (December 2, 2004)
* "From Guernica to Fallujah" -- Whole city is being destroyed and genocide is being committed (December 2, 2004)
* "NYC Firefighter Who Responded to World Trade Center Attack Killed in Iraq" -- (December 1, 2004)
* "Another Suicide Attack on Baghdad's Killer Highway" -- December 1, 2004
* "Car bomb in a crowded market kills seven, wounds 20 in Iraq" -- December 1, 2004
* "Claim of responsibility for Mosul killings raises fears terror group's relocated" - (November 29, 2004) NOTE: Insurgency is simply spreading all over Iraq, even as we attack specific targets. Furthermore, insurgents are attacking in areas formerly claimed to have been pacified
* "Sistani pulls main Shia parties together to dominate Iraq poll" - Iranian-born ayatollah will ensure that the government has a deeply religious character and that Islam is a central tenet of the constitution -- (December 1, 2004)
These fifteen stories are just a handful of war stories from Iraq in this past week, and are listed here so you can appreciate the severity of the military and political situation in this beleagured nation. The situation is getting no better, despite our military success in specific cities in which we have attacked in the past 30 days. In the time period leading up to the January 30, 2005, elections, might we see a major "Tet Offensive" type of attack?
VIII. American soldiers fighting in Depleted Uranium battlefields are called "Throw-Away Soldiers".
NEWS BRIEF: "The Futile and Criminal Obliteration of Fallujah", by Christopher Bollyn, American Free Press, 2 December 2004
"Having seen what appeared to be a depleted uranium (DU) missile fired at a building in Fallujah on CNN during the first week of the fighting, AFP asked the Pentagon if DU weapons are being used in Fallujah. 'Yes', Yoswa said, 'DU is a standard round on the M-1 Abrams tank'. Because U.S. marines in Fallujah are very close to the poison gas produced by exploded DU shells, AFP asked Yoswa if anything was being done to protect the troops from DU poisoning. Yoswa seemed unaware of the dangers posed by the use of DU."
"Marion Fulk, a retired nuclear scientist from Livermore National Lab told AFP that U.S. troops in DU contaminated battlefields are considered "throw-away soldiers." The Marines exposed to DU in Fallujah, and elsewhere, face greatly increased risks of cancer, deformed children, and other health problems in the future."
As harsh as this statement by Marion Fulk seems at first glance, this charge is exactly the term a retired Army Major used in March, 2003, during a phone call to me in describing the attitude the Pentagon had developed toward soldiers in the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Remember, in February, 2004, the Pentagon did something it had never done; it replaced an entire army with an entirely fresh army. Why did it do this? The best guess is that Pentagon officers knew that enough men in the original invading force were getting sick from D.U. poisoning that an entirely fresh infusion of forces was required. Now, this fresh army has been in the battlefield for nine months, and is in dire need of being replaced, for the very same reasons.
Unfortunately, our earlier warnings of the fatal dangers of Depleted Uranium are coming too true. Read all our articles on this awful reality by visiting our Depleted Uranium section, including the revealing video from Congressman Dennis Kucinich.
---------Conclusion----------------"Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn." Ruth 2:2
Downcast and troubled Christian, come and glean to-day in the broad field of promise. Here are abundance of precious promises, which exactly meet thy wants. Take this one: "He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax." Doth not that suit thy case? A reed, helpless, insignificant, and weak, a bruised reed, out of which no music can come; weaker than weakness itself; a reed, and that reed bruised, yet, He will not break thee; but on the contrary, will restore and strengthen thee. Thou art like the smoking flax: no light, no warmth, can come from thee; but He will not quench thee; He will blow with His sweet breath of mercy till He fans thee to a flame. Wouldst thou glean another ear? "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
What soft words! Thy heart is tender, and the Master knows it, and therefore He speaketh so gently to thee. Wilt thou not obey Him, and come to Him even now? Take another ear of corn: "Fear not, thou worm Jacob, I will help thee, saith the Lord and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." How canst thou fear with such a wonderful assurance as this? Thou mayest gather ten thousand such golden ears as these! "I have blotted out thy sins like a cloud, and like a thick cloud thy transgressions." Or this, "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Or this, "The Spirit and the Bride say, Come, and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will let him take the water of life freely." Our Master's field is very rich; behold the handfuls. See, there they lie before thee, poor timid believer! Gather them up, make them thine own, for Jesus bids thee take them. Be not afraid, only believe! Grasp these sweet promises, thresh them out by meditation and feed on them with joy. [C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions"]
May Jesus Richly Bless You,
David Bay, Director
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