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---------- Inspiration For the Week-------------

"Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened." Isaiah 48:8

It is painful to remember that, in a certain degree, this accusation may be laid at the door of believers, who too often are in a measure spiritually insensible. We may well bewail ourselves that we do not hear the voice of God as we ought, "Yea, thou heardest not." There are gentle motions of the Holy Spirit in the soul which are unheeded by us: there are whisperings of divine command and of heavenly love which are alike unobserved by our leaden intellects. Alas! we have been carelessly ignorant--"Yea, thou knewest not." There are matters within which we ought to have seen, corruptions which have made headway unnoticed; sweet affections which are being blighted like flowers in the frost, untended by us; glimpses of the divine face which might be perceived if we did not wall up the windows of our soul. But we "have not known." As we think of it we are humbled in the deepest self-abasement. How must we adore the grace of God as we learn from the context that all this folly and ignorance, on our part, was foreknown by God, and, notwithstanding that foreknowledge, He yet has been pleased to deal with us in a way of mercy! Admire the marvellous sovereign grace which could have chosen us in the sight of all this! Wonder at the price that was paid for us when Christ knew what we should be! He who hung upon the cross foresaw us as unbelieving, backsliding, cold of heart, indifferent, careless, lax in prayer, and yet He said, "I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour . . . Since thou wast precious in My sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life"! O redemption, how wondrously resplendent dost thou shine when we think how black we are! O Holy Spirit, give us henceforth the hearing ear, the understanding heart!

["Morning and Evening Devotions", C.H. Spurgeon, part of A.W. Tozer CDROM Library; Emphasis added]

WHAT TO CONCENTRATE ON -- "I came not to send peace, but a sword" (Matt. 10:34)

Never be sympathetic with the soul whose case makes you come to the conclusion that God is hard. God is more tender than we can conceive, and every now and again He gives us the chance of being the rugged one that He may be the tender One. If a man cannot get through to God it is because there is a secret thing he does not intend to give up - I will admit I have done wrong, but I no more intend to give up that thing than fly. It is impossible to deal sympathetically with a case like that: we have to get right deep down to the root until there is antagonism and resentment against the message. People want the blessing of God, but they will not stand the thing that goes straight to the quick.

If God has had His way with you, your message as His servant is merciless insistence on the one line, cut down to the very root, otherwise there will be no healing. Drive home the message until there is no possible refuge from its application. Begin to get at people where they are until you get them to realize what they lack, and then erect the standard of Jesus Christ for their lives - We never can be that." Then drive it home - "Jesus Christ says you must." "But how can we be?" "You cannot, unless you have a new Spirit" (Luke 11:13).

There must be a sense of need before your message is of any use. Thousands of people are happy without God in this world. If I was happy and moral till Jesus came, why did He come? Because that kind of happiness and peace is on a wrong level; Jesus Christ came to send a sword through every peace that is not based on a personal relationship to Himself. ["My Utmost For His Highest", Oswald Chambers, part of A.W. Tozer CDROM Library

---------- Resource Update ---------- "Second Amendment Gun Rights" Resources To Help You Understand

* NEW!! The American State vs The People : The Rise of the American Police State -- Book -- Is America becoming a police state? Since September 11, 2001, the question has become more urgent. When do roving wiretaps, random checkpoints, mysterious "detentions," and military tribunals cross over from being emergency measures to being the tools of a government permanently and irrevocably out of control? And, with the purpose of repressing citizens rather than protecting against "terrorists"?
"The State vs. The People" examines these crucial issues. But first, it answers this fundamental question: "What is a police state?" In this new book Wolfe and Zelman reveal: * The six core characteristics that define every police state * The nine police-state actions we must learn to recognize * The terrible four traits that define the ultimate horror, the totalitarian police state.

Chapter by chapter, Wolfe and Zelman draw parallels between conditions in today's America and the police states of the past. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=660

* Dial 911 and DIE!! - Shocking Truth About Police Protection Myth - Book -- "Gun control" survives as an idea because most Americans believe one single huge myth: "You don’t need a gun because the police protect you from crime."
Perhaps no other lie in history has been told big enough, often enough, so that citizens actually believe that, if they give up their guns, the police can and will protect them from armed "bad guys".

The police cannot protect everyone -- in fact the police usually have no legal duty to protect anyone. This book shows how the police owe no legal duty to protect individuals from crime. The police in most places do not even have to come when you call. A generation of Americans has come to trust a telephone number for self- defense.

Government authorities and media pundits never told Americans about the dark side of 911. Too many Americans have dialed 911 and died because the police did not or could not help them. There are many excellent arguments against "gun control." Only one argument destroys its logical root. Master that argument. Get Dial 911 and Die for yourself, your local talk host, your local NRA leaders, your family, your local libraries. Read the harrowing, gut-wrenching stories of crime victims who tragically depended upon police to help. See how the courts just dismiss the victims’ appeals out of hand. You’ll never look at your telephone -- or your gun rights -- the same way again. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=659

* Death By Gun Control: The Human Cost of Victim Disarmament - Book -- Why must all decent nonviolent people fight against "gun control"? Why is the right to keep and bear arms truly a fundamental individual right? You can find the answers in this brand new book.

The message is simple: Disarmed people are neither free nor safe - they become the criminals' prey and the tyrants' playthings. When the civilians are defenseless and their government goes bad, however, thousands and millions of innocents die. Professor R.J. Rummel, author of the monumental book Death by Government, said: "Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth." For power to concentrate and become dangerous, the citizens must be disarmed. What disarms the citizens? The idea of "gun control." It's the idea that only the government has the right to possess firearms, and that citizens have no unalienable right to use force to defend against aggression. You will discover that tyrannical regimes disarmed their people before they clamped down a murderous dictatorship. No fully armed people has ever been subjected to dictatorship. You will learn the sobering statistics and will never look at the false "Gun Control" arguments the same way again. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=661

* Illuminati Mystery Babylon - DVD -- Texe Marrs spends the first 10-12 minutes explaining that not all Jews in the world are Talmudic and/or Illuminist! He teaches that only a small percentage of Jews fall into this category. Then, Marrs explains how the Rothschilds and other Judeo-Masonic adepts have controlled America behind the scenes for over 225 years -- as the unfinished pyramid on the back of the US One Dollar Bill demonstrates! Did the Illuminati secretly fund the American Revolution and bankroll the Continental Army of George Washington? Even today, the manipulate our economy, culture and especially our politicians! -- NOTE: Video of this title will arrive next week -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=657

* End Time Revivals Unmasked -- Wolves Among The Sheep - Video CD -- For Only $9.95! -- Today's most popular televangelists and ministers, are practicing their money-making craft with smooth tongues, corrupt personalities, and captivating charm. They have already delivered untold millions of souls into the waiting arms of their master from the Abyss. You will marvel that anyone could believe such terrible lies as these men and women are spreading. On this video you'll see such bizarre happenings you'll scarcely believe your eyes: men barking and crawling around church platforms on all fours, being led by dog leashes, women howling from the pulpit like wild wolves, crowded auditoriums erupting in demonic laughter, with people going bonkers and running around whooping and hollering like madmen! Plays in DVD players that will handle video CDs -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=658

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

I. Iraqi insurgents launched a massive, coordinated attack in Iraq, aimed primarily at non-American Coalition Forces.

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraqi Insurgent Attacks Kill 13, Hurt 172", Excite News, 12/27/03, carried in Daily News Updates, Breaking News, 12/27

"KARBALA, Iraq (AP) - In the biggest rebel attack since Saddam Hussein's capture, suicide bombers and assailants with mortars and grenade launchers blasted coalition military bases and the governor's office in this southern city Saturday, killing 13 people and wounding at least 172. The death toll in Karbala included six coalition soldiers - four Bulgarians and two Thai's; six Iraqi police officers; and a civilian."

Seemingly taking a page out of the Vietcong handbook, Iraqi insurgents struck in a coordinated attack, striking one military base and one political base, i.e., the governor's office in Karbala , Iraq. For those people who believed that the capture of Saddam Hussein possibly signaled the end to organized hostilities, this attack must be a great shock. However, as we warned last week, the Bible speaks of no peace in the Middle East after Israel becomes a nation again, but only of war. Therefore, we did not anticipate any kind of cessation of hostilities just because Saddam was now in Coalition hands. Let us examine the bloody week just past in Iraq.

NEWS BRIEF: "Bomb kills two U.S. soldiers in Iraq", Boston Globe, 12/22/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/22.

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Assailants detonated a roadside bomb near a U.S. military convoy in Baghdad on Monday, killing two American soldiers and an Iraqi translator ... In Baghdad, Brig. Gen. Mark Hertling of the 1st Armored Division, which is responsible for security in Baghdad, said that additional security measures would be a prudent move ... Two other soldiers from the 1st Armored Division were wounded in the attack at about 11:45 a.m. in Baghdad. The soldiers' names were being until their families are notified."

NEWS BRIEF: "Palestinians Fighting Against U.S. In Iraq", Arutz-7 Sheva News, 12/21/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/22.

"Among the hundreds of non-Iraqis fighting against the United States forces in Iraq are Palestinian Arabs - and some of them have even given their lives in the campaign against the Americans."

NEWS BRIEF: "Explosions, heavy fire in Baghdad", smh.com.au, 12/24/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/24

"Explosions and automatic fire echoed across Baghdad early today ... The most intense military activity in the capital for weeks may be related to an operation known as Iron Justice and "may involve explosions and aerial activity", a military spokeswoman said."

This campaign originated from Coalition Forces.

NEWS BRIEF: "'Four Killed' in Bomb Attack", Scotsman, 12/24/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/24

"A car bomb exploded outside a government building in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil today and up to four people were thought to have been killed, and many wounded. First reports indicated the explosion cold have been caused by a suicide bomber."

Experienced observers can clearly see that Iraqis are killing fellow Iraqis who are cooperating with Coalition Forces. The next story tells the same tale.

NEWS BRIEF: "Militants arrested as top judge is killed", smh.com.au, 12/24/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/24

"... the assassination of a senior Iraqi judge highlighted continuing instability in postwar Iraq. Youssef Khoshi, a chief investigating judge in the northern city of Mosul, was shot and killed last night by three men in a car. 'He was shot six times from behind in the back. He died immediately', police Major Ali Mohammed said today. The murder was part of a wave of attacks in recent weeks on officials working under Iraq's US administration, including policemen, oil executives and other judges. Guerrillas have killed US soldiers and anyone seen cooperating with them."

NEWS BRIEF: "Total U.S. Casualties In Iraq Now Top 11,000", Rumor Mill News, 12/23/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/24

"The latest medical evacuation figures obtained by UPI from the Army Medical Command, show that a total of 10,854 soldiers have been evacuated from Iraq,
8,851 for medical conditions from non-hostile causes and 2,273 wounded in action. The non-hostile medical conditions include bone injuries, surgeries, brain problems, heart illness, and mental problems, among others. The figures only count those evacuated to Army hospitals, and not to facilities run by other services. They also exclude soldiers who have been treated in Iraq and illnesses that don't show up until later, such as post-traumatic stress disorder."

In typical fashion, the Pentagon is under-reporting American casualties and is still very quiet as to the exact causes of death. Lost in the list of reasons of death are the really troubling causes like the combination of exposure to Depleted Uranium, toxic vaccinations, and toxic local insect bites, all interacting in the terrible heat of the Iraqi Summer [Read NEWS1843 for full details].

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq hotel hit by mortars". Dawn International 12/24/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/25

"BAGHDAD, Dec 24: Guerillas fired a mortar round that hit the Sheraton Ishtar Hotel in Baghdad on Wednesday where many Westerners were staying. 'A mortar round hit the top of the Sheraton', a US soldier said ... A private security adviser said there was some damage to the roof of the hotel, but he said no one had been hurt. Guerillas fired rockets from donkey carts in audacious attacks on the Sheraton and the adjacent Palestine Hotel on Nov 21, wounding two people. Many foreign contractors and journalists stay at the heavily fortified hotels, which are surrounded by concrete blast walls and guarded by US troops."

Attacks like these are mostly symbolic; however, the November 21 attack nearly killed Defense Secretary Wolfowitz and did kill a high-ranking US Army officer.

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraqi rebels usher in Christmas Day with grenade and rocket attacks", myTelus, 12/25/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/25

"BAGHDAD (AP) - Rebels unleashed a string of grenade, rocket and mortar attacks in Baghdad before dawn on Christmas Day, hitting a hotel housing foreigners for the second time in as many days and targeting two banks, several embassies and a U.S. Army base. Thursday night, several explosions were heard in central Baghdad, and sirens sounded in the Green Zone, a barricaded area that houses the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition governing Iraq."

Take note of the military weaponry being utilized by the Iraqi insurgents. They are using rockets, mortars, and rocket-propelled grenades. Some intelligence officials believe that a very special attack on the scale of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in March, 1968, may be planned after the first of the year. If that is the case, these attacks might serve to hone the skills of the Iraqi fighters. DEBKAfile is reporting that a specially trained Palestinian terrorist leader landed in Iraq just two days after Saddam was captured; the objective of this top terrorist leader seemed to be to facilitate the transfer of military and terrorist leadership from Saddam to more competent hands. If this is the case, Coalition Forces are in for a very long haul and a very tough fight. This intelligence source is also reporting that, when this huge offensive gets underway, Israel will be drawn into the conflict![DEBKAfile Intelligence, 12/28/03 Newsletter]

NEWS BRIEF: "Five U.S. Soldiers Die", Fox News, 12/26/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/27

"BAGHDAD, Iraq — As a massive coalition operation netted dozens of enemy forces in Iraq, including a former courier for Saddam Hussein, deadly attacks against the military killed five U.S. soldiers in a 24-hour period."

Thus, you can see that violence and death rained down upon Coalition Forces nearly every day this past week. American forces are simply unable to get firm control of the country, or to stop the guerilla attacks so bedeviling our forces. What was that strategy enunciated by Iran just as the US/UK invasion was getting under way?

" 'Iraq is a swamp', Khamenei said in his address to the guards. 'The Great Satan will get caught in that swamp; and that will speed up its inevitable collapse'. In a recent article Velayati spelled out a strategy aimed at 'confronting the Great Satan in a number of fronts.' "

He then spelled out those 'number of fronts'.

1. Iraq
2. Afghanistan
3. Azerbaijan
4. Israel "

[NEWS1799, above quote taken from "Iran Preparing To 'Light Many Fires' To Defeat The Americans", The Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2003

As you can see, Iraq is not getting any better; in fact, America does seem like she is gradually sinking in that "swamp", just as Iran envisioned.


II. Terrorism's "Global Rumors of Wars" moved into high gear just before Christmas, dampening the Holiday cheer for many.

NEWS BRIEF: "Nation's Threat Level Rising to Orange", myway, 12/21/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/22.

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The government on Sunday raised the national threat level to orange, indicating a high risk of terrorist attack, and said threat indicators are 'perhaps greater now than at any point' since Sept. 11, 2001, with strikes possible during the holidays. Americans were promised 'extensive and considerable protections' around the country and told to stick to their travel plans despite intelligence indicating the al-Qaida terrorist network is seeking again to use planes as weapons and exploit suspected weakness in U.S. aviation security ... The threat information comes from multiple, credible sources but officials are unaware of a specific target or means of attack ... Some of the intelligence information gathered in the past few days suggests that 'extremists abroad' are anticipating attacks that will rival or exceed the scope of those of Sept. 11, Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge said."

The exact "scope" of these threatened terrorist attacks was graphically spelled out by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld.

NEWS BRIEF: "Rumsfeld: 'Bet Your Life' Threat to U.S. Is Serious", Reuters, 12/23/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/24

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon (news - web sites) on Tuesday conducted an exercise to prepare for a terror attack and widened warplane patrols around the United States amid fresh concern about threats to nuclear power plants and other vital infrastructure facilities ... The Defense Department conducted an exercise in which some Pentagon officials were moved to remote locations to practice maintaining leadership continuity over the U.S. military in the event of an attack, defense officials said."

Stories like these are designed to ratchet up the general fear level in the general population so that dictatorial laws like Patriot Act II can continue to be enacted and so that citizens will be sufficiently conditioned to panic quickly once the planned urban terror attacks begin. Other stories in like manner popped up all over the place in the days just before Christmas. Let us review just a few.

NEWS BRIEF: "Is al Qaeda Threatening Nuclear Attack?", By Jeremy Reynolds, Talon News, December 22, 2003, carried in Daily News Updates 12/24

"ALBUQUERQUE, NM (Talon News) -- A letter to the Bush administration containing a list of demands from an alleged representative of the Islamic Jihad Brigade Black Death Squad says failure to fulfill those orders will have deadly consequences. The document reads in part [sic], 'We will give you a prior few minutes notice before our blessed attack so that you will be able to watch your destruction with your own satellite, as we would be by then have passed the skies of the seventh sky to heaven and your nation to the fires of hell'.While this document, written by alleged al Qaeda operative Daleel Almojahid, appears to indicate some sort of nuclear attack, it does seem to mirror closely other terrorist information that is being broadly circulated."

Other stories continued to appear before and after Christmas in this vein, warning that nuclear terrorist materials might have already been smuggled into the United States. While the phrase "officials are unaware of a specific target or means of attack" has always indicated that no attack will occur, we cannot become complacent for we know from William Cooper that New York City is targeted for a nuclear terrorist attack, as we have reported on so many prior occasions. ["Behold A Pale Horse"]

We reached back into our archives to get an article which should place these terrorist warnings in perspective.

NEWS BRIEF: "Terror alerts manufactured? FBI agents say White House scripting 'hysterics' for political effect", PrisonPlanet.com, January 6, 2003.

"Intelligence pros say the White House is manufacturing terrorist alerts to keep the issue alive in the minds of voters and to keep President Bush's approval ratings high, Capitol Hill Blue reports. The Thursday report said that the administration is engaging in 'hysterics' in issuing numerous terror alerts that have little to no basis in fact ... "Most of the time, we have little to go on, only unconfirmed snippets of information," a second FBI agent, who also was not named in the report, said. 'Most alerts are issued without any concrete data to back up the assumptions'."

This confession by two FBI agents confirms our analysis that, until the time for the urban terror to begin, the Illuminati wants to keep the public near the boiling point in terms of safety concerns; a pot of water kept near the boiling point needs precious little additional heat to send it quickly boiling over. This line of thinking is exactly what is behind these bogus terror warnings. However, as we stated, urban terror attacks are planned, so one day a warning will come true.

III. Congress authorizes Attorney General Ashcroft to change the rules concerning Gold transactions. Remember, in the Kingdom of Antichrist, no one will be able to buy or sell unless he has the "Mark of the Beast". Therefore, one of the changes that must be made in the "Preparatory Period" leading up to the appearance of Antichrist must be implementation of total control over economic transactions. No one can be allowed to "buy or sell" using gold bullion and/or gold coins. Thus, this story makes a lot of sense. Listen:

NEWS BRIEF: "Congress authorizes Ashcroft to track gold in the U.S.", Under-Reported.com, December 23, 2003, carried in Daily News Updates 12/26

"(a) MODIFICATION OF DEFINITION- Section 1114 of the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 (12 U.S.C. 3414) is amended by adding at the end the following:
'(d) For purposes of this section, and sections 1115 and 1117 insofar as they relate to the operation of this section, the term 'financial institution' has the same meaning as in subsections (a)(2) and (c)(1) of section 5312 of title 31, United States Code [...]'
where the Financial Privacy Act was one of the victims of the USA PATRIOT Act (Section 358). Now HR 2417 redefines "financial institution" to match U.S. Code Title 31 Section 5312:
(2) ''financial institution'' means -
(N) a dealer in precious metals, stones, or jewels;

This could be a prelude to an FDR-style outlawing of gold possession."

For those of you who are not well versed in modern history, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered all individuals and companies to immediately turn in their gold bullion, coins, and certificates, simply because the President declared that a "serious emergency exists". Such individuals would receive compensation in the form of paper and/or coined money of the United States ["The Gold Confiscation Of April 5, 1933", Presidential Executive Order 6102, http://www.the-privateer.com/1933-gold-confiscation.html]

Such confiscation of gold was declared "essential" if the government of the United States was to avoid bankruptcy. Listen to this explanation:

"As Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as president on March 4, 1933, Americans were in a state of panic. Banks were failing every day, and people clamoured by the thousands to withdraw their money. Ordinarily they might have accepted paper money in the form of gold certificates, but people feared that the government might simply resort to printing worthless money to meet the massive withdrawal requests. They didn't want paper. They wanted gold. Furthermore, people who had gold certificates rushed to redeem them for real gold."

"In 1933, the U.S. dollar had a very precise definition. The government defined the dollar as 23.22 grains of gold. Since there are 480 grains to a troy ounce, this works out to about $20.67 per troy ounce. This meant that if you had a $20 gold certificate, you could redeem it for roughly 1 troy ounce of gold. Each certificate bore this solemn statement: "This certifies that there have been deposited in the Treasury of the United States Twenty Dollars in Gold Coin payable to the bearer on demand." There are two promises here. First, the gold is there waiting for you. Second, you'll get the gold when you demand it. So in March 1933, thousands of people decided to make the government honour its promise. They quickly found out that the government was lying." ["FDR, Thief of America's Gold", by Patrick Chkoreff, http://www.strike-the-root.com/columns/Chkoreff/chkoreff1.html]

President Roosevelt based his action to outlaw private ownership of gold by saying that people were "hoarding" gold, when in reality, people had become convinced that paper money was about to become worthless and so were rushing to convert that currency into the reality of gold. Rather than "hoarding", people simply wanted all their hard-earned savings to be converted to gold. They had been assured that the Federal Government had enough gold to cover every dollar in circulation, and now the people wanted that gold given them as promised. Therefore, if the government really did not have that amount of gold, their officials were guilty of lying and fraud.

To make matters worse, FDR very quickly made the sole owners of gold under this new system -- the Illuminati -- filthy rich.

"Now the only people with a claim to gold in the Treasury were foreigners holding dollars. Since he was on such a roll, Roosevelt decided to rip them off too. On January 31, 1934, Roosevelt issued another Executive Order. Here he declared that the dollar was now only 59.06% of its former gold quantum of 23.22 grains. Now the dollar was only worth 13.71 grains of gold. Look at it from the point of view of one of these hapless foreigners. It used to cost you only $20.67 to get a troy ounce of gold. Now it cost you $35.00." [Ibid.]

Therefore, the President effectively raised the cost of gold from just a little over $20 per troy ounce to $35! That increase was a whopping 75%! Thus, individuals comprising the Illuminati became more filthy rich than ever, in just a matter of a few months! These illegal actions by FDR deepened and widened the Great Depression, ensuring that foreign countries would be drawn more deeply into its wake. Americans were more financially destitute than ever and so could not spend the amount of money the economy needed to survive.

Today, America is not facing the kind of economic crisis she faced in 1933. However, we are facing a manufactured crisis designed to bring the world under such tight economic control that no one could buy or sell unless they had taken the "Mark of the Beast". In hard economic times, many purchases are made by gold and silver coinage. Food, cars, appliances, and services can be purchased using precious metals. However, if such precious metals were declared to be illegal to own, as FDR did, then people have lost the opportunity to pay for goods and services with means other than the official currency. Thus, in order to fulfill Revelation 13:16-18, the Illuminati must ensure that no payment option exists other than the one they have stipulated, the cashless option tied to the "Mark of the Beast".

IV. Libya shocked the world by offering to give up her Weapons of Mass Destruction. Within days, we could see the rationale developing as to why Gaddafi was willing to allow his efforts at developing WMD to be discontinued and turned over to the International Community -- United Nations.

NEWS BRIEF: "Libya to give up WMD", BBC News, December 20, 2003, carried in Daily News Updates 12/20.

"Libya has said it will give up its programmes for developing weapons of mass destruction and allow unconditional inspections ... UK Prime Minister Tony Blair called the announcement "an historic one and a courageous one" ... US President George Bush said: 'Colonel Gaddafi's's commitment, once fulfilled, will make our country more safe and our world more peaceful. Leaders who abandon the pursuit of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them will find an open path to better relations with the US and other nations'."

What a shock! Libya has reportedly been vigorously cooperating with Iran and North Korea, and possibly even Egypt, in pursuit of her WMD capability. Some intelligence operatives believed that North Korean and Iraqi scientists were actually working in Libyan nuclear processing facilities, operating as quickly as possible to develop a cooperative nuclear capability. We had always looked upon such reports with disdain and distrust, since all Arab and/or Muslim governments wishing to obtain a nuclear capability could simply purchase the bombs and the technical data straight "off-the-shelf" from cash-starved and militant Muslim Pakistan.

However, for propagandist purposes, we have been subjected for years to these stories of Libya's WMD program. But, now, Gaddafi was willing to give all this hard work, money and effort up to United Nations control? President Bush and England's Prime Minister Blair immediately took credit for this "diplomatic victory", especially Blair. One pundit was even seen remarking that, if President Bush had pursued diplomatic options with Saddam as effectively as Blair did with Gaddafi, our invasion of Iraq might have been unnecessary.

However, it did not take long for the true reason Gaddafi made this offer to become apparent.

NEWS BRIEF: "Arab leaders call on Israel to follow Libya, dismantle WMD", The Jerusalem Post, 12/21/03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/22

"Leaders in the Arab world called on Israel over the weekend to follow Libya's example and dismantle its weapons of mass destruction. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher on Saturday called on Israel to follow Libya's example and get rid of its nuclear weapons program."

Of course, now I see the ploy exercised by Libya's dictator, Gaddafi! By offering to give up Libya's WMD capability, Gaddafi is now insisting that Israel give up her nuclear weapons program! Even though there is absolutely no similarity between Israel's advanced capability and Libya's limited capability, Arab strategists are attempting to draw a parallel between Libya's "courageous" decision and demanding that Israel follow suit.

Since Israel is outnumbered 300 million to 6.6 million, she needs the edge that Weapons of Mass Destruction gives her. However, if she can be pressured to give up her nuclear capability, Arabs would suddenly erase much of the qualitative edge in weapons system versus Israel, thus giving their enormous quantitative edge a chance to overwhelm Israel.

At this point, you are likely objecting, protesting that Israel could not possibly give up her nuclear weapons program. To allow herself to disarm in this manner, she would be committing suicide. Normally, you would be correct. However, Arab strategists have been watching Israel's Prime Minister Sharon very carefully these past few months, and have seen how he has suddenly caved in on one issue after another, turning completely around fully 180°! Sharon pulled just such a turnaround in late May, when he suddenly reversed long-held positions to abruptly support a Palestinian State [Read NEWS1817 for full details].

Sharon has similarly been hinting that he would pull a sudden reversal in order to comply with President Bush's "Road Map" proposal. This proposal would reward the Palestinians for their 22 years of suicide terrorism against innocent Israelis. Therefore, you may forgive Arab strategists if they suddenly believe they can really persuade Sharon to give up Israeli nuclear weapons. If Sharon really attempted to disarm in this manner, he would likely face such civil unrest that it may unseat his government. Or, he may face armed insurrection amongst the more radical settlers, who are terribly upset with him because he has agreed to uproot the very settlements he had earlier promoted and protected.

Therefore, we now know that Libya's offer to give up her WMD to the International Community -- United Nations -- is simply a ruse to get Israel to give up her Weapons of Mass Destruction. These next articles give more credence to this understanding.

NEWS BRIEF: "America, Britain must now pressure Israel to disarm", The Daily Star, Arab Press, 22/12/03, carried in Daily News Updates, 12/23.

" 'Having welcomed the Libyan move on weapons of mass destruction, Washington and London now shoulder the heavy responsibility of eliminating all banned weapons from the Middle East region,' the daily said. 'We urge the two countries to exert pressure on Israel now, so that it abandons its nuclear program and joins the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel should be persuaded that its security will neither be achieved by the use of force nor by possessing an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction ..." [Al-Wafd (Cairo) ]

NEWS BRIEF: "Syria pushes regional WMD ban at Security Council", The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 27, 2003, carried in Daily News Updates, 12/27.

"Syria's two-year term on the 15-nation Security Council expires at midnight on Wednesday, and the hereditary dictatorship is pushing to crown its term there by bringing Israel's alleged nuclear weapons stockpile to the Council's agenda ... 'It is well known that Israel is the only country in the region that maintains nuclear weapons and capabilities,' said one Arab diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity."

There can be no doubt but that Libya's "generous offer" was simply a strategic move aimed at reducing Israel's qualitative military capability against the Arabs. Given Sharon's tendency to buckle to pressure, who can say Israel will not actually agree to such a ridiculous demand? The time may be coming soon when Michael, the Archangel of Israel, has to "stand up" to defend Israel personally, as the prophecy of Daniel 12:1 foretells!

V. Israel suffered another terrorist attack this past week.

NEWS BRIEF: "PFLP suicide bomber kills 4", The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 26, 2003, carried in Daily News Updates, 12/26

"A suicide bomber struck at the height of the evening rush hour Thursday, killing three women and one man and wounding 20, at a bus stop near on Route 4 (the Geha road) near Bnai Brak. While it was the first major bombing since 21 people were killed at Haifa's Maxim restaurant in October, the IDF has thwarted at least 35 attacks in recent weeks. The bombing, claimed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, came just minutes after the IAF struck in Gaza City, killing Makhled Hamed, head of Islamic Jihad's military wing, whom the IDF had dubbed a 'ticking bomb'."

Thus, even as Israel is contemplating a potentially ruinous withdrawal to pre-1967 borders under the "Road Map" proposal of President Bush, the Palestinians continue to strike. In fact, as this paragraph, above, indicates, the Palestinians would have carried out 35 more terrorist attacks had they not been thwarted by the IDF. The Palestinians have concluded that they are close to their diplomatic victory only because of their campaign of terror; therefore, their response as Sharon edges toward giving them their territory and their Palestinian State is to "keep the pressure on". The terror will continue.

NEWS BRIEF: "Terror Is Result Of Appeasement Talk", Arutz-7 Sheva, Dec 26, '03, carried in Daily News Updates 12/27.

"Member of Knesset Yehiel Hazan, who heads the Yesha Lobby in the Knesset, said today (Friday) that the terrorist bombing in Petach Tikva last night "proves that the defeatist policies that can be understood from Olmert and Sharon about unilateral withdrawal, as well as the military refusal phenomenon, only encourage the terrorists ,,, They understand that terrorism only leads to more and more concessions." MK Hazan suggested that the response to last night’s attack should be 'the immediate elimination of all the terror heads, and foremost among them, Arafat."

This common sense proposal will fail simply because it does make such sense. We have repeatedly wondered at the supreme irony of President Bush encouraging and protecting Arafat's murderous rampage after emphatically stating for the past two years that no terrorist leader would be allowed to stand and no terror campaign would be allowed to succeed. After invading Iraq and threatening to invade Syria, Iran, and North Korea, Bush turns to jelly in front of Arafat's bloody terrorist campaign!

But, the Dialectic Struggle must be maintained in Israel until the international control over Jerusalem is accomplished! In this struggle, Arafat is clearly fulfilling the Antithesis role. Since the Dialectic Struggle works so very well, the Illuminati uses it continuously, both at home and abroad. Consider another way in which Sharon has suddenly caved in and reversed position.

NEWS BRIEF: "Sharon gives in: Israel will honor terror truce", By Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff, December 23, 2003, carried in Daily News Updates 12/24

"Jerusalem (jnewwire.com) - Violating his former red lines, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher Monday Israel would respond positively to a terrorist ceasefire. The two were meeting in Jerusalem to discuss ways to restart the stalled Road Map peace process ... While Sharon would not commit to joining a formal ceasefire with the terror groups, he did indicate Israel would not strike the terrorist infrastructure if attacks against Israelis were halted.

" 'We will respond to quiet with quiet', a senior official from the Prime Minister's Office told Ha'aretz."

Sharon thus effectively reverses his "red line" policy of not honoring a truce without significant and apparent efforts by the Palestinian Authority to dismantle terrorist groups and to prevent them from carrying out attacks on Israelis. With Sharon caving in on this issue, after he has reversed policies recently on other issues, is there any doubt but that Arab strategists are now counting on further Sharon concessions? Even nuclear arms concessions may not be out of the question!

VI. Pakistani President Musharraf survived a second assassination attempt in 11 days.

NEWS BRIEF: "Al-Qaeda hand behind attempt on Pervez", By: AFP, December 26, 2003, carried in Daily News Updates 12/26

"Al-Qaeda militants and religious fanatics are blamed to be behind an increasingly organised effort to kill Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, analysts said, following the second assassination attempt in 11 days. Musharraf escaped death on Thursday when suicide bombers rammed his motorcade with two bomb-laden cars at a petrol station two kilometres from his residence in Rawalpindi, adjoining Islamabad, killing 14 people and injuring 46 others. Ruling party Senator Mushahid Hussain called the attacks a 'matter of deep concern,' especially since the latest bid was made near Musharraf's residence, in the heart of an area controlled by the military, which he leads."

Since 9/11, Pakistani President Musharraf has come under increasing pressure from Pakistani militants in both the armed forces and the intelligence services for his unswerving support of President Bush's War on Terror. Pakistani military units have been sent against Taliban fighters, much to the chagrin of Muslim militant commanders. Over these past two years, stories have abounded that Musharraf was walking on thin ice and was in distinct danger of being ousted or killed in office.

Just a year ago, American officials were reportedly concerned enough about the possibility that Musharraf might be ousted, we openly debated whether we should send in Special Forces units to capture Pakistani nuclear warheads!

There can be no doubt but that American military and diplomatic muscle has kept President Musharraf alive and in power; however, given that the interval between attack #1 and #2 was exactly '11' days -- the sacred occult number for Antichrist -- one can only wonder if the Illuminati is finished with Musharraf and is ready for his militant Muslim enemies to overthrow him. If this overthrow occurs, it would happen at the very time that Iran, Syria and the Palestinians are preparing an all-out offensive against Coalition Forces in Iraq. If Muslim militants gain control over Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, the entire Middle Eastern region would be dramatically destabilized. War with India might become inevitable, a war almost guaranteed to turn nuclear.

VII. Mad Cow disease is suddenly discovered in one American cow, sending global markets into a frenzy.

NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. Reports First Case of Mad Cow Disease", myway news, Dec 23, carried in Daily News Updates 12/24

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first U.S. case of the deadly mad cow disease, which devastated parts of the European agriculture industry in the 1990s, was found in a sick animal in Washington state, the Bush administration said on Tuesday. 'A single Holstein cow from Washington state was tested as presumptive positive for BSE or what is widely known as mad cow disease,' U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said at a news conference.'

Almost immediately, countries around the globe announced they were suspending imports of US beef! It is amazing that one sick cow could have such repercussions, but we have seen England's livestock industry reduced to a shadow of its former self through the deliberately caused fear-mongering over the mild "Foot-and-Mouth" disease. Entire herds of very healthy cows were slaughtered wholesale, sending thousands of farmers into bankruptcy and several million British citizens into Vegetarian diets! We covered this senseless tragedy in great detail as it unfolded during 2001. Go to Directory of All Articles -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/directory.html -- and activate your "Find" feature by hitting CTRL-F; type in "Mouth". You will see our thorough reporting.

You will also see how this senseless slaughter produced the effects that Environmental Activists like Jeremy Rifkin envisioned for the entire world, and you will see how the land condemned and ruined by the slaughter of the largely-healthy animals was later given to the United Nations' Biosphere Program! You will see how American officials conducted a trial run to test their response to an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth disease, fully three months before the first outbreak in Great Britain [NEWS1481]!

After you have read these archived articles on Foot-and-Mouth disease in Great Britain, you will then be shocked to realize that US Secretary of Agriculture declared a State of Emergency on September 27, 2001, just days after the 9/11 attacks! Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, declared this State of Emergency, even though she admitted that the chances of Mad Cow in this country were extremely slim. Isn't it interesting that our government declared a State of Emergency over Mad Cow over two years before it ever became a problem in this country, and that now no public declaration has to be made to declare such an emergency; government officials may just begin to quietly implement its provisions.

Can a similar pattern of senseless slaughter of largely-healthy herds unfold within this country?

NEWS BRIEF: "Mad-cow quarantine grows; herds face slaughter", Seattle Times, December 27, 2003, carried in Daily News Updates 12/27

"An intense investigation into the family tree of the nation's first mad-cow case could lead to a quick death for hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Central Washington cows. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) expanded its quarantine of Washington cattle yesterday after tracing the newborn calf of the infected cow to a Sunnyside, Yakima County, ranch. Because the calf didn't have an identifying ear tag, federal protocols call for more than 400 calves under 30 days old to be killed and tested for the disease, said Linda Waring, spokeswoman for the state Department of Agriculture. A second offspring remains at the same dairy farm that was home to the infected cow, where 4,000 cows are quarantined, said USDA spokeswoman Julie Quick. The USDA has not decided what to do with that herd."

"USDA officials say they don't know how many cattle may have to be destroyed, but millions were killed in Great Britain during efforts there to quell a massive outbreak ... Clive Gay, a Washington State University professor of veterinary medicine, said destroying large numbers of cattle would create a 'big biological mess. There is no easy way of doing it, and there's probably no pleasant way of doing it, from the public perception,' Gay said. 'No one likes to see funeral pyres, and no one likes to see mass graves'."

In Great Britain, the chemical used to douse the dead animals in the funeral pyre contaminated the land so severely that farmers and ranchers could not use it again! The land was rendered so useless, it was turned over to the United Nations Biosphere program, an outcome that was undoubtedly planned from the beginning.

This article declares that only 153 people worldwide have died of Mad Cow disease, a number that hardly equals a global disaster. Yet, government officials will overreact here just as British officials overreacted in 2001, and millions of cows will needlessly die while thousands of farmers and ranchers needlessly go out of business. Envioronmental Activist, Jeremy Rifkin may get his wish in America, just as he got his wish in England. Listen:

""Entropy is a measure of the amount of energy no longer capable of conversion into work ... Energy can only be transferred to a dissipated state." ["Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture", Ibid., p. 35]. Therefore, Rifkin and his ilk believe that we must take steps to achieve some Low-Entropy, steady state type of economy. Conversion to this type of economy requires not only a 'new world view', but also a draconian crisis in order to transfer from one state to the other.

"The radical change in world view required to make this transition will have to be accomplished virtually overnight. There will be no time for polite debate, subtle compromise, or momentary equivocation. To succeed will require a zealous determination -- a militancy, if you will -- of Herculean proportions." [Ibid., p. 186].

Did you catch that last statement?

"To succeed will require a zealous determination ... militancy ... of Herculean proportions ".

Listen to some more rantings and ravings of Jeremy Rifkin:

We consumed beef to gain power over nature and our fellow human beings ... by choosing not to eat the flesh of cattle, we serve notice of our willingness to enter into a new covenant with this creature ... Freeing the bovine from the pain and indignities suffered on the modern mega-feedlots and in the slaughterhouses is a humane act of great symbolic and practical import. Liberating these creatures from the process of dehorning, castration, and estrus-blocking, from forced hormone injections, massive doses of antibiotics, insecticide showers, and an ignoble death on an automated assembly-line kill floor, is an act of contrition. It is an acknowledgment of the damage we moderns have inflicted on the whole of creation in pursuit of unrestrained power over the forces of nature." [Beyond Beef, p. 288]

"Our changing relationship to the bovine ... will be a sign of the new world in the making. The benefits of moving beyond beef will be immediate and visible, providing tangible evidence of the life-affirming future that awaits our children's generation." [Ibid., p. 289]

"The collapse of the global cattle complex will likely precipitate a chain reaction, resulting in the elimination of other grain-fed meats from the human diet." [Ibid.] There, can you see that they have no intention of stopping at the destruction of the Beef Industry? They are going to destroy the industries providing meat from Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, and every other type of meat that people eat. Vegetarianism is the order of the day in this coming New World Order. Have you noticed that some health/disease problem has suddenly erupted in all these animal groupings? Even young horse foals are suddenly dying from some serious malady; undoubtedly, some Animal Rights activist group is trying to "liberate" horses from bondage by humans.

Rifkin continues: "The dissolution of the commercial cattle complex will spare the rich and might help save the poor. Eliminating grain-fed beef and eating lower on the food chain will dramatically reduce the incidence of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Millions of human beings will enjoy better health and a longer life span. Billions of dollars in health care costs will be saved ... Liberating the land to grow grain for human beings could trigger a large-scale human migration out from the crowded urban shanty towns back to the countryside ... where they could take up small-scale subsistence agriculture once again, providing their families with sustenance directly from the earth." [Ibid., p. 291]

This is the End Game -- returning mankind back to the earth, forcibly moving them from "crowded urban" areas so they can gain their "sustenance directly" from Mother Earth, the Goddess Gaia. Of course, since mankind will never appreciate what these Illuminist leaders are doing "for them", they will have to be dragged kicking, screaming, and dying, into this Brave New World. First, the Beef Industry and all other meat-producing Industries, have to be forcibly destroyed, and removed from their land.

This forced removal of urban dwellers from their land and dissolution of our Industrial Civilization is called, "Re-Wilding", which we explain fully in NEWS1368.

Rifkin concludes his book thusly: "By doing battle with 'the world steer', a new generation expresses its sensitivity to the biosphere and its regard for the plight of the poor. By eliminating beef from the human diet, our species takes a significant step toward a new species consciousness, reaching out in a spirit of shared partnership with the bovine, and, by extension, other sentient creatures with whom we share the earth." [Ibid.]

With such flowery language, Jeremy Rifkin concludes his most draconian book. Because the "Ends Justify the Means", all the anguish, turmoil, and financial ruin of honest, hard-working ranchers and farmers will mean nothing once the Utopia of a meat-free culture is realized.

Britain first, America second. As we have stated in past articles, American officials have been making preparations to carry out on a larger scale what the British practiced on a smaller scale in their beleaguered country. American state officials have made their draconian plans. Soon, it will be our turn to see our entire meat-producing industry wantonly destroyed.

Are we at this point, with "Mad Cow" disease? The really bad news is that Jeremy Rifkin's "rantings and ravings" represent official Illuminati planning! This new global crisis may just force the shift to Vegetarianism and the forced removal of the farmer and rancher from his land. "Re-Wilding" is the order of the day.

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

* "PRESIDENT BUSH IS ABOUT TO BETRAY EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANITY!' -- "Evangelicals are are just as 'poor, undereducated, and easily led' - Washington Post, 2001 - Illuminati Viewpoint of all Evangelical Christians -- "This coming year Bush will mouth repeated pieties about the sacred character of marriage, and do … nothing." -- NEWS1880

* "CHRISTIAN JOY IN THESE MOST DIFFICULT AND TRYING TIMES AS WE HEAD INTO THE "FINAL BIRTH PANGS" NECESSARY TO PRODUCE ANTICHRIST" -- Despite the terrible Daily News to which we are subjected, Christians during this End of the Age can experience even greater Peace and Joy than Christians of bygone eras. The key to this type of experience is your Daily Walk and your faithful application of God's precious promises to your life. -- NEWS1881

* "U.S. SUPREME COURT SEVERELY ERODES FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO "FREE SPEECH" BY UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF "CAMPAIGN-FINANCE REFORM" -- Attempting to solve a pretended problem of "soft-money" campaign contributions, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the President deliver a body blow against First Amendment Free Speech rights! --NEWS1879

* "WHILE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD WERE ENTHRALLED BY SADDAM'S CAPTURE, PRESIDENT BUSH WAS QUIETLY SIGNING INTO LAW THE MOST DICTATORIAL POWERS ACT IN AMERICAN HISTORY" -- Is this law signing the REAL reason Saddam was captured on the 13th of December? Too often, our leaders cause us to look in the exact opposite direction from where they are taking really serious action. While Americans were celebrating our victory by capturing Saddam, virtually no one was noticing that we had just lost our liberties and Constitutionally protected rights! Bush now has the power of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung! We missed this signing because we were focussing on Saddam's capture! -- NEWS1878

---------Conclusion----------------"The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved." [Jeremiah 8:20]

Not saved! Dear reader, is this your mournful plight? Warned of the judgment to come, bidden to escape for your life, and yet at this moment not saved! You know the way of salvation, you read it in the Bible, you hear it from the pulpit, it is explained to you by friends, and yet you neglect it, and therefore you are not saved. You will be without excuse when the Lord shall judge the quick and dead. The Holy Spirit has given more or less of blessing upon the word which has been preached in your hearing, and times of refreshing have come from the divine presence, and yet you are without Christ. All these hopeful seasons have come and gone--your summer and your harvest have past--and yet you are not saved. Years have followed one another into eternity, and your last year will soon be here: youth has gone, manhood is going, and yet you are not saved. Let me ask you--will you ever be saved? Is there any likelihood of it? Already the most propitious seasons have left you unsaved; will other occasions alter your condition? Means have failed with you--the best of means, used perseveringly and with the utmost affection--what more can be done for you? Affliction and prosperity have alike failed to impress you; tears and prayers and sermons have been wasted on your barren heart. Are not the probabilities dead against your ever being saved? Is it not more than likely that you will abide as you are till death for ever bars the door of hope? Do you recoil from the supposition? Yet it is a most reasonable one: he who is not washed in so many waters will in all probability go filthy to his end. The convenient time never has come, why should it ever come? It is logical to fear that it never will arrive, and that Felix-like, you will find no convenient season till you are in hell. O bethink you of what that hell is, and of the dread probability that you will soon be cast into it!

Reader, suppose you should die unsaved, your doom no words can picture. Write out your dread estate in tears and blood, talk of it with groans and gnashing of teeth: you will be punished with everlasting destruction from the glory of the Lord, and from the glory of His power. A brother's voice would fain startle you into earnestness. O be wise, be wise in time, and ere another year begins, believe in Jesus, who is able to save to the uttermost. Consecrate these last hours to lonely thought, and if deep repentance be bred in you, it will be well; and if it lead to a humble faith in Jesus, it will be best of all. O see to it that this year pass not away, and you an unforgiven spirit. Let not the new year's midnight peals sound upon a joyless spirit! Now, NOW, NOW believe, and live.


["Morning and Evening Devotions", C.H. Spurgeon, part of A.W. Tozer CDROM Library; Emphasis added]


May Jesus Richly Bless You,

David Bay, Director

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