Editorial 12/18/98

Christmas carolers with bombs for presents


     In anticipation of Christmas, Americans this week visited their churches with Bibles under their arms and warm smiles on their faces. Some went door-to-door asking money for various projects and for the poor. Little bells are heard tinkling as happy shoppers put their coins into the pot for the poor and the needy. Echoes of voices are heard singing everywhere, "Peace on the earth, good will to men." While visions of sugar plums dance in their heads, half a world away these same Americans rain fire from the sky with their weapons of mass destruction on Iraq killing whomever may be in the way. Men, women and children will all take the hit. ABC News reported on the event showing the skin burned off civilians as sophisticated weapons of mass destruction were poured out upon the people. The President said he deeply regrets the civilian casualties. This seems disingenuous since one need never inflict such pain if one decides not to do so.

     The President ordered the attack on his way back from the Mideast Tuesday after hearing he did not have the votes to escape impeachment. While the President vigorously objects to the event as being connected to his impeachment hearings, the Washington Times has built a pretty good case for just such an event occurring. These are the facts. The motives we cannot know for sure.


     A shocking revelation just published by Christopher Francescani of the Washington Post stated:

Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter says U.S. officials prodded inspection teams to return to Iraq last month to provoke a crisis to justify bombing.

What [chief U.N. weapons inspector] Richard Butler did last week with the inspections was a set-up," Ritter told The Post yesterday. "This was designed to generate a conflict that would justify a bombing." Ritter said U.S. government sources told him three weeks ago when the inspections resumed that "the two considerations on the horizon were Ramadan [the month long Muslim holiday beginning this weekend] and impeachment.

You have no choice but to interpret this as "Wag the Dog." You have no choice," he said. "If you start assessing what's happened since November 19 [when inspectors resumed their work in Iraq], you have to wonder if the U.S. isn't perverting a good cause." Ritter's comments - and his reference to the movie about a president who created a phony war to divert attention from his domestic problems - came hours before U.S. military forces struck in the Persian Gulf, destroying suspected biological and chemical weapons sites in Iraq.

In mid-November, U.S. and British forces were on the verge of massive bombing attacks on Iraq. The attacks were called off at the last minute after Saddam Hussein reversed Baghdad's Oct. 31 refusal to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors.

After Saddam capitulated, inspectors were rushed back in to resume their duties. UNSCOM [the U.N. Special Commission] knew there were no weapons at the sites they were sending their inspectors to. We've been doing this for seven years. We know that when the inspectors leave, Iraq shuffles up the deck, moves the weapons."

Why then did the U.S. urge these inspectors to carry out immediate inspections?" Ritter assailed Butler's report, released late Tuesday night, that said Iraq was not complying with the inspections. That report was in contrast with one released by the International Atomic Energy Agency which said Iraq was complying.

Ritter insists Butler's report - while necessary - was politically motivated. "If you dig around, you'll find out why Richard Butler yesterday ran to the phone four times. He was talking to his [U.S.] National Security adviser. They were telling him to sharpen the language in his report to justify the bombing.

One Iraqi envoy stated that Butler's report was founded on a 45-minute delay and that the U.S. was basing its air strikes on that one delay. Iraqis charge that Americans simply wanted to attack without any true justification.


     The Associated Press reported that thousands of Palestinians are chanting, "Death to Clinton" and are burning U.S. flags to protest U.S. air strikes against Iraq. Only three days ago, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat swooned in worship of the U.S. President as Clinton promised hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. tax revenue to gain support from Palestinians for the general involvement of the U.S. in the affairs of Palestine. The crowds cheered and celebrated Clinton's visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip and this visit was widely seen as implicit U.S. recognition of Palestinian claims to independence.  

     The Republicans told the President this week that they would delay the vote for impeachment if he bombed Iraq. These are the facts. As promised, the vote was delayed so that the house could vote on an action to support the troops on their mission of mass destruction. Many Americans will not be supporting any such vote. When a nation sends its troops out for such a mission as this, the troops do not deserve support. Neither do those who send them deserve support.

     The name of this operation is Desert Fox. It may be just coincidental that they named the operation against Iraq after Hitler's W.W.II general, Erwin Rommel, who was nicknamed the Desert Fox in the North African campaign. Encyclopedia Britannica records that "In February 1941, Rommel was appointed commander of the German troops dispatched to aid the all but defeated Italian army in Libya. ...In the North African theater of war, the "Desert Fox," as he came to be called by both friend and foe because of his audacious surprise attacks, acquired a formidable reputation, and soon Hitler, impressed by such successes, promoted him to field marshal." The President's surprise attack seems to warrant the name "desert fox."

     I spoke with a German friend of mine who grew up in the Nazi youth corps. I asked this man, how was it he followed Hitler into his suicidal path, first invading Poland and then most of the rest of Europe. His answer was revealing. He told me they were prepared by the media. They simply followed the leader into the fire. At the time it sounded like a good idea and it seemed reasonable, especially when the circumstances were presented to them the way they were. Germany had its reasons for invading Poland. History records the end of it.

     The United Nations envoy from Iraq stated Wednesday, "The exaggerated uproar over the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction is nothing more than a big lie," he said. "The other lie is that Iraq poses a threat to its neighbors. There is absolutely no excuse or pretext to use force against Iraq," he said. "The use of force not only has serious consequences for the implementation of Security Council resolutions, but also poses a threat to international as well as regional stability."

     The envoy was right on all counts. The U.N. weapons inspectors have themselves stated Iraq poses no threat. The President justifies his course of action on the fact that Iraq could conceivably be a threat some day. This threat is perceived because Iraq will not bow the knee to the international cabal. And what nation would not fall under that umbrella that it might be a threat someday? Is policy now being established that any nation that may pose a threat to U.S. interests at some time in the future is a target for American attacks?

     Certain spokesmen and spin-meisters have suggested that Iraq will use poison and gas to attack since it does not have the power or money to develop weapons such as the U.S. has. Does it seem unreasonable for a nation to do what it can to protect itself? Would not America do the same? Is America now running scared and closing its embassies because it knows there will be some sort of deserved retribution?

     The AP quoted the Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov as saying, "Nobody has the right to act on their own in the name of the United Nations and even less to pretend to be the judge of the entire world; it will bring even more pain and misery for the people in that country." The results of this dirty deed have caused fears in the U.S. over possible retaliation, so all but two of its African embassies were closed and security was stepped up at many U.S. and British institutions worldwide, from the Philippines to Greece and Denmark. The U.S. State Department ordered the departure of some of its embassy personnel in Kuwait and warned other Americans living there to think about departing the scene.

     The Arab League condemned the strikes and a Gulf official said Baghdad had reached out for Arab support to stop the attacks. Russian President Boris Yeltsin demanded an immediate end to the military campaign and Chinese President Jiang Zemin also asked to no avail that President Clinton refrain from further attacks.

     "This is a violation of the U.N. charter and the principles of international law, and we condemn this," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Sun Yuxi. President Clinton has more than once proven himself an outlaw and now he leads the entire nation into a serious international crisis which is against the law.

     In Pakistan the Senate passed a resolution unanimously condemning the air strikes as "an attack on humanity and the Islamic world." Islamic Pakistan's conservative religious group called the United States a nation of "international terrorists."

     For years President Clinton has argued that Saddam was against international law and that he was a terrorist. In recent times there is one obvious violator of those professed international principles which expose the base nature of the President and his supporters in Congress and the nation. The true nature of this baseness is yet to be revealed.

     Already clearly stated by administration officials the U.S. is pumping 100,000,000 tax dollars into a mercenary army to bring down the Baghdad regime. It has also been stated that this attack is to weaken the Iraqi nation to the point that it cannot substantially defend itself against these mercenaries.

     In W.W.II the Americans sent out their sons to battle to defend the homeland after the attack at Pearl Harbor. That war ended in victory. In the Viet Nam war the U.S. inserted itself into the affairs of a small Asian country when that country's politics was not the business of the U.S. Eventually, the whole thing came apart and Americans were sent home in a bag. Big guns do not insure against retaliation when the nation is in the wrong. They say, "might makes right" but this saying cannot be proven in actual history. "Might" just falls harder when it is "not right."

     More than ever Americans once again attack a defenseless country. In the most cowardly way Americans stand far off and drop their weapons of mass destruction on a country that cannot defend itself and when that country was no threat whatever to this country or its national interests. To heap insult upon insult the American Congress meets to express support for "the troops." This war amounts to international terrorism and murder. Does Congress meet to honor its international terrorists? Nothing good can be made out of this obvious hypocrisy. The Congress and the President should rightly be brought to trial under the laws of the U.N. they claim to live by. Christians should hide their heads in shame when they sing, "Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright." Those families in Iraq taking hits, some having their skin burned off of them, have no such night. Clinton is a Bible-carrying professor of the humble Christ. He, along with other religious fakes, are doing their deed of destruction.


     Now here lies the mystery. Wednesday the President stated he was taking this action to protect American interests. While that sounds very noble, it was not mentioned what those American interests were. As we have reported, "Wag the Dog" seems to be a primary motivation in regards to the recent military actions in Iraq, however, there is more to "Wag the Dog" than most suppose. While it is true that a military strike was convenient politically, that was not the bottom line motivating purpose of creating a reason to attack Iraq.

     The true bottom line interests are the establishment of Jerusalem as a Jewish city and one which is in authority. The Scriptures refer to this: "And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain." Dan 11:45. This glorious holy mountain refers to Jerusalem and this text refers to the long expected antichrist. The next verse in Daniel states that at that time Michael stands up. "And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time." Those American interests referred to are the establishment of Israel and the eradication of those who are opposed to this action. While money and oil are clearly an incentive for Americans to impose themselves in the region, the greater interest stems from religious forces inside and outside of the country. Jews have a strong interest in securing their position in Jerusalem and what they perceive as their prophetic calling as rulers of the world. They believe this is promised in their Scriptures. True Christianity is to be thrown down. This may surprise most Christians who have perceived themselves as gaining some benefit from this event.

     In recent years Christians have developed the idea that the temple would be rebuilt in Jerusalem ushering in the promised second coming of the Messiah. This picture carefully taught to Christians has been the source of great religious pressure to overthrow any voice of dissent in the Middle East. Great forces for change want to bring a dramatic event to pass by the year 2000. The millennium has with it a catalyst for the ideas now taking shape. This year seems to be the open window of opportunity for all of the prophets and prognosticators to bring their visions to pass. With urgency the President has forces on all sides pressing to create the vision for the millennium. Iraq was not evil enough to be an obvious example. Iraqi resistance had to be fabricated to justify an attack, as Mr. Ritter stated. Nearly all men are calling for the overthrow of Saddam. Hardly anyone will tell the true motivations for the urgency in both Democratic and Republican circles. Religious prognosticators from New Age to conservative Baptist are pressing for the final thrust. Iraq is the pawn in the game of this antichrist. Soon we will see more ominous changes in world politics which will bring all things to their final conclusion. The whole Christian world is singing the praises of Jerusalem and they preach from their pulpits the vision of the Jews being God's chosen people. Little do they suspect they are being prepared as food for worms.

     Some are asking, what has the Middle East got to do with the U.S. other than a little oil? 10% of the U.S. government is Jewish. Jews are placed in the most strategic policymaking positions. This current war, being foisted upon the world, is in taking out the Iraqi thorn in the flesh for Israel and it was not unexpected. Iraq is one of those nations who is opposed to Israel and this opposition is used as justification for any device which might destroy them. This Iraqi holocaust is also designed to be an example that the conservative Moslem world had better keep its hands off this baby of the New World Order. Both Jew and gentile forge the fetters which will drag them all down.

     Some of these thoughts may seem conjecture or even heresy. Arguing these points is futile until one sees the final fruition. But there is a telltale sign all should be able to recognize. While everyone has their opinions and political favorites, and while everyone has their religious ideas, one must realize that when any people are unfairly oppressed or mistreated for the sake of some political agenda, the negative effects will most assuredly come. One may well remember the statement, "For there is no respect of persons with God." Romans 2:11."For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him." Rom 10:12. That is, They which are the children of the flesh (Jews), these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise (faith) are counted for the seed." Romans 9:8.

     The President has promised to give hundreds of millions of tax dollars to the Palestinians while in the Middle East. Money has caused some of the Palestinians to turn their heads while their brothers are reduced to rubble. Money has a way of doing that to most people who have no true ethics or conscience left. While it is not popular to mention the "J" word since mentioning that word in connection with world politics is called anti-Semitic, I would like to make the point that this writer is not anti-Semitic. Iraqis are Semites and I am opposed to this American and Jewish anti-Semitic and genocidal action against them. The mistreatment of any people only comes from antichrist. One may try to make a point that Iraq still has weapons. So--and does not every other country on earth have some weapons of some sort? Oh, yes, they state that they are doing the world a favor in eradicating these weapons of mass destruction, but, instead, they are setting up the world for a most terrible retribution. Strangely, no one is removing the weapons of mass destruction from antichrist. This seems to me to be the one who should be disarmed.

     But, then again, antichrist is the child of the world's leading religions. The conclusion is in formation before our eyes and all the world follows after him. In fact, all the world is him. The President is only following his orders. The urgency is felt by all. The conclusion must be realized before the moment of opportunity passes. The year 2000 is the moment of golden glory.


     During this time of year thoughts of the Holy Land come to mind. I remember a story in Scripture how the Jews brought the babe in a manger, now grown, to trial. He was accused by false witnesses that He was planning to overthrow the government. He was charged with the planned destruction of the temple. He was made to seem dangerous so that they might prevail upon the Romans to kill him. The Jews had no real political power themselves, so they had to use Roman power to bring to pass the end of their desires. This man Jesus was a threat to their hopes and ambitions.

     It seems history repeats itself. Let us follow on to see how history played itself out. Madeleine Albright made the remark that Saddam learns slow. Excuse me, Ms. Albright, it appears to me that the Jews and those who follow them are the slow learners. Does not history teach you anything?

     When the Jews forced Pilot to kill their enemy whose name was Jesus, not long after, Pilot committed suicide. A little while later the Romans who were used by the Jews to kill Christ came to their city and destroyed it as Christ had prophesied. As Jesus predicted, there was not one stone left upon another. Some time after that, Rome was sacked and burned by the northern hordes, some of whom were the Huns. This tribe was situated in Asia and the territory now is Mongolia which sits at the center of Russia and China.

     Would that not be an awesome event if history is indeed playing itself out once again? The Jews come to the Romans (U.S.) and bring false witnesses against their enemy (Saddam) so that Rome (U.S.) will kill him. A little time after that, the Romans (U.S.) destroy Jerusalem. Not long after that, the U.S. is destroyed by the northern tribes (Russia and China). Truly, only time will tell the actual events, but one event is now taking place. If a man has half a brain, he can see that something is amiss in America's attack of a country far away and of little threat. If anything, Iraq is being made a threat by U.S. actions.

     Wicked men who plan wicked deeds think they might get away with them, but by and by payment comes and it will come again this time also. If Iraq attacked the U.S. or Israel, there might be justification for retaliation in the minds of those retaliating, but this act of bold, outright aggression on a nation hardly able to eat, will not leave a good reaction. There will not be a W.W.II type of victory here. This victory will be something less than Viet Nam. The hypocrisy has exposed the beast for what it is. Americans may pride themselves that this deed is "over there" somewhere and they rest in their beds quietly with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. They will remain in their stupor until the day these forces come for them.

     This act of the President will never be lived down. This will never be forgotten. This is simply a larger version of the attack near Waco which destroyed a congregation of people where there was no threat if they had just been left alone. Some believe the Davidian leader was kooky or bad. Some believe Saddam is. So --and may I ask, how good are we right about now? If the government destroyed all the evil people in the world, there would be none remaining and there would be no government. All you would see, if you were still able to, is the breeze blowing through the grass. All you would hear would be the sound of the wind. Whatever we have heard about Saddam, we have heard about President Clinton. Isn't something written about taking the log out of one's own eye before picking at the speck in someone else's?

     The President's speech Wednesday accused Saddam and others as enemies of peace. Oh, please sir, and excuse me, who is it that is making war? Are Iraqi cruise missiles heading for American homes? Are there Iraqi ships on our coasts? Sorry sir, we Americans and British are the only ones who qualify as enemies of peace right now. No one else qualifies. I know most Americans are stupid and asleep, but please spare me this grossest misstatement.

     Vice President Gore spoke Wednesday of the great national unity behind this pogrom. Please excuse me, sir. It seems the polls indicate that 88 million Americans are against the attack. Sir, if you counted one person who is against the war every second, you would be counting for almost three years full time until you had them all counted. That does not sound like unity to me.


     George Stephanopolis tonight made a most sobering statement. He stated that when the impeachment vote is cast, we will be living in a whole new world. I think it is a whole new world already. The Gulf War coalition is split. Russia, China, Egypt, France and a small host of others no longer support the American objectives in Iraq. The world is in financial crisis and the American political situation is in chaos. By all appearances we are entering a time of trouble such as never was. We shall see what the soon coming events will reveal. An interesting statement from the Protocols seem to shed some light on these events. They read:


     The events of crisis before us are intended to bring the entire earth into a political union and a despotism never yet seen on this earth's stage of action. The whole crisis this very day is created for the very purposes mentioned. At the time of the Gulf War, President Bush before the United Nations laid out the very principles mentioned in the Protocol just quoted. He stated he hoped they would come to pass by the year 2000. It is the intention of the antichrist to so bring the nations into such despair that they will gladly give themselves over to the new despotism. They are prepared to give up their hopes and dreams, their religions and economies for the brief promise of rest from the turmoils placed before them. The mighty expectations of modern Christians will be dashed as they are brought to see their faith is left in ruins. This is the judgment so long predicted when men will have to face the lies they have nourished. We are entering a new time, but the antichrist and all who follow him will come to their end and none shall help them. The peoples have forsaken wisdom and wisdom will flee from them.

Pr. 1:26: "I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh."

"And I say unto you. That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom (the Jews) shall be cast out unto outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." "When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us.' He will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.' Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!'" (Matt. 8:11-12 & Luke 13:25-27, RSV)

     Oh, yes, Merry Christmas Iraq from peace loving America. We drop our Christmas offerings from the skies. Sorry for the intrusion but we want to make you peace loving also. Have a Joyous holiday.

      Since it is Christmas I think it is fitting to have us sing a carol. I have taken the liberty to make this one just a little more real.

It Came Upon the Midnight Drear

It came upon the midnight drear, inglorious sounds of old,
From missiles bending near the earth To make their victims cold:
War on the earth, ill will to men, From Hell's inglorious king;
The world in solemn stillness lay, while evil angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come, With warlike wings unfurled,
And still their hellish music floats o'er all the weary world;
Above its sad and lowly plain, They fly on hovering wing,
And ever o'er its Babel sounds Satanic angels sing.

And ye, beneath life's crushing load, Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the desert way With painful steps and slow--
Look now! for sad and darkened hours Come swiftly on the wing;
O lie beside your weary road, As hellish angels sing.


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