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US troops are dying in a foreign civil war

Posted by terres on October 27, 2009

As 14 more US personnel are killed in 3 helicopter crashes, AND another 8 troops lose their lives in southern Afghanistan, senior U.S. official resigns over ‘pointless war’

‘US troops are dying for what is essentially a foreign civil war’

Matthew Hoh, a former Marine Corps captain and the senior U.S. civilian in Zabul province resigns.

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“I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ presence in Afghanistan,” Matthew Hoh wrote in his resignation letter. Photo: Gerald Martineau / The Washington Post. Image may be subject to copyright.

Hoh, 36, is the first U.S. official to publicly resign in protest over the Afghan war, which he had come to believe fueled the civil war in Afghanistan.

“I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ presence in Afghanistan,” he wrote in his resignation letter. “I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end.”

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NO Water for Palestinians

Posted by terres on October 27, 2009

Israel’s Final Act of Genocide

The following report was released by Amnesty International on October 27, 2009

Israel rations Palestinians to trickle of water

Amnesty International has accused Israel of denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing discriminatory policies.

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Daily consumption of water per person in the occupied West Bank. Image created by RTSF based on AI data.

These unreasonably restrict the availability of water in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and prevent the Palestinians developing an effective water infrastructure there.

“Israel allows the Palestinians access to only a fraction of the shared water resources, which lie mostly in the occupied West Bank, while the unlawful Israeli settlements there receive virtually unlimited supplies. In Gaza the Israeli blockade has made an already dire situation worse,” said Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s researcher on Israel and the OPT.

In a new extensive report, Amnesty International revealed the extent to which Israel’s discriminatory water policies and practices are denying Palestinians their right to access to water.

Israel uses more than 80 per cent of the water from the Mountain Aquifer, the main source of underground water in Israel and the OPT, while restricting Palestinian access to a mere 20 per cent.

The Mountain Aquifer is the only source for water for Palestinians in the West Bank, but only one of several for Israel, which also takes for itself all the water available from the Jordan River.

While Palestinian daily water consumption barely reaches 70 litres a day per person, Israeli daily consumption is more than 300 litres per day, four times as much.

In some rural communities Palestinians survive on barely 20 litres per day, the minimum amount recommended for domestic use in emergency situations.

Some 180,000-200,000 Palestinians living in rural communities have no access to running water and the Israeli army often prevents them from even collecting rainwater.

In contrast, Israeli settlers, who live in the West Bank in violation of international law, have intensive-irrigation farms, lush gardens and swimming pools.

Numbering about 450,000, the settlers use as much or more water than the Palestinian population of some 2.3 million.

“TARGET PRACTICE” – SOLDIERS SHOOTING AT WATER TANKS

A feature which distinguishes the roofs of homes in Palestinian towns and villages from the
Israeli settlements in the OPT are the rainwater collection tanks. Virtually every Palestinian
house has at least one such tank and most have several. The reason is the perennial water
shortage which the Palestinians face but which does not affect Israeli settlers.

Where’s the Water?

An empty Palestinian agricultural reservoir near Jiftlik in the West Bank - AI
An empty Palestinian agricultural reservoir near Jiftlik in the West Bank. © AI

Israeli settlers in Maaleh Adumim enjoy a swim - AGG
Israeli settlers in Maaleh Adumim enjoy a swim. © Angela Godfrey-Goldstein

In the Gaza Strip, 90 to 95 per cent of the water from its only water resource, the Coastal Aquifer, is contaminated and unfit for human consumption. Yet, Israel does not allow the transfer of water from the Mountain Aquifer in the West Bank to Gaza.

Stringent restrictions imposed in recent years by Israel on the entry into Gaza of material and equipment necessary for the development and repair of infrastructure have caused further deterioration of the water and sanitation situation in Gaza, which has reached crisis point.

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Sewage Contaminated Water from a Palestinian Well. Source: Australians For Palestine

To cope with water shortages and lack of network supplies many Palestinians have to purchase water, of often dubious quality, from mobile water tankers at a much higher price.

Others resort to water-saving measures which are detrimental to their and their families’ health and which hinder socio-economic development.

“Over more than 40 years of occupation, restrictions imposed by Israel on the Palestinians’ access to water have prevented the development of water infrastructure and facilities in the OPT, consequently denying hundreds of thousand of Palestinians the right to live a normal life, to have adequate food, housing, or health, and to economic development,” said Donatella Rovera.

Israel has appropriated large areas of the water-rich Palestinian land it occupies and barred Palestinians from accessing them.

It has also imposed a complex system of permits which the Palestinians must obtain from the Israeli army and other authorities in order to carry out water-related projects in the OPT. Applications for such permits are often rejected or subject to long delays.

Restrictions imposed by Israel on the movement of people and goods in the OPT further compound the difficulties Palestinians face when trying to carry out water and sanitation projects, or even just to distribute small quantities of water.

Water tankers are forced to take long detours to avoid Israeli military checkpoints and roads which are out of bounds to Palestinians, resulting in steep increases in the price of water.

In rural areas, Palestinian villagers are continuously struggling to find enough water for their basic needs, as the Israeli army often destroys their rainwater harvesting cisterns and confiscates their water tankers.

In comparison, irrigation sprinklers water the fields in the midday sun in nearby Israeli settlements, where much water is wasted as it evaporates before even reaching the ground.

In some Palestinian villages, because their access to water has been so severely restricted, farmers are unable to cultivate the land, or even to grow small amounts of food for their personal consumption or for animal fodder, and have thus been forced to reduce the size of their herds.

“Water is a basic need and a right, but for many Palestinians obtaining even poor-quality subsistence-level quantities of water has become a luxury that they can barely afford,” said Donatella Rovera.

“Israel must end its discriminatory policies, immediately lift all the restrictions it imposes on Palestinians’ access to water, and take responsibility for addressing the problems it created by allowing Palestinians a fair share of the shared water resources.”


“Water resources in the Gaza Strip were already
in the throes of an environmental crisis prior to
the latest escalation of hostilities; the recent
events aggravated the situation… the collapse of
sewage treatment during the period accelerated
the pollution load into the underlying aquifer.”

UNEP, September 2009

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Sewage mains in northern Gaza destroyed by Israeli air strikes in December 2008/January 2009 © AI

TROUBLED WATERS – PALESTINIANS DENIED FAIR ACCESS TO WATER
ISRAEL-OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

  • Lack of access to adequate, safe and clean water has been a longstanding problem for Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), principally as a result of discriminatory Israeli policies and practices. Palestinians use about 70 litres of water per capita a day, barely a quarter of the amount used by Israelis.
  • Access to water resources for Palestinians in the OPT is controlled by Israel and is restricted to a level that does not meet their needs and does not constitute a fair and equitable share of the shared water resources.
  • Some 180,000-200,000 Palestinians in rural communities in the West Bank have no access to running water. Some are surviving on less than 20 litres a day, the minimum recommended for emergency situations response. Even in towns and villages connected to the water network, the taps often run dry – sometimes for weeks or even months.
  • In Gaza the aquifer is depleted and contaminated – more than 90 per cent of the water supply is unfit for human consumption. The Israeli blockade of Gaza prevents the entry of desperately needed material for the construction and repair of water facilities and has made an already dire situation worse.
  • The water shortage has hindered social and economic development for Palestinians in the OPT and has resulted in violations of their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to water, food, health, work and adequate housing. [Copyright AI]

Vegetable crops and irrigation network being uprooted by an Israeli army bulldozer in Jiftlik
Vegetable crops and irrigation network being uprooted by an Israeli army bulldozer in Jiftlik, Jordan Valley, 11 March 2008.
© Amnesty International

See Also: The day the bulldozers came…

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‘White supremacists’ patrol Christchurch, NZ

Posted by terres on October 26, 2009

Shame on You New Zealand!

The following information was posted at TEAA’s blog:

Israeli-connected “white pride” group “patrols” streets of Christchurch, NZ

Right Wing Resistance (RWR), a “white pride” group with direct ties to the state of Israel, says they are patrolling New Brighton streets, Christchurch.

“white pride” vigilantes take over Christchurch

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The leader of group Kylie (?) Chapman is seen with his officers. This comes at a time when Radovan Karadžić, the former Bosnian Serb leader is seriously considering suicide while in custody in ICTY custody in the Hague.
He too, was supported by his Israeli-American connection, Richard Holbrooke, or so he claims.

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Abbas Helps Israeli “Divide and Kill” Policy

Posted by terres on October 26, 2009

Ever wondered why Yasser Arafat wasn’t assassinated by Israelis?

First and foremost, Arafat was a businessman. Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, co-founded the Fatah group with Yasser Arafat. He is probably no less treacherous to his people than Arafat.

As for the Goldstone’s UN report [despite this blog’s objection to the pitch, ] it has turned into a disastrous farce  for the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas.

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Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, co-founded the Fatah organization with Yasser Arafat. Reuters photo. Image may be subject to copyright.

“Palestinians were outraged after the authority last week, under Israeli and US pressure, abruptly halted its drive to speed the report … ” BBC reported.

The PA had initially asked the UN human rights council to refer the matter to the  Security Council, “which could in theory ask the International Criminal Court to open a war crimes prosecution.”

On the day of the vote, however, the PA announced they would support a postponement of discussions until March, 2010.

Various factions protested  in Ramallah denouncing the decision.

John Pilger, writing about president Obama’s role in the affair, said: “In colluding with the only nuclear-armed power in the Middle East, he bribed the Palestinian Authority to suppress a UN judgment that Israel had committed crimes against humanity in its assault on Gaza – crimes made possible with US weapons whose shipment Obama secretly approved before his inauguration.”

Thanks to Abbas, Israel bought another installment of time, at least 6 months possibly a year or more, before any more discussion could even begin. Meanwhile they are free to murder, kill and cause mayhem at will.

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German Nazis Haven’t Killed a Jew in 60 Years

Posted by terres on October 20, 2009

Quote of the Day:

Tear Down War-Porn Museums!

The following quote by a Jewish reader comes from TEAA’s Blog:

For more than 60 years Nazis in Germany, if there were/are any alive, haven’t killed a single Jew. The Israeli occupation forces, and Israeli-led military action through other world powers, on the other hand, have been responsible for the massacres of millions of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and others throughout the world.

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War Criminal Obama Wins Nobel Dynamite Prize

Posted by feww on October 9, 2009

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Obama wins 2009 Nobel “Peace” Prize

Is This Someone’s Idea of a Dirty Joke?

Not quite. The Norwegian committee members in charge have a habit of awarding the “peace” prize to the guy who advocates using more dynamites!

Are you *^$%#@ serious?

The Nobel prize was created by the inventor of dynamite Alfred Nobel, a Swedish industrialist, who went on to make a dynamite out of  his invention.

The Nobel Committee said they awarded him the prize for  “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.”

How exactly did he do that?

He sent 21,000 more troops to Afghanistan to kill more civilians.

Dose it mean that he now has the Nobel license to use even more dynamites?

That’s the irony isn’t it. But at least they are consistent in the way they choose their prize-winners. Among  their previous jackpot winners were:

  • Martti Ahtisaari
  • Shimon Peres
  • Yitzhak Rabin
  • The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
  • The United Nations Peace-keeping Forces
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Menachem Begin
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (twice)

“Very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said. [Ask anyone in Detroit, they’ll yah!]

“[Obama has] created a new climate in international politics, ” the statement from the Nobel Committee said. “Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play.”

Does this mean that Olympics Committee are at least more honorable people than the Norwegian Nobel Committee?

At least one person approved. Obama’s uncle Said Obama reportedly told Reuters by telephone from the president’s ancestral village of Kogelo in western Kenya: “It is humbling for us as a family and we share in Barack’s honor… we congratulate him.”

The ceremony for the peace award will take place on 10 December in Oslo, Norway’s capital. Meanwhile you can email your thoughts (express yourself freely) to the committee at postmaster@nobel.no

The Nobel Dynamite Prize Committee Members [Name them to Shame them]

  • Thorbjørn Jagland:  Chair of the Nobel Committee
  • Kaci Kullmann Five:  Deputy chair of the Nobel Committee
  • Sissel Marie Rønbeck: Former Politician
  • Inger-Marie Ytterhorn: Senior political adviser to the Progress Party’s parliamentary group.
  • Ågot Valle: Member of the Storting (Parliament of Norway)

The dreaded Olympics comes every four years; the agony of Nobel Pe*ce Prize is annual!

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How Judeo-Christianity Killed America

Posted by terres on October 8, 2009

The Unacceptable Cost of Judeo-Christianity, Its Legacy of Pain

By Charles E. Carlson
October 05, 2009
We Hold These Truths

This paper explores how Christian Zionism is co-opted by a foreign lobby, AIPAC, and used to carry out Israeli objectives.  AIPAC and its powers were well documented in 1994, in One Nation under Israel by Andrew J Hurley, and published by We Hold These Truths. (2)

Southern Baptist pastor Jerry Falwell (died in 2007) may have been the first leader to recognize the potential for linking dispensational Christianity with Zionism and harness its combined power into a political movement with loyalty to the state of Israel as its primary and passionate mission. In the early 1980s, Falwell called his fledgling army “The Moral Majority.”  It was later referred to as the “Christian Right.”  Today the millions of people who have made the present state of Israel the centerpiece of their Christian religion have been given the name “Christian Zionists.” (3)

We Hold These Truths prefers to describe both the Christian Zionist leaders and their misled followers as “Judeo-Christians,” a broadly accepted term, to reflect the fact that the religion they are following is no longer traditional Christianity, but one into which Judaism was injected, producing a radically altered hybrid.

Essential facts about Christian Zionism

First: It must be understood what Judeo-Christianity  (also called “evangelicalism,” dispensationalism, or Christians Zionism) is: by any name, a 20th Century phenomena, an apostate-cult, meaning it practices, in part, a deviant path of following Christ, and it relies upon many varied human sources other than the traditional bible(s) for its theology.(4)(5)

Second: Judeo-Christianity ascribes holiness to a foreign political state, Israel, as though it was itself a god.  It placed political Israel on the throne along side of Jesus Christ, and, in so doing, its teachers ignore, if not annul, much of Jesus’ teachings. (1) (2) (3)

Third: Rank and file churchgoers and many lesser known Judeo-Christian pastors think of themselves as moral, even when they are actively contributing to immoral acts, such as supporting mass military assassinations in Gaza and the West Bank.  They do not consider these acts immoral because they believe events are ordained, or even demanded, by God.

Anger against Christian Zionists is misplaced, because they, too, are victims of their own acts.  They probably bring more suffering upon themselves and their families than any other middle class group.  Judeo-Christians parents rarely opposing any war that Israel favors, so it is quite likely more serve, and therefore more are killed in military combat, than for instance the sons of agnostics or other religious groups. We have yet to find reliable data to support this argument so it is offered strictly as this author’s observation and opinion based on many talks with parents and youths at churches where we have conducted vigils.

Finally, Judeo-Christianity is much larger than generally believed and is active in every state and community in the USA. The new CNN.com six-hour television feature, God’s Warriors, hosted by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, [married to James Rubin, former Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department,] stated in the introductory segment:

“A recent poll found that 59 percent of American evangelicals believe Israel is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.  She also asserted:  “The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates 85 million evangelicals believes God tells them to support Israel — more than six times the world’s Jewish population.”

Several Pew Foundation polls have supported this statement over the last four years, and in fact may suggest higher percentages than used by CNN. (6)

For these several reasons Judeo-Christianity can easily be used by its leader, and by the leaders of Israel, to carry out a political agenda that favors that foreign political state over and ahead of the interests of America, and ahead of the interest of any humans in the USA or any other country except Israel.  For the most part followers of the cult do not know they are being used. Without this understanding many are confused between Judeo-Christian religion and its political agenda.  Pro-Israel activists, including John Hagee, should rightly be registered as agents for a foreign government, so open are their objectives.,Some of our allies against serial wars attribute them to Israel, working through its agents and lobbies for the purpose of gaining US dollar support and creating chaos in the Middle East for its own benefit.

Much is finally being exposed about the powerful Israeli lobby led by The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  AIPAC’S agenda that calls for the USA to finance and bless its occupation of its neighbors, and eventually control the oil of the Middle East,  tactics that are contrary to American interests.

Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt have written a powerful paper, The Israel Lobby, which tells us Israel has too much influence in US Foreign Policy.  Their paper has led to a soon to be released and much anticipated book that is making giant waves across the world even before it is printed, as Israel seeks to prevent its promotion. (7.Rapture ready video)

We Hold These Truths sees hope.   Educate the laymen within our own churches, especially mainline churches, can break Israel’s power-hold over our politicians, and it can restore others to follow Christ instead of Israel. More important, we see no other way to do it!

Without the voting support of church Israel’s well-established desire to see Iraq destroyed and its oil divided up resulted in the first gulf war in 1991 and the present contemplated devastation of Iran is nearly unstoppable.  AIPAC and many American businessmen have profit interests in war and campaigned for new wars as a matter of business, but it is the Judeo-Christians who have provided the grassroots clout to keep the War On Islam churning.*

The Dollar Cost of killing:

The occupation of Iraq paralyzed the oil production from the 2nd largest oil resource in the world. Before the occupation it did not cost $50 to fill the family car.  Before the occupation Christian Zionist children and grandchildren could afford milk at a cost per gallon less than diesel fuel, and truck drivers could afford both milk and fuel.  Before “wars” on Iraq, American industry was healthy and had not yet been shipped to China.

Our economic catastrophe is real, lead by the real estate and mortgage bubble. Why?  Because of the cost of a war is over $500 thousand million dollars, and most of the money has been printed, so it will have to be repaid in higher prices later on.  This judgment is like a foul smelling vapor that cannot be put back in the bottle.  I use the word “catastrophe” where others talk of “crisis” because crisis can sometimes be avoided and often leads to practical solutions. Not so with our “catastrophe.” We have passed the crisis stage years ago when we began serial wars for economic purposes, printing the money to pay for them.

There is no end to the amount of price inflation we can expect, food prices will surely be the next to skyrocket on our shopping list for reasons to be explained in our next issue.  Judeo-Christians as a group are most responsible for our dollar dilution because it is they that supported the wars for which all these dollars were wasted on killing people.

Christian Zionist leaders like Gary Bauer, John Hagee and Pat Robertson are not the only ones who believe the Christian Zionist vote controls the USA.  Politician Tom Delay who was an ardent supporter of every war against Islam, recently was quoted as saying at John Hagee’s Night to Honor Israel in Washington DC, that he not only “believes in the Rapture, I live for it” Too bad Delay left the world in such a mess just before his anticipated departure.(8)

Israel lobby harness Judeo-Christianity

Every politician in Congress and those competing for the presidency know George W. Bush became president because he and Carl Rove found a way to identify Bush with the Christian Right, but to get this blessing one must also be Israel blessed.   Even today 70% of Republicans support Bush and his war in Iraq because what is left of the Republican Party is predominantly Judeo-Christian.

The relationship between the Christian-Zionists leaders and AIPAC is simple and straightforward.  AIPAC pressures Congressmen in Washington to give Israel what it wants; the Christian-Zionist celebrities brainwash the laymen in hometowns to pressure the Congressmen at the polls, and the Congressman takes a junket to Israel and complies.  Congress is in the vice between the strongest lobby in Washington and the biggest lobbying voting block in the country.  Why would they listen to you or me?

Christians are deceived by Zionism

Misguided Christians have been used to fight and support war from the 11th Century Crusades to Iraq.  The names have changed but the message has not.  A Pope who called himself Urban II is said to have told the bishop and earls who were to lead the First Crusaders it was up to them to rid the Holy Land of infidels so “Jesus could return there.”  They passed this message on to the peasants who suffered and died for this false cause for the better part of 200 years. The result was the feudal system in Europe.

Judeo-Christianity, like Pope Urban II, teaches we all must honor Israel ahead of America, and even rebuild a temple there before Jesus will come.  The story has hardly changed in a thousand years.  Never mind the fact that Jesus did not seem to say anything like this. Urban II did not share his private economic dreams with the peasants, but he did tell the leaders of the Crusade that the purpose of holy wars was for the loot, and the Crusaders proved to be expert looters.

The leaders of the Christina Zionists, Hagee, Robertson, and a hundred more are the knights and barons at the head of the Crusades’ columns. Their loot comes in the mail and from credit card contributions from the peasant’s foot soldiers.

Human cost to the Judeo-Christian families

Church-going Americans are not only going in debt for war, they supply their sons and daughters to be killed and maimed in the contest.  Celebrity Zionists beat the drums for war that Israel wants, but I have not heard of Hagee’s or Farwell’s son enlisting, or any of the congressmen’s children.  The scorched foot soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan include a disproportionately large number of Judeo-Christians, who we believe, often enlist because mom and dad raised him in the Judeo-Christian church where volunteering is considered noble, even today after Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.  Their youths are taught that if we honor Israel we earn blessings for America from God.  It is these young men who pay with shattered bodies and broken minds for the free junkets to Israel taken by a reported 80 Congressmen in August 2007.

“Where are you going, Young Fellow My Lad,
On this glittering morn of May?”
“I’m going to join the Colors, Dad,
They’re looking for men, they say.”
“But you’re only a boy, Young Fellow My Lad,
You aren’t obliged to go.”
“Well, I’m seventeen and a quarter, Dad,
And ever so strong, you know.”

Recently I was introduced to a sandy-haired, smiling 26-year old with a crushing handshake.  But he walked haltingly on two steel legs and his hip joints are also man-made so terrible were his wounds in a rocket attack in Iraq. He talked of friends who have died.  He was 17 when he enlisted and the army is all he knows, he would go back to his unit.  It did not surprise me when this clean cut young American told me he is a Southern Baptist…every bit a gentleman, he looked and acted the part.  He confided that his mother has recently become adamantly against the War (though he did could not bring himself to engage in “political talk”).  I know that this mother must be thinking… if only she had been pro-peace before her young son enlisted seven years ago.

We Hold These Truths has hear other stories from boys with a Judeo-Christian upbringing whose parents did not know they needed to guard their children from recruiters.  We owe it to every Judeo-Christian to tell them about the cost of our serial wars against Islamic non-enemies.  The giant Israeli Lobby does what it wants in its own interest…in Israel’s interest and they will not stop no matter what we do.

We must blame those who have influence, the Christ follower who mistakenly listens to the celebrity Christian leaders, and who are themselves victims. What has the Judeo-Christian movement given back to America?  Is has sacrificed the value of loving your brother as yourself, as Jesus demanded…even loving your enemy.  It has left in its place a legacy of hatred, war, violence, and diluted money, all in the name of Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament.  This can and must be changed from inside these apostate churches and media sources.

We need to appeal to the sense of morality of Judeo-Christians.  Its members are directly responsible for the three current crises in American culture, these being the War, inflation and the break down of morality that always accompanies war.  They do it for only one reason; they are led into following an apostate Christianity that started only about 100 years ago, first legitimized by Cyrus I Scofield. (1)(5)

We concluder there could have been no Shock and Awe or war of occupation in Iraq were it not for the Christian Zionists’ zealous campaign to destroy Muslim nations. The now publicly acknowledged War on Islam is in fact already 17 years old.  Project Strait Gate was started to challenge it in its very lair.  Jesus and his disciples took their arguments to the temple and the synagogues.  We are doing the same.

What is the matter, Young Fellow My Lad?
No letter again to-day.
Why did the postman look so sad,
And sigh as he turned away?
Well, I hear them tell that we’ve gained new ground,
But a terrible price we’ve paid:
God grant, my boy, that you’re safe and sound;
But oh I’m afraid, afraid.

ENDNOTES:

War! War! War!  By Robert W. Service, poet of the Alaskan gold rush, who served as an ambulance driver, but refused to enter combat in World War I.
This story originally published as:  “The Unacceptable Cost of Christian-Zionism” by same author, 2007, ( (http://whtt.org/index.php?news=2&id=1697)

(1)     Scofield Reference Bible Audio Visual, Charles Carlson ( http://www.whtt.org/show )
(2)     One Nation Under Israel, Andrew J. Hurley, AIPAC power and Israel’s history ( http://eshop.whtt.org/eshop.php?id=28 )
(3)     Forcing God’s Hand, Grace Halsell, describing authors Junket with Falwell to Israel ( http://eshop.whtt.org/eshop.php?id=28 )
(4)     God’s Wrath On The Left Behind, Lisa Ruby, an evolution of the Left Behind Series ( http://eshop.whtt.org/eshop.php?id=28 )
(5)     The Final Apostasy, by Gordon Ginn, Ph.D., a deeper look at the abuse of Scripture ( http://eshop.whtt.org/eshop.php?id=28  )
(6)     Pew Foundation asks what White Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants and Catholics believe about Israel (Pew http://eshop.whtt.org/index.php?news=2&id=1389 )
(7)     The Israeli Lobby and US Foreign Policy, John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, http://eshop.whtt.org/index.php?news=2&id=885
(8)     Rapture Ready, Mike Blumenthal at CUFI Washington DC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjMRgT5o-Ig

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Are you going to kill me, too?

Posted by terres on October 6, 2009

Image of the Day: Children Who Grow Up Loving America!

President Barack Obama has ruled out any strategy that involves  a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan,  despite the real prospects of losing the increasingly unpopular war.

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An Afghan girl looks at US Marines as they speak with her father during a patrol in Garmsir district of the Helmand province in Afghanistan. Photo: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters. Image may be subject to copyright.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said withdrawing the troops from Afghanistan was not “on the table” despite the deteriorating security situation.

“I don’t think we have the option to leave,” Gibbs said. “That’s quite clear.”

The top American war lord in Afghanistan, Gen McChrystal, has warned in a “leaked” confidential assessment that the US would lose the war without additional troops and changes in strategy, though Obama has already nearly doubled the number of U.S. Occupation troops in Afghanistan.

“I believe that the decisions that the president will make for the next stage of the Afghanistan campaign will be among the most important of his presidency,” the war pimp, and the U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, as he called for “patience and discretion,” urging advisers to secrecy, especially as decisions were being made.

“In this process it is imperative that all of us taking part in these deliberation – civilian and military alike – provide our best advice to the president, candidly but privately,”  Gates lectured an Army convention in Washington.

Gates is right about the secrecy, of course, since the people shall have no right to know the truth, especially the ugly version.

Eight occupation soldiers were killed on Saturday after tribal fighters attacked two US  outposts in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, the worst US losses  in more than a year.

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Two Straws that Broke Barack’s Back

Posted by terres on October 3, 2009

Obama, ISAF kill another round of civilians

ISAF Airstrike in Afghanistan Kills at least 9 Civilians

ISAF forces (US and NATO troops)  in western Afghanistan are reviewing reports that their precision airstrike killed at least nine civilians, mostly women and children.

ISAF admitted that one of its aircraft dropped a precision-guided bomb in Helmand province’s Nad Ali district.

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The two war criminals Obama and McChrytal
meet on the same day the Olympics Committee rejected Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic games. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza). [Obama and his First Lady are unaffordable liabilities, as far as the people of Chicago are concerned.]

Officials from the International Security Assistance Force have visited the area to observe the extent of casualties,  AFP reported.

The latest airstrike occurred amid “new guidelines” recently issued by General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. and ISAF commander in Afghanistan,  to limit civilian casualties.

The General was reported as saying in London on Thursday that the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating and that foreign forces have little time to reverse the momentum.

General McChrystal has asked the  White House to send thousands of additional troops to the “AfPak” region by the end of the year, at a time when the US should withdraw from Afghanistan.

“U.S. forces are being increased by 21,000, to 68,000, bringing the coalition total to 110,000. About 9,000 are from Britain, where support for the war is waning. Counterinsurgency theory concerning the time and the ratio of forces required to protect the population indicates that, nationwide, Afghanistan would need hundreds of thousands of coalition troops, perhaps for a decade or more. That is inconceivable.” Washington post said.

War criminal Obama has already sent 21,000 extra US troops to Afghanistan this year. Gen McChrystal had reported earlier that his mission was likely to fail unless he was given even more troops. [Until the next similar report.]

According to “analysts”  McChrystal may have asked for up to an additional 40,000 troops to “win” the unwinnable  war.

McChrystal must have borrowed the defective calculator that the Soviets used to their ultimate demise.

  • Total No of Soviet Troops who fought in Afghanistan over the 9-year period: up to 700,000
  • Total number of troops occupying Afghanistan at any one time (1985) :  120,000
  • Soviet Troops Killed in Afghanistan: 15,000
  • Wounded in action: 54,000
  • Troops fell sick: 470,000

[Note: Large number of troops fell ill because of unsanitary conditions and rapid spread of infectious diseases.]

Monetary cost of war: about $100 billion

Other Losses:

  • 451 aircraft (includes 333 helicopters)
  • 147 tanks
  • 1,314  (other fighting and armored vehicles)
  • 433 artillery guns and mortars
  • 1,138 command vehicles
  • 510 engineering vehicles
  • 11,369 trucks and petrol tankers

Afghan Casualties and Damage to Afghanistan

  • Total number of  Afghan civilians killed in the 9-year conflict: at least 1.2 million, possibly as many as 2 million.

War Refugees:

  • 5 million Afghans fled to Pakistan and Iran (30 percent of the prewar population of Afghanistan.
  • 2 million more people were displaced within the country.
  • During the 9-year  war, one out of two refugees in the world was an Afghan.

Other casualties

  • 1.2 million Afghans disabled (Mujahideen, government troops and civilians)
  • 3 million more were maimed or wounded (mostly civilians).
  • Afghanistan irrigation systems, vital to its agriculture, were destroyed by aerial bombing and strafing both by the by Soviet or government forces.
  • In Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second largest city, the population was decimated from 200,000 before the war to about 25,000, by way “months-long campaign of carpet bombing and bulldozing by the Soviets and Afghan communist soldiers in 1987.”
  • 25,000 Afghans were killed by land mines during the war. Another 10 million land mines, mostly planted by the Soviet and government forces, were left scattered throughout the countryside to kill and maim even more people.
  • Children were the primary victims of the land mines which maimed and disabled  3-4% of the Afghan population.
  • In 1985 child mortality rate reached 31%.  Some 67% of the survivors were severely malnourished, with malnutrition increasing with age.


Pullout of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. 1988. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev.  For licensing details click here.

Iraq, Obama’s War in Afghanistan: The Two Straws that Broke the US Camel’s Back

  • The heavily underestimated cost of war in Afghanistan:  $228,204,281,888 [and mounting]
  • The cost in your community: National Priorities

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