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---------- Inspiration For the Week----------"Self must not only be dead, but buried out of sight, for the stench of the unburied self-life will frighten souls away from Jesus"

There have been many failures, times when the self-life hindered God. I am more and more amazed that God has been able, notwithstanding my failures, to work in such wondrous ways, and has given me the joy of seeing Him work. God offers to bring all who are willing into His secret place, within the veil, the place of sweetest refuge, where all is peace and quiet stillness. As I have carefully and prayerfully gone over the facts and incidents and experiences in the life of my dear friend , I am impressed that the one great characteristic of John Hyde was holiness. I do not mention prayerfulness now, for prayer was his life work.

I do not especially call attention to soul-winning, for his power as a soul-winner was due to his Christ-likeness. God says, "Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord", and we may Scripturally say without holiness no man shall be a great soul-winner. Mr Hyde himself said, "Self must not only be dead, but buried out of sight, for the stench of the unburied self-life will frighten souls away from Jesus"

It does not seem that John Hyde preached much about his own personal experience of sanctification, but he lived the sanctified life. His life preached. Just as he did not say very much about prayer. He prayed. His life was a witness to the power of Jesus' blood to cleanse from all sin. In this strange and tangled business of human life there is no energy that so steadily does its work as the mysterious, unconscious, silent, unobtrusive, impenetrable influence which comes from a man who has done with all self-seeking. And herein lay John Hyde's mysterious power and great influence. Multitudes have been brought to their knees by prayer he uttered when filled with the Holy Spirit. ["Praying Hyde", p. 43-44]

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

* "INDICATIONS SEEM STRONG THAT IRAQI INSURGENTS NOW HAVE ANTI-AIRCRAFT CAPABILITY TO SHOOT DOWN OUR PLANES!" - Word surfaced weeks ago that Russia may have sold very sophisticated shoulder-fired missiles to Syria, who could then ship them to Iraqi fighters. Losing multiple planes in one week may provide the evidence that our air power is no longer unchallenged. This Iraq War may be about to become much more bloody soon. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2004.cfm

* "RUSSIAN CHECKMATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?" - Russia has reportedly completed construction from Syria to Iran of the same type of sophisticated anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense which currently defends Moscow. Undoubtedly, Russian advisers are helping man this defense.

An American attack on either Syria or Iran means an attack on Russia. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2003.cfm

* "REGISTERED CHURCHES IN CHINA -- AND AMERICA!" Guest column by Don Boys, Ph.D. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2004-1.cfm

* "SINFUL HUMAN NATURE": The Achilles' Heel Of Mankind" - http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/p239.html


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

I. The President's State of the Union address proposed several new initiatives, casting the condition of domestic and foreign policy in the best possible light -- very typical of these types of speeches. We have listed below the salient portions of his address for brief review; this list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but merely to post the most important of the issues he raised.

A. President Bush stated that Iraq was on its way to a "free and sovereign" country, as can be evidenced by their January 30 elections, where millions of people voted under the threat of insurgent attack. We shall later address just how free these elections truly were, and how sovereign the country really is.

B. President Bush reminded us all that he "renewed the commitment of our Nation to the guiding ideal of liberty for all". Time and time again, the President reiterated that he was committed to spreading our brand of liberty to the rest of the world. We shall be issuing an article later next week detailing exactly how many freedoms Americans have lost on paper in the first four years of Bush's administration.

C. Bush promised that he would take action "restraining the spending appetite of the federal government". We have heard this type of rhetoric before from previous presidents, conservative to liberal, only to see our hopes dashed. We shall have to watch this promise carefully, especially in light of the mounting expense caused by the continuing war in Iraq.

D. The President declared our economy to be stronger and more robust than ever, even as he promised more tax relief. He also promised to free up entrepreneurs from grevious burdens, including "junk lawsuits".

E. Bush promised to "make health care more affordable" for all families and to give them individual control over their policies, including "a community health center in every poor county".

F. The President urged Congress to pass legislation which would limit our dependence upon foreign oil, especially high technology which would use alternative fuel sources.

G. Bush pushed for overhaul of America's " archaic, incoherent federal tax code", a proposal which will command strong electoral support, at least until the details emerge. If this proposed overhaul establishes a European-style "Value Added Tax" (V.A.T.), our economy will stagnate severely, just as all the economies of all the European nations have done once they implemented this type of tax.

H. The President again called for a new border policy that promises the sky to both Americans and to immigrants. Watch for Bush to take actions in the coming four years which will accomplish none of these goals.

I. Social Security is high on Bush's list to "reform". While exempting all Americans 55 years of age and older from any changes, the President is advocating turning the funds to private investment -- " voluntary personal retirement accounts". However, do not think that you will be able to control your own money, as Bush said, "We will make sure the money can only go into a conservative mix of bonds and stock funds".

J. President Bush reiterated his support for marriage as a "sacred institution". His solution is a very tedious, arduous Constitutional Amendment, a course of action which probably has an 80% chance of failure. Further, Bush did not mention the soft underbelly of this whole marriage protection debate: even while Bush is championing the Defense of Marriage Act, and other legislation, he has also come out in favor of gay "civil unions". Finally, the wording in all of the legislation drawn up by the President and Focus On The Family is fatally flawed in that it does not forbid gays from gaining their coveted legal union status by another definition; instead of calling their union a "marriage", gays are calling it "civil unions", with Bush's support!

K. Bush advocated building a "culture of life" by forbidding the deliberate creation and then destruction of human "embryos" for either experimentation or for body parts. He did not mention abortion. We shall just have to wait to see how his actions stack up to this rhetoric, but we cannot be hopeful when we see that he has nominated pro-abortion Gonzales as Attorney General. Bush did state his commitment to nominating judges who are committed to simply interpreting the law, not to creating new law with their decisions.

L. Bush promised to safeguard our freedoms by creating a "freedom from fear", even though so many of our current freedoms have been eroded by legislation passed during his first term.

M. The President reiterated the lie that Al-Qaeda attacked our country on 9/11, as we have demonstrated repeatedly in past articles. But, more disturbing is his rhetoric that other regimes in the world are seeking "Weapons of Mass Destruction", using language disturbingly similar to his failed rhetoric about Iraq's nonexistent WMD. Bush singled out Syria and Iran as the most dangerous international rogue nations on earth.

N. President Bush strongly advocated changing those regimes throughout the world which "feed radicalism and ideologies of murder. If whole regions of the world remain in despair and grow in hatred, they will be the recruiting grounds for terror". Not surprisingly, these nations just so happen to lie within the Pentagon's New Map as "Non-Integrating" nations, ripe for overthrow.

O. Watch South America, as Venezuela and Ecuador seem high on the President's hit list. Venezuela is threatened with a war against Columbia, while Ecuador is experiencing worrisome earth quakes just off her shore.

P. President Bush reiterated his determination to establish a Palestinian State, even though it will "divide the land" God gave to Abraham. On cue, Secretary of State Rice has been demanding even greater Israeli withdrawal. Arafat's 25-year-old campaign of terrorism is seemingly being greatly rewarded!

Q. Lastly, President Bush announced a "Vietnamization" of the Iraqi forces, declaring that Iraqis must defend their own country and will receive our aid and our equipment to build a military and police force capable of defeating the insurgency. Of course, this plan is exactly the fig leaf which allowed us to get out of Vietnam, only to see the country fall to the North Vietnamese two years after the last American left. Iraq will not be any different. Bush seems committed to staying in Iraq as long as it takes to complete the thin facade of this version of "Vietnamization".

II. Millions of Iraqi citizens trooped to the polls on January 30, in the face of many insurgent attacks and considerable bloodshed. While the Bush Administration was trumpeting this election as proof that our policy was working and was changing Iraq into a free country, the reality is somewhat different. Listen carefully:

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq Elections: Democracy or Hypocrisy", by Dr. Minhaj Qidwai, The Palestine Chronicle, 3 February 2005

"... contrary to what breathless media reporters in Iraq have been portraying to the world, current Iraqi elections are sheer hypocrisy that may lead to the country’s disintegration. But the Iraqis will realize later the game plan behind these elections. Who are these elections really for? The Iraqi people or the Bush Administration's PR machine? What are the real intentions behind these elections? The unification or the disintegration Iraq?"

Dr. Qidwai then lists the many reasons which are causing him to doubt that these elections will prove to be either free or liberating. We shall be posting a lengthy article exposing this election for the fraudulent exercise in Propaganda it shall prove to be. Neither time nor space allow us to treat this subject thoroughly, but our forthcoming Headline News article next week shall reveal some of the nasty little surprises hidden in the legal apparatus the Bush Administration set up to administer these "free elections". Watch for this article on Monday.

You will discover that the new Prime Minister may not be selected from the candidate "list", or from the party which won election, but may be appointed by the American administration! Thus, the current Interim Prime Minister Allawi may be appointed as new PM, even if he is badly defeated at the polls!

With the idea firmly fixed in your mind that the "fine print" which is guiding this Iraqi election renders the result less than "free" as the White House is claiming, the next thought should be, what kind of result will we see? Not surprisingly, the net result of this election will be to further the movement into a New Order! We didn't say this; the Wall Street Journal did!

NEWS BRIEF: "After The Vote: A courageous new order", By Jay Garner, The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2005

"The Iraqi people -- having shown more bravery than any group of voters in modern history -- now start the construction of a courageous new order. America's role, therefore, becomes more critical than ever ...

* We need a ... doctrine to halt repressive Islamist influence and a terrorist takeover of Iraq.
* Influence the development of the constitution to prevent "a tyranny of the majority..."
* "Guarantee the rights of minorities..."
* "Share the wealth of Iraq with the people of Iraq"
* "Employ the unemployed"
* "Stimulate the economy"
* "Develop a strategy for an independent Kurdistan should the Iraqi government fail"

This last policy point, if it actually occurs, will likely fulfill the Bible prophecy in Isaiah 13:17-18, where the Medes (today's Kurds) will be turned against the Iraqi people. The likelihood is that Iraq may very well descend into all-out civil war and may separate into autonomous regions -- Sunni, Shi'ite, Kurds.

III. At least one American commentator fully understood the reality of this farcical election and of the "perpetual war" which is really planned. Remember our long-standing teaching that, when dealing with the Illuminati, you must realize that the truth always lies in exactly the opposite direction of the public rhetoric (NEWS1558). Keep this principle in mind as we study this dynamite analysis.

NEWS BRIEF: "A train wreck of an election", by James Carroll, The Boston Globe, reprinted in International Herald Tribune, Wednesday, February 2, 2005.

"Iraq is a train wreck. The man who caused it is not in trouble. On Wednesday night, he will give his State of the Union speech, and the Washington establishment will applaud him. Tens of thousands of Iraqis are dead. More than 1,400 Americans are dead. An Arab nation is humiliated. Islamic hatred of the West is ignited. The American military is emasculated. Lies define the foreign policy of the United States. On all sides of Operation Iraqi Freedom, there is wreckage. In the center, there are the dead, the maimed, the displaced - those who will be the ghosts of this war for the rest of their days. All for what?"

We could not have stated the reality of the Iraq war any better than this. But, Mr. Carroll is not finished:

"Like a boy in a bubble, George W. Bush will tell the world it was for 'freedom'. He will claim the Iraqi election as a stamp of legitimacy for his policy, and many people will affirm it as such. Even critics of the war will mute their objections in response to the image of millions of Iraqis going to polling places, as if that act undoes the Bush catastrophe. There is only one way in which Washington's grand claims for the weekend voting will be true - if the elections empower an Iraqi government that moves quickly to repudiate Washington. The only meaning 'freedom' can have in Iraq right now is freedom from the U.S. occupation." (Ibid.)

Mr. Carroll then lists numerous realities, which we shall succinctly list in bullet format:

* "The chaos of a destroyed society leaves every new instrument of governance dependent on the American force"

* "The worse the violence gets, the longer the Americans will claim the right to stay"

* "Full-blown civil war ... will serve Bush's purpose, too. All the better if Syria and Iran leap into the fray."

* "America's city-smashing tactics, already displayed in Falluja, will seem necessary. Further 'regime change' will follow"

* "Iraq will have become America's client state in the world's great oil preserve." While we realize that our invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were undertaken to further the goal of staging Antichrist, the Illuminati understands the need to make lots and lots of money in the meantime, with which it can further fund its global goal.

* "Bush's disastrous and immoral war policy will have 'succeeded', even though no war will have been won. The region's war will be eternal ..." Exactly! The purpose of all wars from now to the point when Antichrist arises is to keep the world in turmoil, keep the peoples of the world roiled in the throes of war. Wars are not meant to "win", but to keep the chaos going, out of which the Illuminati can bring their "Order".

* "Bush is like the man who caused the (California train) wreck, and like the man who was protected from it ... Detached. Alive and well in the bubble he calls 'freedom', receiving applause." (Ibid.)

Keep this Boston Globe article so you can refer back to it one year, two years, from now. Mr. Carroll is entirely correct. The only question we have is, why can't most people see this truth?


IV. As if we have not ruined Iraq enough with our city smashing tactics, we are now prohibiting Iraqi farmers from saving their own seeds from previous crops, as they have done for centuries! Are we now going to force them to buy our "Terminator Seeds"?

NEWS BRIEF: "US Declares Iraqis Must Destroy Their Own Seeds", by Iman Khaduri, www.globalresearch.ca

"As part of sweeping 'economic restructuring' implemented by the Bush Administration in Iraq, Iraqi farmers will no longer be permitted to save their seeds, which include seeds the Iraqis themselves have developed over hundreds of years. Instead, they will be forced to buy seeds from US corporations ... The American Administrator of the Iraqi CPA (Coalition Provisional Authority) government, Paul Bremer, updated Iraq's intellectual property law ... (Order 81, paragraph 66 - [B] ) The updated law makes saving seeds for next year's harvest ... now illegal ... farmers will have to obtain a yearly license for genetically modified (GM) seeds from American corporations..."

Once again, we see that President Bush's "freedom" and "liberty" for the Iraqi people contains some highly significant "fine print" disasters. Similarly, once again, we realize that American corporations -- controlled by Illuminist interests -- are going to reap huge profits from our invasion and subsequent occupation.

But, in this case, we are treating Iraqi farmers exactly as we are treating our own farmers. American farmers have been forced to buy "Terminator Seeds" from companies like Monsanto for a very long time. Now, instead of using seeds saved from previous crops, American farmers are being forced to buy seeds every year from multinational corporations -- producing huge corporate profits.

When the time comes for the Illuminati to force global starvation as part of the "famine prophecies", they shall be able to do so, virtually worldwide. They certainly now have the capability to control all the world's food supply.

As the Bush Administration forges forward with its "Regime Change" plans, will each of these "liberated" countries also be forced to plant Terminator Seed?

We are seeing the stage being set for the fulfillment of Seals Number Three and Fourth in Revelation, Chapter Six. In Seal Three, we see that the food supply in the world is so limited that prices have shot through the roof, while God's Seal Four judgment kills 25% of the world's population by the sword, by famine, by pestilence and by the "wild beasts of the earth". (Revelation 6:5-8)

Today, vast numbers of farmers throughout the world are being forced to use these Genetically Modified "Terminator Seeds", which do not produce a seed which may be planted the next year. Every single year, farmers must go back to the seed company to buy more seeds.

V. Since President Bush has declared that he is going to institute a "Vietnamization" policy in Iraq, we should not be surprised to learn that such a policy is actively being implemented.

NEWS BRIEF: "US plans to reassign thousands of troops in Iraq to training missions", Space War, 2 Feb 2005

"US military commanders plan to reassign thousands of US troops in Iraq to advise and train Iraqi military units, taking a calculated risk in the ongoing offensive against insurgents ... The long-term goal of putting Iraqis in charge of their own security warranted the short-term gamble of easing up on the anti-insurgent offensive mounted ahead of Sunday's vote in Iraq ... The plan is to transfer up to a brigade, or about 5,000 soldiers, into the training role, they said, adding that many more would be assigned adviser jobs."

I remember well the rhetoric coming from President Nixon and his Foreign Policy Adviser, Henry Kissinger, as they articulated the plan by which American troops could exit South Vietnam in such a manner as to not completely shred America's foreign reputation. Again and again, Nixon and Kissinger reiterated that America was in South Vietnam to help the Vietnamese to help themselves; therefore, Nixon/Kissinger conceived the plan whereby American forces would train the South Vietnamese police, paramilitary and Army to shoulder the responsibility for their own defense.

President Nixon committed America to this "Vietnamization Policy" for three long, arduous years. As the last American soldier left South Vietnam, the White House was full of confidence that the free Vietnamese could continuously defeat the Communist forces so the country could settle down to a long-term existence as a free people. Two years later, the North Vietnamese launched their first serious offensive, collapsing the American-made police and military like a house of cards.

During his State of the Union address, President Bush officially announced his Iraqi version of Nixon's Vietnamization, as we quoted above; the Iraqi insurgency is far stronger vis-a-vis the Iraqi government than the North Vietnamese were against the South. The South Vietnamese appeared far stronger against their enemy than the insurgency against the Interim Iraqi Government.

With Bush's "Vietnamization" policy in mind, this above news story is readily understandable. Let us go back to it now for even more information.

"Sunday's elections for a constitutional assembly in Iraq have led to calls from some US lawmakers for an exit strategy in the nearly two-year military occupation of the country. Both the White House and the Iraqi leadership have ruled out an immediate pullout, but Iraqi President Ghazi Al-Yawar said Tuesday US forces could start to leave by the end of the year." (Ibid.)

President Bush made it crystal clear during his State of the Union address that American forces would not leave Iraq until our job is finished. However, even if we were to leave tomorrow, the ultimate goal of intensifying Arab/Muslim hatred against America and Israel would be fully complete. Further, the goal of spreading death to entire populations through Depleted Uranium would be complete (Depleted Uranium Section).


VI. In a news story likely to be missed by most Americans, the CIA quietly acknowledged that it was "publishing a series of classified reports revising its pre-war intelligence assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction". What was the CIA posthumously acknowledging? Listen closely, for you are about to get a rare glimpse of the government officially acknowledging to the entire world that it was wrong -- about one of the most important stories of the century!

NEWS BRIEF: "CIA changes tune on Iraq WMD", Swiss Info News, February 2, 2005

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA is publishing a series of classified reports revising its pre-war intelligence
assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, an intelligence official says. A January 18 report, titled 'Iraq: No Large-Scale Chemical Warfare Efforts Since Early 1990s', concludes that Saddam Hussein abandoned major chemical weapons programs after the first Gulf War in 1991 ... forthcoming reports are expected to revise pre-war estimates of Iraq's biological and nuclear capabilities."

In other words, the CIA has finally acknowledged that Iraq had no Weapons of Mass Destruction capability at the time Bush ordered the invasion of March 20, 2003. Cutting Edge subscribers knew this truth in the late, 2002, as we posted article after article after article telling you that no evidence existed which conclusively told of such weapons systems.

Democrats reacted to this story in typical fashion:

" 'The CIA has finally admitted that its WMD estimates were wrong', Rep. Jane Harman of California, ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said in a statement. She also called on CIA officials to conduct a vigorous review of intelligence on Iran and North Korea, 'where active WMD programs are known to exist'. Bush has branded pre-war Iraq, Iran and North Korea as an 'axis of evil'. The United States contends that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons." (Ibid.)

If the Democrats were truly an opposing political party, instead of just a part of the Dialectic Struggle, they would begin a campaign to ensure that President Bush and his political leadership cannot use the same flawed rhetoric against Iran and North Korea as it used against Iraq. The logical assumption is that, if President Bush and his advisers were so wrong about Iraq possessing WMD, how can anyone be sure that they were right about Iran and North Korea?

Of course, since the Democrats are really committed to the same New World Order goals as are the Republicans, they will not press President Bush very hard on this issue! We can expect that Bush and his administration officials will continue to use the same flawed rhetoric to justify a "Regime Change" attack on Iran and North Korea.

VII. We can thank a Marine Corps general for revealing the true heart of the American military machine currently in Iraq.

NEWS BRIEF: "It's fun to shoot some people: US General", ABC News Online, February 4, 2005

"A senior US Marine Corps General who said it was 'fun to shoot some people' should have chosen his words more carefully but will not be disciplined, military officials have said. Lieutenant General James Mattis, who led troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, made the comments at a conference on Tuesday in San Diego. 'Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling', said Lt Gen Mattis."

For the past 18 months, Cutting Edge has repeatedly posted news articles, news analysis, and Headline News articles warning our readers that our military is killing a huge number of civilians. If you have not read these articles, we list some of them below:

* NEWS1914 - "ENRAGING 1.4 BILLION WORLDWIDE MUSLIMS -- "BLOOD IN THE STREETS" STRATEGY -- Part 2 -- Destroying and Damaging Holy Places, Mosques - And Murdering Large Numbers of Civilians

* Newsletter October 30, 2004 -- Paragraph II -- Linked story from The Guardian, "100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, says study", by Health Editor, Sarah Boseley

* Depleted Uranium Section

Checking back with this Marine Corps general finds him sticking his foot even further into his ample jaw.

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil,' Lt Gen Mattis said during a panel discussion. 'You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them." (Ibid.)

But, you protest, just because this general feels this way does not mean the rank-and-file soldier feels that way. The reaction to these comments from the average soldiers listening to the general speak is very revealing. Listen:

"The audience laughed and applauded after he made his remarks, which were shown on US television." (Ibid.)

If these soldiers simply disagreed with the general, they would not have laughed and applauded at his remarks; rather, they would have simply sat, strangely silent. Their silence would have been deafening, and would have spoken volumes! But, they signaled that they felt the same way toward the Islamic men as the general had just enunciated.

We have reported this situation before, where we reported that American soldiers looked at Iraqi civilians as "rats in a cellar" (Newsletter April 17, 2004, Paragraph V entitled, "The British charge that American forces are brutally and indiscriminately killing Iraqi civilians".)

With this kind of attitude amongst certain key military leaders and many of our soldiers, is it any wonder we have killed at least 100,000 civilians and have spread deadly Depleted Uranium dust all over Iraq, rendering the country uninhabitable in no more than 20 years?

But, God places such an attitude in the hearts and minds of the military He has brought into a land for judgment. We explain this Biblical reality, plus the ultimate end of a country whose military God has used against another nation, in NEWS1804.


VIII. Very shortly after President Bush named President Clinton to jointly head up the American Tsunami effort (NEWS1995), the United Nations named him as the top leader in their global relief effort. Then, shortly thereafter, Kofi Annan suddenly came under extremely heavy political pressure for the Iraq Oil-For-Food scandal.

Are we seeing the beginning of a global effort to so discredit Annan that he could step down, and be replaced by Bill Clinton? Let us review the pertinent stories, beginning with President Clinton:

NEWS BRIEF: "Clinton Named as Tsunami Reconstruction Supremo", The Scotsman, 2 February 2005

"Former US President Bill Clinton became the UN point man for post-tsunami reconstruction ... 'No one could better ensure that the world does not forget the needs of countries devastated by the December 26 disaster than Clinton', UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in an announcement early today in Asia. Clinton, who said he looked forward to his new role, also was tasked to help resolve conflicts with rebels in the two worst-hit countries – Indonesia and Sri Lanka."

A United Nations communique waxed eloquently about Bill Clinton's charisma and leadership potential.

" 'President Clinton will bring energy, dynamism and focus to the task of sustaining world interest in the vital recovery and reconstruction phase', a UN statement said." (Ibid.)

NEWS BRIEF: "Bill named UN envoy: Is secretary gen. job next?", New York Daily News, February 2, 2005

"WASHINGTON - Bill Clinton has a new job: He's been named tsunami czar by the UN. The ex-President was tapped by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for the high-profile job - fueling rumors that it might be a first step toward Clinton succeeding him. As an envoy, Clinton will be charged with using his international popularity to keep attention on relief efforts for the Indian Ocean nations devastated by the Dec. 26 tidal wave. 'The secretary general wants to make sure that once the television cameras leave, the world will not forget the victims', said UN spokesman Fred Eckhard."

However, Clinton will be dipping his hand into international diplomacy as he carries out his new tasks.

"Clinton's marching orders also involve some high-level diplomacy: trying to end long-running wars between the government and rebel groups in Sri Lanka and Indonesia." (Ibid.)

The civil war in Indonesia between government forces and the rebels in Aceh Province has been largely responsible for eroding the efforts of the pro-Western Indonesian government to move the country's economy into the "Core Functioning" group of states. If Bill Clinton can facilitate an agreement to end this war, he will have accomplished a task heretofore thought unsolvable. Once credited with solving an intractable problem, Bill Clinton could logically move right up into the position of UN Secretary General.

Now, let us examine the kind of trouble suddenly enveloping the current Secretary General, Kofi Annan.

NEWS BRIEF: "Volcker Report Rips Oil-For-Food Program; Annan Punishes Two Accused of Wrongdoing", Voice of America (V.O.A.), By Peter Heinlein, United Nations, 04 February 2005

"A panel investigating the United Nations' Iraq oil-for food program has charged the head of the program with a 'grave conflict of interest that undermined the world body's integrity' ... The panel sharply criticized the program chief, U.N. Undersecretary-General Benon Sevan. In a 219-page initial report, the commission documents how Mr. Sevan used his position to solicit and receive allocations of oil from Iraq during the years he oversaw the 64-billion dollar humanitarian program.

"Commission chairman Paul Volcker called Mr. Sevan's conduct 'ethically improper. I think it is a fact that Mr. Sevan placed himself in a grave and continuing conflict of interest situation that violated explicit U.N. rules and violated the standards of integrity essential to a high level of an international civil servant. It is a painful episode in the life of the United Nations', he said."

A quick check with our reference book, "Who's Who of the Elite" shows that Paul Volcker is a very powerful figure with the global Illuminati. A former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker is a member of the Bilderberger Secret Society, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and the Trilateral Commission!

When an Illuminist of this caliber severely criticizes a public global leader, some major plan is afoot. The leader on the brunt of such a powerful attack has to fear for his job! If Mr. Sevan "gravely" involved the United Nations in a "continuing conflict of interest situation that violated explicit U.N. rule", he might be indicted on criminal charges. That issue is addressed next in this news article.

"The commission's report makes no allegations of criminal activity, but Mr. Volcker did not rule out the possibility that charges might be filed by authorities in countries with jurisdiction ... In a statement, Secretary-General Annan said if any criminal charges arise from the investigation, the United Nations would cooperate with national law enforcement authorities." (Ibid.)

For the record, Kofi Annan announced he was going to take disciplinary measures against Mr. Sevan. We can only watch as this story develops. One day, we just might see Kofi Annan resigning under pressure and former President Bill Clinton ascending to the position!

IX. President Bush committed his second administration to establishing a Palestinian State. Right on cue, our 66th Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, began pressuring Israel to make even more painful concessions to the terrorists known as the Palestinians. Suddenly, a flurry of diplomatic activity in the region erupted, as efforts seemed underway to reinstate the infamous "Road Map" originally created by the Quartet of Nations -- United States, Russia, Great Britain, and the E.U.

NEWS BRIEF: "Rice’s 'Viable Palestinian State' Would Shrink Israel out of Jordan Valley and Most of West Bank", DEBKAfile Intelligence, February 2, 2005

"Amid this flurry of movement, nothing has happened to change the fundamentals at stake between Israel and the Palestinians. Rice made this clear on Monday, January 31, ahead of her visit to the region ... 'Without a viable and contiguous Palestinian state that represents the aspirations of the Palestinian people – meaning enough land to function well - there will be no peace for either Palestinian people or Israelis'.”

Airing Rubbish As Fact

I find it distressing that both President Bush and Secretary of State Rice continue to publicly air complete rubbish as fact. Rice is implying in her statement, above, that the Palestinians will be happy and will desire peace with Israel, as soon as they get enough land to make them prosperous.

Nothing could be further from the truth, as former Chairman Arafat made so clear in September, 2000, in a CNN interview (NEWS1404, "Arafat's Blunder On CNN May Have Revealed An Arab Plot To Ignite The Middle East Conflagration By Bombing Their Own Holy Places")

Arafat exploded with anger when CNN's Christiane Amanpour implied that the Palestinians really want peace so they can be more prosperous. Arafat reacted angrily, because the basic issue with all Arabs is religious hatred and bigotry against Israel and her Jewish people.

"Amanpour asked, 'Would it be safer and better for you to extend this state of affairs that certain people would say is a sellout?” Arafat responded: '... I had mentioned and promised my people, my nation, my religions, the Christianity and Islam and I'm not going to betray them. I will continue to liberate all Islamic and Muslim holy places. If not ... another one will come along to liberate it'." (Ibid.)

Don't you find it highly interesting that Arafat said that another person would come after him to "liberate all Islamic and Muslim holy places"? Of course, all Muslims are expecting a Messiah figure they call "Imam Mahdi". Since Arafat did not liberate Israel in his lifetime, are his followers now expecting that their "Imam Mahdi" now will arise?

Now, listen to the next exchange.

"... by this time in the interview Amanpour was likewise becoming more intense if not personal. That was when she framed her next question with a simple statement that obviously inflamed Arafat. 'Your people want an economic future'.”

"The impact of this simple statement was obvious, Amanpour was essentially implying is that economics is the main objective for the majority of Palestinians. With that statement the tension between them rose another notch and Arafat said: 'We Palestinians, our first targets is our land (the land of the holy places)'."

Almost immediately, Arafat realized he had just uttered the words, "Palestinian land" and "targets", implying a plan to start the war of liberation with an attack on their own holy place -- could he have meant the Dome of the Rock?

Thus, you can see that Arafat was angered because Amanpour had dared suggest that the goal of the Palestinians was economic -- their own state. What motivates the Palestinians is their intense hatred for Israel and for the Jewish people, which they want to see culminated in complete annihilation of Israel and her Jewish citizens. Religious motivation is what drove Arafat and is what drives the current Chairman Abbas. Yet, we hear President Bush and Secretary Rice repeat the old, tired mantra -- that the Palestinians just want their own state, falsely implying that, once they have their own state, they will desire peace with Israel.

Let us now return to this DEBKAfile article:

"Answering senators’ questions on January 18, she had this to say about her perception of a viable Palestinian state - and by definition Israel’s future borders (which will apparently be determined by default): There are several ways to think about viability. One is that it (the Palestinian state) has to have territory that makes it viable. It cannot be territory that is so broken up that it can’t function as a state… It has to have economic viability, and there it probably needs to have economic viability in relationship to other states around it – to Jordan, Israel and others… Viability, I think, also has a political and democracy dimension…”

She went on to say, “…as the president said when he met with prime minister Sharon back in, I think, this May, we have to recognize that the parties are going to determine their borders; that it is not for us to prejudge what those borders might be. There has been a lot of negotiation, I think they will need to look at what has been looked at before.“

"State department officials who briefed the American press afterward interpreted Rice’s statement as meaning: the territorial contiguity of a Palestinian state with a common border with Jordan ... The Americans have been shouting from the rooftops for some time that any cluster of Israeli West Bank communities, including major towns, that obstruct Palestinian territorial contiguity must be removed ... Since Israeli communities in the Jordan Valley are located east of the security fence, they are destined by the Bush administration for removal ... Israel will be required to withdraw from the Philadelphia Corridor on the Gaza-Egypt border ... after Israel returns the Golan Heights, a Palestinian state will have a common border with Syria."

"Rice’s core message to Jerusalem is clear: she looks to Israel to grant the Palestinians territorial connectivity and all the land they need, along with all the accoutrements of sovereignty such as control of its borders and air and sea ports. To make it so, Israel is expected to continue pulling out of large tracts of the West Bank in addition to its volunteered evacuation of four settlements in the northern part of the territory and pullback from 21 Gush Katif locations in the Gaza Strip. All of these statements from the incoming US secretary of state are in glaring contrast with Sharon’s constant claim of an understanding with Bush at the same White House talks to which she referred that Israel would not be asked to return to the pre-1967 Middle East war borders under any permanent peace agreement with the Palestinians."

However, what Rice is talking about goes beyond pre-1967, all the way back to 1949.

"Perhaps the key to the gap is to be found in the letter Bush sent Sharon after their talks, in which he referred only to the 1949 armistice lines set after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and avoided any reference to the 1967 frontier." (Ibid.)

Do not be surprised at these huge territorial concessions: Israel promised them in 1992, when the infamous Oslo Peace Accord was made public. "Hardliner" Sharon is merely completing the plan set out originally in 1992 by "Liberal" Yitchak Rabin -- more proofs of a conspiracy, according to former President Thomas Jefferson (NEWS1911 explains fully).

Once Israel withdraws from this much territory, her Arab enemies -- Palestinians, Syria, Egypt, Jordan -- will conclude that the IDF can no longer defend Israel properly. Once these foreign leaders gain this concept, and once Israel separates 99.3 per cent of the Palestinian population from Jewish, the planned regional war can begin, a war planned since 1870 to spark World War III.

X. The Senate confirmed Alberto Gonzales on Thursday to be the next attorney general. American patriots and fundamental Christians have much to fear from an Attorney General Gonzales.

NEWS BRIEF: "Gonzales Confirmed as Attorney General", Fox News, Feb 4, 2005

"WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Alberto Gonzales on Thursday to be the next attorney general despite strong resistance from Democrats, who argued that the former White House counsel helped contribute to detainee mistreatment at U.S.-guarded prisons abroad. Gonzales was sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney after the Senate voted 60-36 to confirm him. Gonzales becomes the 80th attorney general and first Hispanic-American to win the job.

"Though Gonzales' approval seemed certain days ago, Democrats continued to voice strong opposition to him on Thursday. Sen. Chris Dodd (search), D-Conn., who voted against President Bush's nominee and close friend, was among the most vocal critics.

" 'What is at stake here is whether he has demonstrated to the Senate of the United States that he will discharge the duties of the office to which he's been nominated, specifically whether he will enforce the Constitution and the laws of the United States and uphold the values upon which those laws are based. Regrettably, and disturbingly in my view, Alberto Gonzales has fallen short of meeting this most basic and fundamental standard', Dodd said."

"Dodd said that Gonzales 'has endorsed, unfortunately, the position that torture can be permissible'."

Alberto Gonzales was the legal White House Counsel who informed President Bush that he need not worry about following either the Geneva Conventions or American laws regarding the treatment of captured terrorist suspects. Such prisoners, Gonzales wrote, are not subject to the Geneva Convention since they are not fighting on behalf of a state who had signed the convention; they were merely "enemy combatants" and could be treated in any manner the Administration saw fit to treat them.

The torture and sexual humiliation at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib and in other prisons in Afghanistan and Iraq directly flowed from Gonzales' "advice and counsel" to President Bush. Now, the same Gonzales is the Attorney General, controlling law enforcement against American citizens.

President Bush and former Attorney General Ashcroft have already declared that naturally born American citizens could be declared "Enemy Combatants" and stripped of citizenship! (NEWS1885 and Newsletter September 21, 2003; Paragraph III).

Unfortunately, our article written at the beginning, when President Bush first nominated Gonzales to be Attorney General, is coming all too true. If you have not read this article, we encourage you to do so now.


Too many Americans do not know enough to be concerned!

---------Conclusion----------------Going Forth To Conquer As Lepers

Four Lepers Respond To The Syrian Army Siege -- "Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the city's gate; and they said to one another, Why do we sit here until we die? If we say, We will enter the city--then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there; and if we sit still here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the army of the Syrians. If they spare us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. So they arose in the twilight and went to the Syrian camp. But when they came to the edge of the camp, no man was there. For the Lord had made the Syrian army hear a noise of chariots and horses, the noise of a great army. They had said to one another, The king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to come upon us. So the Syrians arose and fled in the twilight and left their tents, horses, donkeys, even the camp as it was, and fled for their lives." [2 Kings 7:3-7]

To conquer for Jesus, one does not have to be as brave, strong, and talented as a King David! All one has to be is a person willing to go forth "as lepers" to conquer in Jesus' name. These four lepers "conquered the Syrian Army" simply by being willing to get up off their seats and "go forth" with the power of God going before them!

As I sat in the pew that Sunday morning when I heard this message, I was thrilled to think that the task of starting Cutting Edge Ministries was just as simple as being willing to "get up off my seat" and promptly "go forth" with the Holy Spirit power going before me. I got on my knees and on my face, praying that the Lord use me just as He had used these four lepers. Jesus honored that original prayer, as I was attempting to go forth as helplessly and as dependent on God as these four lepers whom He used to conquer a mighty army.

Remember that chorus, "Little is much when God is in it, Labor not for wealth or fame, There's a crown and you can win it, If you go in Jesus' name". It is amazing what can be accomplished for the Savior if no one cares about getting credit. How about you, living in your Sphere of Influence? Have you humbled yourself so completely that you are praying and crying to Jesus to use you as Clay and Spittle, or as these four lepers? As we enter into the End of the Age, we need untold multitudes of just such humble, contrite, and selfless servants. Do you consider yourself a nearly nothing, a no-influence kind of person? You have access to the power of the Holy Spirit and to all those precious promises of the Bible! God will work with you if you do not care about getting credit. Listen to His Word:

"He gives us more and more grace -- power of the Holy Spirit -- to meet this evil tendency and all others fully. That is why He says, God .... gives grace continually to the lowly, those who are humble enough to receive it." [James 4:6]

Now hear God's Word tell us how to prepare our hearts for this kind of service:

"Come close to God and He will come close to you. Recognize that you are sinners, get your soiled hands clean; realize that you have been disloyal, wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts of your spiritual adultery. As you draw near to God, be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep over your disloyalty. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame for your sins. Humble yourselves, feeling very insignificant, in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you, He will lift you up and make your lives significant." [James 4:8-10; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

"Make your lives significant" is the prayer of millions of earnest Christians today, at this most crucial time in world history. Now you know the true spiritual path to make it happen. It does not matter if you are 10 or 90, or if you have lived a lukewarm Christian walk all your life; now, you know the secret of "conquering for Jesus".

May Jesus Richly Bless You,

David Bay, Director

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