CHRISTIANS IN AFRICA: AWAKE!

America and the American Church
Are Not Your Friends

July 11, 2006
By: S,R. Shearer

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INTRODUCTION

The importance of Africa in the American New World Order System cannot be overemphasized. Asad Ismi, writing for the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, reports that -

"Nearly 80% of the strategic minerals the U.S. requires are found in Africa including 90% of the world's cobalt, 90% of the platinum, 40% of the gold, 98% of the chromium, 64% of the manganese and one-third of the uranium. These minerals are needed to make jet engines, cars, missiles, electronic components and so forth and so on. Africa also accounts for 18% of U.S. oil imports as compared to 25% from the Persian Gulf, with Nigeria and Angola being the fifth largest and ninth largest exporters to the U.S. respectively."

This is to say nothing of other resources including coltan (Africa is at present the ONLY source of coltan which is ESSENTIAL in the manufacture of computers, cell phones, and fiber optics), tin, zinc and the vast amount of agricultural products that are churned out of Africa by Western-owned "plantation farms" including timber, coffee, palm oil, exotic fruits of all sorts, etc. - "plantation farms" where Africans work as virtual "slave-laborers" much as their cousins did on the plantations of the "Old South."

But while Africa remains at the highest level insofar as its strategic importance to the U.S. is concerned, the peoples of Africa find themselves consigned to the lowest level of America's hegemonic pyramid - somewhere between Hell and Tartarus where Chronis and the fallen angels are chained. And while much is made of the aid that the West trickles into Africa, NOTHING is said about the vast amount of loot that the American elites haul out of Africa each year - which is INFINITELY higher than the "peanuts" the West throws at Africa in exchange. The fact is, as Asad Ismi writes,

"Behind the shameful peanut throwing [of aid] lurks a deadly Western policy towards Africa. The U.S. government … has through the Pentagon, the CIA, the World Bank and the IMF, systematically demolished African economies … and fueled eleven wars on the continent with arms transfers and military training. This genocidal imperial strategy has killed more than four million Africans and allowed the U.S. … to attain Africa's abundant natural riches cheaply."

Ismi continues:

"After twenty years of [this American policy of economic rape and pillage] 313 million Africans live in absolute poverty … (out of a total population of 682 million), a 63% increase over the 200 million figure for 1994. Life expectancy has dropped by 15% since 1980 and today is 47 years, the lowest in the world. Forty per cent of Africans suffer from malnutrition and more than half are without safe drinking water. Health care spending in the 42 poorest African countries fell by 50% during the 1980s. As a result, health care systems have collapsed across the continent creating near catastrophic conditions. More than 200 million Africans have no access to health services as hundreds of clinics, hospitals and medical facilities have been closed. This has left diseases to rage unchecked, leading most alarmingly to an AIDS pandemic. More than 17 million Africans have died of HIV/AIDS which has created 12 million orphans.

"Between 1986 and 1996, per capita education spending in Africa fell by 0.7% a year on average. Forty per cent of African children are out of school and the adult literacy rate in sub- Saharan Africa is 60%, well below the developing country average of 73%. More than 140 million young Africans are illiterate …"

A CASE STUDY: THE CONGO

Reporting on the impact of the West on one nation in particular - the Congo - the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives reports:

"Rarely has Western savagery been more destructive than in the Congo. After 115 years of Belgian colonialism and U.S. neo-colonialism, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today is a war-ravaged, balkanized country where an incredible 2.5 million people have died during the last two and a half years and 2.3 million have been displaced. OXFAM called this 'the world's biggest humanitarian disaster'. The catastrophic war which began in August 1998 has been imposed on the long-suffering Congolese by U.S. PROXIES Rwanda and Uganda which have occupied the eastern half of the Congo and are plundering and looting it with most of the booty going to the West.

"Genocide and plunder have been Western policy towards the mineral-rich Congo since the Berlin Conference of 1885 when European nations divided Africa between them, and King Leopold II of Belgium got the Congo as his personal property. Ten million Congolese were killed under Belgian rule which lasted until 1960. The Congo's population was cut in half. Belgian domination was marked by slavery, forced labour and torture aimed at extracting the maximum amount of ivory and rubber from the Central African country. The people of the Congo probably suffered more than any other colonized group. Their hands were cut off for not working hard enough and on one day 1,000 severed hands were delivered in baskets to an official. Women were kidnapped to force their husbands to collect rubber sap and Congolese were shot for sport. Such atrocities were documented by George Washington Williams, an African-American visiting the Congo, who invented the term "crimes against humanity" to describe them.


"The U.S. took over the Congo from Belgium in 1960-61 in a bloody coup after the CIA arranged the murder of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first elected leader … The CIA sent Sidney Gottlieb, its top scientist (under the code name 'Joe from Paris'), to the Congo with deadly biological toxins to use on Lumumba … [That plan failed, but Lumumba was later killed by CIA proxies with a bullet in the head.] In his place the Agency installed its paid agent Colonel Mobutu Sese Seko who continued the looting and killing started by Leopold, for another 37 years."

U.S. MACHINATIONS IN THE CONGO

The Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives elaborates on its report on U.S. machinations in the Congo:

"Mobutu's unlimited greed was his undoing. As long as he shared the looting with the U.S. [and its European lackeys], the Belgians, the French, the British, the Dutch and the various Western corporations which dominated the Congo economy, the U.S. supported him. But, as one observer put it, 'when he kept too much for himself and became an embarrassment the U.S. was ready to see him overthrown'. In October 1996, the Rwandan army along with Ugandan troops [all under the direction of the CIA] invaded Zaire [the Congo] and by May 1997 had taken over the country and forced Mobutu to flee. To give the invasion the cover of a local rebellion, the Tutsi Rwandan forces called themselves the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL) … [But] as the Wall Street Journal admitted, 'Many Africans [correctly concluded that] the Congo rebellion was the brainchild of Washington from the very start'. Rwanda and Uganda are the US's 'staunchest allies in the region'. Paul Kagame, the Rwandan leader, was trained at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. U.S. Special Forces had been training the Rwandan army since 1994 in counterinsurgency, combat and psychological operations. This included instructions about fighting in the Congo. Rwandan soldiers were also trained at Fort Bragg, North Carolina (U.S.), in July-August 1996 (just before the invasion), in land navigation, rifle marksmanship, patrolling and small-unit leadership."

CREATING CHAOS IN THE INTERESTS OF THE
AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM

But getting rid of Mobutu was only part of the U.S. plan; what the U.S. really wanted to do was destroy the Congo as a coherent nation; to BALKANIZE it into tiny bits and pieces and parcel these pieces out as "fiefdoms" to American multinational corporations who would then be UTTERLY free to loot and pillage the Congo at will under the cover of chaos - a chaos that the American elites had deliberately created. The report from the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives details what happened:

"On August 2, Rwanda and Uganda invaded the Congo and occupied its eastern half where they remain today having set up surrogate 'rebel' armies called Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma created by Rwanda) and Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (MLC-created by Uganda) … This use of Rwandan and Ugandan [military forces] to partition the Congo and loot its resources [reveals the machinations of the American New World Order System at its worst].

"The U.S. backed the Rwandan/Ugandan invasion of the Congo and according to Human Rights Watch apparently justified it. The Washington Post has reported that U.S. soldiers were sighted in the company of Rwandan troops in the Congo on July 23 and 24, 1998."

On the specific matter of looting, the report goes on to say:

"According to a U.N. report released in April 2001, Rwanda and Uganda are looting and plundering the resources of the eastern Congo and illegally exporting them to the West. The eastern Congo contains most of the country's minerals. The looting and extraction of resources has been accompanied by the "constitution of criminal cartels" in occupied areas, created or protected by top military commanders [and given over to various American and European multinational corporations] … These companies have been complicit in the extraction of diamonds, gold, coltan, timber and coffee from the eastern Congo and illegally exporting [this 'loot'] to the West. According to the Christian Science Monitor, every day cargo flights full of diamonds, gold and palm oil leave the Congo for Kigali and Kampala (Uganda's capital). Seven to ten such daily flights come into Kigali. Most of their cargo is loaded on to planes bound for Europe [and the United States]."

The report emphasizes the explicit complicity of Western multinational companies in what's going on; the report says -

"… the illegal exploitation of the eastern Congo has been abetted by Western companies, governments, multilateral institutions and diplomats. [For example], Rwanda's coltan exports are transported by Sabena, the Belgian national airline, while Citibank carries out the required financial transactions. Ramnik Kotecha, the U.S. Honorary Consul in the eastern Congo, promotes deals between Rwandan coltan sellers and U.S. companies. Kotecha himself also deals in coltan. Uncertified timber from occupied Congo has been imported by companies in Belgium, Denmark, Japan, Switzerland and the U.S … The U.N. report also lists 35 companies illegally importing minerals from the eastern Congo through Rwanda but does not give the national origin of these companies [most of which are U.S. multinationals, or lackey European multinationals operating as 'FRONTS' or 'GO-BETWEENS' for U.S. companies - and this is especially true insofar as coltan is concerned]."

The indigenous "war warlords" who have been installed by agents of the American New World Order system in various locations throughout the eastern Congo act in the interests of, and as "cover" for the Western multinationals. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), these "warlords" -

"… have committed 'devastating human rights abuses' …  [They] … 'have regularly slaughtered civilians in massacres and extrajudicial executions' as well as tortured and raped villagers. As Alison Des Forges of HRW put it in April 2001, 'While [these warlords] … were plundering gold, looting timber, exporting coffee [much of which is destined for the yuppie coffee houses of Seattle, New York and San Francisco] and controlling illicit trade monopolies in the Ituri district [for the benefit of their Western masters], their troops were killing and otherwise abusing the local population' …"

"FAILED STATES?" - MY ASS!

All this gives the lie to the claim by many in the Western media that the nations of Africa are "FAILED STATES" - the plain implication of such a statement being that these nations are "FAILED STATES" BECAUSE THE BLACKS OF AFRICA ARE A "FAILED PEOPLE" - as Gary North and other Christian evangelicals would have people to believe.

But the fact is, these states are "failed states" because the West - and most particularly, the United States - have very purposefully and deliberately created the conditions to collapse them as states. Moreover, the fact that these states are ruled over by brutal THUGS is true precisely and only because the West has installed these THUGS in power to do their bidding - people such as Mobutu Sese Seko - and assassinated all those who would have aligned Africa in the interests of the African people - leaders such as Patrice Lumumba.

The report by the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives continues; it signals out a number of "Canadian companies" [many of which are actually "headquartered" in the U.S., and most of whose shareholders are actually U.S. citizens] as particularly egregious: 

"Also benefiting from the war are ten Canadian mining companies with investments in the Congo. These are: Barrick Gold, American Mineral Fields (AMF), Tenke Mining, Banro Resource, Consolidated Trillion, First Quantum Minerals, International Panorama Resource, Melkior Resources, Samax Gold and Starpoint Goldfields. These companies have been awarded valuable concessions in mining copper, cobalt, gold, platinum and zinc deposits. Even before Laurent Kabila came to power he had signed deals with AMF and Tenke Mining. [For example], Barrick Gold and Banro hold mining properties in eastern Congo under Rwandan/Ugandan control. Banro has 47 mining concessions in Sud Kivu and Maniema provinces while Barrick got exploration and exploitation rights to 'a huge tract of land' (82,000 sq. km) in Orientale province. As reported in Le Monde Diplomatique, Barrick and Banro have been accused of 'funding military operations in exchange for lucrative contracts'. Banro is also included in the U.N. list of companies involved in the illegal exploitation of the eastern Congo. The company is importing cassiterites (tin ores) from the rebel area into Canada."

THE CASE OF GHANA

And it isn't just Patrice Lumumba of the Congo that the U.S. has deposed in the interests of the American New World Order System; take what happened to Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana. In 1966, a CIA-backed military coup overthrew Nkrumah, Ghana's President. Hailed as "Africa's brightest star," Nkrumah called for an anti-imperialist, pan-African organization and non-alignment in the Cold War. In October 1965, Nkrumah published his famous work, Neo-Colonialism-The Last Stage of Imperialism in which he accused the CIA of being behind most of the crises in the Third World. The U.S. government reacted by sending Nkrumah a note of protest and canceling $35 million in aid to Ghana. Four months later, Nkrumah was overthrown in a CIA-engineered coup.

Shortly thereafter, the U.S. began intervening in the economy of Ghana with the aim of subverting it and making it a compliant slave-state in the American New World Order System. Nkrumah's socialist system was overthrown, its economy was "privatized" (which was an euphemism for the sale of Ghana's publicly-owned industries to American multinationals for pennies on the dollar). For example, take what happened to Ghana's gold mining industry: Ghana is the second largest gold producer in Africa (after South Africa) and gold mining is the country's main source of income. The U.S. compelled Ghana to sell its gold mining sector (which under Nkrumah had been socialized and made the property of all the people) to Western multinational corporations which now own up to 85% of the large-scale mining industry. The corporations can repatriate up to 95% of their profits into foreign accounts and pay no income tax or duties. This means that Western companies virtually monopolize Ghana's gold which contributes little to its economy.

In addition to all this, subsidies for health and education, which Nkrumah had mandated, were ended. As a result, Ghana's once stellar health care and education system have been ruined: outpatient attendance at hospitals has been reduced by a third, and in the case of "in-patient" care, Ghanaians, as one observer put it, "… pay for everything; for surgery, drugs, blood, scalpel, even the cotton wool." The same is true insofar as Ghana's education system is concerned where user fees in education have raised the primary school dropout rate to 40%.

Today, millions of Ghanaians are now unemployed, GDP per capita was lower in 1998 ($390) than it was in 1975 ($411); 78.4% of Ghanaians live on $1 a day and 40% live below the poverty line; 75% have no access to health services and 68% have no access to sanitation services.

THE CASE OF ANGOLA

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reports that another U.S.-made disaster on the continent of Africa is the 27-year long civil war in Angola (Africa's longest-running war) which ended in April 2002; the conflict killed 500,000 people and shattered the country.

The civil war started with Angola's independence from Portugal in 1975 when the left-wing, socialist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) took power, and Washington launched a CIA covert operation the following July to overthrow it. The operation was the brainchild of Henry Kissinger who was then Secretary of State in the Ford Administration. The CIA at the time was led by George Bush Sr. The CIA plan included backing a South African invasion of Angola in October and support for the Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), an opponent of the MPLA, led by the brutal Jonas Savimbi who styled himself a "born-again" Christian. UNITA was an agent of the United States; its task was to destroy the MPLA, and it received aid from apartheid South Africa whose invasion it joined. The U.S. asked for the South African invasion and helped Pretoria airlift men and materiel up to the front line so the latter could seize the capital Luanda and stop the MPLA from establishing itself as Angola's first independent government. Before South African forces could reach Luanda, however, Cuban troops landed there in November and beat back the apartheid army.

The CIA operation spent $31.7 million on arming UNITA and the South Africans before being shut down by Congress in 1976; U.S. aid to UNITA resumed in 1985 under the Reagan Administration and Savimbi received $250 million between 1986 and 1991. U.S. support for Savimbi reached a record $50 million in 1989 when George Bush Sr. became President. As one observer put it,

"Two military supply flights a day maintained a UNITA campaign that became increasingly brutal and destructive. Savimbi ... by this time ... was reduced to naked coercion. Men were forced to fight for his army, women were dragooned into sexual slavery and peasant farmers had their food seized. Those who challenged his authority would be accused of witchcraft and burnt alive along with their families."

According to Human Rights Watch, UNITA forces "engaged in indiscriminate shelling, long-term sieges that starved civilians, summary executions, torture, mutilation of the dead, hostage-taking, and attacks on international relief operations." The European Parliament denounced U.S. aid to Savimbi and declared UNITA "a terrorist organization which supports South Africa." AND DURING THIS ENTIRE TIME, SAVIMBI WORE HIS CHRISTIAN CREDENTIALS ON HIS SLEEVE AND WAS RECEIVED AS AN HONORED GUEST ON MANY OCCASIONS IN EVANGELICAL CHURCHES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.  It didn't seem to matter to people like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell that he was a butcher: he did his killing in the name of Christ - and that's all that mattered to the American evangelical church.

Washington's support for Savimbi continued even after the Cubans withdrew in 1991 and the U.S.S.R. collapsed. The U.S. finally recognized the Angolan government in May 1993 under Clinton. By then Savimbi was able to finance his war through diamonds smuggling; the conflict ended after he was killed by government troops in February 2002. But by then the U.S. government had co-opted the government in Luanda and had brought it into the American orbit where it has now been made a compliant slave-state in the American New World Order System.

Today, as a result of Angola's subjugation by the American New World Order System, a half a million people in Angola face starvation and more than a million depend on food aid for survival. In a country possessed of rich agricultural land, thousands of people have died of hunger, and more are dying every day, and the country is dependent on food imports to feed its people while millions of tons of "cash crops" are exported to Europe and the United States. According to the BBC, "It is the worst starvation to hit Southern Africa in over a decade." 82% of Angolans live in poverty and a child dies of a preventable disease every three minutes. Like the Congo, Angola is rich in mineral wealth: it is Africa's second largest oil producer (after Nigeria) with some of the largest offshore oil deposits in the world, and its diamond output is worth about $800 million a year; but none of the money that results from the export of this mineral wealth finds its way into the pocket books of the Angolan people; instead it fills the coffers of the ultra rich in New York, London, Paris, etc.

THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER
SYSTEM: A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

The report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ends on a somber note insofar as the American New World Order System is concerned; speaking specifically about the Congo (though these conclusions could be applied to Africa as a whole), the report concludes:

"The destruction of the Congo says much more about the West [and particularly the United States] than it does about the Central African country. IT REVEALS MOST CLEARLY THAT THE WEST [AND MOST PARTICULARLY THE UNITED STATES] IS LARGELY A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, THE PROSPERITY OF WHICH IS BASED ON THE GENOCIDE OF THIRD WORLD PEOPLE AND THE THEFT OF THEIR RESOURCES. The Congo is perhaps the worst example of this but the West has followed the same policy in Asia, Africa and Latin America for centuries. IN THIS SENSE, WESTERN COUNTRIES CAN BE SEEN AS A MURDEROUS MAFIA LED BY THEIR GODFATHER THE UNITED STATES … FOR WHICH NO AMOUNT OF BLOOD AND WEALTH IS ENOUGH."

THE AFRICAN PEOPLE ARE TREATED AS "GUINEA
PIGS" BY U.S. AND WESTERN DRUG COMPANIES

Still, the myth continues to exist - SPECIFICALLY, THAT THE NATIONS OF AFRICA ARE "FAILED STATES" BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA ARE A "FAILED PEOPLE."

And just how deeply this mindset has embedded itself in the thinking of the white elites is revealed in the fact that multinational drug companies think nothing of using the people of Africa as "guinea pigs" in drug trials that would have never been permitted in the West, and most especially in the United States. Indeed, there's a lot more to Jeremy Laurance's film The Constant Gardener than many in the West are prepared to admit.

The Independent News & Media (UK) reports that -

"… with dramas of this kind - such as the 1999 film, The Insider, which detailed the perfidious dealings of the tobacco industry - it raises the question of how far fiction resembles fact. So it is worth examining the background to The Constant Gardener. The film opens in a remote area of northern Kenya where Tessa Quayle (played by Rachel Weisz), the wife of a British diplomat, has been murdered. Her travelling companion, a local doctor, has disappeared, and the evidence points to a crime of passion.

"At the time of her death, Tessa, an activist and passionate campaigner, was on the verge of uncovering a conspiracy involving the testing of a new drug. In personality she was the opposite of her husband, the mild-mannered Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), whose chief passion is his plants - he is the gardener of the title.

"But in his grief, and goaded by whispers of her infidelity, he sets out to complete what she started, embarking on a quest to expose the truth about the pharmaceutical industry.

"What he uncovers, as the film's blurb puts it, is 'a vast conspiracy, at once deadly and commonplace, one that has claimed innocent lives - and is about to put his own at risk'. At the centre of this conspiracy is the idea that pharmaceutical companies use African people to test drugs which are destined to become huge profit-earners in the West."

PFIZER PHARMACEUTICAL

The Independent News & Media goes on to report on one specific company, Pfizer Pharmaceutical:

"There are a number of cases in which named companies have been accused of wrongdoing that partly inspired The Constant Gardener and which give resonance to the allegations about the secret testing of drugs on the unsuspecting, and the suppression of any negative findings.

"In [one of these cases (1996), people in Nigeria] were suffering from outbreaks of cholera and measles when a third, even more deadly, disease arrived: meningitis. The infection spread quickly through the cramped slums of the city [Kano] and within weeks thousands of children were ill.

"The outbreak was not reported in the West but it did not go unnoticed. An internet message alerted scientists at the research headquarters in Connecticut, of one of the world's biggest drug companies: Pfizer.

"The company reacted swiftly. It chartered a plane to Kano with a new drug called Trovan that was a potential life-saver and a potential billion-dollar profit earner. But Trovan had never been tested on children.

"The Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kano was under siege from desperate parents who brought their dying children begging for help. One of these was Anas, then aged six. His father, Mohammed, said his son was given a drug by 'a doctor from overseas' and put to bed. Mohammed assumed the doctors who treated his son were from Médecins Sans Frontièrs, an independent medical organisation, who had arrived several weeks before the Pfizer team.

"Only later when he examined a card he was given did he realize that Anas had been included in a trial of the new drug Trovan. The card was numbered 0001 - Anas was the first. [Anus was crippled by the effects of the drug.]"

Hundreds of people were crippled and/or died as a result of this drug trial. What Pfizer had done was to use the outbreak of meningitis in Kano as an excuse to test its drug, Trovan - and it did so without notifying those who took the drug that they were participating in a dangerous medical trial.

AIDS AND EBOLA

Cases like this are rampant everywhere in Africa, and they all parallel rather closely the plot of The Constant Gardener. But there's more, and the HORROR of the reality far exceeds the horror that was revealed in The Constant Gardener or in the drug trials by Pfizer in Kano - and touches upon the outbreak of such new and deadly diseases as EBOLA and AIDS.

Ever since the 1980s there had been rumors extant in the African-American community in the United States that Ebola and AIDS were "manufactured" diseases traceable to experiments by the CIA and certain American pharmaceutical companies that were carried out originally in Africa, and later in the gay communities of New York and San Francisco - the gay community, apparently, being another "throw-away population" like the African people. But no one took these rumors seriously.

In the late 1980s, however, some scientists began taking these rumors to heart. At first, most who did so came from the Communist World. For example, on March 11, 1988 the Moscow World News Service aired an article lending credence to the belief that AIDS and Ebola were "manufactured diseases." The broadcast was later published in its entirety in International Affairs.

The report cited a West German company named OTRAG (which was connected to and financed by the CIA) for having conducted virus experiments in the Congo that had allegedly led to the development of "a mutant virus that was a human killer." On January 24, 1991, the Havana International News Service made the same claim. The titles of the two articles read respectively, "Belitskiy on How, Where AIDS Virus Originated," and "(East) German Claims AIDS Created by Pentagon."

Intrigued by these reports, a few brave doctors and scientists in the West started examining the evidence that the Soviets and the Cubans had amassed, and - as a result - began reaching similar conclusions: for example, Dr. John Seale in London, Dr. Maneul Servin in Mexico, and Dr. Jacobo Segal in Berlin. But with the collapse of Communism and the chaos that followed, nothing much ever came of those accusations, and while these stories continued to generate a great deal of "play" in the black and gay communities, most people didn't pay too much attention - after all, who cared about the gays and the blacks anyway? - or so many whites (behind closed doors) thought.

SUSPICIONS GROW

Nonetheless, a growing number of people in recent years who are not members of the gay and black communities, and whose research cannot be tainted by the "pinko" label, are beginning to surface who think that there may be more to the origins of the AIDS and Ebola viruses than has been made public by the American government and the American pharmaceutical companies; for example, Dr. W. John Martin, Professor of Pathology at the University of Southern California and Director of the Center for Complex Infectious Diseases, writes:

"All at once, new viruses and virus-related diseases have threatened the health of humans and many animal species. How did this situation arise? Could it be that scientific studies and the emergence of new pathogens are not totally unrelated events? ... Open debate on this issue has been soundly discouraged [by the government and the many pharmaceutical companies involved in this research]. Opponents to open dialogue ... argue that little good, and considerable harm would come from a full disclosure of the facts. Exposing the truth, many believe, would likely: 1) tarnish the reputations of certain scientists, 2) make it more difficult to maintain science funding, 3) promote antigovernment sentiment, and 4) likely leave many issues unresolved."

What Dr. Martin is suggesting here is that - government protestations to the contrary notwithstanding - there indeed may exist a sinister and very malignant connection between much of the scientific research that certain multinational pharmaceutical companies (Merck, Litton Bionetics, Sandoz, etc.) have been engaged in over the last thirty to forty years (largely at the instigation of the U.S. government, specifically DOD and the CIA) and the emergence of certain deadly viruses which had never been heard of before (for example, AIDS, Marburg, Ebola, etc.) - not exactly something to sneeze at coming from someone of the scientific stature of Dr. Martin.

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz of Harvard University agrees; he writes:

"Despite its social and scientific importance, the origin of HIV and Ebola have been clouded in mysteries. Based on the mass of circumstantial and scientific evidence ... the theory that 'emerging viruses' like HIV and Ebola spontaneously evolved and naturally jumped species from monkey to man must be seriously questioned."

PROBLEMS WITH THE "PATIENT ZERO" THESIS

None of this, of course, could ever be admitted to by the government or the U.S. pharmaceutical industry: neither the experimentation, nor the apparent indifference of both entities toward the gay community in the United States, or blacks in Africa. As a result, the government and the mainline media have promoted the theory that these viruses had been "latently" resident in other species (probably monkeys) and then - in recent years - they somehow or other began "spontaneously" migrating from one species to another, finally ending up in man. This, naturally enough, is the theory that the government and the pharmaceutical companies have promoted.

For example, take the case of AIDS which no one had ever heard of before the very late 1970s and early 1980s. The government's theory traces the AIDS virus back to a certain "Patient Zero" - one Gaeton Dugas - a gay airline steward who allegedly contracted the disease in Africa (supposedly from monkeys) and then spread the disease to other gays in America with whom he was having sex. This is the theory that was initially promoted throughout the country by the CDC (Center for Disease Control). But on closer examination, the theory is nonsense. First of all, "Patient Zero" lived in Canada and flew primarily in Canada to Canadian cities, and only very occasionally to American cities; yet one must assume that he only had sex in American cities (never in Canadian ones) because the disease broke out initially only in certain, specific American cities. The disease did not break out in Canada until much later.

THE HEPATITIS B / AIDS CONNECTION

And there is something more: AIDS broke out for the first time in the United States in 1978 in Manhattan and then in 1980 in San Francisco - a time frame which corresponds exactly to a government sponsored hepatitis B (HB) study in these cities - a HB study which had been specifically targeted toward gay men (THE SAME KIND OF VIRAL STUDY THE MOSCOW WORLD NEWS SERVICE SAID IN OCTOBER OF 1988 WAS CARRIED OUT IN THE CONGO BY OTRAG, and which "had the potential of being a human killer").

Now, it's important to note in this connection that while certain Religious Right activists have subtly tried to imply (and others, sadly, have openly declared) that the disease is God's punishment on the life-style of the gay community, only in the U.S. is AIDS a "gay disease." Insofar as the world in general is concerned, over 90 percent of those infected with the AIDS virus are heterosexuals. It's only in this country that AIDS is considered (and is in fact) largely a "gay disease."

HOW STRANGE

How strange! Why is AIDS largely a "gay disease" in the United States, but not in Uganda, or the Congo, or Rwanda, or - for that matter - anywhere else in the world? Why only in the United States? No one in the government has ever offered a satisfactory explanation for this - until recently when a few researchers such as Dr. Martin (USC), Dr. Horowitz (Harvard), etc. began to follow the path suggested by the Soviets and the Cubans in the late 1980s, and later by Dr. Seale in London, Dr. Servin in Mexico, and Dr. Segal in Berlin; specifically, the connection between certain HB virus studies in Africa (mainly in the Congo) and shortly thereafter in the United States, specifically in the gay communities in New York and San Francisco. The studies were carried out under the auspices of WHO (the World Health Organization) and Merck Pharmaceuticals.

What brought these studies to the attention of researchers like Seale, Servin and Segal is that wherever these vaccinations were carried out, shortly thereafter an outbreak of AIDS occurred - and in the same population that the studies had targeted: gays in the United States, and heterosexuals in Africa.

In the United States, AIDS has remained largely a "gay disease" because of the "closed" or "contained" nature of the gay community, while in Africa - where the experiments with the HB vaccines were carried out in the general population - AIDS became a heterosexual phenomenon.

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN AIDS AND
THE HB VACCINES IS A VERY STRONG ONE

Thus, the correlation between AIDS and the HB vaccine is a strong one - and gives evidence to the thesis behind The Constant Gardener: that the pharmaceutical industry has been using the African people as "guinea pigs" in dangerous drug tests - drug tests which would never be tolerated in the West.

Adding to the evidence insofar as this correlation (specifically, the correlation between AIDS and the HB vaccine) is concerned, Harold Jaffe, deputy director for AIDS science at the CDC and co-worker Andrew Moss presented data from the San Francisco HB study that found the virus had been present in the blood of only 4.5 percent of the study's subjects in 1978 - shortly after the HB study had begun in San Francisco's gay population; by 1980 it had jumped to 20 percent; and by 1984 it had exploded into the blood of 67 percent of gay men there. Hence, from a time when the AIDS virus had been only just barely detectable in the blood of any gay in the San Francisco area, AIDS had exploded to the point where it had taken root in the blood streams of 67 percent of that population in less than ten years! It's for these reasons and others that the connection between the outbreak of AIDS to the HB study in San Francisco in 1976 seems so irrefutable. The same phenomenon exists in New York! THE SAME CORRELATION (AND RESULTING PHENOMENA) IS EXTANT IN AFRICA.

This is precisely the connection that the Soviets had made back in 1988, and the Cubans shortly thereafter; this is the connection that the gay and black communities (as well as black Africans) are trying to get people to take note of - all to no avail.

WHAT WAS GOING ON?

What was going on here? The work of Dr. Horowitz, Dr. Martin, Dr. Seale, Dr. Servin, Dr. Segal, Dr. Martin, and many, many others strongly suggests - and circumstantial evidence strongly supports this theory - that, as we have already indicated, black Africans living in the Congo, as well as members of the American gay community, were the target for viral weapons experimentation by activists in America's military / medical / industrial complex, and agents for the CIA. WHAT ALL THIS REVEALS IS THE ATTITUDE OF THE ELITES WITH REGARD TO THE BLACK, AFRICAN COMMUNITY: THAT BLACKS IN AFRICA (WHO, LIKE THE GAY COMMUNITES IN THE UNITED STATES WERE USED AS "GUINEA PIGS" IN THESE EXPERIMENTS) ARE CONSIDERED TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN A "THROW-AWAY" POPULATION; HUMAN TRASH THAT CAN BE EXPERIMENTED ON AT THE WHIM OF THE WHITE ELITES IN AMERICA AND EUROPE.

THE CHURCH COMMITTEE HEARINGS

According to the Church committee hearings [(i.e., Senator Frank Church of Idaho) which investigated the activities of America's intelligence community in the mid-1970s], the U.S. government, working through the DOD and the CIA, ordered the development and stockpiling of biological weapons, including immune-system-destroying viruses functionally identical to HIV (AIDS). The principal military scientists and industrialists involved in these projects, which may have involved Ebola and Marburg-like rhabdoviruses, included Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute; John Landon and Robert Ting of Litton Bionetics; Litton Industries president Roy Ash; research affiliates of MSD (the Merck, Sharp & Dohme Pharmaceutical Company), including Maurice Hilleman; and a handful of researchers at the New York University Medical Center, the New York Blood Bank, the University of California, and the CDC. Additional institutions which may have played a role in the development of such germs during the 1960s and early 1970s include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Navy's Biomedical Research Laboratory, Hazelton Laboratories, Inc., the NIAID (National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases), and the AEC (the Atomic Energy Commission). WHAT ALL THIS REVEALS IS THE EXTENT TO WHICH THIS HORRIBLE LACK OF CONCERN FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA WAS EMBEDED IN THE MINDSET OF AMERICA'S INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY.

The evidence shows a channel through which experimental (mutant) viruses, viral vaccines, other reagents, and drugs flowed between the NCI [the National Cancer Institute (which the Church Committee discovered to its dismay in the mid-1970s was a "cover" for a myriad of intelligence activities insofar as biological warfare was concerned)] and affiliated testing laboratories at Litton Bionetics and Fort Detrick (the Army's biological warfare center) to MSD and its related research laboratories in New York and Central Africa (i.e., OTRAG). The evidence suggests that through this channel, the CIA may have delivered a single roller bottle containing the AIDS viruses to Merck's hepatitis B vaccines - the very vaccines that appear to have played a principal role in infecting scores of human subjects in the early 1970s in New York City, San Francisco AND THE CONGO.

In other words, the CIA and various pharmaceutical companies needed human "guinea pigs" on a large scale for their various programs: the CIA and the military for their biological weapons studies, and the pharmaceutical companies for their vaccines, many of which involved highly experimental and exceedingly dangerous man-made "retroviruses," which - if they proved successful - meant untold profits to investors. The human "guinea pigs" were chosen out of populations which were "remote" from the world's mainstream, and for which average people cared little or nothing about. In order to "cover" the true nature of what they were doing - and the great danger that was involved - the experimentation was linked to vaccine programs which provided an altruistic and philanthropic front for what they were really doing; specifically the HB vaccine programs in San Francisco, New York AND THE CONGO. In doing so, they created and simultaneously unleashed the twin monsters of AIDS and Ebola.

THE THEORY OF DOMINIONISM AND
THE AMERICAN CHURCH

In the light of all this, one might reasonably ask, How is it that America - presumably a "Christian" country - could justify such indifference with regard to the people of Africa? The answer is "DOMINIONISM."

In the mindset of those who govern the affairs of the American church - and under whose umbrella the leaders of today's American New World Order System justify their rule - "DOMINIONISM" is what makes the world "roll and go." They have appropriated Genesis 1:26 as their moniker, lifted it totally out of its biblical context, and they use it as a hammer over the heads of those whom they seek to dominate: Those at the trigger end of the gun are "blessed by God;" and those who face the barrel end of the gun are "cursed by God."

According to Christian Dominionists, one needs to go no further than an examination of another's bank account to determine whether one is walking with Christ or not. God signifies his favor by giving prosperity to the undertakings of His "elect," and poverty to those whom He has cursed. Hence the people of Africa are cursed - and it is in their interest that they yield up the riches of the continent of Africa (and the use of their own bodies) to their "betters." This is certainly the attitude of R.J. Rushdoony, the "father of American Dominionism." Rushdoony writes:

"The law (i.e., the 'law' that Rushdoony and his cohorts would set up in their idealized 'Christian state') here is humane and also unsentimental. IT RECOGNIZES THAT SOME PEOPLE (BLACKS AND OTHER 'LESSER SORTS') ARE BY NATURE SLAVES AND ALWAYS WILL BE SO. It requires that … THE SLAVE RECOGNIZE HIS POSITION AND ACCEPT IT WITH GRACE."

THE THEORY OF DOMINIONISM AS
IT APPLIES TO THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA

The Theory of Dominionism treats blacks and other so-called "lesser people" as "sub-humans" who have no particular property rights in any part or parcel of the earth they inhabit; they possess only a "general residency" there, as wild beasts in the forest. There is not meum and teum ("mine and thine") among them, so that if the whole land should be taken from them, there is not a man that can complain of any particular wrong done to him. THIS IS CERTAINLY THE CONCEPT THAT HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA BY AMERICA AND AMERICA'S TOADIES IN EUROPE; AND IT CERTAINLY IS THE CONCEPT OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH. And it is precisely this theory - as it is applied to Africa - that gives America's naked imperialism cover for what it is doing. Indeed, in the "missionary work" of the American church, the leaders of America's missions have adopted wholesale Rudyard Kipling's exhortation for "civilized societies" to -

"Send forth the best ye breed

"To serve your captives' need

"And save your new-caught, sullen people

"Half-devil and half child."

SAVING AFRICA FOR "CHRIST & THE CHURCH" WHILE
PRESERVING AFRICA FOR AMERICAN EXPLOITATION

Thus it is that, sadly, many Africans have come to believe - largely because of the impact of American Christianity on their societies - that their poverty is their fault; and, hence, their condition as "low man on the totem pole" insofar as the world is concerned is their fault as well - AND THIS FACT HAS BECOME UTTERLY INDISPENSABLE FOR THE UNITED STATES IN MAINTAINING ITS BRUTISH HOLD ON AFRICA. Sustaining this belief-system in the minds of African Christians is critical insofar as America's (and capitalism's) war with the Islamic World is concerned - an Islamic world that has seen through all of America's hypocritical drum-beating about democracy and the equality of man while its corporations lay waste the rest of the world and treat people of color as less than human.

In order to combat this challenge, the United States has cobbled together an unholy alliance of thuggish "Christian" leaders supposedly intent on "saving Africa" for "Christ and the Church," while at the same time preserving the untold riches of the African continent for American capitalism. One by one, African states have been taken over by these "Christian" warlords who are beholden to the United States and its conniving cousins in Europe. Even Muslim majority states - e.g., Ethiopia, Eritrea and Uganda - are in the grip of these brutish "Christian" warlords. Speaking on what happened to Eritrea, Zafar Bangash - a Muslim intellectual - writes that -

"… for more than 30 years, [Muslim] Sudan helped the Eritreans [who are also mostly Muslims] in their struggle against the Amhara-dominated Ethiopia. Tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees were sheltered in Sudan with little or no help from the outside world. Once the Amhara-led regime collapsed in Addis Ababa, a Tigrayan Christian warlord, a former communist to boot, was installed in power in 1991 by the US."

THREE OBJECTIVES

Bangash goes on to report that three objectives are uppermost in America's mind:

(1)   Installing "Christian" thugs at the head of all the states of sub-Saharan Africa - thugs amenable to the rape of their countries (or economic fiefdoms) by the West.

(2)   Stopping the spread of radical Islam - which is unalterably opposed to the American New World Order System - at the Sudan (either by breaking off southern Sudan from northern Sudan or by co-opting the Sudanese government in Khartoum and bringing it back into the American orbit.

(3)   Planting "Christian" churches throughout sub-Saharan Africa as enclaves or bastions of American influence in the area.

INSTALLING CHRISTIAN WARLORDS
IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

The first goal - that is, installing "Christian" goons at the head of all the states of sub-Saharan Africa, thugs amenable to the rape of their countries (or economic fiefdoms) by the West - has largely been achieved by the United States, and is best typified by the removal of African leaders such as Patrice Lumumba in the Congo and Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana.

More often than not, the "Christian" thugs who have replaced leaders like Lumumba and Nkrumah are people such as Francois Bozize, President of the Republic of Central Africa, (who reached power in a bloody takeover coup in 2003; he is the leader of the local branch of Eglise Christianisme Celeste); Laurent Gbagbo, President of the Ivory Coast (Gbagbo uses Christian leaders in his own country to recruit "Christian" youths for the military); and President Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria (Obasanjo is tightly connected to the huge RCCG church).

STOPPING THE SPREAD OF RADICAL
ISLAM SOUTH AT THE SUDAN

The second goal is best exemplified in the fight over Darfur in southern Sudan, which is not at all the struggle that it is painted out to be in the Western press. The struggle in Darfur is about oil and American access to that oil. Initially, the U.S. had hoped to co-opt the Muslim government in Khartoum and make it a compliant Muslim client-state much as Tunisia and Jordan are.  Norm Dixon explains in Counterpunch Magazine:

"Upon coming to office in 2001, one of the Bush administration's earliest foreign policy objectives was to secure a peace agreement between the southern-based Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and Khartoum, allowing Washington to lift sanctions [which had been imposed by the Clinton administration]. Bush appointed former US senator John Danforth … as his 'special envoy for peace in Sudan'.

"In July 2002, Danforth, who led an international 'Trioka' made up of US, British and Norwegian officials, succeeded with bribes and threats in convincing the SPLM and Khartoum to sign a draft peace agreement that promised a referendum six years or so after a final peace agreement is signed and an autonomous secular government in the south (while Islamic law would continue to govern the northern two-thirds of the country). An informal cease-fire agreement was reached in October 2002.

"In May this year, Khartoum and the SPLM agreed that government revenue from the export of oil from the southern oil fields would be split between the SPLM-dominated southern regional government and the central government in Khartoum. All that remained was for further talks, which were scheduled to begin on June 22, to finalize procedures for an internationally monitored cease-fire agreement and a timeline for implementing the peace deal."

The resulting stability would have allowed the U.S. to normalize relations with the Sudan, and would have permitted U.S. oil companies access to the oil in the Darfur region. But the effort by radical Islamists - the Janjaweed - to clear the area of Christians, and bring southern Sudan under Islamic rule threatened to undo the process. As a result, Darfur’s majority non-Arabic-speaking, Christian farming tribes rebelled against Khartoum. While Washington would much prefer to see the Sudan remain intact and returned in its entirety to the American orbit, failing that, Washington is willing to split southern Sudan off entirely from Sudan proper.

Bangash reports that -

"… the West's aim is to divide Sudan, separating the southern part where much of the oil is to be found, from the rest of the country …"

Bangash continues"

"The advantage, from the West's point of view, is that it will prevent the spread of Islam southward [into sub-Saharan Africa]."

PLANTING CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AS
BASTIONS OF WESTERN IMPERIALISM

The third and final objective in America's drive to preserve the riches of the African continent for the coffers of New York's multi-billionaires - i.e., the planting of Christian churches that are subservient to American Christianity (and, hence, the American New World Order System) - is epitomized by the phenomenal spread of Pentecostal and evangelical American-style churches throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Like their counterparts in Latin America, these churches preach submission to America's puppet-elites in Africa.

The charismatic leaders of these churches with their rock star sound systems, offer a plethora of miracles and healings to their followers, and even riches in this life - as astounding as that might seem in the poverty-racked world of sub-Saharan Africa. It's a kind of "TRAVELING MAGIC SHOW" where stories abound of how entering one of these churches will change one's life: One may have found constant work, another gained a visa for the United States, one was able to solve his financial problems, etc. The core of the message is this: Submission to Jesus will mean a better life in the "here and now." 

The leaders of these churches preach that taking personal responsibility for one's poverty will lead one into a better life - NEVER MIND THE FACT THAT THE RAPE OF THEIR LANDS BY THE AMERICAN IMPERIAL SYSTEM MAKES SUCH A POSSIBILITY ABOUT AS REMOTE AS FINDING A "MONEY TREE" IN ONE'S BACKYARD. In the nations of sub-Saharan Africa, where social decline and misery are omnipresent, the promises of these churches may seem like oracles: You can make it; you can even become rich! Just do as we say and you will be prospering.

Many churches have their own TV channels, airing films of miracle healings - and there is in many of these films a bizarre fascination with witchcraft and the occult - a fascination that transcends the Bible and borders on the SATANIC. Many of the films - most of which originate out of Nigeria - have become notorious around half of the continent of Africa and have led to the killing of street children as demoniacs.

THE AMERICAN CHURCH: "THE POOR
HAVE FAILED BEFORE GOD"

Like their counterparts back in America, money plays a huge role in these churches; it is a question of honor to donate hundred-dollar bills. Indeed, as Dominic Johnson of Taz Magazine reports -

"Financial success is the measurable result of righteousness; THE POOR HAVE FAILED BEFORE GOD; they are bad and have to take the blame for their poverty themselves."

And just how far this kind of thinking has seeped into America's puppet churches in Africa is exemplified by the RCCG church in Nigeria: in 2001, the RCCG proclaimed that God had decided He wanted to have a thousand millionaires in the church to demonstrate God's approval of their church. Obviously, the leaders of the RCCG church had imbibed heavily from the springs of American Christianity.

The RCCG proclaims the "Twelve Keys to [Financial] Prosperity," one of which says that a person must be "WILLING TO GET RICH" - a proclamation that sounds as if it had been lifted in toto from one of Bennie Hinn's "spiritual" handbooks. [Bennie Hinn has held many rallies in Lagos with the support of the RCCG.]

Johnson writes:

"Thus, personal enrichment and alignment with the church are closely linked and offered in the language of business."

Asonzeh Ukah of Ghana, author of a thesis about the RCCG church, says in an analysis of sermons by RCCG minister Adeboye, that the -

"… prosperity gospel of this church consists of a perverted form of the principle of corruption: 'you can't make something out of nothing', as in: one has to pay to get, and in order to get some blessing out of the Lord, one has to pay Him as well'. This idea is simple and attractive. Jesus has already done everything that's needed to get the good things in life. By His poverty and passion, he has opened a credit for us; we're free to draw from it , since He sacrificed Himself for us. SO WHEN YOU'RE POOR, IT'S BECAUSE YOU DON'T BELIEVE '."

DAUGHTERS OF THE HARLOT

These are the kind of churches that are being touted back in America as exemplars of the spread of Christianity in Africa; toadies - all of them - of the American Church; the kind of churches to which leaders back in the United States like to link themselves in order to advertise their credentials insofar as the Gospel is concerned.

But it's all a FARCE. Very little of the money that church leaders obtain for themselves as a result of their so-called concern for Africa actually finds its way to the poor in Africa. It's just a device to get their own parishioners to give, or to obtain financing for their own private "get-rich-schemes" in Africa.

Get rich! - that's what the leaders of today's American church want to do. This is precisely what Pat Robertson was up to in the Congo with regard to "Operation Blessing," which was nothing more than a FRONT for his own private "get-rich-scheme" involving the African Development Co. (ADC) in conjunction with the late dictator of Zaire (the Congo), Mobutu Sese Seko. The ADC received a vast forestry and mineral concession in the Congo, together with a diamond concession from Mobutu, a mining operation involving the trade in so-called "conflict diamonds" - the illegal trading of diamonds mined by child "slave-laborers" who are worked to death in diamond mines in conditions that even DeBeers of South Africa would find repugnant - and that's saying a lot.

Robertson used "Operation Blessing" as a FRONT for garnering "start-up" funds for the ADC. In April, 1997 two pilots who worked for "Operation Blessing" charged that planes linked to Robertson and his ministry flew mostly to haul equipment for ADC's private diamond operation. Robert Hinkle, the chief pilot told reporter Bill Sizemore that of about 40 flights within Zaire during the half-year period he was there,

"Only one or at most two were related to the humanitarian mission of 'Operation Blessing'. The rest were 'mining-related'. We got over there and we had 'Operation Blessing' painted on the tails of the airplanes, Hinkle told the Virginian-Pilot, 'but we were doing no humanitarian relief at all. We were just supplying the miners and flying the dredges from Kinshasa out to Tdshikapa'."

Robertson continually tried to portray the brutish dictator (i.e., Mobutu) as a "good Christian" and a loyal US ally in the war against international communism. Robertson was wined-and-dined by Mobutu on the dictator's presidential yacht on more than one occasion, and entertained often in his lavish estates.

And it isn't just in the Congo that Robertson has been linked to blood-thirsty dictators such as Mobutu. Take what Robertson was up to in Liberia with Charles Taylor, supposedly a "born-again" Christian. Robertson created a gold mining company called Freedom Gold Limited in the Cayman Islands in December 1998 in which he was listed as the president and the company's sole director. He subsequently concluded a mining agreement with the old Liberian government signed personally by him, Charles Taylor and key members of Taylor's cabinet on May 18, 1999.

Now, one might ask, Why did a "freedom-loving, God-fearing man" such as Pat Robertson sign on the dotted line with Taylor, a U.S. prison escapee, a Libyan terrorist training camp graduate, a human rights violator, and a pillager of his own country and his neighbor, Sierra Leone?  The answer is, of course, ROBERTSON AND TAYLOR ARE CUT OUT OF THE SAME CLOTH; BOTH ARE ADHERENTS OF THE "GOSPEL OF GREED" PROCLAIMED BY THE AMERICAN CHURCH.

Taylor's checkered past notwithstanding, Robertson saw the Liberian dictator as a "BULWARK OF CHRISTIANITY" standing against the encroaching hordes of Islam. And, according to the Washington Post -

"Taylor played his part to the hilt. At a three-day CBN-sponsored 'Liberia for Jesus' rally in February 2002, Taylor was the star attraction, lying prostrate on the red-carpeted stage of Samuel Doe Stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and exhorting the crowd to 'Come to Jesus', he told the crowd, 'I cannot help you; all help comes from God'."

And all this from a man who employed child-soldiers (many of whom were recruited from local Christian churches) to keep him in power. The spectacle was duly covered on The 700 Club. What a farce! - but again, this is the kind of Christianity that the U.S. has exported to Africa and upon which it is relying to "hold off the hoards of radical Muslims" from capturing Africa for Islam. God help us all!!

SO WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?

So, what do we have here? Plainly, what we have is the American church and the American New World Order System working hand-in-hand as a WOMAN RIDING A BEAST! - and we can begin  to understand what F.C. Jennings meant when he said:

"Turning then to the seventeenth chapter of the Book of Revelation, we see the whole stage filled with two personalities only: a 'BEAST'' and a 'WOMAN' ... these two ... picture ... the future prophetic earth ... there can be no argument or discussion as to this speaking of both the CIVIL [political, economic, military] and ECCLESIASTICAL [religious] conditions that will rule and characterize that part of the earth that is within the limits or boundaries of Prophecy. The whole of it will be filled with what shall answer to this 'BEAST' and this 'WOMAN'. The two [the 'BEAST' (which answers to the Civil Power) and the 'WOMAN' (which answers to the Religious Power) are thus indissolubly co-related, and tell us to what end all [this is] trending; and that is that there will eventually be a one World-Empire and a one World-Church, and these will cover the whole of what is now called CHRISTENDOM; the one Empire supporting the one Church, [as] the 'BEAST' in the picture supports the 'WOMAN', and the 'WOMAN' is supported by the 'BEAST' ... "

And this is certainly the case in sub-Saharan Africa where the American church (the 'WOMAN') and the American New World Order System (the 'BEAST') are working hand-in-glove UNDER THE BANNER OF "CHRIST AND THE CHURCH" to subdue the people of Africa. It's all such an ABOMINATION to God. Such claims can only be a "turn-off" to the poor of Africa who see the American New World Order System and the church that justifies it as frauds. As a result, growing numbers of the poor in Africa are turning to Islam which to many in Africa is more a religion of the poor than is Christianity.

Christianity! - what is that? It's a rich white man's religion having NOTHING to do with them. What do the poor in Africa ultimately want to do with a religion that justifies the very system - i.e., the American New World Order System - that oppresses and brutalizes them? It's nothing more than a false "TRAVELING MAGIC SHOW" that promises much, and delivers NOTHING.

Indeed, the leaders of those churches in Africa who have submitted themselves to the American church are those about whom Jesus warned when He said:

"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, AND SHALL SHEW GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." (Mt 24:24)

GOD'S ANSWER TO THIS DECEPTION

The "Gospel of the Kingdom" is God's answer to this deception. It has been calculated to rip away the mask of piety that the religious FRAUDS who wickedly justify this system hide behind - for example, "Christians" (so-called) such as RCCG Minister Adeboye; Francois Bozize President of the Republic of Central Africa and a member of Eglise Christianisme Celeste; Laurent Gbagbo, President of the Ivory Coast; Charles Taylor, the former dictator of Liberia; President Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria, who is tightly connected to the huge RCCG church; etc., etc. - ALL OF THEM TOADIES OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH, and "DAUGHTERS OF THE HARLOT" who serve the BEAST rather than the "poor carpenter of Nazareth."

These men do not proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, but rather what the Bible calls a "DIFFERENT GOSPEL" (2 Cor. 11:4; Gal. 1:6), which is NOT "good news" at all, but a perversion of the "good news" of the Bible. We are warned by Paul against it and all its "SEDUCTIVE" forms which are at war with God's "Plan and Purpose in the Ages."

The "Gospel of the Kingdom" exposes these frauds - and the system they excuse - for what they actually are, so that the poor can see Christianity for what it really is: God's way of salvation for them, and see Christ for whom He really was - a POOR carpenter who said of Himself:

"... Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." (Luke 9:58) -

A Man who rather than placating the rich (as the leaders of these harlot churches so shamefully do), said of them,

"... Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a (sewing) needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matt. 19:23-24)

THE GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM

The "good news" of the kingdom [i.e., the "GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM" (Matt. 24:14)] foretells the coming kingdom of Christ that will entail social justice and equity between and among all men; and there is yet another Gospel that is to be preached: the "ETERNAL GOSPEL" (Rev. 14:6) which foretells the destruction of "Babylon the Great," (i.e., the American New World Order System) which has been set up opposition to the coming kingdom of Christ.

 C.I. Scofield writes:

"The 'GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM' (Matt. 4:23), i.e. the GOOD NEWS THAT GOD PURPOSES TO SET UP ON EARTH THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST ..."

The kingdom being proclaimed here will be a kingdom grounded in social justice for ALL mankind, a world of equity where men are not divided up between the "owners of capital" on the one hand and "labor" on the other hand, and where men and women are not divided up on the basis of their race or even their gender (Gal. 3:28); where the rich do not oppress the poor; where every man has equal access to God; where privileges cannot be bought by the wealthy; where there are no death squads, no poverty, no torture, no hunger, no disease, and no room for oppressors of any kind. Very obviously, such a kingdom would be TOTALLY at variance to the world we now live in and with the American New World Order System that now prevails on the earth.

IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW - IN AFRICA: THE
GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM IS BEING PROCLAIMED

It is here - it is precisely here - in places like Africa that we as Christians have been called to preach the "Gospel of the Kingdom" - and the initial steps in this direction are now being taken by people such as Brother Eugene Bonsu [email protected] in Accra, Ghana; Brother Anthony Anderson Showell, Sr. [email protected] in Monrovia, Liberia; and Brother Hays Karrus in the Liberian Refugee Camp in Ghana. [You may get in touch with Brother Hays Karrus through Brother Eugene Bonsu.] All these dear brothers have united themselves together with Antipas Ministries to preach the "Gospel of the Kingdom" in Africa! We URGE all of you to support them in your prayers and by your financial giving!

The message to Africa is this: CHRISTIANS IN AFRICA, AWAKE! AMERICA AND THE CHURCH IN AMERICA ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS! We URGE all of you in Africa to link yourselves up to people such as Eugene Bonsu, Anthony Anderson Showell, Sr., and Hays Karrus.

God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries

WE URGE YOU NOW TO GO ON TO THE SECOND IN THIS SERIES OF ARTICLES, "THE GOOD NEWS OF THE COMING KINGDOM," AND THE THIRD IN THIS SERIES OF ARTICLES, "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank" insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned - a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners in the abject poverty that American corporations have imposed on the peoples and nations the American military machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order," Inside the American New World Order System" and "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]

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