LIES AND DECEIT IN THE
SERVICE OF THE AMERICAN
NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM
February 17, 2003
by: S.R. Shearer
"To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's
doing is good ... instead of bad in his own and others' eyes, so that
he won't hear reproaches and curses but will receive praise and honors."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The great shame of the church throughout the ages is that it has allowed
itself to be used by the rich to control the poor.
- S.R. Shearer
NOTE: A short word on the meaning of the word "system"
as we use this word in conjunction with the "American New World
Order System:" Stephen Pelletiere, author of Iraq
and the International Oil System, writes, "Systems are coercive
arrangements. Based on force, they depend for their success on
the ability of the operators to get their way. The idea is to
gain control over something with the intent of benefiting, and
since the aim is to achieve the greatest benefits possible, the
whole operation of system building tends to be pretty heedless.
Systems are setups designed to guarantee benefits to the few by
denying them to the many."
American troops and material continue to pour into the Middle East
despite the frantic, almost hysterical efforts of France, Germany, Russia
and China to prevent the by-now almost certain U.S. attack against Iraq.
It seems that nothing that these nations can do or threaten to do has
been able to dissuade Bush from his planned war in the Middle East -
not their vetoes in the United Nations' Security Council, not world
opinion (which is running overwhelmingly against the attack), not even
the disruption of NATO - not anything.
The fact is, militarily, all these nations - even when taken together
- are nothing more than pygmies to the American giant - a giant which
like Caesar "bestrides this narrow world like a colossus." These nations
- especially the nations of the EC - are going to learn a very hard
lesson in REALPOLITIK - that in this world nothing counts
more than bullets from the barrel of a gun - and America has the "biggest,
baddest" guns in the world.
is a particularly hard lesson to learn, especially for France and Germany
- nations which thought that they could have militaries on the cheap,
and who have been running on the naive assumption that equality with
the United States could be measured simply in economic terms; that the
world had advanced beyond the place where military power mattered, and
that by cobbling together a patchwork of small and medium-sized nations
in Europe that could approximate a creaky equality with the United States
economically, they could elicit respect from America.
But there are no "equals" in the American New World Order System, and
whether they realize it or not, they are a part of that system - not
as equals, but in the end (after all the fancy costuming has been stripped
from them) only as humble supplicants little better than Guatemala and
Argentina. The next few years will tell the story as they struggle to
free themselves from the web in which they have been caught - like moths
hopelessly beating their wings against the strands of web that hold
them tight. What they will learn is that there are no meaningful economic
blocs anymore (e.g., the EC, NAFTA, ASIAN, etc.) - only one seamless
web. Globalization has proceeded too far now; there is no escaping it.
There is only ONE system that matters any longer: The
American New World Order System.
of the economic elites in Europe (as opposed to some of the political
elites and the "masses") - they know (e.g., the CEOs of Siemens, Royal
Dutch Shell, Diamler, Deutsche Bank, Nestle, Bayer, etc.). They know
which "side of the toast their butter is on," and they are certainly
not enamored by the "socialist tinge" of all the demonstrations against
America in Europe (and make no mistake about it, the demonstrations
in Europe are not simply anti-war demonstrations, but anti-American
demonstrations). After all, nothing sets the economic elites - especially
the elites in Europe - more on edge than "demonstrators (whom the economic
elites in Europe ultimately see as socialists - i.e., people who in
the end want to strip them of their property) in the streets." They
remember all too well what happened in Europe in 1917, and they know
that their destiny ultimately lies with America.
the economic elites in Europe are more than aware that their investments
in the Third World (which are ENORMOUS, and every bit
as ONEROUS on the indigenous peoples of the Third World
as are the investments of the American elites) are ultimately dependent
on the power of the American military. The European elites don't put
any trust in the barren power of their own militaries. They know the
ONE military machine in all the world that counts - a
fact that was driven home to them a few years ago when France attempted
to project power into central Africa, and had to be carried into the
area aboard American transport planes. Pretty lame!
The European economic elites will bide their time for now until the
demonstrations have run their course; but when the time is right, they
will strike a deal with America - their bargain with the devil.
The Left, of course, knows what's occurring; the people (as opposed
to the elites) in Europe know what's happening - i.e., that their own
economic elites are more than willing to "sell them out" to the Americans.
Indeed, that's what accounts for the divide between the British government
and the British people, the Italian government and the Italian people,
the Dutch government and the Dutch people, the Spanish government and
the Spanish people, ad nauseum. The only "people" in all the
world who don't know what's occurring are the American people, and most
especially, American Christians, Bush's core political constituency:
THEY TRULY ARE DECEIVED.
to the Bible, DECEPTION is the art of PRESENTING
A LIE AS THE TRUTH, which is exactly what George Bush and his
cohorts have been doing to American Christians for some time now. But
should we be surprised? - after all, in various places and in diverse
manners the Scriptures warn us about the danger that DECEPTION
will pose to the "people of God" at the "end of the age," and so much
so that the "very elect" shall be "DECEIVED"
Indeed, DECEPTION is everywhere today; it is ubiquitous.
It's in the "wars and rumors of wars" that permeate our society; it's
in the pronouncements of our government as they relate to the upcoming
War in Iraq and the new National Security State that is being constructed
right now before our very eyes; it's in the declarations of our business
leaders regarding the health of our economy and the "bottom lines" of
their financial statements, ad nauseum, ad infinitum -
but the greatest lie, at least as this deception pertains to us as
Christians, IS THE THOUGHT THAT THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER
SYSTEM TO WHICH THE AMERICAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH HAS SO TRAGICALLY
ATTACHED ITSELF HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH GOD. Indeed, this is the
lie around which all the other lies of our time revolve; the centerpiece
from which they all hang.
UTTER blindness of Christians (especially American Christians)
as to the real nature of the American New World Order System is truly
breathtaking in its enormity. It seems today that almost everyone EXCEPT
Christians can grasp what this evil, predatory system - a system
that "traffics in the bodies and souls of men" (Rev. 18:13) - is all
about, proving once again that -
"... the children of this world are in their generation wiser than
the children of light." (Luke 16:8)
IT'S NO SECRET INSOFAR AS MOST
PEOPLE IN THE WORLD ARE CONCERNED
is certainly no secret what the American New World Order System is all
about in the ranks of the anti-globalist demonstrators who have gathered
in Athens, Seattle, Quebec, Washington DC, Prague, New York, London,
Rome, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Genoa, etc. over the last few years to demonstrate
against its pernicious and corrupt instrumentalities: the WTO, the World
Bank, and the IMF. They know what this depraved and oppressive System
is all about - and they are very cognizant of the fact that the church
has teamed up with the moneyed elites who ultimately control it. Take,
for example, what Saul Landau says:
"'What's this Bush Administration really all about'? A frustrated
student asked me. Good question! I suggested that he look into the
clever manipulators - led by Karl Rove (a so-called 'born-again' Christian)
- who have woven together a novel coalition of voracious (corporate)
looters ... (with the Christian Right). By employing styles and methods
of bullying, secrecy and downright prevarication, they have developed
a unique political MATING process IN WHICH THE NATIONAL
SECURITY MAVENS (meaning, in this case, the rich) BOND WITH
RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS (meaning the evangelical Christians) ..."
kind of testimony is that? - for Christians [who claim to be followers
of the poor Carpenter of Nazareth - a man who said of Himself,
"... foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the
Son of man hath not where to lay his head ..." (Matt. 8:20)] to
be linked with the "corporate looters" of today's world economy - i.e.,
the Herods of "this present evil world." (Gal. 1:4) But that's exactly
what has happened - something that many of us who are associated with
Antipas witnessed first-hand when we stood on the steps of one of Philadelphia's
poshest hotels during the Republican National Convention two and a half
years ago and watched the now-disgraced CEOs of Enron and WorldCom (both
of whom claim to be "born-again" Christians) together with the "FAT
CAT" CEOs of General Electric, Ford Motor Company, GM, etc.
arrive for dinner in their stretch limousines with the leaders of the
Christian Right slavishly in tow.
It was a squalid and shameful picture - to see the church's leaders
reduced to nothing more than "water carriers" for the rich;
"flunkies" to the elites; cringing sycophants paid to lick
the boots of the plutocrats who control the Republican Party, people
about whom the Bible says:
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than
for a RICH man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Mark
And make no mistake about it! - the people with whom the leaders of
today's church are cavorting around with are not ordinary people in
any sense of that word; they are the ULTRA-RICH of today's
corrupt, scandal-riddled corporate world who, while constituting only
about four percent of the American population, have in the past few
decades managed to capture for themselves $452 billion in wages and
salaries on an annual basis - the same as the annual wages and salaries
of the bottom fifty-one percent of the American population. One would
think - seeing the D. James Kennedys, the Pat Robertsons, the Tim LaHayes,
the James Robisons, and the Jerry Falwells of the church frolicking
around with the rich - that Paul the Apostle was only kidding when he
"For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men
after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble (i.e., RICH),
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound
the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound
the things which are mighty;
"And base (i.e., POOR) things of the world, and things
which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not,
to bring to nought things that are:
"That no flesh should glory in his presence." (1 Cor. 1:26-29)
DO NOT THE RICH OPPRESS YOU?
Concerning the rich - again, the same people with whom the leaders
of today's apostate church are so grovelingly associating themselves
- the Apostle James writes,
"... Do not rich men oppress you? ...
"Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?"
Yes! - a thousand times, YES! Again I say, it's not without
reason that Jesus told His disciples, "It is easier for a camel to
go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the
kingdom of God." (Mark 10:25) And the reason is this: IN THIS
WORLD, ONE DOES NOT ACQUIRE WEALTH WITHOUT AT THE SAME TIME BECOMING
JADED AND ENERVATED TO THE THINGS OF GOD. Jesus said:
"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will HATE
the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and
despise the other. Ye CANNOT serve God and mammon."
And He continued by somberly warning His disciples about heaping up
riches in this life:
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
"But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor
"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matt.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO SERVE
MONEY YOU WILL HATE GOD
What is the Bible saying here? - plainly it's saying that if you choose
to serve money, you will end up HATING and DESPISING
God. That's clearly what the Bible is saying!
Ask yourselves, then, WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE ULTRA-RICH WITH
WHOM THE LEADERS OF TODAY'S CHURCH HAVE "MADE COMMON CAUSE?" IT SAYS
THAT THE CHURCH HAS TEAMED UP WITH PEOPLE WHO HATE GOD!
Come on now! - isn't that the NECESSARY "end-logic" of
what the Bible is saying here? Of course it is! - and for you to believe
anything else is to prove yourself a person who doesn't really take
the Holy Scriptures very seriously - people "Who change the truth
of God into a lie ..." (Rom. 1:25)
The naked fact is, according to the Bible, the rich HATE
God (despite all of their pretending to the contrary) - and for that
reason, God has given them -
"... over to a REPROBATE mind ...
"Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,
covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, DECEIT,
"Backbiters, HATERS OF GOD, despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
"Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection,
implacable, unmerciful ..." (Rom. 1:28-31)
The ultra-rich - all of them - are [among other things - indeed,
almost twenty-five "other things" (see verses above)] full of DECEIT
and TREACHERY - and not only that, but MURDER
as well. That's what Romans 1:28-31 is saying - people whom God has
given up as REPROBATES; people whom the late Professor
C. Wright Mills of Columbia University says constitute a class of people
that is very markedly -
"... NOT composed of ... men whose conduct and character
constitute models for American imitation and aspiration ... (This)
is no set of men with whom members of the mass public (or the church)
should RIGHTFULLY and gladly identify ..."
of course, runs counter to what most American Christians have been led
to believe - especially the devotees of Christian leaders like Bennie
Hinn, Richard Roberts, Charles Capps, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland,
Creflo Dollar and the other purveyors of the "Green Gospel:" That a
life of virtue will result in financial success. The fact is, and CONTRARY
to the renegade teachings of these men, where money is to be found,
Satan is close by (I Tim. 6:10) - and it isn't as if any of this is
a deep, dark secret, i.e., that money corrupts; that it perverts those
who become involved with it; that the so-called moneyed elite is a venal
and squalid group of individuals. Even the world recognizes this fact:
it's in our literature, it's in our movies, it's in our culture. What,
then, does all this say about the alliance that Christians have struck
with the corporate elites of the Economic Right? What it says is, THERE
IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT!! It doesn't pass the smell test.
THE RICH ARE CAPABLE OF ANYTHING
These people - i.e., the RICH - are the kind of people
who think NOTHING of murdering a president (JFK) because
he dared to oppose their homicidal policies in Cuba and Vietnam; of
slaughtering Martin Luther King on his way to a union rally in Memphis
because King was metamorphosing his civil rights movement into a movement
emphasizing not just civil rights, but economic rights as well; of butchering
Patrice Lumumba, Jacobo Arbenz and Salvador Allende because these men
challenged their (i.e., the elites') oppressive corporate economic policies
in the Congo, Guatemala, and Chile and objected to their working men,
women and little children as virtual slaves for sixteen hours a day
for pennies an hour; of running Che Gueverra to the ground in Bolivia
like a dog and brutally murdering him because he was encouraging the
people of South America to revolt against America's corporate elites;
and, finally, of running death squads and torturing their opponents
in order to keep their "client-state" populations under control.
are the kind of people - again, the rich - who think NOTHING
of impoverishing thousands of ordinary people so that they can pad their
bank accounts by a few more million - as if there's much difference
between $252 million and $259 million. And much more somberly and to
the point (and whether you are prepared to believe it or not), these
are the kind of men and women who would think NOTHING
of RAMMING (or looking the other way while someone else rammed)
TWO HUGE JUMBO JETS INTO THE TWIN TOWERS OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND
ANOTHER JET INTO THE PENTAGON in order to perpetrate a deception
on the American people that serves their own self-centered, pecuniary
ends, men and women who - as Robert Redford said to Cliff Robertson
in the movie Three Days of the Condor - "THINK THAT NOT GETTING
CAUGHT IN A LIE IS THE SAME THING AS TELLING THE TRUTH."
YE HAVE CONDEMNED AND KILLED THE JUST
Listen, brothers and sisters in the Lord, the harsh truth is, there's
not much good that the New Testament has to say about the rich:
"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall
come upon you.
"YOUR RICHES ARE CORRUPTED, and your garments are motheaten.
"Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be
a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire.
Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
"Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields,
which is of you KEPT BACK BY FRAUD, crieth: and the
cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the
Lord of sabaoth.
"YE HAVE LIVED IN PLEASURE on the earth, and BEEN WANTON
(i.e., you have been brazenly inconsiderate of the needs of others);
ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
"YE HAVE CONDEMNED AND KILLED THE JUST; and he doth
not resist you." (James 5:1-6)
heavy! - nonetheless, that's what the New Testament has to say about
the rich, THOUGH YOU ARE NOT LIKELY TO HAVE HEARD THIS FROM AMERICAN'S
VENAL AND COMPROMISED CLERGY. The sad fact of the matter
is, the Left has a much more realistic and even more BIBLICAL
idea of what the rich are all about than most Christians, and - as a
result - are far less prone to having the wool pulled over their eyes
regarding them than are Christians. Take, for example, freelance researcher
and writer Chaim Kupferberg who - like many others in the Left - have
no trouble believing that the events of 9/11 were a STAGED DECEPTION.
That's what Kupferberg claims in a chilling article - "The Propaganda
Preparation for 9/11" - that appeared in the magazine Global Outlook.
Kupferberg articulates what so many others are too afraid to say: That
the events of 9/11 were not so much the work of Islamic terrorists as
they were the work of sinister devotees of America's New World Order
System. Clearly, the Left believes that those who are behind the workings
of this new world-empire are capable of anything.
SOME MIGHT THINK THAT THIS IS PREPOSTEROUS
Some might suppose it preposterous to believe this sort of thing; that
the "manufacture" of such an event by the elites which aimed at precipitating
a crisis that would lead to the installation of a National Security
State and a condition of "endless war" is simply too complicated an
affair for anyone to successfully "pull off."
this kind of deceit has been going on for years. That's what Hitler's
Reichstag Fire was all about - an event which Hitler used to whip up
public sentiment in favor of the "Enabling Laws" that led to the Nazi
Dictatorship; and in more recent times, that's what the Gulf of Tonkin
incident involving the FAKE attack on the destroyer USS
Maddox was all about - enabling President Johnson (who, interestingly
enough, became president as a result of the JFK assassination) to push
America into the Vietnam War, etc., etc. The fact is, history is FULL
of this kind of deceit, provoking historian Richard Sanders to speak
of the -
"WEBS OF DECEIT ... (that) are created to give the
appearance that wars are fought for 'just' or 'humanitarian" reasons'."
NO DOUBT, IS PRECISELY WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY IN IRAQ AS THE ELITES
MANEUVER TO SEIZE CONTROL OF THAT COUNTRY'S OIL RESERVES under the
rubric of "fighting terrorism" and "bringing democracy and human rights
to the people of Iraq."
[Please see our articles on the deception that has periodically been
practiced on the American people by the American elites, "MK-ULTRA:
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate; A Study of the Mindset Behind
Today's New World Order," and "Conspiracy Theories."]
IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS
HAPPENED; CASE IN POINT: GUATEMALA
"workings" of this kind of elite manipulation on ordinary people are
laid bare in what happened fifty years ago in Guatemala - and the similarities
between what happened then in that poor Central American country and
what is happening today in Iraq are sobering - and should cause all
REAL evangelicals to carefully examine what the government
today is peddling to them as the "truth." [Please see our article, "The
American Empire: the Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago"
for a detailed description of the overthrow of the Arbenz government
in 1954, and the shameless part the Wycliffe Bible Translators and Cam
Townsend played in it as "lapdogs" to the CIA.]
Political historian Edward S. Herman describes what happened those
fifty years ago in Guatemala; he writes:
"In the early 1950s, the U.S. government decided on a 'REGIME
CHANGE' in Guatemala [the same kind of 'regime change' that
the U.S. government is now contemplating for Iraq] ... U.S. hostility
to Guatemala began in 1947 when the democratic government (of Guatemala)
introduced a work code affirming the right of (Guatemalan) workers
to organize and strike [something that the U.S. elites hate with a
passion that is truly remarkable in its malice]. That hostility escalated
when the Arbenz government (of Guatemala) proposed taking unused land
from the United Fruit Company (UFC) at modest compensation rates (i.e.,
those the company had used for tax purposes) for redistribution to
landless peasants. [It seems that the attempt by the U.S. elites to
limit the taxes they paid to Guatemala by undervaluing the land they
were using to grow bananas backfired on them in this particular instance.]
"United Fruit Company had intimate connections to the Eisenhower
administration [just as Exxon-Mobil, Philips, Chevron-Texaco, etc.
have close connections to the Bush government today] ... The company
also did an outstanding job of press management, although, as Thomas
McCann, UFC's public relations man in charge of its 'carefully staged
and regulated tours', noted sardonically, 'It is difficult to make
a convincing case of manipulation of the press when the victims (i.e.,
the press) proved so eager for the experience'.
"Of course the PROCLAIMED objective of ... (the proposed
'regime change') was neither protection of UFC nor the desirability
of getting rid of a socialist government that allowed unions [i.e.,
the real reasons for the U.S. intervention] - it was the threat of
'international communism' and 'Soviet expansionists,' the long-time
Cold War cover (i.e., bugaboo) for U.S. interventionism and support
for undemocratic governments" [just as today the stated reason for
'regime change' in Iraq has nothing to do with the lust of the American
and British oil companies for the oil wealth of Iraq, but rather with
Iraq's so-called 'weapons of mass destruction' and its purported connections
with al Qaeda].
SETTING GUATEMALA UP FOR AN ATTACK
The U.S. placed Guatemala under an "arms embargo," and threatened it
with an attack from "friendly forces in the region" [i.e., U.S. supported
death squads from neighboring Nicaragua, which was then a U.S. "client-state"].
In desperation, the Arbenz government bought arms from Czechoslovakia
[which turned out to be a big mistake because it played right into the
American "game"] with which to defend itself. This import of arms ended
the necessity of carrying out the CIA plan to plant and "capture" arms
designed for the "sinister leader of Guatemala (i.e., Arbenz)." Schlesinger
and Kinzer, in their celebrated book, Bitter Fruit, write:
"Just a week earlier, the CIA had ... started to plant boxes of rifles
with conspicuous Soviet markings near Nicaragua's Pacific coast, and
to arrange for their 'discovery' by Nicaraguan police who would claim
they came from a 'non-American submarine' sighted offshore."
All of this, of course, was nothing more than a BLATANT SHAM.
The fact is, as historian Ronald Schneider says, there was no communist
control or threat of control in Guatemala - and there were no Soviet
submarines lurking ominously offshore ferrying arms into Guatemala in
the dark of night. All that had happened was that the people of Guatemala
- in a fair and open election - had chosen a popular socialist
as their president who refused to be a lackey to the American corporate
elites who controlled the country. Arbenz proposed throwing those elites
out of the country, and returning the land that United Fruit had stolen
from the peasants through illegal land transactions of one sort or another
back to the people of Guatemala. That, of course, would never do insofar
as the American elites were concerned!
As a result, the Eisenhower government began a sustained campaign of
public denunciations of the Arbenz government, and the U.S. mainstream
media, with the New York Times in the forefront, parroted the
Administration's false claims and featured them relentlessly.
Piero Gleijeses reports in his book, Shattered Hope, how the
press went to work, deliberately churning out tomes which shamelessly
pictured Arbenz as the enemy of "the people" - all this despite the
fact that Arbenz was in reality the "people's choice." For example,
Sydney Gruson wrote a piece for the New York Times called, "How
Communists Won Control of Guatemala" which brazenly suggested that Arbenz
and his followers were controlled by the "Worldwide Communist Conspiracy"
- which, of course, was another blatant lie. All of this contributed
immeasurably to war hysteria at home - a desire to "get the Reds before
they get us through America's back door in Central and South
Again, the similarities in all of this to what's going on today in
Iraq are truly breath-taking; DIFFERENT ACTORS, A DIFFERENT "MOVIE
SET;" BUT THE SAME PLAY AND THE SAME STORY-LINE.
FORCING THE WORLD TO GO ALONG WITH ITS DECEIT
But the Americans elites didn't stop there; they now attempted to mobilize
support for an attack on Arbenz from among Guatemala's sister nations
in Latin America, just as the Bush administration is now attempting
to mobilize support in the United Nations and NATO for what it is doing
today in Iraq. It seems that when we sin, we like to have as many people
as possible join us in our sin, as if somehow or other that will mitigate
the horror of what we are doing - and so much so that we take PLEASURE
in their company; and that certainly is true with regard to Bush and
his cohorts (especially his Christian cohorts) -
"Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things
(i.e., in this case, rigging elections, lying, running death squads,
working people to death for pennies a day on banana or coffee plantations,
etc.) are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have PLEASURE
in them that do them." (Rom. 1:32)
The American elites planned to begin garnering that support at the
Tenth Inter-American Conference, to be held in Caracas, Venezuela in
April 1954. Most of the OAS (Organization of American States) members
were not happy about holding the meeting in Caracas because the leader
of Venezuela, Perez Jiminez, was a slavish devotee of the American elites
[just as the present leaders of Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, and Egypt are
today the slavish lackeys of America's oil elites, all of whom - like
Jiminez before them - owe their existence to the bayonets of the American
military]. Jiminez was at the time the most brutal dictator in Latin
America and his jails were filled with political prisoners [just as
the jails of the American stooges that today govern Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan,
and Egypt are similarly filled up with their enemies]. But Perez enjoyed
high status with the Eisenhower administration, which bestowed on him
the American "Legion of Merit."
In answer to OAS country objections to Caracas, Gleijeses notes that
the State Department "denounced any contrary view as interference in
the internal affairs of a sister nation." Herman writes:
"At the OAS meeting in Caracas the main aim of U.S. Secretary of
State Dulles was to get Latin leaders to agree to a condemnation of
Guatemala, to set the stage for the already planned regime change.
None of the Latin delegations supported Dulles's campaign, except
those of the [at the time (i.e., 1954 - pre-Castro)] U.S.-beloved
dictatorships of Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Venezuela.
Even the New York Times reported that when the Guatemalan Foreign
Minister Guillermo Toriello answered Dulles, he got double the applause
given the U.S. Secretary of State, and Time Magazine quoted
another Latin American representative as saying, "HE SAID MANY
OF THE THINGS THE REST OF US WOULD LIKE TO SAY IF WE DARED." [Kind
of like what Kupferberg is doing today insofar as the events of 9/11
Nonetheless, as Herman says, U.S. bribes and threats were in the end
successful. The U.S. had to accept minor concessions in language, so
that the resolution adopted, instead of leaving it vague on what "appropriate
action" should be taken "in the event that international communism triumphed
in Guatemala," made it necessary that the United States return to the
OAS to "consult" on further steps to be taken. Sound familiar? - it
is! - and so much so that one would have to be excused in believing
that all the Bush Administration is doing in Iraq is using the same
"playbook" the Eisenhower Administration developed for Guatemala. Herman
"Adding hypocrisy to its bullying, the United States tacked on to
the resolution the high principle that, except for dealing with 'dangers
originating outside this Hemisphere (the resolution) is designed to
protect ... the inalienable right of each American state to choose
its own form of government' [which is, of course, the very thing the
U.S. government was denying the people of Guatemala].
"The 17-1 vote in favor of the U.S.-sponsored resolution was based
on brutal arm twisting. A senior U.S. official acknowledged that Dulles
'spared no blandishment to get this Caracas Resolution through'. In
Gliejeses's summation, 'Decades of submission and sordid calculations
... (based on) the hope of receiving a quid pro quo on economic
issues ensured the pitiful capitulation'.
"But one hour after he got his agreement, Dulles was flying back
to Washington, and 'those Latin Americans who had sold Guatemala (and
Arbenz) out for the lure of U.S. dollars were robbed of their payment'."
[Which is something the governments of Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan
(all governments that are presently supporting the U.S. position vis
a vis Iraq) would do well to pay attention to; gangsters do not
always deliver on their bribes.]
SETTING THE STAGE FOR A NEW
"DARK AGE" IN GUATEMALA
groveling capitulation of Guatemala's sister nations set the stage for
the U.S.-organized invasion of Guatemala in June 1954.
Despite a desperate appeal to the U.N. from the Arbenz government for
protection against the aggression, the United States succeeded in preventing
any useful U.N. intervention.
The democratically elected regime of Guatemala was overthrown by violence,
ushering in a long "DARK AGE" for Guatemala. [Again, we
URGE you to read our article, "The American Empire: the
Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago" for a detailed
description of the overthrow of the Arbenz government in 1954, and the
shameless part Christians played in imposing a new "DARK AGE"
on Latin America. Please also see our other articles on this subject,
"The Death Squads: Bringing in the Kingdom of God Through Terror, Torture,
and Death," "Columbia: America's New Vietnam," and "The Spread of America's
New World Order System Northward from Latin America to the United States;"
all these articles touch on the shameful role the church has
played in America's brutal imposition of its new world order system
on Latin America."]
A LIE AND A DECEPTION
New York Times - that shameless and hypocritical mouthpiece of
the American elites - had contended back in 1954 that in its Guatemala
policy, "the United States is not trying to block social and economic
progress, but is interested rather in seeing that Guatemala becomes
a liberal democracy." But Herman writes:
"THIS WAS A PROPAGANDA DELUSION AND LIE. GUATEMALA DID HAVE A
LIBERAL DEMOCRACY BETWEEN 1945 AND 1954 AND IT WAS THAT DEMOCRACY
THAT THE UNITED STATES DELIBERATELY AND KNOWINGLY ENDED. The counterrevolutionary
regimes that followed did block social and economic progress, destroyed
intermediate groups, outlawed dissent, and ended the possibility of
reform by democratic means.
the huge inequalities in the Guatemalan system, and with peaceable
democratic processes foreclosed, guerrilla warfare periodically surfaced
and, as Piero Gleijeses observed, 'only violence could maintain the
status quo'. THE UNITED STATES RESPONDED TO THIS, NOT BY
INSISTING ON DEMOCRATIZATION OR PROVIDING AID THAT COULD HELP THOSE
AT THE BOTTOM, BUT BY INCREASING AID AND TRAINING TO THE MILITARY
AND FACILITATING COUNTER-INSURGENCY WAR (i.e., the use of death
squads). The military gradually took over control of Guatemala, and
Guatemala became perhaps the first 'counterinsurgency state'. As Gleijeses
has pointed out, 'Waves of extreme violence (as in 1966-1968, 1970-1973,
and since 1978) alternated with periods of selective repression (as
in 1974-'77), depending on the degree of pressure from below on ...
(the upper class) and the military'. By 1980 the situation had become
so terrible that an Amnesty International report was titled 'Guatemala:
A Government Program of Political Murder'.
"The U.S. mass media, however, had lost interest in Guatemala once
the 'Reds' were ousted, so the U.S. public was not made aware of the
fact that the defeat of the (so-called) 'Reds' in 1954 had been a
victory over democracy and reform and that the United States had ushered
in, and for many decades aided and protected, a regime of EXCEPTIONAL
GUATEMALA AND IRAQ: IT'S DE JA VU ALL OVER AGAIN
The lies and deceit that Herman describes here insofar as the American
treatment of Guatemala is concerned are enough to take one's breath
away - and now it's happening all over again - this time in Iraq; only
on a much larger and sustained level.
It is precisely this kind of continuing duplicity and trickery that
cannot help but open one up to the otherwise unthinkable possibility
that the events of 9/11 have been devised. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT CHAIM
KUPFERBERG IS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE SAYS THAT 9/11 IS AN ARTIFICE CREATED
BY A HIDDEN CABAL OF AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER DEVOTEES INTENT (as
we have already suggested) ON CREATING A NATIONAL SECURITY STATE
INTERNALLY, AND EXTERNALLY A STATE OF PERPETUAL WAR.
The fact is, in making this charge, Kupferberg is probably doing nothing
more than what the Guatemalan Foreign Minister Guillermo Toriello did
fifty years ago in Caracas: SAYING THINGS THE REST OF US WOULD
LIKE TO SAY IF WE DARED.
GORE VIDAL AND 9/11
According to Kupferberg, the events of 9/11 are about as real as Soviet
submarines surfacing off the coast of Nicaragua in 1954 to ferry arms
to the so-called communists of Guatemala. And it's not just Kupferberg,
but many, many others who think so; take Gore Vidal, for example. Vidal
"Stan Goff (a retired U.S. Army veteran who taught Military Science
and Doctrine at West Point) writes, 'I have no idea why people aren't
asking some very specific questions about the actions of Bush and
company on the day of the attacks. Four planes get hijacked and deviate
from their flight plans, all the while on FAA radar' ... Incidentally,
Goff, like the other astonished military experts, cannot fathom why
the government's automatic 'standard order of procedure in the event
of a hijacking' was not followed. Once a plane has deviated from its
flight plan, fighter planes are sent up to find out why. That is mandatory
law and does not require presidential approval, which only
needs to be given if there is a decision to shoot down the plane.
"Goff spells it out: 'The planes are all hijacked between 7:45 and
8:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Who is notified? This is an event already
that is unprecedented. But the President is not notified and going
to a Florida school to hear children read. By around 8:15 AM it should
be very apparent that something is terribly wrong. The President is
glad-handling teachers. By 8:45, when American Flight 11 crashes into
the World Trade Center (a FULL HOUR after the first
plane is hijacked), Bush is settling in with children for his photo
ops at Booker Elementary. Four planes have obviously been hijacked
simultaneously, an event never before seen in history, and one has
just dived into the world's best-known twin towers, and still no one
notifies the nominal Commander-in-Chief.
"'No one has apparently scrambled (sent aloft) any Air Force interceptors
either. At 9:03, (ONE HOUR AND EIGHTEEN MINUTES after
the first plane is hijacked) United Flight 175 crashes into the remaining
World Trade Center building. At 9:05 (ALMOST TWO WHOLE HOURS
after the first plane is hijacked) Andrew Card, the Presidential Chief-of-Staff,
whispers to George W. Bush (who) 'briefly turns somber' according
to reporters. Does he cancel the school visit and convene an emergency
meeting? No. He resumes listening to second graders ... and continues
the banality even as American Airlines Flight 77 conducts an unscheduled
point turn over Ohio and heads in the direction of Washington DC.
Has he instructed Chief-of-Staff Card to scramble the Air Force? No.
An excruciating 25 minutes later (ONE HOUR AND FORTY-FIVE MINUTES
after the first plane is hijacked), he finally deigns to give a public
statement telling the United States what they have already figured
out - that there's been an attack by hijacked planes on the World
Trade Center. There's a hijacked plane beelining to Washington, but
has the Air Force been scrambled to defend anything yet? No.
"'At 9:30 when he makes his announcement, American Flight 77 is still
ten minutes from its target, the Pentagon. The Administration will
later claim they had no way of knowing that the Pentagon might be
a target, and they thought Flight 77 was headed to the White House,
but the fact is that the plane has already flown South and past the
White House no-fly zone, and is in fact tearing through the sky at
400 nauts. At 9:35, this plane conducts another turn, 360 degrees
over the Pentagon, all the while being tracked by radar, and the Pentagon
is not evacuated, and there are still no fast-movers from the Air
Force (ONE HOUR AND FORTY-FIVE MINUTES after the first
plane is hijacked) in the sky over Alexandria and DC. Now the real
kicker: a pilot they want us to believe was trained at a Florida puddle-jumper
school for Piper Cubs and Cessnas, conducts a well-controlled downward
spiral descending the last 7,000 feet in two-and-a-half minutes, brings
the plane in so low and flat that it clips the electrical wires across
the street from the Pentagon, and flies it with pinpoint accuracy
into the side of the building at 469 nauts.
"'When the theory about learning to fly this well at the puddle-jumper
school began to lose ground, it was added that they received further
training on a flight simulator. THIS IS LIKE SAYING YOU PREPARED
YOUR TEENAGER FOR HER FIRST DRIVE ON I-40 AT RUSH HOUR BY BUYING HER
A VIDEO DRIVING GAME ... THERE IS A STORY BEING CONSTRUCTED ABOUT
THESE EVENTS'." [Please see our article on 9/11 and the subterfuge
that surrounds it, "The Events of September 11, 2001: What's Going
one should not forget that during this entire time, passengers on all
four flights are using their cell phones to frantically call anyone
and everyone they can reach - over one hundred separate calls are placed
over a period of almost two hours - to tell the world what's occurring
- IN DETAIL. And the government - let alone the president
- doesn't take any action for two hours? Come on now! - it's easier
to believe in the tooth fairy than this "cock and bull" story. People
believe it only because they WANT to believe it, not because
it makes any sense/
THAT'S NOT THE END OF THE LIES
AND DECEPTION: AHMED AND ATTA
But that's not the end of the inconsistencies in the government's story
concerning the events of 9/11. In addition to all this subterfuge (including
as well the deceptions we described in our article, "The Events of September
11, 2001: What's Going On"), Michael Chossudovsky, a Professor of Economics
at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Centre for Research
on Globalization - in an article that appeared in Global Outlook
entitled "Mysterious September 11 Breakfast Meeting on Capitol Hill"
- tells how in the late days of August 2001, barely two weeks before
9/11, Senator Bob Graham and Representative Porter Goss, the then chairmen
of the Senate and House Select Committees on Intelligence, were in Islamabad,
Pakistan for consultations with the head of Pakistan's Inter Services
Intelligence Agency (ISI), General Mahmoud Ahmad.
should be noted in this connection that both Graham and Goss are closely
connected to the CIA - indeed, Goss is a 10-year veteran of the CIA's
clandestine operation wing, [Please see our article on the ISI and its
complicity in the events of 9/11 entitled, "The War in Afghanistan:
It's Not What You think."] No doubt, both men were acting as high-level
conduits for the CIA.
Chossudovsky also describes a second meeting a few weeks later that
Goss and Graham had with Ahmad, this time in Washington DC, a meeting
that from all appearances was supposed to have been kept secret from
the public. Even the fact of Ahmed's presence in Washington was evidently
supposed to have been a secret - or at least it was not announced to
the press until a reporter spotted the three of them in a hotel having
breakfast together and reported the meeting in his paper the next day.
The date of the meeting? - THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.
Now in and of itself, these two meetings - one in Islamabad and the
other a few weeks later on the morning of September 11th in Washington
- wouldn't be enough to arouse much suspicion - UNTIL, THAT IS, ONE
UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE WAS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAHMOUD AHMAD, THE
ISI CHIEF, AND MOHAMED ATTA, THE LEADER OF THE AL-QAEDA CELL THAT HIJACKED
THE PLANES THAT WERE EVENTUALLY RAMMED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND
Times of India first reported the story on the relationship between
these two men (i.e., Atta and Ahmed); it certainly wasn't the corporate,
"mainstream" media in the United States. [Please see our article on
the "controlled" press in the United States entitled, "The Corporate
State and the Mass Media."] Then the Times of India reported
the real STINGER: THAT A FEW DAYS BEFORE SEPTEMBER
11th, AHMED TRANSFERRED $100,000 TO ATTA. Now think about the enormity
of this for a minute! - here we have Goss and Graham - both high-level
conduits for the CIA and members of Congress - meeting with Mahmoud
Ahmad, a man who has just transferred over $100,000 to Mohamed Atta
who carried out the al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon. Eeee gads, this is the kind of "stuff" that would make
even the most skeptical non-believer in conspiracism pause and take
The magnitude of this revelation is made all the greater when one understands
THAT THERE HAS BEEN AN AGREEMENT IN PLACE FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS
WHICH MANDATES THAT THE CIA MUST "PASS" ON THE "ACCEPTABILITY" OF THE
CHIEF OF THE ISI BEFORE HE CAN EVEN BE CONSIDERED FOR THE OFFICE. IN
OTHER WORDS, THE CHANCE THAT THE TRANSFER OF SUCH A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY
FROM THE ISI TO MOHAMMED ATTA COULD HAVE GONE UNNOTICED BY THE CIA IS
ABOUT AS REAL AS THE EXISTENCE OF BLUE CHEESE ON THE MOON. After
these facts became "public knowledge," Ahmad was told to "request" early
retirement and "get lost" - and, according to the Times, this
request originated with the American government.
LIES AND DECEIT
Needless to say, all of this, when taken together, is INCREDIBLE!
- and so much so that it is in fact much easier to believe that the
events of 9/11 were contrived than to believe otherwise; that 9/11 is
a LIE and a SHAM cooked up by Bush and his
cronies, the CIA and the CIA's puppet masters in Chevron Oil, Exxon-Mobil,
Philips, etc. - and it's a very SCARY one at that because
it gives an insight into the fantastic and very frightening mindset
of these people. After all, as Kupferberg writes,
"It is no small act to INTENTIONALLY take down such
an overarching symbol of financial stability as the Twin Towers, and
chance killing thousands in the process. The very brazenness of the
act, the naked aggression, would necessitate a TENACIOUS DETERMINATION
to achieve the ends for which these actions were perpetrated. THERE
IS NO GOING BACK NOW. AN INFRASTRUCTURE IS BEING LAID OUT - ONE THAT
WILL, FINALLY, PROVIDE A DISSIDENT-PROOF TOTALITARIAN OLIGARCHY COMPOSED
OF LIKE-MINDED ELITES SERVED BY AN UNDER-CLASS (i.e., that's you
and me) KEPT UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE."
"The edifice of this regime (i.e., the American New World Order System
- particularly as it applies to the United States) is being constructed,
brick by brick, with the mortar of the Office of Homeland Security
(to centralize and coordinate an effective police state - Kupferberg),
the Freedom Corps (to indoctrinate the most idealist - and therefore
activist - of the populace toward service to the state - Kupferberg),
and the Patriot Act (to provide the legal basis for subverting long-held
rights under the screen of national security - Kupferberg)."
EVERYONE SEES WHAT'S
HAPPENING EXCEPT THE CHRISTIANS
the Left sees what's happening; people in Germany and France see what's
happening; people in the Third World see what's happening - that is
to say that the American New World Order System has NOTHING
to do with God, and everything to do with the devil; that it is in fact
the BEAST that the Bible describes in the Book of Daniel
as "... DREADFUL and TERRIBLE, and STRONG
EXCEEDINGLY with great iron teeth: that DEVOURS
and BRAKES IN PIECES ..." (Daniel 7:7); and in Isaiah
as an "OVERFLOWING SCOURGE" (Is. 28:18); one that is seeking
to gain mastery over the entire earth and establish a ONE-WORLD
EMPIRE (Dan. 7:7) - an empire that will bring ruin and poverty
to the peoples and nations of the world. [For a detailed Scriptural
identification of this great "Latter Day" nation, please see our article,
"In Search of Babylon: What Does the Bible Say?"]
But American Christians remain totally ignorant - indeed, almost purposefully
ignorant - about what's occurring, so that -
"... seeing they may see, and NOT perceive; and hearing
they may hear, and NOT understand ..." (Mark 4:12)
USING 9/11 AS A PRETEXT FOR EMPIRE-BUILDING
In the end, however, it doesn't really matter whether the events of
9/11 were contrived or not; the fact of the matter is, 9/11 - whether
"invented" or not - is shamelessly being used to justify the creation
of a fierce and very brutal NATIONAL SECURITY STATE in
this country, and as a devise through which the U.S. can excuse itself
to its own citizens for waging an ENDLESS WAR - a PLANNED
AGGRESSION - against the rest of the world, and most particularly
Iraq (at least for now); that this is exactly what is happening (i.e.,
that the aggression against Iraq was planned well before
the events of 9/11, and that 9/11 is being used as a pretext to carry
out this aggression) is easy enough to see: For example, Glen Kessler
of the Washington Post writes:
"On September 17, 2001, six days after the attacks on the World Trade
Center and the Pentagon, President Bush signed a 2 1/2-page document
marked "TOP SECRET" that outlined the plan for going
to war in Afghanistan as part of a global campaign against terrorism."
preamble to the document makes it seem that the so-called "War on Terror"
(and, ipso facto, the War in Afghanistan against al Qaeda and
the Taliban) resulted DIRECTLY from the events of September
11; but the REAL reason behind the so-called "War on Terror"
is spelled out almost as an afterthought later in the document: TO
SEIZE CONTROL OF THE IRAQI OIL FIELDS; Kessler writes:
"Almost as a footnote, the document also directed the Pentagon TO
BEGIN PLANNING MILITARY OPTIONS FOR AN INVASION OF IRAQ, senior
administration officials said."
"The previously undisclosed Iraq directive is characteristic
of an internal decision-making process THAT HAS BEEN (purposefully)
OBSCURED FROM PUBLIC VIEW. Over the next nine months, the
administration would make Iraq the central focus of its war on terrorism
WITHOUT PRODUCING A ... PAPER TRAIL OR RECORD LEADING TO A FORMAL
DECISION TO ACT AGAINST PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN, according to
a review of administration decision-making based on interviews with
more than 20 participants."
control of the Iraqi oil fields? Yes! Of course! - that's clearly what
the document Bush signed on September 17, 2001 was really all about!
The so-called "War on Terror" is nothing but a "front" - a disguise,
a mask - for this operation!
FERRETING OUT WHO'S BEHIND THE WAR
Kessler goes on:
"THE DECISION TO CONFRONT IRAQ WAS IN MANY WAYS A VICTORY FOR
A SMALL GROUP OF CONSERVATIVES who, at the start of the administration,
found themselves outnumbered by more moderate voices in the military
and the foreign policy bureaucracy. THEIR TOUGH LINE ON IRAQ BEFORE
SEPT. 11, 2001, was embraced quickly ... after the attacks. But
that shift was not communicated to opponents of military action until
months later, when the internal battle was already decided."
In other words, according to Kessler, the decision to go to war with
Iraq had little or nothing to do with the events of 9/11, and everything
to do with the hidden aspirations of a small clique of "conservatives"
buried deep within the Bush Administration. Once more, it's Guatemala
all over again - in SPADES.
were these people? Kessler doesn't really say, but whoever they were,
Kessler was appalled by their LUST for war with Iraq;
he quotes a top State Department official who was familiar with the
group as saying that its motivation for war with Iraq was almost "THEOLOGICAL"
(Kessler's word) in its intensity. Another administration official echoed
this view, saying that -
"IT'S ALMOST A RELIGION (with this group) - THAT
IT WILL BE THE END OF OUR SOCIETY IF WE DON'T TAKE ACTION NOW (AGAINST
Mackay, writing for the Sunday Herald in Sydney, Australia, says
he knows exactly what group Kessler is talking about: It's called "THE
PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY" (PNAC)." Eeee gads!
- NO WONDER THEIR PRONOUNCEMENTS HAVE A RELIGIOUS OR THEOLOGICAL
TONE AND QUALITY TO THEM. [Please see our exhaustive article on
PNAC, "Making Merchandise out of the People of God: Selling the Upcoming
War in Iraq."]
PNAC: BRINGING THE EVANGELICALS AND THE
OIL ELITES TOGETHER IN A "COMMON CAUSE"
membership is composed of a small number of fervent American New World
Order devotees such as Richard Perle, Frank Gaffney, Jeane Kirkpatrick,
Michael Ledeen, Marc Reuel Gerecht, etc. as well as elite economic groups
that revolve around Exxon/Mobile, Chevron, Haliburton, Philips, and
"heavy-hitters" from the Christian Evangelical Community - the group
that forms the CORE political constituency for George
Bush's "mass" political following. [Please see our articles, "Bush,
the Promise Keepers and the Principles of Messianic Leadership" and
"Inside the American New World Order System."]
PNAC is dedicated to promoting Bush's "War on Terrorism" as a RELIGIOUS
conflict between Jews and Christians (on the one hand) and Islam (on
the other hand) - which explains the THEOLOGICAL tone
in their pronouncements concerning the war.
that's something to set one on edge! - i.e., that the coming war in
Iraq has been "cooked up" by a secret clique of American New World Order
devotees dedicated to the capture of the oil riches of the Middle East
working together with an equally secret cabal of Christian evangelicals
who are devoted to the extinction of Islam - BUT THAT IS PRECISELY
WHAT THE WAR IS ALL ABOUT!
Leftists all over the world, of course, recognize what the oil elites
are up to; that's a "no-brainer:" CONTROL OF THE WORLD'S OIL SUPPLIES.
But very few recognize what the American evangelicals are up to here:
THE EXTINCTION OF THEIR 1500-YEAR OLD ENEMY: ISLAM!
Or, if they do, they do not put much stock in it! BUT THEY ARE MAKING
A GREAT MISTAKE IN NOT DOING SO! The fact is, ordinary people will
not fight and die for Chevron Oil (very little of the oil profit that
accrues to Chevron Oil will ever find itself into the pockets of ordinary
folks), but they will fight and die for their God, or at least what
they think is the "will of God."
ADDING RELIGION TO THE MIX
The elites understand this, and are generously adding religion to the
mix in the Middle East and Central Asia in their quest for the oil riches
of these two regions to give a steely BACKBONE to what
they're up to - the kind of backbone that would make men die in their
service, confirming the words of Pascal when he said:
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it
from religious conviction!"
One can now begin to understand the fright behind Kupferberg's comments
when he said:
"It is no small act to intentionally take down such an overarching
symbol of financial stability as the Twin Towers, and chance killing
thousands in the process. The very brazenness of the act, the naked
aggression, would necessitate a TENACIOUS DETERMINATION to
achieve the ends for which these actions were perpetrated." [But remember,
in this particular case, Kupferberg is not talking here about radical
Muslims, but what he supposes to be radical Christians in the service
of the oil elites.]
THERE IS A LOT AT STAKE HERE; FOR THE ELITES: CONTROL OF THE WORLD
AND THE RICHES THAT GO ALONG WITH IT; FOR THE CHRISTIANS: "CONQUERING
THE EARTH FOR CHRIST AND THE CHURCH." That's the kind of thing that
people are willing to be "TENACIOUS" about; to be "DETERMINED"
about; the kind of thing for which some people would actually be willing
to sacrifice thousands of lives - the kind of thing that would send
two Boeing 767s into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and another
767 into the Pentagon. Kupferberg thinks so. It's for this reason
that the elites have made a place for the Christian evangelicals in
their councils; THAT'S WHAT THE "PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY"
(i.e., PNAC) IS ALL ABOUT: MAKING A PLACE FOR THE AMERICAN EVANGELICALS
IN THE COUNCILS OF THE RICH.
CREATING A GLOBAL PAX AMERICANA BASED
ON CONTROL OF THE WORLD'S OIL SUPPLIES
According to Mackay, the plan that PNAC has developed calls for -
"... THE CREATION OF A GLOBAL PAX AMERICANA. (The plan
was devised) in September 2000 ... (A FULL YEAR BEFORE
THE ATTACK ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND THE PENTAGON) and proves
that Bush ... intended to take military control of the Gulf region
... (long before the events of 9/11) ..."
A GLOBAL PAX AMERICANA; an American New World Order System
that the rich hope to use to pillage and plunder the earth with, and
a mechanism through which American evangelicals think they can conquer
the earth for "Christ and the church." Now one would think that surely
the evangelicals will come to realize that these two goals are incompatible.
But by now, they are so drunk with the power that has accrued to them
as a result of their partnership with the elites that they are blind
to all this, so that -
"... seeing they may see, and NOT perceive; and hearing
they may hear, and NOT understand ..." (Mark 4:12)
"The PNAC document ... (provides) a 'blueprint for maintaining global
U.S. pre-eminence, PRECLUDING THE RISE OF ANY ... RIVAL, and
shaping the international security order in line with American principles
and interests'. This American grand strategy must be advanced for
'AS FAR INTO THE FUTURE AS POSSIBLE', the report says ... The
report describes American armed forces abroad as 'the cavalry on the
new American frontier'. The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier document
written by Wolfowitz and Libby that said the U.S. must DISCOURAGE
ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL NATIONS FROM CHALLENGING OUR LEADERSHIP OR EVEN
ASPIRING TO A LARGER REGIONAL OR GLOBAL ROLE'."
Tom Dalyell, a leading British political figure in the Labour Party
- in great consternation and dismay as to what the Americans are up
to and the part the British are playing in it as "lap dogs" to the Americans
- cries out:
"THIS IS A BLUEPRINT FOR U.S. WORLD DOMINATION - A NEW
WORLD ORDER OF THEIR MAKING. THESE ARE THE THOUGHT PROCESSES OF FANTASIST
AMERICANS WHO WANT TO CONTROL THE WORLD."
And it's not just Dalyell; political figures all over the world echo
Dalyell's concern regarding the implications of the PNAC document. It
provides a somber background as to why France, Germany, Russia and China
are doing everything they can in the U.N. Security Council to oppose
what the U.S. is planning to do in Iraq. But their efforts in the Security
Council will never work. What do they expect to do? - throw paper resolutions
at American tanks and stealth bombers.
truth is, the U.S. is bent on world domination, and that means, ipso
facto, CONTROL THE WORLD'S OIL SUPPLY - and all the chatter
and blather that the Europeans can marshal against them in the U.N.
Security Council is not going to change that even for one minute.
The very real fact of the matter is, IN THIS WORLD AT LEAST, IT'S
GUNS THAT COUNT, NOT RESOLUTIONS WRITTEN ON SCRAPS OF PAPER - AND THE
U.S. HAS THE GUNS, AND ALL THE EUROPEANS HAVE IS PAPER - and insofar
as all this is concerned, the European's situation is only getting worse.
ENCIRCLING CENTRAL ASIA AND THE MIDDLE
EAST WITH A RING OF U.S. MILITARY BASES
fact of the matter is, the Americans have already captured the oil riches
of Central Asia [and encircled the entire area - which stretches from
Georgia on the west near the Black Sea through Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan to Kyrgistan on the east on the border near China - with
thirteen massive military bases (including the bases in Afghanistan
itself)] - that's what the War in Afghanistan was all about. Now they
are aiming to do the same thing in the Middle East - again, that's what
the coming War in Iraq is all about. The Europeans, of course, are more
than aware that what all this means is their PERMANENT
and very SERVILE subjugation to U.S. hegemony. No more
pretending now! No more pretense at equality; no more affectation of
KICKING EUROPIAN OIL COMPANIES OUT OF THE MIDDLE
EAST IN FAVOR OF AMERICAN AND BRITISH OIL FIRMS
Eric Waddell, a professor of Geography at Laval University, writing
for the magazine Global Outlook, says that control of the Central
Asian oil fields together with the oil fields in the Middle East will
give the United States control over at least THREE-QUARTERS
OF THE WORLD'S SUPPLY OF OIL AND NATURAL GAS. IT WOULD ALSO MEAN CONTROL
OVER THE EASTBOUND, WESTBOUND, AND SOUTHBOUND OIL AND GAS PIPELINE ROUTES
OUT OF THE REGION. Waddell writes:
"What is ultimately at stake in Iraq is not human rights, peace or
stability, but the intention on the part of the U.S. and its indefectible
British ally to establish control over one of the world's largest,
cheapest and most easily accessible oil reserves ...
"The Anglo-American oil giants (BP, Chevron-Texaco, Shell, Exxon)
are all absent from Iran and Iraq, which have signed oil contracts
and production sharing agreements with French, Russian, and Chinese
According to Waddell, most of these agreements were signed by Hussein
with the Europeans since the last Gulf War in the hope that Iraq could
secure the assistance of these countries in putting pressure on the
Americans to relent on the oil embargo. But that hasn't worked. All
it has done is to fix in the minds of the Americans the "necessity"
of throwing the "crafty" Europeans out of the Middle East for good.
Waddell reports that, according to the Washington Post,
"A U.S.-led ouster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could open a
bonanza for American oil companies long banished from Iraq, scuttling
oil deals between Baghdad and France, Russia, and other countries,
and reshuffling world petroleum markets ... A proposed $40 billion
Iraq-Russian economic agreement also reportedly includes opportunities
for Russian companies to explore for oil in Iraq's western desert.
The French company Total Fina Elf has negotiated for rights to develop
the huge Majnoon field, near the Iranian border, which may contain
30 billion barrels of oil."
"Similarly the Franco-Belgian consortium, Total-Fina-Elf, in partnership
with Italy's ENI, also has sizable investments in Iran. Total had
established, together with Russia's Gazprom and Malaysia's Petronas,
a joint venture with the National Iranian Oil company (NIOC). Washington
has, on several occasions, attempted to break France's deal with Tehran
on the grounds that it openly contravened the Iran-Libya Sanctions
"IT IS HARDLY SURPRISING THAT THE RECENT SECURITY COUNCIL DEBATES
OVER ACTION TO BE TAKEN AGAINST IRAQ HAVE DIVIDED THE PERMANENT MEMBERS,
WITH TWO OF THE FIVE - U.S.A. AND U.K. - DEMANDING IMMEDIATE MILITARY
ACTION - FRANCE AND RUSSIA - CLEARLY OPPOSING SUCH AN INITIATIVE,
AND THE FIFTH - CHINA - STANDING EQUIVOCALLY ON THE SIDELINES.
"THE WAR AGAINST IRAQ IS BEING FOUGHT ON BEHALF OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN
OIL GIANTS: BP, EXXON-MOBIL, CHEVRON-TEXACO, AND SHELL. THE FIRST
OBJECTIVE IS TO SECURE THE CONTROL BY US-UK FORCES OF IRAQ'S OIL FACILITIES
IN THE PERSIAN GULF."
This, of course, is NOT what the elites would have people
believe; instead they would have us believe that we are going to war
with Iraq for "humanitarian reasons" and to bring the Iraqi people the
"blessings of democracy" at the point of a gun. And insofar as Christians
are concerned, they are being led to believe that the War in Iraq is
being undertaken in the name of "Christ and the church." This is certainly
what Christians in the United States believe.
This is surely what Christian leaders believe - leaders like Paul Crouch,
David and Justin Du Plessis, Jack Hayford, Dr. Kevin Ranaghan, Ken Metz,
Charles Stanley, D. James Kennedy, Tim LaHaye, the late John Wimber,
Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter Wagner, Beverley LaHaye, Ern Baxter, Kenneth
Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell,
Chuck Colson, David Yonggi Cho, Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle, Reuven
Doron, Che Ahn, Frank Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, John Eckhardt,
Bobbie Byerly, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, John Paul Jackson, James Ryle,
Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia, Claudio Freidzon, Roger
Mitchell, Ted Haggart, Paul Cain, Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Kingsley
Fletcher, Jim Laffoon, Barbara Wentroble, ad infinitum
A MISSION FROM GOD
And it is not as if Bush does not embrace this agenda as well - that
he is driven only by the lust for wealth that his cohorts in the Economic
Right are driven by. There is much more that is driving Bush than that.
The fact is, he is coming more and more to believe the stories that
are gathering around him in the "Christian press." He is becoming a
TRUE BELIEVER himself. Leftist commentator, Michael Ortiz
Hill, sees what's happening. He writes:
"I'd become accustomed to George W. Bush's use of the word evil until
he told the nations this last spring, 'THE EVIL ONE IS AMONG
US'. Anyone with a passing understanding of the evangelical
world of Bush's faith knows he was referring to the Antichrist. The
implications of this are grave beyond telling and yet scarcely ever
noted in the public discourse. On the eve of a misguided war the Commander-in-Chief
of the most powerful military force in human history has located American
foreign policy within a Biblical narrative that leads inexorably towards
the plains of Megiddo, roughly fifty five miles northwest of Jerusalem:
the battle of Armageddon ...
"There are many aspects to the ... (evangelical - really, the "Promise-Keepers"-kind
of Christianity) of the end of days not the least being the conversion
of the Jews to the ... Messiah before the final battle. In Bush's
political autobiography (A Charge to Keep) he places himself
squarely in the mainstream of the ... (Promise-Keepers') thought.
Recounting his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Bush writes of entering
into the waters of Galilee in the apparent baptism of a 'Jewish friend'.
It was then that the hymn came to his mind:
Now the time is approaching
By prophets long foretold
When all shall dwell together
One Shepherd and one fold
Now Jew and Gentile meeting
From many a distant shore
Around an altar kneeling
One common Lord adore."
see our article on how Bush was intorduced to this kind of eschatology,
"George Bush, the Promise Keepers, and the Principles of Messianic Leadership."]
"SHOCK AND AWE"
There's no doubt today that Bush's vision of himself and America now
transcends the predatory visions of wealth that drive most of his friends
in the Economic Right; that he has actually come to see himself as a
world figure DESTINED BY GOD to bring the blessings of
Christianity to the world - EVEN AT THE POINT OF A GUN
using a technique that military planners call "SHOCK AND AWE."
This technique conceives the use of military power in a way that is
meant not only to "shock and awe" the people of Iraq, but ALL
the peoples and ALL the nations of the earth - DEMONSTRATING
IN ITS POWER THAT AMERICA IS GOD'S CHOSEN NATION DESTINED BY
HIM TO REDEEM THE WORLD TO "CHRIST AND THE CHURCH," THE POWER
ITSELF BEING "PROOF POSITIVE" OF THAT FACT.
"SHOCK AND AWE" envisions using a "Star Wars technology"
that no other nation on earth possesses (or can ever hope to possess),
and one that involves raining down on Baghdad in the first two days
of war more bombs than all the bombs (smart and otherwise) that were
rained down on Iraq in the whole of Desert Storm in 1991.
In addition, the attack envisages the use "pulse weapons" (i.e., high-power
microwave weapons) designed to create man-made lightning bolts that
are so huge that they will zap the electronic circuitry of everything
from jet fighters to TV sets, car ignitions, super market scanners,
telephone and microwave circuitry, etc., and that will render Iraq totally
helpless before the American onslaught.
RIGHTEOUS AND GOOD
believes that in the upcoming war, the antiChrist that Bush imagines
that he is fighting against is the "force" that is animating Islam,
and he is determined - in the name of God - to destroy that "force"
and restore the nations and peoples of Islam to "the church." Hill says
that Bush sees the coming war in the Middle East as -
"... righteous, good and NECESSARY."
This, of course is EXACTLY what most Christians in the
United States think as well. To this end, both Bush and his Christian
followers have begun a huge undertaking - a vast CRUSADE
(as it were) - to take the world back from the false religion of the
Islamic fundamentalists in the Middle East, Central Asia and elsewhere,
and even - eventually - from the "secular-humanists" in "post-Christian"
Europe which they see as an effete, degenerate and spiritually exhausted
people. [Please see our two articles on the eschatology that is driving
most Christian evangelicals today, and what this evil eschatology portends
to the world: (1) "Israel and the Renewed Struggle for the Holy Land,"
and (2) "The Superman Theology of the International Christian Embassy's
Feast of Tabernacles."]
THE DECEPTION OF THE "END OF DAYS"
But as Christians, how does such a crusade square with the teaching
of Scripture? Clearly, it doesnt! And if it doesnt, one
must ask himself whether such a crusade is really the result of Gods
leading or the consequence of Satanic DECEPTION. This
is an important question, because how one answers it will determine
ones future in no small measure - the road to Hell, after all,
is paved with good intentions.
The very real fact of the matter is, if all that the Bible contains
on the subject of evil could be exhaustively dealt with, we should find
that more knowledge is given on the technique - i.e., the methodology
- of Satan than many have realized, and at the heart of his technique
is DECEPTION. From Genesis to Revelation the work of Satan
as a DECEIVER can be traced, until the climax is reached
in the "GREAT DECEPTION" of the "very elect"
in the "Latter Days."
Deception is truly a sinister and clandestine craft, and its work today
in what passes for "evangelical Christianity" has become so
lethal and toxic that the faith of countless numbers of heretofore sound
Bible-believing Christians is being poisoned; yet it is so subtle and
delicate in its intrigue that those who have been entangled in its web
of fraud and trickery hardly realize that their faith has been thus
We find recorded in Genesis Satans first work as deceiver, and
the subtle form of his method of deception. We see him here working
upon mans highest and purest desires, and cloaking his own purpose
of ruin under the guise of seeking to lead men and women into a closer
relationship with God. We see him using good to bring about evil; suggesting
evil to bring about good. Caught with the bait of being "wise"
and "like God," man is blinded to the principle of simple
faith, and is deceived - and in the end, the desire to be "good"
has counted for little. Indeed, the cleverest way in which the devil
deceives is when he comes in the likeness of somebody or something which
apparently causes a person to "be more like God" and/or to
be "good." But the Bible somberly warns us:
"There is a way which seemeth right (i.e., good) unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 14:12)
I Tim. 4:1-2 explicitly shows the special cause of the peril to the
church in the closing days of this era, and how Satan will break in
upon her members, and by DECEPTION beguile many:
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;
"Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience
seared with a hot iron ..." (I Tim. 4:1-2)
The word hypocrisy here means to present a lie as the truth. Thus,
as we suggested in the beginning of this article, the peril to the church
at the close of the age is from people who present a lie as the truth;
from hypocrites who claim to be one thing, but who in reality are something
else altogether; people who pass themselves off as Christians, but who
are, nonetheless, unalterably opposed to God - much as Judas was.
The peril from such men concerns every true Christian in the "Latter
Days." The prophecy declares that (1) some Christians shall fall
away from the faith; and (2) the reason for their fall will be that
they have given heed to a DECEPTION - a teaching which
outwardly appears to lead to God and to bring about "good,"
but which in reality leads to disgrace and dishonor.
These hypocrites are believed because outwardly they appear to be "good,"
to be "spiritual." The so-called "good life" or
"spiritual life" of these hypocrites is taken as a sufficient
guarantee for their teaching.
But goodness is no guarantee of the truth: all teaching must be judged
against the Written Word. Nothing else will suffice. To think
that goodness and "good intentions" are adequate warrants
for the truth is to take the first step down the road to deception.
Such thinking has its foundation in the prevalent idea that everything
that Satan does is manifestly evil, the truth not being realized that
he works under cover of light. (2 Cor. 11:14)
We repeat, there is only one principle for testing the source of all
doctrine - and that is not "good intentions," but the Written
Word, the Bible.
APOSTASY: THE "FALLING AWAY"
But how is it possible that so many evangelicals - including a vast
portion of our leadership - could have allowed themselves to be so dulled
spiritually that they have become such easy targets for these hypocrites?
The answer is apostasy! Apostasy is not necessarily false doctrine and/or
sin - though it can be this, and there can be no question that these
things inevitably follow in the wake of apostasy - but rather it is,
in the first instance, the falling away of Christians from a view of
themselves as citizens of Christs heavenly kingdom to a view of
themselves as citizens of the kingdom of this world. The Bible says:
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (i.e., the day
of the rapture and resurrection) shall not come, except there come
a falling away (i.e., apostasy) first ..." (2 Thess. 2:3)
If we truly are aliens to this world, as the Scriptures so plainly
declare we are, what should we have to do with its politics? - nothing
of course. Why should we as aliens seek to involve ourselves in the
politics of a foreign country? To do so diverts us from the single mission
which we have been Scripturally commissioned to accomplish - to convince
as many people as possible as we journey through our life here on earth
to join us in seeking that better land - that "heavenly country"
whose builder and maker is God.
To get involved politically in the land (i.e., the world) we say we
are leaving is to reveal ourselves as nothing more than frauds - people
who dont really intend to leave - and unbelievers have a stubborn
and pernicious way of noticing such inconsistencies; and then we have
the chutzpah and temerity to wonder why we are so ineffectual in leading
people to Christ?
THE BAIT WHICH LEADS TO
APOSTASY: THE DESIRE FOR WEALTH
Its wealth - or, as is more often the case, the desire for wealth
(for most people never really get it) - which blinds us to the transitory
nature of our connection to this world and which leads us into apostasy.
Apostasy inevitably develops when Christians - because of their worldly
comfort and wealth, or simply their desire for material things - refuse
to acknowledge in word, deed, or action the fact that they are merely
"pilgrims and strangers" - aliens - to this world and this
It is the desire for material things which diverts Christians from
their journey - from seeing this world as merely a "way station"
on their path towards a better world. Paul wasnt just kidding
when He said,
"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain
we can carry nothing out.
"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
"For they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows." (II Tim. 6:7-10)
Dom Helder Camara of Brazil has been much maligned because of his connection
with Liberation Theology - a theology which attempts to involve Christians
in left-wing (as opposed to right-wing) political causes. But Camara
was right at least on one point when he wrote:
"I used to think, when I was a child, that Christ might have
been exaggerating when He warned about the dangers of wealth. Today
I know better. I know how ... (impossible) it is to be rich and still
keep the milk of human kindness. Money (or the desire for money) has
a dangerous way of putting scales on ones eyes, a dangerous
way of freezing peoples hands, eyes, lips and hearts."18
"Lay not up for yourself treasures upon the earth, where moth
and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor
steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also ...
No man can serve two masters (or two kingdoms): for either he will
hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,
and despise the other. Ye cannot serve (both) God and mammon (i.e.,
you cannot serve heaven and this world at the same time)." [Mat.
Speaking of those who have given up on viewing themselves as citizens
of heaven, and have reverted back to seeing themselves as citizens of
this world, Paul said,
"For I have told you often before, and I say it again now with
tears in my eyes, there are many who walk along the Christian road
who have become the enemies of the cross of Christ. Their future is
... loss ... (for) all they think about is this life here on earth."
[Phil. 3:18-19 (Amp.)]
This is the condition of the church's leadership today; these are the
people of whom the Lord said,
"... they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: BUT THEY
ARE NOT VALIANT FOR THE TRUTH upon the earth; for they
proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
"Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any
brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour
will walk with slanders.
"And THEY WILL DECEIVE every one his neighbour, AND WILL
NOT SPEAK THE TRUTH: they have taught their tongue to speak
lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
"THINE HABITATION IS IN THE MIDST OF DECEIT; through deceit
they refuse to know me, saith the LORD." (Jer. 9:3-6)
That's what happens to those Christians who have made money their master.
FLEE AT ALL COSTS
Is that the condition of those Christians who surround you? Of the
church to which you belong? - if so, then get away from them (it) as
fast as you can. Do NOT think - even for a moment - that
you can help them (it). This is a condition of the heart. You cannot
reason with people who have given themselves over to this condition
of things. It's NOT the result of a momentary indiscretion.
So deep is their corruption, and the corruption of the church to which
they adhere, that the Bible offers you only one way out! It says,
"... COME OUT of her (i.e., this corrupted, compromised
church) my people ... that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that
ye receive not of her plagues." (Rev. 18:4)
If you refuse to take the Lord's advice here - if you think to stay
to change the minds of the people you are connected to, and the Christian
institutions you are associated with, YOU WILL BE THE PERSON THAT
IS ULTIMATELY CHANGED, NOT THEM.
[Please see articles, "Come Out Of Her," A Plan Of Action
For Antipas Ministries," and "The Aliya Foundation,"
on what you should do, what Antipas Ministries is doing, and how you
Soon, all of this will be over, and a great entrance into the Kingdom
of God awaits us if we acquit ourselves honorably in the upcoming months
and years. This life isn't forever, but what we do now will follow us
into eternity. The Bible says: "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience
the race that is set before us ..." (Heb. 12:1)
God bless you all!
P.S. Please take the time, if you haven't already, to read our article,
"Coaxing Christians out of their Hiding Places." Also, please
see our article, "The Jesus Revolution and the Search for Community
and the Church-Life."
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