1 February 2013
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pdfPolitical And Economic Review #2
This issue is mostly about American oil and leadership. It is a 30 page overview of America's oil situation.

pdfPolitical and Economic Review
The first in a new series of secular articles. One way to support this site is to get a copy of these inexpensive reports (click link aboue). Another is to hit the donate button.

The Holiday Season



Other Resources
(most are in PDF format)



Iran: Ministry Of Intelligence And Internal Security - LOC

Global Trends 2030 - NIE

High Unemployment And GDP - CRS

Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress


Global Trends 2030
- NIC

US Vulnerabilities To Money Laundering, Drugs And Terrorist Financing: HSBC Case History
- US Senate

Intelligence Committee Report On Huawei

Major Arms Transfers - CRS

The Crisis In Mali - CRS

The Crisis In Syria - CRS

 Posse Comitatus - CRS

Iran: Nuclear Intentions And Capabilities


Official Japanese Diet Report On Fukushima

State Department Report On Religious Persecution

State Department Report On Religious Persecution (Constitutional Review for OIC) - 2012

US-China Policy Issues - CRS

US Naval Modifications For China's Rise - CRS

UAE: US Policy Issues - CRS

Senate Report On Counterfeit Parts In DOD Supply Chain


2012 Annual Report To Congress On Chinese Military - DOD

Water Security - CIA/NIC

Syria's Phase Of Radicalization - ICG

Oil Imports And Exports - CRS

Pivot To The Pacific - CRS

Challenges To EU's Energy Security - CRS

Official US Military Report On Nazi Germany's IG Farben- DOD

Chinese Naval Modernization - CRS

Isreal's Possible strike On Iran - CRS

Iran Policy Concerns - CRS

Food Aid To NK - CRS

Aid To Pakistan

(Senate Hearing)

DOD Missing Trillions

(official audit)

GAO's Audit of the FED Report

(audit)

Chinese Naval Modernization - CRS

Human Rights In China - CRS

US-China Trade Issues - CRS

US-China Miliary Contacts - CRS

US- Taiwan Arms Sales - CRS

China's Currency: Analysis Of Issues - CRS

The Debt Limit & Gov't Operations - CRS

China's Acquisition of US Technology - Congress

Secret Law And the Threat To Democracy - Senate Judiciary Comm.

OSS/CIA Images Of Auschwitz During the War

Nuclear Terror In The US - FEMA


More Resources



Links I Like
From all over the Christian spectrum!
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Last Days Of The Age
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The Endtime Pilgrim
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The First Trumpet
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The Last Trumpet
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Spirit Daily

(Catholic... great news links)

Orthodox Today
(A look at today from an Orthodox Perspective)
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The Assyrian News Agency
(A look at events in Iraq)
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The Barnabas Fund
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China Aid
(A look at events inside China, from a Christian Perspective)
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Gay Christian Movement Watch
(A hard-hitting blog talking about the growing sin of Homosexuality inside the Church)
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Independent Catholic News
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Jihad Watch
(Not Christian, but gets into important trends in the Islamic world)
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Compass Direct
(Persecution news)

ChinaAid
This site was dormant for years and now  is up again. It covers Christian persecution in China


Selected Audio

 Paradigm Shift: Capitalists & Dissenters


Emerging Viruses - Dr. Horowit untrz

- Lo-fi version here

Think You Have Property Rights?

The Real Purpose Of Public Education - John Gatto

Alex Jones Talks On Bilderberg 2005

Stan Goff On The Military-Monetary System

On War: A Veteran NYT Journalists Views

Mad Cow And Alzheimer's: The Link

Vote Rigging In 2004 (A 2 Hour Look) -
Part 1 And Part 2

Hard Evidence Of Vote Fraud In Ohio - 2 Min Update

Bev Harris Interviewed On Ohio Vote Fraud

Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man
Part 1 And Part 2

Announcement On Ohio Vote Legal Action

Seymour Hersh On Abu Gharib

Mike Ruppert/TUC Radio: Across The Rubicon
Part 1 And Part 2

What Is Wrong With The American Mind: Corporate Media Consolidation
Part 1 And Part 2

Lethal Injections: The Hidden Dangers Of Vaccines


Bush Blocked Bin Laden Probes

Truth And Lies Of 911

911 Road To Tyranny (low bandwidth)

Afghanistan, jihad and oil in Central Asia

Biowarfare: Leaps In Technology

An intelligent look at the future of the Oil Based Economy

Natural Resources and Global Conflict

Plan Colombia

Corporate Propaganda

Gore Vidal On Terrorism

The Bush's Oil War

America The Babylon

Part 1 And Part 2

A Look At Peak Oil

Black Box Voting

The Evidence Is A Farce

The Bilderbergs

The Doctrine Of Incorporation

Wheat Receipts: The Federal Reserve

American Dynasty: The Bush Family

The Pentagon Crash Investigation.

Trenton Parker On The Oil Crisis Of The 70's

Earth changes, HAARP, Non-Lethal Weapons
Part 1 And Part 2

A very interesting Presentation on War Crimes in Vietnam

Why Is Africa Starving?

Financial Collapse: What Does Greenspan Really Think - FSO?

The 911 Cover-Up Commission

The Mafia, CIA And Bush


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Watson's WebAnd the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 
- (Hab 2:2)

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As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
(Joh 9:5)

When Jesus healed the blind man, the religious leaders were incensed. They were looking for any excuse to cast dispersions on Christ and his ministry. The called him names, falsely accused him (called him a sinner) and spent a great deal of time and effort to discredit him. But they could not discredit his miracles. But even the man who was blind was able to see better than the Pharisee's and this was one of the main purposes of Christ's ministry and he said as much. God was sick and tired of the hypocrisies of the religious establishment.

And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
(Joh 9:39)

The religious establishment had become like Pharaoh, their hearts were hardened so that they could not see, being of the same spiritual parentage of that ancient Egyptian ruler (John 8:43).

Let the spiritually blind man pray that God opens their eyes to the times we are now in.



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pdf New!! Watson's Economic Crisis Report (February 2013)
This issue of my new series of paid reports deals with the ongoing global economic crisis. Its about 40 pages and deals with a wide range of issues that face the western world.  This touches on America's decline, Obama's new Treasury pick, the ongoing debt crisis, the Fed and Treasuries debt monetization operations, currency wars, scenario's for major troubles in China, Europe's ongoing crisis and a general prognosis for the western economy.

This special report will be a look at the ongoing economic crisis that has engulfed the western world. We will be looking at where this crisis is likely to take the world given the current predisposition of world leaders to keep critical events and actions out of the news papers and delay the critical and much needed reform of both the western banking system as well is the profligate way it funds is respective governmental institutions. What this paper wishes to impress upon all who read it is that one way or another, reform will come. It will come when leaders can still control events or they will come when leaders can no longer control events. The specter  of the loss of control for critical economic and monetary functions, due to titanic economic forces that are even now building up is a scenario that will be most unpleasant but also more severe the longer critical inaction is delayed... - Watson's Economic Crisis Report
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1 February 2013
Hailstones The Size Of Bolders Hit Villages In India
Nine killed in the freak storm. Bible students may wish to read Rev 16:21 and consider how so many mock that the plagues in the scriptures cannot possibly happen as they are scientifically 'impossible'.

Mysterious Hiccups And Vocal Tics Hit Mass. School

The Troubling Voices Inside America
America is ripe for fascism. Yes it is and this article only tells us what I have been saying for sometime. Fascism 2.0 is coming.

A sister post at the same site that some may find interesting is here.

US Embassy In Turkey Bombed, Two Killed

Blast Hits Mexico's Biggest Oil Firm, 25 Killed
Publicly, terrorism has so far been ruled out.

This Week's Crooked Cop Stories

Narcs gone bad, evidence gone missing, cops gone over to the other side, and another jailer in trouble. Just another week in the drug war. Let's get to it:

In Pontiac, Michigan, prosecutors have dismissed 16 drug cases after an investigation determined a deputy on the county's narcotics enforcement team falsified a search warrant and lied under oath. Deputy Marc Ferguson, 47, a 24-year law enforcement veteran who was fired in December, opened a shipping container without a warrant in June 2011 and discovered 78 pounds of marijuana. He then resealed the container and sought a search warrant from a Pontiac magistrate, signing a sworn affidavit under oath that asked for permission to open the container. Ferguson later denied on the witness stand that he opened the container without a warrant. Drug charges against the defendant in that case were dropped in September, and since then, prosecutors have been sifting through other cases involving Ferguson and have dismissed 15 more in which he was central to the investigation. No word yet on any possible perjury charges.

In Quantico, Virginia, the town's acting police chief and sole other full-time officer resigned last Tuesday in the wake of an audit that found the department had missing drugs, guns, and cash. At least $1,080 in cash was missing from the evidence room, along with an unknown quantity of marijuana and four handguns. Acting Police Chief Howard Castle and Officer Daryl Robinson resigned at a city council meeting. Three of the four handguns have been recovered, and the state continues to investigate... - StopThe DrugWar.org

Federal Court Rules Against Obamacare Abortion Mandate
The issue is likely to wind up before SCOTUS in a couple of years.

Two Attacks Cause Indian Christians To Stop Meets
An uneasy calm prevails 20 miles east of India’s largest city, in a rural village where Hindus recently have twice attacked Christians, who in turn have agreed to stop holding meetings in a prayer hall.
 
The first attack came Dec. 30, when Adivasi tribal Christians living in the village of Tamsai gathered for a worship service at the Yehovah Nisih Prayer Church. About 20 people burst in, said church member Bharat Patel.
 
The intruders “shouted that there is no place for worship meeting in the village for Christians, and if we want to pray, we should all go to Mumbai. (They) tore bibles and broke musical instruments and stared to beat us up,” he said....

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“The Hindu extremists even threatened to cut off our ration card,” Patel said. Ration cards are used by villagers to buy rice, sugar, wheat and other staples at reduced prices.
 
The Catholic Christian Secular Forum brought the incident to the attention of Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil, who instructed the state’s director general of police to launch a formal inquiry.
 
Christians in Tamsai didn’t gather again until Jan. 13, this time under heavy police protection.
 
“The Hindu extremists massed up to attack the Christian again but they backed off when they saw the police near the church,” said Yadav, the pastor. - World Watch Monitor

Church Sex Scandal Hits LA Archdiocese
Mahoney relieved of all duties.

North Korea's Overlooked Atrocities
The true scope of North Korea's crimes are never really talked about. Its massive concentration camp system, its use of famine as a weapon against its own people, it is truly one of the most evil nations on earth.

North Sudan Purges Foreign Christians
Three South Sudanese took an airline flight out of Sudan after authorities ordered them to leave the country because of their Christian activities - the latest in a rash of expulsions as the Islamic regime rids the nation of Christianity, sources said.

According to a story by Morning Star News, dozens of foreign Christians have been ordered to leave the country in the past two months, and many others have fled to Kenya as authorities have stepped up pressure by denying visa renewals and by other means, the sources said.

The three Christians ordered to leave the country on Jan. 28 had been jailed earlier this month.

Sudan's Ministry of Interior, in conjunction with the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), ordered a South Sudanese couple, Anthony and Cecilia Jamu, and a pastor also from South Sudan, Ismail Bashir, to leave the country within 24 hours, sources said.

Morning Star News reported that accused of aiding Sudanese churches, Cecilia Jamu was arrested when she was linked with an associate from Germany, Jasmin Neuman, who was deported on Jan. 7. - Continues At Assist News Service



31 January 2013
Is China Getting Ready To Create 'Economic Zones' In America?
Don't lightly dismiss this.

Federal Judge Slaps Down Dope Forfeiture Case
Good news because these laws are so often abused. This case was about a Motel that was seized by the Cops.

Hagel's Hearing At CSPAN
What does his nomination tell us about where Obama is going to take us over the next four years on defense and security? Well, that is an interesting question. But first, for those of you who may have been taken a little aback by my first praise and later remarks which were far less complimentary... well, lets talk about that a bit... shall we?

First, Hagel's statements in the past on Iran, our wars are quite consistent with not only my own views, but a growing number of folks inside and outside Washington. I like very much the fact that both Kerry and Hagel are Vietnam era Vets who know war and understand that to lightly engage in it is detrimental to our nations overall long term security. We cannot solve all of the world's problems with military force. We cannot defeat terrorism with military force alone. Yes, there will be times when it can and should be used but what we cannot do is get into the mindset that lures us into multiple and expensive military engagements on the battlefield that ends in stalemate and digs the nation that much deeper into debt. The strategy of America's enemies (Islamic militants) is to do just that. Get us politically 'unbalanced' with outrages committed followed by the 'need' to go in and ''kick some butt" without a hard look at the overall strategy of America's enemies and the real damage they have already inflicted upon the nation, not on the battlefield, but in the checkbook.

I think the President tried to wage war the NeoCon way in his first term and is now looking for smarter ways to deal with global terrorism and Islamic militantism. I think that perhaps, what Kerry's and Haglel's appointments mean is that kind of shift away from the 'overwhealming force' of the NeoCons to more surgical/Special Op type engagements that may yield better results over the longer term.

The problem with Hagel is that while he has had the guts to buck the system (and Party) and say what needed to be said in public, his tenure as a Senator was not particularly stellar. To run the DOD one needs to be a excellent organizer, highly dynamic, politically astute and well, to put it bluntly', an 'SOB' when needed, because dealing with some of the brass at the DOD will not be easy. They have ways co-opting civilian leadership and I am not sure all of those ways are legal, though they may be paid for with taxpayer dollars.

My problem with both Kerry and Hagel is that I'm not certain that either one are the kinds of men who can really get 'in the Presidents face' and  tell him that he must make very unpleasant and politically unpopular decisions. Can they really tell him "Mr. President, I know you don't want to do this... I don't want to do it, but it has to be done and done quickly. I know you cannot explain to the people the why's... they won't understand because they don't hold clearances, but you must do your best to prepare the people and when possible, enlighten them....but the fact remains, we gotta do this." What do I mean? What if country X launched say a biological attack on one of our key military bases using say, a food vendor they were able to subvert. What if say 20% of the base went sick, a couple of hundred died and we could clearly trace it back to nation X. Should we do nothing and just wish and hope they don't do something worse? In this twisted world, that is an invitation for more attacks of increasing severity. The world of geopolitics does not favor the meek. The meek get buried.

My point was the these two men, as far as I can determine, do not have the proclivity to tell a President what he needs to hear rather than what he wants to hear and this President, while highly intelligent, has become shall we say, 'overly impressed' with his own opinion. Such a person needs to have his reality challenged from time to time, even if it is done with sheer force of personality.

Having said all of that, the fact that men like Lindsay Graham don't like him and do their best to mischaracterize him and his record and make him sound 'weak' just because he does not knee-jerk with every NeoCon war call lets me know that overall, Hagel may be a pretty good pick.


I hope this clarifies the question to those who asked.

Nigeria Oil Exports Shrink On US
This appears to be as a direct result of the US  development of Shale Oil.

Broadband: The Beauty Of Competition
A very interesting little snippet and just shows you that companies can give you more and charge you less... when there is a market based incentive to make it happen.

Obama Likley To Thwart UN Drone Investigation
Meanwile, PBS did a Prop-umentary on the Drone War. Also, the guys over at the Federation of American Scientists have a piece on Drones  today. It can be found here. It's not just a question of law and ethics, but also of money.

“There is no question in terms of our warfighting and our intelligence services that our unmanned capability has been a tremendous asset to us,” Sen. Coburn said. “But somebody needs to ask the question, Why do we have 15 different sets of programs run from 5 different agencies costing us $37 billion over 5 years? Where is the explanation for that? Where is the idea that we might concentrate expertise in one or two areas or three areas or four? But to have 15 separate programs means we are wasting money and getting less out of the research and less out of the dollars we invested than if we were to streamline those programs and limit them to targeted objectives. But we refuse to do that.”

Someone Is Buying Large Amounts Of Spanish Bonds
The article does not list the 'non-domestic' investors who are buying them. As usual, mainline media sources only tell you half the truth... all the time.

It's probably the ECB and perhaps even the Fed is helping out as well.
More here.

What gets me is that they are claiming all of this new 'confidence'. Yeah... the investors are so confident they won't even tell the world that they are buying them.

Corporations Pushed Scouts On Gay's.
The power of the purse is one of satan's most potent weapons and he uses it quite often. He uses mammon to push his agenda, weather it is globalization, the greater impoverishment of workers, the misuse of debt to enslave orthe power of the bribe to corrupt and subvert, money is a key tool in the devils arsenal.


30 January 2013

Israeli Planes Strike In Syria
Probably to keep weapons from reaching Hizbollah from some of the Radicals in the FSA

France Gains Control Of Mali Airport
Troops also move into the City of Kidal, one of the last strongholds of the Islamists.

Planet Of The Apes: Wild Money's Go Nuts, Injure People
The attack took place in an Indonesian Village. No one knows what set them off, but they really caused a lot of trouble.

UPnP: If You're Not Using It, Turn It Off!
This is one nasty protocol. I hace always disabled it in my systems and unless you just have to have it, you should too... unless you don't mind some hacker getting control of your computer network as about 50 million people are now vulnerable.

Given the lack of attention to this, the byzantine way some routers place UPnP in their set up and the way it always seems to be on by default only leads wiser souls to conclude the worst... that UPnP has more purposes than advertised.

Morsi Meets With Merkel
Morsi, who has made many an anti-semitic remark and listens to a guy who is utterly consumed with hatred of all Jews and praises Hitler, and Merkel, who has her little Hitler Rug in her office.... can anyone see where this is all leading? A little more here on Morsi.

Does anyone care?

Judicial Foreclosure To Be More Used In California, Here's Why
Those of you who have never had to experience just how bad the foreclosure system is in some places, should really take the time and read this. It's good news and the guy who wrote it has been mediating for homeowners for some time, trying to keep people in their homes.  The key to these bills is to ensure that a Judge hears your case and the law is followed. Often (and I just don't think this registers with a lot of folks) the laws are not followed and the banks cannot even produce a clear chain of title, don't apply payments and even forge signatures, knowing that they will never see a day in court with they steal someones home.

Sex-Trafficking And The Superbowl
According to this piece, this is one of the worlds most important events in the world of human and sex trafficking. This article is quite good and worth the couple of minutes to read.

The Soul Of Hollywood
Yes, if you read this, I think you will see where the Spirit of Sodom now dwells; no if's and's or but's.

Brothers, I feel I need to say this because many of you know are still kind of stuck in a mindset that America can be saved or redeemed. That we can 'take back America' and that we need to preserve system that died the day the Patriot Act was passed. I view that as almost a kind of 'grave robbing'. The America that once was, is dead. There will  be no resurrection. What exists now is not the America I once knew. A new spirit has arisen in her.

Second, I know many of you want to get active to try and save your gun rights. I think for the most part they are safe... for the time being. I think however that the Federal Government is actively watching groups and individuals who make violent statements, hover around violent websites, own multiple firearms and are generally  dissatisfied with the way our nation is heading. If that describes you, know what you are opening yourself up for. Look at it like this - Are you ready to deal with a long court process against you for crimes you may or may not have committed even though you did not know it was against the law?

Me? I am ready to die and be persecuted for Christ, but not for the laws of man, however noble. I know where I am, who I am and where my real home is. To coin the lyrics of an old song... "I just passin' through."

I say this to some of you who are tempted to go the militant route. I strongly ask that you don't. Seek God's kingdom first and take the attitude of Paul, who possessed the much prized and coveted Roman Citizenship in his day.

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
(Phi 3:8-12)

The word dung is better rendered trash or as we have in our modern vernacular a word that rhymes with hit and is preceded by the letter 'S'.

The above verse does not describe a man who was complacent or overconfident of his ultimate salvation does it? Note here how Paul did not even count himself (an apostle) as having already attained this. He knew that we had to strive (work very hard) to get in, we have to work our our own salvation with 'Fear and Trembling'.

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
(Phi 2:12)

My point here is simple. Take NO RISK with your soul trying to 'grave rob' the American  corpse. Its dead, let us prepare for the trials that lay ahead knowing that we have a God who knows the end from the beginning.

Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
(1Pe 4:19)


Remember Lot's wife. She too looked longingly at back at Sodom, only to be held up as an everlasting testament to those who were once delivered... and looked back.

GDP Drops As A Result Of Slump In War Spending
Real exports of goods and services decreased 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter, in contrast to an increase of 1.9 percent in the third.  Real imports of goods and services decreased 3.2 percent, compared with a decrease of 0.6 percent.

Real federal government consumption expenditures and gross investment decreased 15.0 percent in the fourth quarter, in contrast to an increase of 9.5 percent in the third.  National defense decreased 22.2 percent, in contrast to an increase of 12.9 percent.  Nondefense increased 1.4 percent, compared with an increase of 3.0 percent.  Real state and local government consumption expenditures and gross investment decreased 0.7 percent, in contrast to an increase of 0.3 percent. - BEA

Unnecessary Fight With Kurds Betrays Syrian Struggle
Looks like the Turks are using elements in the so called 'FSA' to act as surrogates to attack the Kurds, whom the the Turks hate... with a perfect hatred. It would not surpise me if the plan is to institute a genocide against the Kurds, not unlike what they did to the Armenians, many years ago.

The Armenian Genocide[4] (Armenian: Հայոց Ցեղասպանություն, [hɑˈjɔtsʰ tsʰɛʁɑspɑnuˈtʰjun]), also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, traditionally among Armenians, as the Great Crime (Armenian: Մեծ Եղեռն, [mɛts jɛˈʁɛrn]; English transliteration: Medz Yeghern [Medz/Great + Yeghern/Crime])[5][6] was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their historic homeland in the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. It took place during and after World War I and was implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and forced labor, and the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches to the Syrian Desert.[7][8] The total number of people killed as a result has been estimated at between 1 and 1.5 million. The Assyrians, the Greeks and other minority groups were similarly targeted for extermination by the Ottoman government, and their treatment is considered by many historians to be part of the same genocidal policy.[9][10][11]

It is acknowledged to have been one of the first modern genocides,[12][13]:p.177[14] as scholars point to the organized manner in which the killings were carried out to eliminate the Armenians,[15] and it is the second most-studied case of genocide after the Holocaust.[16] The word genocide[17] was coined in order to describe these events.[18][19] - 9 - Wikipedia


Many of these victims were, by the way, Christians, whom the Muslim Turks hated and treated like second class citizens... not unlike their treatment today in modern Turkey.


Can You Live On $60k In California?
Barely... Check it out, he breaks it down item by item. Why is this? It starts with everyone with their hand out before you even get your check and goes downhill from there. Living in America, especially California is very expensive.


FEMA And Islamic Group Join Hands
According to the article, is linked with the Muslim Brotherhood organization.

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29 January 2013
CRS Does Study On US Prisons
Since the early 1980s, there has been a historically unprecedented increase in the federal prison population. Some of the growth is attributable to changes in federal criminal justice policy during the previous three decades. An issue before Congress is whether policymakers consider the rate of growth in the federal prison population sustainable, and if not, what changes could be made to federal criminal justice policy to reduce the prison population while maintaining public safety.

This report explores the issues related to the growing federal prison population. 

The number of inmates under the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) jurisdiction has increased from
approximately 25,000 in FY1980 to nearly 219,000 in FY2012. Since FY1980, the federal prison population has increased, on average, by approximately 6,100 inmates each year. Data show that a growing proportion of inmates are being incarcerated for immigration- and weapons-related offenses, but the largest portion of newly admitted inmates are being incarcerated for drug offenses. Data also show that approximately 7 in 10 inmates are sentenced for five years or less.

There are several issues related to the growing federal prison population that might be of interest to policymakers: 

•  The increasing number of federal inmates, combined with the rising per capita
cost of incarceration, has made it increasingly more expensive to operate and
maintain the federal prison system. The per capita cost of incarceration for all
inmates increased from $19,571 in FY2000 to $26,094 in FY2011. During this
same period of time, appropriations for the BOP increased from $3.668 billion to
$6.381 billion. 

•  The federal prison system is increasingly overcrowded. Overall, the federal
prison system was 39% over its rated capacity in FY2011, but high- and medium-
security male facilities were operating at 51% and 55%, respectively, over rated
capacity. At issue is whether overcrowding might lead to more inmate
misconduct. The results of research on this topic have been mixed. One study
found that overcrowding does not affect inmate misconduct; but the BOP, based
on its own research, concluded that there is a significant positive relationship
between the two.

•  The inmate-to-staff ratio has increased from 4.1 inmates per staff member in
FY2000 to 4.9 inmates per staff member in FY2011. Likewise, the inmate to
correctional officer ratio increased from 9.8 inmates per correctional officer in
FY2000 to 10.2 inmates per correctional officer in FY2011, but this is down from
a high of 10.9 inmates per correctional officer in FY2005.

•  The growing prison population is taking a toll on the infrastructure of the federal
prison system. The BOP reports that it has a backlog of 154 modernization and
repair projects with an approximate cost of $349 million for FY2012. Past
appropriations left the BOP in a position where it could expand bedspace to
manage overcrowding but not reduce it. However, reductions in funding since
FY2010 mean that the BOP will lack the funding to begin new prison
construction in the near future. At the same time, it has become more expensive
to expand the BOP’s capacity.

Federal Prison Population - CRS
Text and image source:  Congressional Research Service

Military/Police Drill Over Miami

Syria's Middle Class 'Get Out Of Dodge'
Things are pretty grim for Syrians.... As usual, Der Spiegel has some great pictures. There appears to have been execution style' slayings in Aleppo.

Inflation Watch
In the end, it is hard to see how some will argue that inflation isn’t chipping away at our standard of living.  It is.  Debt is money or is treated as such and housing and higher education are perfect examples of two segments of our economy where unlimited debt is available as long as you are willing to sign on the dotted line. (MyBudget360)

Housing Is Picking Up Steam
Yes it is... will it last? When the Fed starting to pick up mortgage bonds that was a signal to investors that the ultimate risk in the housing market could be shifted to the Fed thus keeping interest rates low.In other words, if those bonds go  bad, its the Fed that's left holding the Charmin.

In New Macau, Triads Keep The Peace
How a 'broken tooth' sealed the fate of a powerful triad.

Egyptian Official Warns Of Collapsed State
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, head of the Egyptian military warned that the present political conflict could lead to the collapse of the state...(Asharq Alawsat)

Drones Coming To Mali
Menwhile residents of the liberated city of Gao begin to hunt down suspeceted Islamists who have committed numerous atrocities, including numerous exections and amputations. (more here)

Fukushima: Crisis Could Spread Globally
In this, be assure that there are two realities. One they tell you on the news and the other they talk about in classified cables and conferences (referenced in link). This is why the US has hidden most of the data it has collected on contamination in our own oceans and wildlife. Its why universities who were doing the studies suddenly got a lot of pressure to stop.


Iran: US Christian Gets 8 Year Sentence
Iran on Sunday sentenced an American citizen to eight years in prison because a judge determined his work to establish Christian churches threatened Iran's national security.

Saeed Abedini's sentence, delivered after a trial he was partially forbidden to attend, was denounced by the U.S. State Department and by American religious-freedom advocates...

...“This is a real travesty – a mockery of justice,” said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney group that uses litigation to press for religious and speech freedom. The group represents Abedni's wife and children, who live in Boise, Idaho. (WorldWatchMonitor)

Jailed Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Gets Letter From Congress

India: Christians Still In Jail Despite High Court Ruling
Christians are sitting in jail because of crimes Maoists have already claimed credit for.

Vet Shows Off His Double Arm Transplant
Its a miracle the things modern medicine can do.... if you got the money.

The Lighter Side: 105 And Can Still Drive!
86 years with a perfect driving record... in California?! Wow... She is the oldest living driver in the state.
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28 January 2013

Merkel's Nazi Treasure
Nazi loot was hidden in plain sight... right in Chancellor Merkel's office that's where. Don't let 'coincidence theorists' led us to another holocaust and don't let pat explanations fool you. How could this be a 'mistake' or 'error'?

Note how the articles shift  the debate away from the Chancellor to 'returning stolen goods' and the age old crocodile tears of 'sorrow for what the Nazi's did'. No one asks the question what that Nazi Rug was doing in her office in the first place... as though she did not know where it came from.

Perhaps it's a 'magic carpet' that magically appears with the ghost of its former owner... Herman Goering.

Then you have former Italian leader Berluscnoi last week who said that he agreed with the Hitler Mussolini pact.

Are the Nazi's hidden in plain sight? All you have to do is open your eyes and ears and see for your self.

Lamentations Are Coming
Nathan Leal over at Watchman's Cry has a great article here with an audio file on the coming Lamentations coming to America. This is quite interesting and most definitely worth the read (and listen).  He has a most interesting word and biblical parallel on the fall of Babylon. Please take the time to read it.

Brethren, Nathan is saying what I have been saying for some time. That God's Judgent is comiing upon this nation. We have slippped a long way and just keep on slipping down the path of darkness. Many years ago, I used to pray long and hard for this nation and one day, I was standing by my window, head bowed and in prayer and the Lord just said to cease praying for this nation. I was to redirect my prayer energies elsewhere. I do think some may still be called to pray for this nation, but I also think that many who are still praying may not really understand where we really are, what we have become and what God's opinion of America is and what his plans are and the irrevocable nature of those plans.

What was once Glorious is now becoming vile, what was once prosperous is now slowly beginning to see want, what was once powerful, is now seeing defeat. These were divine signposts God laid out to the nation to let her see that she is on the wrong path. Four more years under Obama, given what he is already doing (behind closed doors and un reported by the Media, WHO KNOW THESE THINGS) makes clear that we will see only more of the same kinds of spiritual and economic decay. This is not Obama's fault in its entirety. This is just the extension of the new spiritual principality that now controls the nation. This system is incapable of bringing in a person who can fix it, the spiritual powers that work through her elite and lobbyists can never let that happen. The decay has been much more clearly evident to awakened eyes since September 11th, when a whole new 'National Security State" has been erected around the nation that spies on its populace in ways none of our founders would have ever sanctioned or allowed. It now has the power to kill and imprison indefinitely its own citizens without any trial. I can remember many years ago, before September 11th, I was listening to a radio show, I think it was on NPR and they were talking about preventative detentions. They had experts talking about the need for it but that it was essentially unconstitutional.  Year or so later, we had a highly suspicious terrorist attack on US  Soil that miraculously gave the government the power to do just that (and torture and murder also without any due process).  The point I want to make here is not to point the finger at this or that element without our own  government who most certainly had a major hand in these attacks, but to show you the spiritual impetus behind that attack and the new system of governance that was inaugurated when the Patriot Act was passed.... after a highly suspicious Anthrax attack on Congress that could only have emanated from elements within our National Security establishment. There is a spiritual impetus behind what we are seeing in this Nation. Babylon and its spiritual entity is very much the power in both of these systems, Ancient and Modern. We find that the true identity of this spirit is quite clearly identified in scripture.

That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned. Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
(Isa 14:4-22)

In this passage we find the five "I Will's" of Lucifer the true spiritual power behind Babylon. From these satanic declarations,  we see he wants to replace God because he thinks he knows better than God. The root of the spirit of Lucifer and of Babylon is two-fold: Pride and rebellion.I do not think it a coincidence that this nation was formed in Rebellion and that it had 13 colonies at its inception and 13 is the number of rebellion in Scripture. Even when one looks at passages in the Bible we see it. Look at Revelation Chapter 13, it describes two Political-Religious systems that set themselves up in direct opposition (rebellion) to God.

Let it be known and understood that these spirits are extremely deceitful (Mark 13:22).

These spirits know how to get you to love what God hates and hate what God loves. Media is a key driver in the kingdom of Satan. He uses ad's, movies, satire, news stories and very carefully constructed and highly successful types of propaganda to drive you away from God. That is always his goal and knowing this better equips a person to better identify it and counter it. It subtly will always lead you away from God, his commandments, his ways and offer you a new 'freedom' and 'prosperity' based on principles in direct opposition to Christ and the God of the Bible.  It is not a coincidence that Satan is called the Prince of the Power of the Air (a key domain of Media) and was also known as the Anointed Cherub that Covereth. I think it rather interesting that it has only been with the advent of the internet (which is not dependent on airborne transmissions as the old TV and radio formats were) that real truth has been able to be disseminated around the world. But brethren, let us all take a step back here and understand that all of this rebellion has one tap root of spiritual origin and that is indeed from the devil, who is also known as Lucifer (don't let those who are trying to 'rehabilitate' the devil try and tell you otherwise and thus deceive you). From here, let me go back a ways and quote from something I wrote many years ago. I do this because it might be helpful to some of my readers who are rather new. It may help you to better understand some of the higher levels of angels that exist.

There are different kinds of Angels. There are Sepahims and Cherubims. From the scripture we know that Lucifer was a Cherubim. Other pre-New Testament/apocryphal Literature says that there are yet more types of angles but the Bible itself is silent on this.

Indeed he was an anointed Cherub that covered. This we learn from Ezekiel.


Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. (Eze 28:12-19)


Here we see his original office, as a Cherub at the very mountain of God. But notice these other verses carefully (see chart below). Each has a face and they appear to be facing in four basic directions. Yet in Ezekiel 28 there is clearly another cherub that is not listed in Ezekiel Chapter One, Chapter 10 or even in Revelation Chapter 4. Yet we notice he is a cherub and has a specific office on the mountain of God and was in the Garden Of Eden. This is the Covering Cherub, the one who is a master of Commerce, merchandise traffic and violence. He is not listed in these verses (indeed no covering Cherub is present).

Covering Cherub Chart


Here we see that there is an order in God's kingdon and these were very special beings who surround God's throne. Satan's kingdom also has a hierarchy and various levels of fallen angels who followed him. Indeed, a full 33% of the Angels rebelled (there is that word again) against God to join Lucifer's host.

Knowing that there is an order and hierarchy in Satan's kingdom helps us to understand why it is harder to bring down some spiritual strongholds than others. When we go on the offensive against the kingdom of darkness we can go into it with our eyes open and know exactly who we are dealing with. Some of these entities are extremely powerful and should never be taken lightly.


From Spiritual Warfare

This is one reason why though at times I am rather hard on our leaders, I exhort you to pray for them. These are men, with weaknesses and limitations just like you and me. They are also heavily swayed by their advisor's  and others who have enormous power inside our government. That is why I try and refrain from personal attacks but still try and point out serious shortcomings. It's a fine line that I am not sure I have always treaded with the very best wisdom. But the truth must be told, someone must tell the people, and sadly the corporations that today are masquerading as news organizations are not going to do it. Often there are are some strict and secret arrangements that do not allow them to tell you what is really happening. They have become little more that fountainheads of deceit and misdirection and are the 'blanket' that covers up serious crimes and corruption. Its like watching TV with a cute blonde with a microphone at a violent crime scene with blood and guts all over the place, but over the area is a giant blanket over it that has the MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN news logo's on it. The Blonde is reading from the teleprompter "Nothing happened here." (image cut away to NFL image) Now lets turn to Sports - Jerry are the 49ers ready for Sunday's game...?"

I think we as Christians need to keep in mind and prepare our souls for what is really coming. Mr. Leal has done a good job of laying out that a time of great sorrow will sweep America. This is not going to be a few days of self-flagulation and prayer, but real grinding poverty and want; real trouble is going to come to America, of this you can be certain. God has indeed been merciful. He does not want to do these things to us, but will if we continue on the path these last few Presidents have taken us we are on the road to want, not prosperity, despair not hope, and slavery not freedom. One of the last conversations I had with my mother  was me talking about her passing. She was at peace with her passing but I kind of felt I needed to tell her that her passing was not all bad as I don't think she would really want to be around to see the kinds of things that will be happening to America in the days ahead. I think for many older saints, God may be taking them home before long because he would not want their old eyes, who have worked so hard and prayed so long for the nation and loved ones to weep buckets of tears over what they would have seen coming. I can remember sitting in her room and watching the news stories about the killing of Ambassador Stevens. To her, doing something so vile was just so unthinkable, but she was from a different generation. Today, more and more what we have is this  generation of vipers growing in power the world over and to some older folks... the behavior of the people in this world, the coldness and evil, it simply 'does not compute'.

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,

(Isa 57:1-4)

What does the prophet mean by making sport and opening wide the mouth? What is he saying is that they mocked God's prophets they made sport of them mocked. Here is what Gill's commentary says about this passage.

Is it against the ministers of the Gospel, the prophets of the Lord, the true and faithful witnesses, over whose dead bodies you triumph? know that it is not so much against them, as against the Lord himself, whose ministers, prophets, and witnesses they are; see 1Th_4:8, "against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue?" gestures used by way of scorn and derision; see Psa_22:7. So the Papists open their mouths, and draw out their tongues, in gibes and jeers, reproaches and calumnies, against the true Christians, calling and despising them as heretics and schismatics; which abuse and ill usage of them will be resented another day. The Targum is,

"before whom do ye open your mouth, and multiply to speak things?''

as antichrist is said to have a mouth open, speaking great things and blasphemy against God, his name, his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven, Rev_13:5,  - Gill's Expostion of the Entire Bible

Now where Mr. Leal and I may differ slightly is this. I think this extreme trouble is coming is meant to be a chastening rod upon the nation, in the hopes that some will really begin to re-think their priorities, re-think their lives and repent and really as the saying goes, 'come to Jesus' in real and lasting ways in an individual/personal rather than national basis. The nation is gone and it is never going to truly repent, some some folks will, genuinely. It think what is coming is a kind of 'valley of decision' hour for the nation and also for Christians who have been lukewarm, half-hearted, asleep or otherwise not ready to meet the Lord. When I say not ready I don't mean they get eventually saved, I mean is you should read and internalize Luke 13:23ff and let not yourself be numbered among  those who call Jesus 'Lord', but whom he did not really know.

To put it bluntly, that self-deceived rabble/workers of iniquity do not get in.

So brethren I think what we need to do is to get before the Lord and get our houses in order. I do not think we should delay. Many of you have already been given signals in the natural realm that there will be changes. My strongest exhortation to each of you is to find out what changes God wants you to make, not in the spirit of fear, sorrow, frustration, foolishness or any other Spirit but God's wants you to make. Don't rush, but don't delay either. Know what God wants you do to and do it. Be where God wants you to be when things get 'funky'.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
(Psa 119:105)

Do you want divine illumination as to the path you should take? Ask God to show you and he will light your path. Get into the word and he will show you. In these days of darkness, it is a true comfort to have God's light showing you the way,  and Christ guiding and protecting you. Even while Babylon was on the verge of coming to invade Israel, we found that those who truly put their trust and lives in God's keeping would be protected.

Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying, Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee. But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the LORD: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid. For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD.
(Jer 39:15-18)

Ebedmelech saved Jeremiah the prophet from those who cast him into a dungeon. He went before the king (at great risk because the King allowed this Jeremiah to be thrown into that dungeon  - Jer 38:6ff) to tell him about what had happened to Jeremiah. This came at considerable personal risk. Think about it, the King told Jeremiah's persecutors that they could do what they wanted with him. Ebedmelech really risked Jeremiah's fate for himself for interceding on Jeremiah's behalf. Do you know what that was? Faith. Ebedmelech trusted in the God of Jeremiah and took a risk based on that faith, doing what he knew was right. In so doing, he won God's protection from the evil that was coming. While others were mocking the prophets words, Ebedmelch would not join  them. Keep in mind that Ebedmelech was not even an Israelite, yet by his faith (action based on trusting God), he became approved of God.

God wants us to have faith,  but not be so blinded by faith that we don't use our God given senses. We don't cross minefields that say 'Minefield' with body parts strewn  across it if we don't have to. Faith does not mean we walk head long into trouble. It means we must stand firm in the right and on God's word despite outward evidence.  A wise man avoids trouble and even anticipates it and prepares for it in advance. Do your best to stay two steps ahead of the game. So that when the evil day arrives, you are not totally without resources or the spiritual and emotional armor to deal with it and are not running to the medicine cabinet for anti-depressants rather than to God's word.

Four Horseman

One reader asked me if I thought World War III was coming. They also asked me about the 7 seals in the book of Revelation and if I thought more battles and wars were coming. Here is the answer I promised them I would give them when I got a little time.

First off, World War III has already started. It started many years ago. I think September 11th is when a long war that was already underway, finally hit the newspapers because something so big could not be ignored or swept under the MSM rug. A rug that I might add, that more and more is beginning to look like the hump on the back of a camel.

But if this site has done anything with regularity it has tried its best to let its readers know that war in the 21st Century is not like wars of the past. There are entirely new weapons of warfare that are being unlashed on the world. There are many names for it. We have heard asymmetrical warfare, unrestricted warfare, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, Covert Wars. Regardless of your terminology, the principle is still the same, new types of weapons are being used. They can be biological weapons, electronic weapons, economic weapons (crashing markets, debauching currency/ covert control of key corporations or banks ) Internet viruses that take out critical infrastructures, Genocide; even the food we eat or the lack thereof could become weapons against us.

I like the Chinese term for it, 'Unrestricted Warfare' because I think it best describes what we are seeing today. Can the cell phones from a particular manufacturer become weaponized by sending a signal to it, exploding the batteries of millions of people? I don't know, but my guess if someone hasn't deployed such a weapon, they are probably already working on it. Could a software upgrade to power system cause a power surge to destroy the power grid in a major city? We have already seen major power outages that are directly related to asymmetrical warfare. Rio, India... these were not technical failures, but highly coordinated attacks.

What new dastardly deeds is man thinking of? I do not know, but I think that the following may be instructive as to where our world is heading as we approach the culmination of his age, with the return of Jesus Christ.

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
(Dan 12:4)

And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
(Dan 12:9)

The vision of Daniel was sealed until the time of the end. Do we see any seals in the book of Revelation? Yes there are seven of them. These seals were of great importance in that when the Apostle/Prophet John gave his vision, he wept bitterly when there was found no man worthy to open up the seals (Rev 5:4).  It was only when Christ is identified as the only one who is worthy that the seals get opened up. Why are these seals so important? I will attempt to give you my views. Do not take them as any kind of special 'word'. These are just what my own studies have led me to conclude. You of course are free to accept or reject them but I would ask all of you to take some time out and study these things for yourselves.


For the age to be culminated there is going to be war; spiritual and temporal. This is what Daniel describes in its closing chapters was an Israel-centric piece of prophecy in the book Daniel. This is especially noteworthy in Chapter 11-12. But in order for the forces of light (God/Christ) to be victorious against the kingdom of darkness (and of false light, let the reader understand) and to have a remnant saved, there had to be a redeemer who filled both roles as God's victorious warrior against Satan and death as well as savior of mankind. Once that man was found, the battles could commence. If we notice the fourth Housman is death, which meant and still means the ultimate finality to (unredeemed) man. But Christ has conquered death (it is the very last enemy to be conquered - 1Cor 15::26) , which is the key component in this war and the vision of the 7 seals/four horseman. Even the fifth horseman deals with the saints who have been martyred (died) and pray before God's throne. The Sixth seal while important appears to be preparatory to the final seal, for the earth and heavens are moved greatly when it is opened and unredeemed mankind is very afraid at what is to follow.

What I want to point out here is that war is the common theme in both books surrounding these seals. If one reads Daniel 11, just before the Angel orders Daniel to seal up the book, the whole chapter is of war and political machinations with strong messianic/apocalyptic overtones. When the seven seals are unleashed we find  basically the same thing. Each of the four horseman are of course riding horses. Horses in scripture denote warfare. But other than the first and second horseman, who have a bow and sword respectively, the others have 'weapons' that are not typical in any arsenal other than those of the 20th and 21st century.

The second horseman has the power of general warfare as symbolized with a sword. This I think denotes the type of warfare mankind accustomed to, i.e., ordinary weapons. The third horseman (warrior) has a pair of balances in his hand and appears to use food/famine/price inflation as a weapon of warfare.

The fourth was death and hell followed with him. The word 'hell' here is probably best rendered 'the grave' followed with him. What kind of weapon is this? He has the power to kill a fourth part of the earth  but we note that he has various killing tools at his disposal. We have a modern term for this kind of warfare. It's called Genocide. Let us keep in mind that John had to use words and verbal references his first century mind and language allowed and the word genocide is pretty much a 20th century word.

Of note many have attributed the White Horse here with Christ. I do not think this is the case. White Horses were used in the Roman Empire to denote victory and triumph. Indeed when a Roman general was given a triumph in Rome, it was done with the General drawn by four white horses. So while many have made a point to say this is symbolic of Christ, his physical entry with a White Horse does not come until after these four horseman, if I read my Bible correctly.

So in answer to my reader who requested this information, I would say that yes, there are many more battles ahead but do not look for WWIII to hit your headlines at CNN or MSNBC. That war has been underway for some time and the victory in the battle comes in the form of biological attack against ordinary people that came in the form of a vaccine tainted  by a foreign nation, a major power outage at a Nuclear Weapons Facility that takes missiles off line (America has suffered this), Bird Flu, Swine Flu (both biological warfare diseases). This is war, I know it, the President knows it, our Intelligence agencies know it, our military know it and even large parts of our health are system know it. The only ones who are not aware are those Americans who are dependent on the propaganda that comes out of the MSM that polarizes them with foolish debate while those very same corporations loot the Treasury and Fed. They have no clue that this nation is at war and that the acute economic crisis we suffered in 2008 was a direct result of economic warfare launched by America's foes.

Additionally what we see in these seals is the real spiritual background and power behind the events we are seeing and will see in the days ahead.

I hope this answers your question.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
(1Co 13:12)


M.

Former Egyptian PM Interviewed
The crisis in Egypt continues and this interview may help better enlighten some things, though keep in mind that he was from the regime that was ousted by the MB.NPR has more here.

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Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
(Isa 54:4-7)

I have no comment for this verse other than to  say this. These are words of comfort for God's holy people ALONE. Such comfort is never for the unrepentant or the wicked. Though God does at times rebukes us, he still loves us and will again bring us back into full fellowship with him provided we repent and  turn again to him. Though the world rejects us, friends and family forsake us, God is constant and has taken great pains to bring us into fellowship with him.... Fear not!
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25 January 2013
Federal Court Undercuts Exectutive Power On Receess Appointments
This is a major decision and one that if it stands, will have broad and long lasting effects on a President's 'right' to make recess appointments. I personally have always had a problem with these appointments. I saw them as a  way to get around a clear constitutional requirement. My views here are not a matter of partisanship, I just always saw them as a 'loophole' that I hope now is closed for good.

ICEJ: Tribe Of Manassah Returns After 2700 Years In Exile
On the 24th of December, thanks to the support of Christians from around the globe, the ICEJ sponsored the first flight of renewed aliyah for the ancient Israeli tribe of Manasseh - known as the Bnei Menashe in Israel. Another 53 Jews from Northern India arrived home to Israel after 2,700 years of exile! Finally, their wanderings are over.

Ono, Lennon And Shale Gas
What is intersing is they cite an EPA report saying that the drinking water was safe, but failed to spell out what 'safe' levels were for Methane.

There is a lot that is not know about these new technologies that extract energy. The Energy Department has a classified assessment. I of course am not privy to its contents, but I note some of the glaring omissions in public reports and can only surmise what is in the classified version that if made known might slow down America's march to energy independence.

America's Decent Into Darkness
To know the state of the United States takes only viewing this commercial for Mercedes-Benz that aired during football playoff last Sunday (1/20/13, caution, occultic), featuring the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil" and without realizing it announcing what indeed -- who indeed -- has arrived on the scene. If you want to see something really sinister, take a look  at this ad wishing Roe a "happy anniversary." So it goes. So it is. Prayer needs. Prayer urgencies. Instead of waiting for disaster: praying for deliverance of our people and for a lessening of looming events.

Mali Sudan Dominate AU Summit
UK is sending in a spy plane.

Egypt: Clashes On Uprisings Anniversery

Fed's Balance Sheet Hits $3 Trillion
Before you know it, the Fed is going to own all of America's debt. Conspiracy theories aside, that is ultimately what this means, from mortgages to T-bills. The Fed is going to own America.

"I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale".  - Thomas Jefferson

Russia's Strange Trial Of A Dead Man
It shows you the state of human rights under Putin and while Human Rights activists have said that the defendant was killed as a result of wounds suffered under torture. The US has no cause to point fingers, we do the same thing...

...and also let the torturers go free.

Are we sure he did not say, "Change you can bleed in."?

Eritrea: 10 Church Leaders Arrested
Open Doors says that at least 10 leaders of churches banned by the government have been arrested.

Unlocking Smartphones Becomes Illegal Saturday
Digital shackles: You buy it, but you don't own it and the beast knows where you are, who you talk to and what you do 24/7.

24 January 2013
This Weeks Crooked Cop Stories
There's something fishy in a Virginia evidence room, a Louisiana deputy gets in trouble for peddling fake weed, three suburban Chicago cops were running a dirty racket, an NYPD cop gets himself arrested, and a Miami cop gets himself convicted (planting dope on suspects - ed). Let's get to it...(continues)

Saudi's Turn To Ethiopian Maids
A  backlash from Asia forces them to turn to Africa for domestic servants, and often, outright slaves. In Saudi Arabia, its hit and miss.... mostly miss weather or not you  get a boss who will treat you as though you were actually a member of the Human Race.

Economic Indicator: NetFlix
What is not mentioned in the article are the numbers of Cable Cutters... like me, who just got fed up paying $120+ every month to watch 5 channels. I see the rise of NetFlix as a sign of people just tightening their belts in a world of economic uncertainty. That does not mean that Cable companies have much to fear... at present. It just means that a guy who just lost a good paying job  to take a low paying job and is barely hanging on, trying to put food in his kids mouth is going to cut the cable before he cuts the heat or lights.

Goldman Bets On Food Prices While Africa Starves
According to a new report from the World Development Movement, Goldman Sachs made about 400 million dollars betting on food prices last year.

UK Expert Warns On Drug Resistant Disease
Yes, this is a very real problem. Eighty percent of Gonorrhea cases are already resistant, TB is also a problem.

Hero's Of The Faith 2012
A Christian site extols pastors who have not forsaken the whole message of the  gospel.

Burmese Army Shells Kachin Village

Syria: Attacks On Religious Sites Raises Tensions
An armed opposition group destroyed a Shia place of worship in Idlib governorate, and two Christian churches in Latakia governorate were looted.

Obamacare: Government Isn't Ready, Insurers Claim
Choas looms in new market and Insurers call for delay



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23 January 2013
Wall Street: Obama's Untouchables
The Rich and the White always escape jail in Obama's administration, While he builds new jails for Black folks.  Can we be sure David Duke didn't get a skin transplant?

President Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2013 includes cuts to everything from Medicare and Medicaid to defense and even homeland security. But federal prisons are among its "biggest winners," according to an analysis by the Federal Times. - MJ

2008 prison stats
2006 figures


2009 figures (wikipedia)
These numbers are not percentages... they are actual numbers. Now consider that Blacks make up a small minority of Americans, somewhere around 20%

What is so sick to me about this administration is that Wall Street is too big to jail as far as Obama is concerned, yet even one of the Federal Reserve Banks is calling for an end to the too big to fail banks
. He is not just calling for an end to bailouts, he wants to break them up! I don't think that will happen on Obama's watch. Not with Jack Lew running the Treasury.

Well, the fallout from the PBS piece (original story) has been 'fast and furious'... the DOJ official referenced in it just got fired... I mean... is leaving the Justice Department.

400,000 Displaced In Mali War
... with increasing shortages of food and fuel.

The Curse
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
(Deu 30:15-19)

I do not speak lightly about curses. It's a very serious matter. So what I have to say today is in that vein, a very serious matter. This is not a political  swipe at anyone, but it a spiritual word at the nation and its primary leader. It is not meant to drive you from one political party to another for today's political parties are little more than marketing ploys. They are the 'box' you buy in the store only to find our when you get home that the same thing that was in the GOP box is in the Democrat box -  flies swarm out, worms crawling around... and it reeks. They just have different pictures on the front of their respective boxes.

What needs to be understood here is that the next four years are going to be pivotal. The last four years... we have not had one single federal budget! You heard right, this President's term is marked by a country so dysfunctional they we do not and have not had a Federal budget, even though the law requires one. Congress and the President have both abandoned their legal and constitutional responsibilities. Now this President, in his usual fits of fiscal irresponsibility, has the temerity to ask Congress to do away permanently with any further talk of debt ceilings. His solution? Just keep borrowing money with no restraint!. The debt ceiling is the last bit of restraint America has! That is Obama's solution to America's debt crisis, more debt compounded on debt. - "I'll just leave my filth to be cleaned up by the 'maid' of future generations."  This is Obama's fiscal policy in a soundbite.

But today, this President is not focusing on America's crisis. I am going to tell you what everyone 'in the know' in Washington knows and no one in the media will tell you. This President has fully embraced the gay agenda, 100%. He presently is openly and actively soliciting for a White House that is predominantly not just gay, but openly and militantly gay. This is where this President's priority is now. He is going to charge 100% forward for the gay agenda... and who cares about things like 'budgets' and 16, going on 17 trillions in debts. The President has embraced what I will call the G2 agenda - Green and Gay. If it isn't dealing with one of those issues, it is highly unlikely a person will even get on the Presidents calendar.

In short, Obama is going to thrust this agenda on the nation. Let me let you in on a secret that the White House is now working on. He plans on making a serious attempt to remove the tax-free status of Churches that will not perform gay marriages.  You heard that right. Informed insiders have made it clear that this is already in the works, so I would look for the real moves to be made before the end of the year.  Some of you probably thought that Obamcare's attack upon Christian businesses was an unintentional side effect of Obamacare: No it was central to the spiritual underpinnings of the Ant-Christ system Obama fully intends to set up, while Black folks remain on their faces in worship and adoration of this man and his policies. Dutifully poking their own eyes out when they see something they might not like... to make sure they don't ever see it again. The further back the go, the deeper the worship.

This is how you wind up with a people so economically and socially backwards, its because they are willfully spiritually blind. This administration has successfully bamboozeld black folks, now the devil is going to do the same number on the rest of America. Tool? The gay agenda. Black folks have gone backwards under this President. Why? He knew if he wanted to, he could put half of the Black population in jail and the other half would still vote for him. One insider said this to me..."inside that man lies the soul of a David Duke", quoting someone else who sees things more clearly than most. Oh yes, others see the reality but you can't tell Black America that. They see a 'Black Leader; on TV touting Obama and they don't have the sophistication to find out who is paying the bills, who owns the station and where the owners of the station are putting their money and what they get back in return for their 'support'.  So what I will call the 'Tom Train' choo-choo's right down the tracks to further Black impoverishment with 'Tommy', the engineer and David Duke like figures paying all the bills. Please....wait till we get to our destination before you put your sheets on.

The voices of reason inside the White House staff have all left. They shook the dust off of their feet on the day they left, after smelling the increasingly pungent aroma of sulfur that permeates 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. They see what Obama has become, a man who no longer listens to others and has effective 'deified' himself. Today, he is appointing nothing but yes men into his cabinet. Kerry, Hagel, Lew, Brennan... this is the "Honorable Association of Bobbleheads".  Men who do not and have not had any original ideas but know how to bobble their heads at the proper moment. Lew however is a little more dangerous, he is a slickster with an eye to using his position to enrich himself... skirting the outer edges of the law in so doing. He is last guy on earth you want running the Treasury.

So expect a theater of propaganda to hit America from every conceivable direction pushing the gay rights and marginalizing those who hold fast the whole Gospel of Christ. This nation is going to experience this from PAC's set up by Obama, his family and henchmen to ramrod this agenda on America. Folks will not know what hit them and more importantly, from where it is being directed.

The good news is that Obama has already alienated the Hill and the Senate. He has alienated key people within his own party and he did this the same day he got inaugurated. Reid... its pretty hard to alienate him, but somehow Obama managed to do it. He won't get anything passed in the Senate without Reid.  I say this is good news because if this is his real agenda for the next four years, then he may very well be a Lame Duck President before the year is out, unable to move anything forward in the House or Senate because of this agenda that not even the Democrats want to move forward on with such demonic and potentially destabilizing repercussions.

I think my readers deserve to know this as well so listen up, the President is laughed at around world capitals. Yes, he really is. The Chinese laughed and mocked when they heard Obama inauguration speech. Oh yes they did especially when they heard his call for more 'gay rights' . What most do not know is that Chinese leaders/Organized Crime/Intelligence agencies have poured a mint into America's gay porn industry. Oh yes, they know the long term societal effects of that stuff... that's why they want to encourage it in America. Keep this in mind as it is something I have told my readers for a long time. The Chinese don't think short term. They think long term. Ten years is the shortest they really plan. Other plans they have go way into the next century. Some of them are moving way ahead of schedule. Putin? Do you know what he calls Obama behind his back? "That dark 'f*-&*packer' ".  I kid you not. Hollande has made similar statements. Keep in mind that these are not my views, but the views WORLD LEADERS have of our President. Listen, he is just not respected  because, while his a very intelligent man, he is in many ways just an empty suit and an important tool to be used by the highest bidder. Hollywood and the Gay Community put large amounts of money in the political vending machine, aka Obama. Now they are going to get their candy and wave it around in triumph. I can only say that that I think there is something missing in that man... a deep, perhaps spiritual part of that man.... it just isn't there. He's not evil in the classic sense, but still...

But I will say this as well. When a nation decides to put the stamp of approval on those things God hates, it invites a curse. And be certain of this, without some real soul searching repentance, a curse is what is going to hit us. America has enjoyed prosperity like no other nation on earth. Military power like no other nation on earth. Good will and diplomatic strength like no other nation on earth. Why? We as a nation respected God and set our laws up in clear parallel to God's holy principles, not contrary thereto. The nation is not perfect, never has been. But as a nation we never endorsed open sin and rebellion against the God of the Holy Bible...

....that is until Obama.

He is now determined to do this thing, come hell or high water. I give all a word of warning: any so-called Christian who can sit there and not see what spirit is behind this? He had better figure it out... real quick because I see a lot of believers who should have known better than to vote for this man going under severe chastisement and even physical death for choosing what God clearly has marked as evil on election day. Chastisement is only for those who know God. Those that do not know him need not worry about chastisement. Their fate is significantly worse (damnation) and far more permanent. To put it bluntly, there is a very serious curse for willfully choosing the evil, whatever your excuse. When all hell breaks loose, no one will want to believe that their actions set disasters in motion. Devastating storms, Earthquakes, school shootings, terrorism, banking collapses and pandemonium. They will point the finger at someone OTHER THAN THEIR OWN WICKED ACTIONS AND CHOICES. That is when God just pulls the protective covering from the nation and lets the devil have his way. What is his way? To steal kill and destroy. What do I see in the future? An Exponent. In mathematics so it is in the spiritual realm. I see an exponential increase in troubles coming to America as we depart from God and the government turns its administrative, legal and eventually real guns on God's people inside her borders.

Now over the next four years I think things are going to move very swiftly for there are some real threats hitting American shores that sadly I have been strictly charged not to reveal, but are going to be utterly devastating to America and her economy.  They will be nearly impossible to counter and everyone missed this one and now... its too late.

So I see all of this as just God's way of dealing with America's overflowing cup of sin, perversion and vice.

This is a spiritual war and the number one weapon that will be used against us real Christians is going to be President Obama who has given heed to deceitful spirits and devils who have told him that he is better than other men and no longer needs advice from those who are not 'divine' like him and the God of all things needs to obey him on the Gay agenda, not the other way around.

This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king: That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule. Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity. All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
(Dan 4:24-32)


Will anyone listen to what I am saying here today? No... well very few. I know that. Folks are going to do what they want to do and if sodomy, stealing, lies, fraud, hate, murder, pedophilia, torture, lust, cruelty, adultery, fornication and blasphemy are what they want to do, then all they really have done is reveal the identity of their spiritual father.

And that is really all this President has done. I am not shocked by it and I am only mildly disappointed... insofar as one always holds out a little hope people will change for the better. In Obama's case, it has been for the worse. This bringer of hope and change's light is not one that is true.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
(2Co 11:14)

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
(1Jo 3:7-8)


My point here is not to get you to hate Obama, but to pray for him for there are some of the most powerful demonic strongholds on earth active over the White House and unless a man really has Christ, he is sure to fall prey to those principalities.

Pray for our President.

M.



Unlikely Coalition Fights For Drone Privacy
A few years ago, I got a heads up that these drones were really coming to US skies. I had a hard time believing it, but they are here now. I cannot help but look at the other places where they are being used... places where the US government sees 'the enemy'. Are Americans the new 'enemy'?

I have heard the pro's and con's from law enforcement to privacy activists on their use. I get it. I see the positive uses for them. I also see the downside especially if abused and just as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, they will be and probably are being abused right now in some top secret government program, totally contrary to US law and with oversight by some convicted felon.


House To Hear Testimony Of Military Rape Scandal
I do not expect to hear any of the deep seated problems that have been experienced in the military. I do not expect to hear that some of the testimony about the scandal at Lackland says that young women were tied up by their drill sergeants and then gang raped. I do not expect to hear that some of the women and their families where later threatened by US military personnel into silence. I do not expect to hear of other more lurid and alarming trends talking place in the military in an open hearing, but those of you who are interested can check it out later today.


22January 2013
Mali: Africa Must Take The Lead
This crisis in Mali... first off, this is not just 'another war'. This is a very serious and potent threat to African continental security. While the group who has been initial involved (the Tuaregs) are a relatively small portion of the Mali population (around 10%) it has forged alliances in the region that has allowed to to mount a coup and a  significant military operation with the support of other like minded Islamic Jihadists. What should be noted here that has not been well laid out in many news reports is that Mauritaininan and Algerian groups are deeply involved and interestingly, racial issues appear to be one of the real sticking points between various North African and Sub-Saharan (Black) African Jihadist groups. Another fly in the Islamist ointment is the usual internal political power plays within these groups.

MUJWA  has  identified  a  replacement  for  Hisham  Bilal,
believed  to  have  been  the  first  sub-Saharan  individual  to
command  an  al-Qaeda-associated  jihadist  combat  unit.
Bilal and a number of his men returned to his native Niger
and surrendered to authorities there on November 8, 2012,
complaining that the Arab commanders of MUJWA viewed
Black African jihadists as “cannon fodder” and believed “a
black man is inferior to an Arab or a white”
 - Terrorsim Monitor (Terrorsim Monitor Voume XI, Issue 1)

The fall of Qaddafi is probably one of the main factors that is causing these groups to become more active  now and with the very high amount of arms that he once possessed and the Jihadist roots of the new US installed government in Tripoli, it stands to reason that this may be a major source of their arms. If this is the case (and it probably is), it would stand to reason that the US would want to downplay this aspect of the conflict for it would point to a serious point of 'blowback' that many warned about before we went into Libya. It was only after the fall of the Libyan regime that we began to see serious military agitation in Mali for an independent state in Mali's north. They did this after many had returned from the fighting in Libya, armed and battle hardened. It cannot be ignored here that the subtle 'racial superiority' tones are not atypical of many jihadist groups have many similarities to Nazi style fascism we have come to see in many, if not most Islamic militant organizations. Readers of Watson's Web are asked to keep looking into this connection, it is not one you will read about in any major news source but the ideological-historical-spiritual ties between Nazi-ism and today's Islamic militantism are quite real, clearly documented, most troubling and almost universally ignored.

AFISMA Nations (Wikipedia)
AFISMAAfrican states had a mission to reinforce the Mali army, which has suffered significantly since the Coup with various problems coupled with overall general institutional weakness. This operation was called AFMISA and they began a deployment last week that was not due to begin until September.

In many ways this deployment is very significant on a couple of levels. First because these nations are wasting no time  because they see a very serious threat to the stability of the entire region. Second because many of these nations are very poor and spending money on troop deployments, however small is a major financial undertaking. For example Togo:





Togo Budget:
revenues: $794.9 million
expenditures: $938.2 million (2011 est.)

Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-3.9% of GDP (2011 est.) - Source: CIA


Togo is, for all intents and purposes, a poor country. Yet they are sending troops. What do they see? Here is the threat - That Jihadist groups from all over North Africa, from Somalia (Al Shabab) to Nigeria (to Boko Haram), to the adore mentioned groups in Algeria could and very well might gain a foothold, consolidate their power and use this area as a major staging are for more armed militantism and terrorism all through Africa.

Before we go on, let's make one thing clear, these are not 'freedom fighters'. The population by and large hate these groups as they are extremely brutal and twisted. Some of these men are clearly mentally ill, they will literally toss a 'toy' to a child that is loaded with explosives so they can watch the child blow up. You have women who are strapped to cannons so when it is fired, the cannon ball rips them apart at their private areas. The villages who offer up any resistance to these rebels are treated in the most brutal fashion. So forget about any idea that we are talking about any kind of 'freedom fighters' or path to anti-colonial liberation. Rather we are dealing with a  form a mass insanity (probably coupled with demoniac possession) that is typified in some of the most gruesome acts a man can commit against another. We can talk all day about the mental stability of the Sandy Hook shooter, but what is happening in places like Mali is Sandy Hook multiplied by ten thousand... no medicinal psychotropics required,  just a Koran and a Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher.

Intervention.

France has intervened and other EU nations are on the hook for at least some kind of support role and as mentioned earlier, Africa has some troops already there with 'boots on the ground'.  The Huffington Post has a piece here that gives us a general view on the state of 'support'  the west is giving France. In short a lot of fine verbal sentiment, very little real support. The French so far are going it pretty much alone with increasing African support. The NYT piece (original news link) mentions that Russia may give logistical help to France.

Will the US intervene? Talking to one Senior US official recently I came away with the impression that they think this is exactly what needs to happen because this is an extremely virulent and violent form of Militantism that if allowed to consolidate and spread, will remain in Africa for decades to come and take power from state to state. They felt clearly that there was absolutely no time to lose to counter this threat. They also praised Algeria's response to the Hostage Crisis, saying that now is the time for solid action, not talk or engage in hand wringing. Since the folks I have talked to have actually been  to many of these nations before, they know the lay of the land. I think the President is going to get some recommendations to intervene and significantly, I also think that because China has significant interests in the region and lacks the ability to project power as the US does, I fully expect them to come knocking on America's door for some kind of  joint action. China as well cannot allow large swaths of Africa to go under Islamist domination.

Yet, despite the clear danger to Africa, it does not seem likely that the Obama administration will give the kind of ground-troop support many would like to see. The US will probably assist France logistically, diplomatically (trying to get other western nations involved) and with intelligence support, but I do not see this administration getting involved in a new war. America is tired of war, we cannot afford war and this President, I think, is going to focus his second term on America's pressing domestic crisis and issues that must be dealt with.

Do I think we should get involved? Well before I answer that, there are many who believe that America's future is going to lie in Africa and her rich resources. Keeping anti-American, politically and socially retrograde Islamists out of power in Africa is a most desirable goal, but one that may not even be achievable even with massive US intervention. If we should have learned anything in Afghanistan is that there are some severe limits on what US military intervention can accomplish. We can remove leaders, we can degrade or destroy critical infrastructure, we can force mass human migration with our force of arms and even hit remote regions with drones where we think terrorists are hiding. What we cannot do is bring in lasting stability where violent tribal and religious undertones are present in conflict zones. We still have not successfully learned how to do that. Consequently, I do not think that we would be able to successfully counter these elements in Africa. We could spend countless billions of dollars of money we don't really have, lose thousands of American lives and tens of thousands of African ones and still pull out in 10 years with pretty much the same result we saw in Afghanistan. The only thing we really accomplished was to enrich a corrupt regime in Afghanistan (and US contractors) and battle-harden Islamic militants. Just as importantly, I think our direct intervention would only make matters worse on the ground as our intervention would be just the kind of magnet that would drive Islamist fighters the world over into the conflict zone for no other reason than to demonstrate their military power and embarrass America's military as being incapable of beating Islamists on the ground. No dear readers, I see a lose-lose situation here, much risk and no realistic upside.


For Further Reading

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Detroit: $1 Homes A  Reality
A sad, sad tale of where America is really heading without some concrete change.

MSM Discovers US SOF's Are Operating In Mexico
Narco News broke the news of US special forces operating inside Mexico several years ago and has continued to follow the story, while the mainstream media has been silent. In fact, Narco News has obtained a series of emails involving the Pentagon that offer further proof that those operations were in play well before the recent MSM reports. - NarcoNews

Powderkeg In The Pacific
Will China-Japan-U.S. Tensions in the Pacific Ignite a Conflict and Sink the Global Economy?

Did Turkey's Extermination Of Armenians Inspire Hitler?
...First, as has been shown, there are compelling reasons to believe that Hitler's statements about extermination in 1939 indeed cited the Armenians and were aimed at the Poles. Hitler's intentions toward the Jews had been spelled out across many statements, including in the notorious January 1939 speech in which Hitler "prophesied" that another world war would result in the "annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe." Second, Hitler had repeatedly engaged in virulent anti-Polish and anti-Slavic rhetoric prior to August 1939.

US Demands Release Of Iranian Pastor
Before any one gets all upset with America and fulminates all manner of hate towards it, consider that the US is one of the only nations today that really uses its diplomatic muscle to free persecuted people, including Christians. You are not going to see this from China, Russia or even the EU, though they may issue a polite statement now and again. No, the US is the key nation that makes sure the Human Rights agenda is something that nations like Iran and China have to do more than pay lip service to.

I will be the first to say this nation has some very serious issues, especially on the spiritual front, but let us put our serious shorcomings in some perspective. This is not and never will be a Christian nation and we cannont expect, nor should we even try to get the lost to live like they are saved. It is hard enough to get the saved to live like they are saved. The only thing we can do is preach the gospel in the hopes we might save some.





21January 2013

Inauguration
What I do not want to do today is to take away from this importnat day in America. We are swearing in a new President into office and we are doing it peacefully. This has always been the American way, a peaceful transitions of power. This was even so in the tense years in the run up to the Civil War. While Lincoln did have death threats against him and had to enter into DC secretly, the nation experienced a smooth Presidential transition. This is a big blessing. If you do not believe me, ask the people of Egypt, they will tell you. So let us all give thanks that we live in a nation that can do this peacefully.

Let us also sincerely pray for our President as the Scriptures command all true believers to do. Set aside your politics  and disappointnets and pray for the man who will lead America into 2016. Pray God gives him  desire to read, study, understand and obey God's commandments. Pray that as he opens up to God and that God will direct his paths and decisions. If we spend more time praying and less criticizing  and hating him (as is the habit of too many in the Religious Right), the nation might be in better shape.

But what I do want to do today is get a better understanding of just what is happening today. This might distrub a few of my readers, but I think we should get a clear picture of the real meaning behind the events of today. David J. Meyer, who was once a witch (as in a practicer of witchcraft) and was redeemed by Christ Jesus and exposed many of the connections between the occult and modern political events wrote this just before the last inauguration.

We must also bear in mind that the word inauguarate comes from the ancient Latin language of the old Roman Empire. In ancient Rome there were soothsayers called augurs who were invested with evil spirits and could supposedly declare the future. From the word augur came the word inaugurate, which literally means to take omens.  - Last Trumpet Newsletter, Jan 2009
 
Wikipedia talks about the Augers and says this.

The augur was a priest and official in the classical world, especially ancient Rome and Etruria. His main role was to interpret the will of the gods by studying the flight of birds: whether they are flying in groups or alone, what noises they make as they fly, direction of flight and what kind of birds they are. This was known as "taking the auspices." The ceremony and function of the augur was central to any major undertaking in Roman society—public or private—including matters of war, commerce, and religion.

The Roman historian Livy stresses the importance of the augurs: "Who does not know that this city was founded only after taking the auspices, that everything in war and in peace, at home and abroad, was done only after taking the auspices?" - Wikipedia

These things should not surprise us as many of America's traditions come out of ancient Rome. Was it not Rome who had a Senate that represented the landed/wealthy classes? This is how our Senate was originally set up. They were not elected by the people but selected by individual state legislatures removing it from direct popular (plebian/commoner) elections. This was changed with the 17th amendment to the Constitution.

The Senate of the United States was formed on the example of the ancient Roman Senate. The name is derived from the senatus, Latin for council of elders (from senex meaning old man in Latin). - Wikipedia

How many times have we hard the term 'elder statesman' when referring to this or that Senator? It also should not surprise anyone that even the stamp of Rome's official Pagan religious body should be indelibly marked on America's political system.  It is. It should not shock anyone who knows anything about US history that Freemasonry is also so intertwined with American history and government that saying the two have co-existed as a major part of the political structure of America since its inception. This is hardly a stretch of the truth. Many of America's founding organizations still exist, with heavy masonic overtones. Did you know that the Sons of Liberty still exist as one of Americans more important secret societies? It does and plays an important role in the US political system. They are quite secret and can be called one of America's more 'no nonsense' secret organizations.

Please understand, I am not here to propound any particular conspiracy theory, just to relate some of the lesser known facts surrounding our nation and its founding. Our leaders know of these things and if they don't and make a serious misstep, some of these organizations have a way of explaining their errors in a way that is unmistakable and at times permanent enough that the pupil does not live long enough to profit from the lesson. These are things you did not and will not read in our Jr. High textbooks and will have great difficulty in finding accurate information on, on the internet. These things are real. To deny them is akin to denying the existence of the Washington Memorial.

The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first American president, General George Washington. - Wikipedia

What is an obelisk?

An obelisk (from Greek ὀβελίσκος - obeliskos,[1] diminutive of ὀβελός - obelos, "spit, nail, pointed pillar"[2]) is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. Like Egyptian pyramids, which shape is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, an obelisk is said to resemble a petrified ray of the sun-disk. A pair of obelisks usually stood in front of a pylon. Ancient obelisks were often monolithic, whereas most modern obelisks are made of several stones and can have interior spaces. - Wikipedia

I am using  the Wikipedia links because they are unbiased and I cannot be accused of using 'Christian Propaganda'. But if you really want to get down to it, you can find out what the ancients were really celebrating with these Obelisks.

On that note I will go out just a bit on a limb and post a link to a site one of my readers sent me over the weekend. But today, I will preface it with this verse that talks of end time Babylon.

Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
(Isa 47:12-13)

Nathan Leal over at Watchman's Cry has this to say about todays event. After seeking God on this matter, this is what he says God revealed to him.

If you are reading this after 12 noon eastern time – 1/20/13, this process is already underway!

As I have been seeking to find more understanding about this pivotal event, I was prompted to ponder a question about one of the primary Babylonian Princes mentioned in Jeremiah 39:3

Nergal-Sharezer is mentioned twice in Jeremiah 39:3

“And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.”

Why Twice?

Why is this? Why is he mentioned twice in this passage?

In our previous audio message and in several alerts , we went into great detail about the profiles and resumes of the demonic entities involved.

Based on the profile that has been uncovered about the demonic spirit Nergal, one of his attributes appears to be that he is a “god of the noon-time.”

When we consider that this entity seems to favor invocation during high noon, I find it interesting that Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony is taking place at 12 noon on January 20, 2013, (as per the 22nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution.) - Watchman's Cry


A little more can be found on this link.

I think this is rather interesting. I ask all to click over and PRAYERFULLY read what he says. If you have questions about it, ask Nathan, not me. I am not claiming God showed me this, so questions should be directed to him. FYI, I have never been in contact with Mr. Leal.

I think the point that needs to be made is that the Spiritual entities that are in power over America are the same ones from long ago. Was it not the Prince of Persia who withstood Michael the archangel for 21 days? Was not the King of Babylon who was identified as Lucifer, the proud one (Isiah 14:4ff)?

Let the reader pray, pause and consider the times and line them up with God's holy scripture and let us not be fooled about where we, who are men and women of God really are in the 'map' of spiritual warfare

That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
(Isa 14:4-9)

Is prophecy about to come full circle? Are we soon to come to fulfill the destiny of Babylon the Great? How much time do we have? Is there any clock we can use? I can think of one that may not be accurate from a spiritual perspective, but is from a temporal one.



In Christ.

Mark



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