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---------- Inspiration For the Week---------"Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am." John 17:24

O death! why dost thou touch the tree beneath whose spreading branches weariness hath rest? Why dost thou snatch away the excellent of the earth, in whom is all our delight? If thou must use thine axe, use it upon the trees which yield no fruit; thou mightest be thanked then. But why wilt thou fell the goodly cedars of Lebanon? O stay thine axe, and spare the righteous. But no, it must not be; death smites the goodliest of our friends; the most generous, the most prayerful, the most holy, the most devoted must die. And why?

It is through Jesus' prevailing prayer--"Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am." It is that which bears them on eagle's wings to heaven. Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise, it is an answer to Christ's prayer. A good old divine remarks, "Many times Jesus and His people pull against one another in prayer. You bend your knee in prayer and say 'Father, I will that Thy saints be with me where I am'; Christ says, 'Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.'" Thus the disciple is at cross-purposes with his Lord. The soul cannot be in both places: the beloved one cannot be with Christ and with you too. Now, which pleader shall win the day? If you had your choice; if the King should step from His throne, and say, "Here are two supplicants praying in opposition to one another, which shall be answered?" Oh! I am sure, though it were agony, you would start from your feet, and say, "Jesus, not my will, but Thine be done." You would give up your prayer for your loved one's life, if you could realize the thoughts that Christ is praying in the opposite direction--"Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am."

Lord, Thou shalt have them. By faith we let them go. [C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions", A.W. Tozer CDROM Library; Emphasis added] http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=599


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

I. War in Iraq erupted this week into fighting that has the potential to change the course of the entire war. Some reporters have called this latest round of war an "Intifada" while others have called it a "Tet Offensive". No matter how you view this new warfare, the probability that the course of the war may be changed seems very high. Let us now examine some of these news stories:

NEWS BRIEF: "Pentagon source has said up to 130 US troops have been killed in fierce fighting in Iraq", Sky News, April 06, 2004, http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1130577,00.html

"A Pentagon source has said up to 130 US troops have been killed in fierce fighting in Iraq. The large scale battle, described as 'intense', has taken place in the town of Ar Ramadi, 20 miles west of Fallujah. Sky News' David Chater said: 'None of this is official yet - none of it is confirmed'.But he added: 'It sounds very much like this (attack) is being carried out by men who are militarily trained'.Chater described the attack as 'highly sophisticated'."

We never saw this figure again, but it very common for the Pentagon to revise figures downward later. However, no one can deny that American troops were fighting a battle more fierce than anything they have seen in Iraq since the initial invasion; in fact, in some locations, the fighting was said to be more intense.

NEWS BRIEF: "Chaos, killing and kidnap", by Rory McCarthy in Baghdad, Friday April 9, 2004

"American troops in Iraq were last night locked in the most ferocious fighting since the war as the toll of Iraqis killed climbed to 460 and the military admitted it had lost control of two southern towns. On the eve of the anniversary of Saddam Hussein's fall from power - a moment the US had imagined would be marked by celebrations - Iraq's fragile security began to fall apart. In house-to-house fighting to regain control of Falluja, the death toll of Iraqis was 330. The Americans have lost 36 soldiers this week, the worst casualty rate since the fall of the regime. At least 13 foreigners, including one Briton, were kidnapped in different incidents, the first time that western civilians have been held by insurgents in Iraq."

In the past few weeks, we have seen news reports warning that Iraqi insurgents might be incorporating Palestinian terror tactics in their battle against the Coalition Force occupation. In fact, one report even stated that a high-ranking Palestinian terrorist had landed in Iraq to train Iraqis in sophisticated terror tactics. Other news reports have indicated that Iranians were part of the fighting force; if this is true, the sophisticated nature of this attack, described above, would be understandable. In March, 2003, we reported that the Iranians had trained a significant portion of their force to be as good on the battlefield as the Israeli Defense Force [NEWS1799]. If some of these men were fighting in Iraq, that would go a long way in explaining why our forces are suddenly facing an enemy they have not seen heretofore.

If Palestinian terrorist leaders had trained Iraqis, we can understand the abduction of foreigners.

However, US Security Administrator, Paul Bremer, spoke of a real danger facing our troops in Falluja this weekend.

"He warned the hundreds of thousands of Shia pilgrims heading to a religious ceremony in the city of Kerbala this weekend of the serious risk of bomb attacks. The US and Iraqi authorities had only 'limited capabilities' to provide security, he said. 'The dangers this year are very real'." [Ibid.]

Some news reports were saying that this pilgrimage might be attended by 2 million very angry worshippers. Given the penchant during this new wave of warfare to use civilians, one can only shudder to think what might happen if 2 million worshippers were to turn upon our forces, especially if these worshippers were mixed with fighters equipped with weaponry that would destroy our heavier equipment. Would American commanders be willing to kill tens of thousands of people in order to avoid having our positions overwhelmed with sheer manpower? If we were to kill and/or injure that many people, that scene might ignite the world's 1.4 billion Muslims against us.

This current article goes on to say that we have already killed Iraqi civilians.

"Witnesses suggest that Operation Vigilant Resolve, as the marines call it, has claimed the lives of dozens of civilians, including women and children. The battle has turned into a bloody shooting match which Iraqis say is unlikely to pacify Falluja and will only reinforce an evermore desperate resistance movement ... 'There are a lot of victims under the rubble and no one can get to them because they are afraid of American snipers', said Mohammed Abdul Razzaq al-Zorbaie, an Iraqi journalist who lives in Falluja and who spoke to the Guardian by satellite telephone ... American snipers had taken up positions in some of the minarets in three of the city's mosques, and that few residents dared walk the streets. 'No one can reach the cemetery to bury their dead, so they are burying them in the street or in their local mosques', he said."

" 'There are American aircraft above me and bombs being dropped on different neighbourhoods. Every street or neighbourhood in which there is gunfire it is immediately targeted by jet fighters' . Mohammed Hassan al-Balwa, the head of Falluja's city council, who is in Dubai for medical treatment, resigned his position. 'This American behaviour is in creasing the size of the resistance and it is making all the people sympathetic to them', he said ... Falluja has become a symbol for those who reject the occupation'." [Ibid.]

II. Tactics employed by Coalition Forces have actually united the Shiites and Sunni factions against the United States! This development can carry horrendous consequences, for we could be facing a radical, united Iraq!

One "accomplishment" of our "peacekeeping" military operation thus far in Iraq became very well known during this fighting, and the news was not good.

NEWS BRIEF: "Shiite Radicals Join with Sunni Insurgents in Ramadi", DEBKAfile, April 7, 2004

"The third day of Moqtada Sadr’s radical Shiite uprising saw US-led coalition forces under attack by both Sunnis and Shiites and the first extremely dangerous sign of a merger between the two fronts. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that US-led forces, instead of beginning to get a grip on the armed Shiite militia uprising in Baghdad and four cities, appeared to be letting command slip out their hands ... This development represents an ominous turning-point in the Iraqi conflict for four reasons:

1. It was almost certainly coordinated with the Sunni Baathists, imported Arabs and al Qaeda combatants battling US Marines in Fallujah in order to draw off American military pressure in Fallujah and threaten the Marines from the rear.
2. Instead of al Qaeda striking Shiites to inflame civil war - as predicted by some US strategists – Shiites apparently turned up in Ramadi to fight the Americans in cahoots with Sunni insurgents and al Qaeda combatants. This show of solidarity makes the Sunni Triangle of central Iraq, including Baghdad, a doubly hazardous and unruly region
3. US intelligence evaluations of Moqtada Sadr’s military strength have proved wide of the mark. Tuesday morning, it was still estimated as 10,000 with a hard core of 3,000 fighting men. DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources believe this figure represents only the Mehdi Army’s numbers in Baghdad, Najef and Karbala. It does not take into account the Sunni Triangle Shiite force that was secretly trained and prepared over the past year by thousands of Iranian Republican Guards infiltrates in conjunction with the Iranian protégé, Lebanese Hizballah terror-master Imad Mughniyeh. This force numbers an estimated 5,000 combatants, who are better equipped, organized and trained than Mehdi Army militiamen.
4. The Sadrist revolt looks therefore like having taken hold in three major regions of Iraq: The Sunni Triangle, Baghdad and the South.

Thus, our tactics thus far have united the Sunni and the Shiites, who have been battling each other for centuries! Instead of a "civil war" between these two groups, we are finding them united -- against Coalition Forces! Notice, also that the hands of the Iranians and the professional terrorists from Hizbullah are mentioned, above. We may be facing the best irregular army the Arab world can field.

A common terrorist tactic surfaced yesterday, one that also does not bode well for this deteriorating situation:

NEWS BRIEF: "Leave Iraq Or We'll Burn Hostages Alive, Kidnappers Tell Japan", The Scotsman, Fri 9 Apr 2004

"Rebel fighters terrorized and threatened to burn alive three Japanese civilians unless their country agreed to pull its troops out of Iraq, in a video shown to the world. The rebels armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, held knives to the throats of the Japanese, who screamed in terror on the video, released yesterday, and said they would burn them in three days. The kidnappers shouted: 'Allahu akbar'– God is great."

These terrorists believe that Western societies are weak-minded and cannot stomach the sight of great and grisly bloodshed. This fact was underscored by Israel just weeks ago when the Sharon government capitulated to terrorist demands and released "430 Palestinian, Lebanese, and Syrian prisoners, 60 bodies, the maps of mine fields in Lebanon" for only one Israeli businessman (Tannenbaum) and one dead Israeli fighter pilot (Ron Arad) ["Blowing smoke over the Tannenbaum affair", The Jerusalem Post, 2/19/2004]

We are likely to see a return to bloody, grisly terrorist attacks just because Muslims believes Westerners are morally weak.

During this week of turmoil and war, some Iraqis who had cooperated with the Americans suddenly resigned and/or refused to carry out their assigned duties.

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraqi police step aside; interior minister quits", By Hamza Hendawi, PittsburghLIVE.com, Friday, April 9, 2004

"BAGHDAD, Iraq -- During this week's uprising, Iraqi police have abandoned stations or stood by while gunmen roamed the streets, raising concerns about their role in a future Iraq ... The policeman, who refused to give his name, said that if a cleric issues a religious ruling calling for it, 'I will immediately leave the police service. ... We came to serve this city, but now we have become targets' ... In many cities, the unexpected strength of a Shiite Muslim militia known as the al-Mahdi Army -- now in full or partial control of at least three cities in the south -- has cowed the police force that U.S. administrators are counting on to maintain security in the future Iraq. The Iraqi interior minister, who is in charge of police, resigned yesterday and complained of the divided loyalties among the nationwide force of 75,000."

In the past few months, attacks have been carried out upon Iraqi politicians appointed to the Coalition's Interim Government. It seems as though many other appointed politicians are now getting the message that such cooperation may cost them their lives. Additionally, the very fact that a Shiite militia is known as "the al-Mahdi Army" is highly significant. "Mad" is the name of the anticipated Muslim Messiah! Therefore, you have to wonder if the renewed hatred toward Coalition Forces is being fueled by a "Messianic" fervency. If this is the case, we may be in for real trouble in quelling this uprising.

With all this warfare, some people wondered if Iraq was not going through their own brand of Intifada; if this is true, Iraq could turn very messy for a very long time, as Israel knows very well.

NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq's intifada", The Jerusalem Post, April 8, 2004

"Cranky right-wingers have never been happy with the term intifada. Literally, the word means "shaking off," suggesting a popular uprising. But keener students of our matsav – our situation – understand that what began on September 30, 2000 was never a grassroots uprising. It was, rather, an orchestrated campaign of violence, directed from the top; to call it an intifada plays into the Arafat propaganda that he is an instrument of his people when the truth is precisely the opposite. Until last month, it was the view of the US administration that its liberation of Iraq – the first anniversary of which is today – was broadly popular, and that attacks on Coalition soldiers and Iraqi civilians were the work of a handful of Baathist holdovers, religious fanatics and foreign terrorists ..."

"Yet the confidence that the road ahead would be relatively smooth ended with last week's mob lynching of four American contractors in Sunni Fallujah and this week's uprising by forces loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad and other cities. Now it's a fair question whether the US will have to face down a popular uprising – a real Iraqi intifada – or be defeated by it. Our sense is that what America faces now is similar to what Israel faced in the early days of the present conflict."

Since the Israeli government is now under full retreat back into her pre-1967 enclave, Muslim terrorists must believe that this terrorist strategy will also force America to retreat from Iraq. After all, the Israeli government never has brought her superiority in science, military and intelligence to bear strongly enough or often enough to thoroughly defeat Arafat's Intifada. As Sharon is preparing his massive retreat, Arab strategists have got to believe this is the way to defeat the Great Satan - America.

III. Even before this week's fighting erupted, several key leaders on both sides of the Atlantic were beginning to wonder out loud if Iraq was beginning to turn into Vietnam for the Americans. After this current round of fighting got underway, a UPI editor ventured the belief that this offensive might just turn out to be another "Tet Offensive", a battle that was won militarily but lost in the newspapers of America. The Tet Offensive was the battle that set America's retreat in concrete.

NEWS BRIEF: "Analysis: A mini-Tet offensive in Iraq?", by Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large, reprinted in The Washington Times, April 07, 2004

"WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Any seasoned reporter covering the Tet offensive in Vietnam 36 years ago is well over 60 and presumably retired or teaching journalism is one of America's 4,200 colleges and universities. Before plunging into an orgy of erroneous and invidious historical parallels between Iraq and Vietnam, a reminder about what led to the U.S. defeat in Southeast Asia is timely. Iraq will only be another Vietnam if the home front collapses, as it did following the Tet offensive, which began on the eve of the Chinese New Year, Jan. 31, 1968 ... Vietcong units not only did not reach a single one of their objectives ... but they lost some 50,000 killed and at least that many wounded ..."

"Tet was an unmitigated military disaster for Hanoi and its Vietcong troops in South Vietnam. Yet that was not the way it was reported in U.S. and other media around the world. It was television's first war. And some 50 million Americans at home saw the carnage of dead bodies in the rubble, and dazed Americans running around. the Vietcong offensive was depicted as a military disaster for the United States. By the time the facts emerged a week or two later from RAND Corp. interrogations of prisoners and defectors, the damage had been done. Conventional media wisdom had been set in concrete. Public opinion perceptions in the United States changed accordingly."

Thus, we need to be very carefully how we view this current war in Iraq. We must not allow a military reality on the ground to be turned into a propaganda disaster in the minds and hearts of the American people. We also need to fervently pray for our troops and their safety.

IV. Some American military units may be badly affected by this sudden upsurge in fighting.

This new war is causing some American units to be held in place instead of being shipped home as planned.

NEWS BRIEF: "US troops face longer Iraq stay", BBC News, Thursday, 8 April, 2004

"US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says some 'seasoned' US troops in Iraq might be kept there longer than planned to deal with the growing violence ... Speaking in Washington, Mr Rumsfeld said US troops faced a 'serious problem', but 'the problem's being worked ... We will likely be managing the pace of the redeployments to allow those seasoned troops with experience and relationships with the local populations to see the current situation through', he added."

Mr. Rumsfeld did not address the issue that these "seasoned troops" are exhausted, some are sick, and many are becoming dispirited. That combination does not bode well for maintaining the "fighting edge" upon which all armies rely. America has a lot of enemies in this world, so we had better take care of our armed forces and that means taking care of the men in uniform!

But, the problem as we have addressed it so far in this news segment is only the proverbial "tip of the iceberg". Listen:

NEWS BRIEF: "The US Military Is In Real Trouble: 30-year old all-volunteer Army is crucially close to being broken", By J. David Galland, Deputy Editor of DefenseWatch Magazine, 4/8/2004

"Never in the history of the post-Vietnam volunteer Army has such a beaten up and over-tasked force had to sustain itself in the face of ever-expanding requirements and constantly accelerating deployment tempos that we see today. The quality of our force is suffering. Anybody who denies that fact is either blind or ignorant. If the military is not bolstered, very soon, with an infusion of smart, well-trained, and highly-motivated volunteers, the force will suffer even more. Where do we start pointing the finger?"

"A fix is needed and it begins with the Army personnel system ... During the first Gulf War, and in line with other global peacekeeping duties, our reserve and National Guard soldiers were not kept on active duty for more than six months at a stretch. Active duty soldiers who were sent on peacekeeping missions were also rotated back to home-station after six months and they were not deployed overseas or into hazardous duty missions until they had spent at least a year at their home-station. But in the aftermath of 9/11, the reserve component mobilization system began to beak down ... Rumsfeld ... failed to address the issue of the sense of balance between active-duty and reserve soldiers. This rapidly became a critical issue once the nation went to war in Afghanistan and later in Iraq ... According to the Defense Department, reserve soldiers represent 97 percent of all the military's civil affairs units, 70 percent of all engineering units, 66 percent of all military police, and stunningly enough - 50 percent of actual combat forces."

Shortly after Gulf War I ended, I read the announcement by the Pentagon that they were going to phase out Active Army Reserve, relying instead upon our National Guard. From the beginning, I sensed real trouble. First of all, this action means that our National Guard had just been "Federalized", i.e., control had just passed from state governors to the president. If the global system to which the Illuminati is maneuvering us is going to work, all governments must "Federalize" their police and paramilitary units, just as Adolf Hitler did from 1933-1939. Secondly, I felt that our National Guard civilian-soldiers were going to be away from their jobs and careers for a lot longer period of time, causing great disruption in the home and in the economy. Thirdly, as I watched President Clinton shrink our Armed Forces, and President Bush doing nothing in his first three years in office to build our military back up, I sensed disaster; I knew of the three-war scenario to produce Antichrist was still planned and seemingly coming closer daily! This manpower fiasco caused by our commitments in Iraq simply confirms my original fears.

What happens if another war erupts?

"All this is further compounded by the fact that the active-duty Army has shrunk to 480,000 full time green-suiters. The Army now represents only 34 percent of the total U.S. armed forces. The reality does not stop there. Due to poor planning, lack of foresight, and near catastrophic shortcomings in the forecasting of the strategic picture requirements in post-war Iraq, the situation has seriously worsened. The demand on our soldiers is compounded by the fact that the United States has been woefully unable to secure sizable military personnel and equipment contributions from other nations for Iraq. The resulting burden of stabilizing Iraq is being borne on the backs of our exhausted soldiers. The Army today is ominously overstretched. Currently there are approximately 370,000 Army soldiers deployed in 120 countries around the world." [Ibid.]

"The Army has 33 combat brigades, of which 24 are currently engaged in operations outside the continental United States. That constitutes roughly 74 percent of the Army's combat brigades. The vulnerability of this imbalance can be ascertained in Korea: What could we do if a new war erupts there? For those with minimal awareness of military planning, the brigade figures translate directly into the fact that our combat units will be subject to subsequent, or back-to-back, deployments. At the very least, just about all deployed soldiers will have their hazardous duty tours extended, usually just when they thought they might be coming home. " [Ibid.; Emphasis added]

This is a very good question: What could we do if a new war erupts on the Korean Peninsula? Some months ago, I read that our time period of great vulnerability would be this Spring, for the very reason this author details. We will have just called back the better part of 100,000 soldiers from Iraq and they need some rest and recuperation. If a number of them are also in the early stages of Depleted Uranium contamination, our manpower problem is really magnified. How many of these men just back from Iraq could effectively be sent to Korea on a moment's notice? Remember this question as we will be discussing a potentially new ominous "war of words" coming from North Korea.

Now, listen to the sorry statistics contained within this Defense Watch article:

"In fiscal year 2003, the Army had to cancel 49 of its scheduled 182 training exercises. DoD admits that the four Army Divisions returning from Iraq in the first five months of 2004 will not be combat-ready again for at least six months. Pentagon officials admit that the soldiers' equipment has worn down and their war-fighting skills have withered while they were doing police work. So out of a total of ten divisions in the whole U.S. Army, four can't do anything war-related for half a year!" [Ibid.]

"First Responders" being badly affected

"Yet another shameful result of the lack of planning is that many National Guard and reserve forces have been mobilized without proper notification timelines. They have been kept on active duty far longer than anyone would have anticipated. These part-time soldiers have also been sent to hotspots such as Iraq and Afghanistan without effective and necessary time-phased training ... Many of the reservists who have been called up without proper notice or who are being kept on duty too long are police officers, firefighters, and paramedics in their civilian lives. Many serve as initial responders who are vital to the safety and security of their communities and their residents. In one West Virginia State Police unit, 25 percent of the troopers have been mobilized and are serving in the military." [Ibid.]

In NEWS1907, we reported that four out of nine men of the 442nd Military Police based in the Bronx, New York, were tested positive for Depleted Uranium (DU) poisoning. This percentage is about right for men who have served in DU contaminated areas for one year; however, by the time we get to 5 years from the point of contamination, fully 7 out of the 9 will be sick and dying from DU. Therefore, many of our civilian professionals upon whom we depend -- police officers, firefighters, and paramedics -- are going to be unable to work once they return to civilian life. In other words, we are badly depleting our skilled "first responders" in our cites and towns throughout this country!

V. Condoleezza Rice testified before the 9/11 "Investigative Panel" this week, and she spoke in mysterious code! Listen:

NEWS BRIEF: "Transcript: Rice's Testimony on 9/11", WashingtonPost.com, Thursday, April 8, 2004

Rice's testimony proceeded according to the script laid out for them from the beginning, i.e., that the attacks on 9/11 occurred as the result of "Intelligence Failure" on the part of the FBI and CIA, not because of any negligence or incompetence on the part of the President and/or any of his Administration. We predicted that this "investigation" would proceed on these lines. Furthermore, do not be deceived by the tough tone of inquiry taken by some of these panel members; do not think that their tough questioning will mean that a contrary opinion will finally come from this commission. Remember the lesson of the British Lord Hutton inquiry into why no Weapons of Mass Destruction were found in Iraq, since that rationale was THE main reason we invaded. Some of the panel members, including Lord Hutton himself, took a very aggressive tone with the members of Prime Minister Blair's government, leading people to believe that the Hutton panel was going to come down hard upon Tony Blair. Such people were shocked into silence when the final Hutton report exonerated Blair from lying, and placed the blame squarely on "Intelligence Failures"!


The same scenario is laid out here. In Newsletter032704, we examined the 13 members of this panel and discovered that they were either CFR members, members of the Bilderberger secret society, or of the Trilateral Commission. Those few who were academics and not part of these groups were very dependent upon government funding. The end result is that these panel members are completely in President Bush's back pocket!


With all this said, let us now go to the transcript of Condoleezza Rice's testimony last week to the 9/11 panel. President Bush's National Security Adviser met with the panel on Thursday, April 8. We need to examine her strange repeating of two numbers -- "33" and "233".

Rice spoke the number '33' (11x3) a total of three times and the number '233' a total of five times! Since the entire planned 9/11 attack occurred "by the occult sacred number" of "11" [NEWS1756], our interest is more than a little spiked when a person of Rice's stature would repeat these numbers often during her testimony; this method is standard within the occult world when a message is being sent out to Adepts throughout the world.

Listen to how she stated these numbers throughout her entire testimony:

Instances of "33"

1. "We show 33 Principals Committee meetings during this period of time, not 100."
2. "... but we have looked at our files and we show 33, not 100."

3. "The principals meet 33 times in seven months, on Iraq, on the Middle East, on missile defense, China, on Russia."

Instances of "233"

1. "We were in office 233 days. And the kinds of structural changes that have been needed by this country for some time did not get made in that period of time." -- Quite frankly, I never thought to examine how many days President Bush had been in office when the attacks of 9/11 occurred! We shall have to add this instance of "11" to NEWS1756]. We did realize that there were exactly 111 days left in the year after 9/11; now, we know President Bush had been in office a total 233 days.

2. "RICE: I would ask the following. We were there for 233 days."

3. "We were in office 233 days. It's absolutely the case that we did not begin structural reform of the FBI.

4. "RICE: But the structure of the FBI, the restructuring of the FBI, was not going to be done in the 233 days in which we were in office..."

5. RICE: "The fact is that many of the big changes, quite frankly, again, we were not going to be able to make in 233 days. Some of those big changes do require congressional action."

On five (3) occasions, Rice used the number "33", producing a "33" + "33" + "33" - Adding each "33" together produces a "6". Therefore, three (3) sets of "33" would be seen by an occultist as producing a "666".

But, we have no clear idea what the "233" signifies, nor why Rice repeated the number five (5) times. However, the mystery deepens when a news story about President Bush on the same day also produced one additional reference to "33" and one additional reference to "233".

NEWS BRIEF: "Powell Calls U.S. Casualties 'Disquieting' ", washingtonpost.com, April 9, 2003

"White House communications director Dan Bartlett retorted that Bush is 'not skiing' in Texas, as Kerry did on a recent vacation in Idaho. He said Bush remains in contact with his military advisers and is spending Easter weekend with his family. 'Most Americans will understand that', Bartlett said. This is Bush's 33rd visit to his ranch since becoming president. He has spent all or part of 233 days on his Texas ranch since taking office, according to a tally by CBS News."

What kind of coincidence is this, that, at the same day in which Condoleezza Rice was using "33" on three occasions and "233" on five occasions, a story is written about President Bush, reporting that this is his "33rd" such vacation since taking office, and that he has now spent "233" days on vacation! On the very day that Rice uses "233" five times in her testimony, Bush is spending his "233rd" day of vacation since becoming President! On the very day Rice uses "33" three times, we are told that this vacation is Bush's "33rd" since taking office!

This timing is unbelievable!

Therefore, I think a message was sent out to all secret society Adepts throughout the world that gave them the code for which they are waiting.

For the record, when Rice states that no one could have foreseen the attacks on 9/11, I thought of the Illuminati Card Game. Prior to 1995, occult role-playing card game maker, Steve Jackson, produced a card of the World Trade Center being attacked, with smoke billowing from exactly the spot where the first plane hit on September 11, 2001! Further, Jackson produced a card showing the Pentagon on fire in the center, exactly as it occurred on 9/11. [NEWS1753]

Had I known that Steve Jackson knew information about a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that our government did not know, I would have sent the President an Illuminati Card Game!

Finally, we posted an article on June 14, 2001, in which we warned that an Al Qaeda attack on American and European cities seemed imminent [NEWS1509].

If Steve Jackson knew the plan, and Cutting Edge knew the plan, why didn't members of our intelligence services and the President and has Administration know? The fact is, they did know, as 9/11 was a key part of the Illuminati plan to begin the cataclysmic events which will result in the World War III, out of which Antichrist shall stride.

As an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Sharon stated later: "World War III is coming whether you like it or not; 9/11 was the beginning." [4/27/02]

VI. "The Passion" is producing the kind of religious fervor about which we originally warned. We reiterate what we have said from the beginning: if a person gets saved because of this movie, it will be in spite of the content of the movie! Some people will approach a genuine, Born Again Christian with questions because his or her interest has been stimulated by the movie. But, such a person will only be saved if they respond to the genuine Gospel being presented to them by the Christian, a point the movie never makes. The Gospel is never presented in "The Passion"! [NEWS1896]

NEWS BRIEF: "'Passion of the Christ' stirs religious activity in the are, by Bob Karlovits, Tribune-Review Music Writer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 9, 2004, http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/news/s_188530.html

" 'The Passion of the Christ' has infused this Lenten season with the kind of activity seldom seen during religious holidays ... That workshop and others at area universities drew hundreds of participants, and their planners now want them to continue. So Sixth Presbyterian is planning a November event featuring speakers on the topic of theology in films, and another next April on Jewish-Christian relations ... 'The movie has been a catalyst for events to take place', said Angela Harkins, an associate professor of theology at Duquesne University, Uptown. 'It has brought Jews and Christians together and reached a broader audience'."

This movie IS a "catalyst for events to take place", just as we warned in NEWS1893 and NEWS1894. Just as we feared, Christian and non-Christian (in this case, Jewish) people are drawing together to see what they have in common; whenever this type of dialogue occurs, Christians who hold opposite beliefs on key issues are encouraged to keep their differences to themselves so the group can concentrate on what unites them. Upon this basis the global church of Antichrist and his False Prophet shall arise out of the Abyss to cover the whole world for seven years.

This kind of discussion group is occurring between members of all faiths, including Muslim! The terrible "Paradigm Shift" of religious attitudes and values is under way.

NEWS BRIEF: "Passion breaks records in Italy", BBC News, 8 April, 2004

"Mel Gibson's controversial religious blockbuster The Passion of the Christ has broken box office records on its first day on release in Italy. The film took 1.22m euros (£804,000), beating the record held by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King which took 1.11m euros (£732,000) in a day. It is on general release in Italy, with no age restrictions. The film has taken over £5.5m in the UK since it was released on 26 March, and has been a big hit in other countries ... In the US, it has made over $330m (£180m) to date. In the UK, it scored the biggest ever opening weekend for a subtitled film, taking £2.1m in its first three days on release. It has also broken box office records in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, according to distributors."

Do you see all the countries listed in this paragraph" Italy, Great Britain, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, with France mentioned in a subsequent paragraph.

NEWS BRIEF: "Christianity Relics Exhibit Draws Crowds", Fox News, April 09, 2004

"LOS ANGELES — Director Mel Gibson’s graphic portrayal of the death of Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ" is already on its way to breaking box office records. At the same time, the movie seems to be spawning a renewed interest in Christianity. This past weekend, more than 12,000 people waited in line in St. Louis to catch a glimpse of relics on display in a rare exhibit showcasing fragments of artifacts said to be linked to the final days of Christ. Two of the most intriguing pieces of the exhibit, put on by the nonprofit Apostolate for Holy Relics , are slivers of wood believed to be from the actual cross Jesus was crucified on, along with a shard the group says comes from his crown of thorns."

Pagans of all ages from all continents have always "worshipped the creature rather than the Creator" (Romans 1:25). Thus, pagans are always drawn to relics, and most of them revere, even worship, them. Traditional Roman Catholicism has always delighted in relics, supposed holy objects from Jesus, Mary and the original Apostles. If you were to gather together all the "genuine" pieces of Jesus' cross the Catholic Church has been pushing these past 1,200 years, you would doubtlessly have many truckloads of "cross slivers"!

Of course, this is wholly ridiculous, but the fact that this Traditional Roman Catholic movie has spawned this type of pagan frenzy over relics is completely predicable and understandable.

NEWS BRIEF: "Ozzie and Sharon saw The Passion: Loved It", Rapture Ready Discussion Board, April 8, 2004

"I was channel surfing Friday night and came across Sharon Osbourne's show which I have never seen before, It was the beginning of the program and she talked about 5 minutes on how her and Ozzie had gone to see it. they both loved it. She seemed genuinely moved. She said everyone needed to see this movie and they were going to go see it again. Can you believe it?"

Yes, I can believe that an unrepentant Satanic Rocker like Ozzy Osbourne could enjoy this most bloody movie. There was no news as to whether either Ozzy or his wife, Sharon, became Born Again because of their interest in the movie.

NEWS BRIEF: "Mel in talks to make "The End of Days" movie confirmed", Rapture Ready Discussion Board, April 7, 2004

"I just got a call from the news director at our local news station and she confirmed the report I heard the other night. Mel Gibson IS in talks with the people from the Left Behind series to make their new movie "The End of Days!!!!"

This story confirms our original belief that "The Passion" was just one of several factors driving people into an apostate Christianity and/or an Ecumenical Christianity that could easily fit into the coming global government of Antichrist. Both "The Passion" and "Left Behind" deal in counterfeit Christian themes. Gibson's movie is so full of errors and rank, mystic Catholicism that the "Jesus" shown is not the Biblical Jesus; the "Left Behind" book series depicts a counterfeit view of the people saved after the Rapture, especially that terrible disinformation that a person may take the Mark of the Beast and still go to Heaven. As we stated in several articles, the danger is that people actually facing the guillotine when Antichrist is "causing" people to take the Mark are going to remember only that Chang took the Mark and was still OK with God; in fact, Chang later prayed with some holy men at Petra and God removed the Mark. Finally, the last book depicts Jesus speaking to Chang very approvingly! People facing the guillotine will only remember the events in a hazy fashion and will conclude that they are being "forced" to take this Mark, and shall take it, believing they can later repent and still go to heaven.

Yes, it is quite fitting that Gibson should direct the movie, "Glorious Appearing: The End of Days". By the way, that phrase, "End of Days", is a common occult term, not a Biblical term. The Bible talks about the "End of the Age" and the "Last Days"; occultists use the term, "End of Days"!


VII. "Reason Magazine" reminded us all this week that Big Brother technology exists right here and right now that totally steals our privacy from us!

NEWS BRIEF: "Putting 40,000 Readers, One by One, on a Cover", by David Carr, The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/05/business/05reason.html?ex=1081828800&en=298112164c524472&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE

"When the 40,000 subscribers to Reason, the monthly libertarian magazine, receive a copy of the June issue, they will see on the cover a satellite photo of a neighborhood - their own neighborhood. And their house will be graphically circled."

Our Founding Fathers realized that one key component in keeping our freedoms was personal privacy. With this concept in mind, they gave us a Constitution in which the rights to personal privacy are powerfully guaranteed. However, technology today is making it possible for a government to keep total tabs on every citizen in which they are interested. Let us go further through this article to see how completely our privacy has been stripped from us.

"On one level, the project, sort of the ultimate in customized publishing, is unsurprising: of course a magazine knows where its subscribers live. But it is still a remarkable demonstration of the growing number of ways databases can be harnessed. Apart from the cover image, several advertisements are customized to reflect the recipient's particulars. Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason, said the magazine, with an editorial mission of 'Free Minds, Free Markets,'' used the stunt to illustrate the cover article about the power and importance of databases .. we were interested in demonstrating the power of databases to customize information." [Ibid.]

While naive people like Nick Gillespie wax eloquently that large databases can work to our benefit, realistic citizens realize that a dictatorial government may use this technology to keep close watch on everyone in whom they have an interest. Our concern is especially stimulated when we look around us and see a dictatorial government existing "on paper", in those many Anti-Terrorism laws passed after 9/11, but especially Patriot Acts I and II.

Let us go back to this article to see the naive assumptions these marketing geniuses are making.

"The cover article, written by Declan McCullagh, suggests that while databases can lead to breaches in privacy, it allows Dell to provide instant credit to computer buyers, grocery stores to stock goods that their customers want, and mortgage lenders to keep their rates down. 'It's obvious that databases provide enormous benefits to modern life', said Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. 'We could no more operate without computer databases than we could without electricity. That doesn't mean that there aren't still some serious debates to have about government databases', he added, 'including the monitoring of the general American public under John Poindexter's Total Information Awareness program and the passenger profiling that has gone on."

"In some respects, Reason's cover stunt is less Big Brother than one more demonstration that micromarketing is here to stay." [Ibid.]

While such marketing experts and privacy advocates are "debating" the extent of government surveillance, the government will just continue accumulating information in huge databases, aided and abetted by such foolish and naive experts.

VIII. Remember our earlier discussion that our Army is being pushed almost beyond the limit? Remember that this Spring is said to be the time in which we are most vulnerable to an attack against our interests in another part of the world? Remember the rhetorical question that the Deputy Editor of Defense Watch Magazine posed in all seriousness (Covered above in Article IV)? His question was:

"The vulnerability of this imbalance can be ascertained in Korea: What could we do if a new war erupts there?"

With this thought in mind, let us review the latest news from North Korea:

NEWS BRIEF: "Pyongyang says nuke standoff at 'brink of war' ", The Straits Times, April 9, 2004.

"SEOUL -- North Korea said on Friday that the standoff over its atomic ambitions was on 'the brink of nuclear war', as United States Vice-President Dick Cheney headed to the region for talks with key Asian allies. Mr Cheney is expected in Tokyo on Saturday on the first leg of an Asian tour that also takes him to China and South Korea ... Washington is demanding the complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantling of North Korea's nuclear programmes, both plutonium and enriched uranium schemes, before it will offer concessions to the impoverished state."

After holding three perfectly worthless meetings with other nations in the past 12 months, and after quieting their harsh rhetoric, North Korea suddenly shoots this stern warning to President Bush, timed just perfectly the day before Cheney arrives in Asia. Do not doubt that a nuclear confrontation will erupt on the Korean Peninsula, for that is the Illuminati Plan; that conflict is War #2 in the three-war scenario of World War III.

Let us review the plan.

"A hair-raising nuclear confrontation in Korea may, towards the end of the period, threaten man's very survival." [Peter Lemesurier, "The Armageddon Script", p. 223]

The Illuminati has worked for almost a decade to ensure that North Korea has both nuclear weapons and the means by which to deliver them. Is the time drawing close for this part of the scenario to begin?

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

* "PRESIDENT BUSH'S NUCLEAR WARS AGAINST AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ NOW CONFIRMED!" New York Daily News has broken the D.U. story on their Sunday front page, and it confirms what Cutting Edge has been saying for almost one year about Depleted Uranium! Four of nine American soldiers recently returned from Iraq suffering "unknown illnesses" turned to New York Daily News for help. Independent lab testing revealed four of nine soldiers were contaminated with Depleted Uranium poisoning! -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1907.cfm

* "PROTESTANT CHURCH APOSTASY REACHES NEW PROPORTIONS -- ANOTHER SIGN THE END OF THE AGE IS NEAR " Baptist Book Stores, and the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, are urging its people to buy "Resurrection Eggs" to aid them in celebrating Easter! This mixes Paganism with the most beloved Christian celebration, another sign of the End of the Age being fulfilled in your Daily News. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1162.cfm

* "OCCULT HOLIDAYS AND HOW AMERICA HAS COPIED MANY OF THEM!" Too many Christians are enthusiastically celebrating pagan holidays, thinking they are Christian. Once you understand how very pagan America and the rest of the Western world has become, you can see how God's judgment cannot be far behind. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1796.cfm

* "BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS DEADLY SERIOUS ABOUT "SHRINKING THE GAP" -- HAS THE WORLD WAR II ERA O.S.S. BEEN RE-CREATED? U.S. Special Forces are being attached to U.S. Embassies throughout the "Non-Integrating Gap" region. Expect repeated coups and attempted coups in Third World countries as the drive to bring them into the "Functioning Core" gains steam! (NEWS1833) No Third World country can feel safe, as America has clearly blurred the line of distinction between military and civilian lines of authority, with NO Congressional oversight or accountability. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1906.cfm


---------Conclusion----------------HIS RESURRECTION DESTINY

"Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?" (Luke 24:26)

Our Lord's Cross is the gateway into His life: His Resurrection means that He has power now to convey His life to me. When I am born again from above, I receive from the Risen Lord His very life.

Our Lord's Resurrection destiny is to bring "Many sons unto glory." The fulfilling of His destiny gives Him the right to make us sons and daughters of God. We are never in the relationship to God that the Son of God is in; but we are brought by the Son into the relation of sonship. When Our Lord rose from the dead, He rose to an absolutely new life, to a life He did not live before He was incarnate. He rose to a life that had never been before; and His resurrection means for us that we are raised to His risen life, not to our old life. One day we shall have a body like unto His glorious body, but we can know now the efficacy of His resurrection and walk in newness of life. I would know Him in the power of His resurrection

"As Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him." "Holy Spirit" is the name for Eternal Life working in human beings here and now. The Holy Spirit is the Deity in proceeding power Who applies the Atonement to our experience. Thank God it is gloriously and majestically true that the Holy Ghost can work in us the very nature of Jesus if we will obey Him.

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