Making an example out of Julian Assange:
Christians should take careful note of what's happening
Julian Assange at Belmarsh Magistrates Court in London
I never cease to be amazed at the naiveté
of Christians when they make silly statements to the effect
that they are not frightened at the prospect of going
to jail for their faith - and yet this is a prospect that
every REAL Christian
must contemplate in the relatively near future given the
way the church has been hijacked by the elites and tied
to the economic and military agenda of the American New
World Order System.
Of course, if your faith has been worked out in you
in the same fashion that it was worked out in those Jesus
was addressing in Matthew chapter 10, well and good. See
Appendix 1, "The Disciples of Matthew
But if not, then God help you! - you are in very grave
danger of renouncing your faith when "push comes to shove."
I tell you the truth when I say that you need to examine
yourself carefully concerning this matter – and in doing
so, you need to understand fully just how horrible a place
prison is, and that is especially true when talking about
American prisons where the horrible and humiliating prospect
of RAPE is purposefully and methodically used as a means
of coercion and control. Regarding this matter, rape is
not a "happenchance" or "coincidental"
affair in American prisons; it is a deliberate practice
used by jailers to break down the will of their prisoners
- especially the country's "political prisoners."
[And for those of you who think that the U.S. doesn't
have political prisoners "hidden away" in the
bowels of its wretched torso, we URGE you
to read our articles, "The
Watchers Are Watching You" and "The
Utility of Police Brutality in the Elite's War Against
Moreover, it's not "just" the humiliation
of rape; take the beatings! - for example, the beatings
that prisoners routinely receive when they arrive at California's
Corcoran State Prison, one of the country's SuperMax prisons.
When the prisoners arrive (usually after a 14 hour ride
chained to a seat on the prison bus (during which most
of them pee and defecate in their pants) they're greeted
by SuperMax guards standing in full riot gear. As described
by a prisoner (and reported in the Los Angeles Times),
"They (i.e., the guards) ran through marching
drills before taking us off the bus. One by one, they
grabbed us and tossed us from the bus. The guards screamed,
'Don't look at us! Look straight up at the sun! We'll
KILL you if you look at us! This is Corcoran SHU (Special
"The guards separated and surrounded us. One
jerked my head back, another leaned menacingly toward
me, and another screamed into my face showering me with
his spittle ... I was hoping to make it to a cell alive,
so when they peppered my kidneys and solar plexus with
blows, I struggled to keep looking up (at the sun).
"It was dark before I got to a cell. I spent
a few hours standing naked in a telephone booth-size
holding cage, hands cuffed behind my back. The cells
were concrete, save for the stainless steel toilet/sink
combination. There was no mirror, locker, or electrical
outlet. Two concrete slabs for bunks lay side-by-side.
No more than 18 inches separated them. Crude spaces
carved out of the side of the concrete bunks served
"Corcoran was a place of extremes. It was either
extremely hot, extremely cold, or extremely wet. When
the cold came, a thin layer of ice formed on the cell
floors, and the toilet water froze."
All this brings us to the matter of Julian Assange:
the US is relentlessly pursuing him in order to lock him
up permanently in one of its SUPERMAX prisons – AND BY
DOING SO, MAKING A VERY PUBLIC EXAMPLE OUT OF HIM TO ALL
THOSE WHO WOULD DARE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE AMERICAN
NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM: Challenge the system and YOU
WILL END UP LIKE ASSANGE.
The ruling by Judge Howard Riddle at Belmarsh
Magistrates Court in London that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited
to Sweden represents a grave threat to his liberty and even to his life.
The decision is only the latest episode in a massive,
internationally coordinated campaign headed by the US government and related
intelligence agencies to discredit and destroy WikiLeaks.
Assange is the victim of a politically motivated
attempt at character assassination and legal frame-up based on trumped-up
charges of sexual misconduct. Washington's chief collaborators are the British
government and courts, the Swedish government and its legal system, and the
Gillard government in Australia, which has done nothing to defend one of its
Julian Assange has emerged as a major figure in
journalism, fighting for a genuinely independent press. As opposed to the
New York Times and the rest of the establishment media, which routinely
and systematically collaborate with the state to conceal the truth and keep
the public in the dark, he has worked to expose the crimes of American imperialism.
For this reason he has been targeted for destruction.
The frame-up is aimed at silencing WikiLeaks,
which has made public thousands of secret US military documents exposing
the criminal character of the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and
Iraq and US diplomatic cables documenting the filthy conspiracies that have
been carried out against the world's people by Washington and its allies.
WikiLeaks helps to incite upheavals against the American New World Order System in the Middle East and North Africa.
The determination of the United States to destroy
Assange has only grown as the revelations made by WikiLeaks have helped spark
mass popular revolts in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries, cutting across
the efforts of the US and Europe to portray themselves as benevolent advocates
Assange engaged in consensual sex with two women in Sweden last August before
being subject to allegations of sexual assault. Within 24 hours,
any action against him was dropped by Swedish chief prosecutor
Eva Finne, who declared the accusations to be groundless. [Please
see our article, "Julian
Assange: Hunted by the US Government."]
But Finne's decision was overturned after leading
Social Democratic Party figure Claes Borgström intervened to act for the two
women. One of the women making the allegations is associated with the Christian
wing of Swedish Social Democracy.
On November 18, 2010, Director of Prosecution
Marianne Ny passed a European arrest warrant to police in the UK, just ten
days prior to WikiLeaks releasing the US diplomatic cables.
Borgström's partner in his legal firm is Thomas
Bodström, minister for justice in the 2000-2006 Social Democratic government.
In 2001, Bodström was involved in the case of two asylum-seekers named as
terrorist suspects who were handed over to the Central Intelligence Agency
and later reportedly tortured in Egypt. The Social Democratic Party government
participated in the US-led war in Afghanistan.
The Alliance for Sweden coalition elected in 2007,
under Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, is just as close to Washington. Karl
Rove, the former adviser to President George W. Bush, has worked as an adviser
to Reinfeldt for the past two years.
If extradited to Sweden, Assange faces an extended
period in custody as there is no system of bail for those held on charges
of rape. He would then be subjected to a secret trial in which evidence
is heard in private, presided over by a senior judge and three lay judges
who are political appointees. If found guilty, he faces up to four years in prison.
To speak of Britain's close political relationship
with Washington would be superfluous. London has been embroiled in every US
crime exposed by WikiLeaks and Assange, above all those related to the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan and the so-called "war on terror."
One needs only to contrast the treatment meted
out to Assange to that afforded to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to understand
how politically motivated Britain's actions have been.
Judge Howard Riddle ruled that Assange can be
extradited, even though he has not been charged with any crime. He summarily
dismissed any and all concerns raised by Assange's legal team.
The mass murderer Pinochet was held in Britain
on October 17, 1998 under an international arrest warrant issued by Spanish
judge Baltasar Garzón. Unlike Assange, who has committed no crime and has
not even been officially charged with one, Pinochet spent his time in the
UK in luxury while being feted by leading politicians such as ex-Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher. His defence team included Clare Montgomery, the lawyer
for the Crown who argued for Assange's extradition.
Montgomery famously argued before the Law Lords
that only Chile could mount a prosecution of Pinochet because "where torture
is committed within the context of the military enforcing some internal security
policy... it still falls within the definition of sovereign or government
functions. And sovereign or public acts are entitled to immunity."
In January 2000, Labour Home Secretary Jack Straw
intervened directly to rule that Pinochet should not be extradited but returned
to Chile on grounds of ill-health.
Execution by lethal injection in the US
If he is extradited to Sweden, Assange faces
being sent to the United States, where he could face the death penalty.
Leading figures in the US have described him as a "terrorist" and "traitor,"
including Vice President Joseph Biden, while prominent figures calling for
him to be killed include former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee
and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
These are not idle threats. Last year, the US
government ordered the "targeted killing" of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Muslim
cleric accused of terrorism and reported to be in hiding in Yemen.
One needs only consider the barbaric treatment
being meted out to US Army Private Bradley Manning, who is being held at a
US base in Quantico, Virginia simply on suspicion of leaking classified documents
to WikiLeaks. Awaiting trial, he has been physically and psychologically
tortured for more than nine months, kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours
a day, denied exercise or even a pillow or sheets. He is allowed to wear his
prescription glasses only when reading, rendering him virtually blind for
most of the day.
Super-max prison similar to the prison Manning is being
held in at Quantico, VA
The media, including the liberal and pseudo-left
press, has played a politically criminal role in legitimizing and promoting
the vendetta against Assange. The New York Times and the Guardian,
which initially agreed to publish and disseminate the WikiLeaks documents,
did so only in order to suppress the most damaging information. The New
York Times even admits to having consulted the State Department and senior
White House figures before publishing a small number of documents.
Once the decision was taken to go for Assange,
the Times and the Guardian led the media frenzy aimed at portraying
Assange as a criminal and lending credibility to the empty charges of sexual
abuse and rape against him. Numerous feminist commentators were wheeled out
to claim that anyone defending Assange was not only a conspiracy theorist,
but guilty of blackening the name of his accusers and being indifferent to
the crime of "rape."
A warning must be made. The US government and
its accomplices have gone a long way towards crippling WikiLeaks and creating
the conditions where Assange will likely end up spending a long time in prison.
Their ability to do so testifies to the vast erosion
of democratic rights in the US and internationally.
If the current political conditions had prevailed
in 1969, Seymour Hersh, who authored the exposé of the My Lai massacre, and
the soldier who gave him information would have both ended up in jail.
If the same reasoning that is being used by the US
government to prosecute Assange had been used against
Seymour Hersh during the Vietnam War for exposing the
My Lai Massacre, Hersh would have been imprisoned and
probably still "serving time."
In contrast, none of those responsible for the
mass killing, torture and destruction in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere exposed
by WikiLeaks has been held to account.
The saints of Mathew chapter 10
The Bible warns us,
"... they (i.e., those who oppose the real message
of Jesus Christ - so-called "Christians" or
otherwise) will deliver you up to the councils ...
"And ye shall be brought before governors and
kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and
"But when they deliver you up, take no thought
how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you
in that same hour what ye shall speak.
"For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of
your Father which speaketh in you." (Matt. 10:17-20)
However, you must realize something here: Jesus was not
speaking in these verses to the kind of silly prisses
that characterize so much of today's American Christianity
- people who think that God's only purpose is to make
them happy in this life and in this world; the kind of
witless wimps who think that God "exists" for
their pleasure - i.e., to make them happy and successful,
to provide them with a good husband or a good wife, etc.
- and who think that "making a sacrifice for God"
is occasionally putting a little "extra" in
the "offering plate" when it is passed on Sunday
mornings. Or more, those people who - knowing something
of the "Great Deception" of the "end of
days" (2 Thess. 2:3) - imagine that their only duty
is to pontificate that "God will take care of them"
and "everything will be okay."
Such people remind me of Joseph Lehman, the chief Rabbi
of Berlin, who counseled his fellow Jews five months after
the ascension of Hitler to power in Germany:
"Fleeing Germany is cowardly, just because five
months of pain lie behind us and probably years of misjudgment,
hate, and need lie ahead of us. Practically speaking,
we as Jews reaffirm a life in Germany and for Germany."
The folly of it all! How could people "buy off"
on such nonsense? But the fact is, Lehman's words fell
on the ears of people who didn't want to go (i.e., flee
Germany), and who - as a result - were very disposed to
hear what Lehman was saying. They were too comfortably
ensconced in Germany, and they believed that they could
"wait Hitler out." Asinine, dim-witted nincompoops
- all of them; people who - as L.S. Dawidowics wrote in
her authoritative account of the Holocaust, War Against
the Jews, 1933-1945 - had become trapped by their
own conceits and love of money:
"The Jews (of Germany), whose dazzling success
in business blinded them to the encroaching blackness
of National Socialism (Nazism), were caught unaware
by the onslaught of Hitler."
But these SIMPLETONS and NAIFS (the kind
of dolts we've been describing above - both Jews and Christians)
were not the kind of men and women to whom Jesus was speaking
in Matthew chapter 10 (where Jesus told His disciples
"to take no thought" about what was to befall
them in connection with being arrested). He was speaking
to people who had ALREADY given up EVERYTHING
for the Kingdom of Heaven's sake - people who were already
HARDENED (2 Tim. 2:3) to the exigencies of the
Gospel, and who ALREADY knew what it meant to live
"... sheep in the midst of wolves ..." (Matt.
These were people (again, the kind of people whom Jesus
was addressing in Matthew chapter 10) who were not blinded
by the deceitfulness of riches (Mark 4:19); who did not
allow their lives to be governed by the requirements imposed
on them by the necessities (so-called) of the "moneyed-life."
Moreover, they were people who actually took the words
of Jesus seriously when He COMMANDED them to -
"Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in
"Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats,
neither shoes, nor yet staves ..." (Matt. 10:9-10)
They were people who had ALREADY suffered the
loss of family and friends as a result of the Gospel,
and who had come to realize what Jesus meant when He warned
them that -
"... the brother shall deliver up the brother
to death, and the father the child: and the children
shall rise up against their parents, and cause them
to be put to death." (Matt. 10:21)
People who had come to realize what it meant to be -
"... HATED of all men for my (i.e., Christ's)
name's sake ..." (Matt. 10:22)
People who were very much cognizant of the fact that
Jesus meant what He said when He told them -
"... I am come to set a man at VARIANCE
against his father, and the daughter against her mother,
and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
"And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
"HE THAT LOVETH FATHER OR MOTHER MORE THAN
ME IS NOT WORTHY OF ME: AND HE THAT LOVETH SON OR DAUGHTER
MORE THAN ME IS NOT WORTHY OF ME.
"And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth
after me, is not worthy of me.
"He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he
that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."
And when He warned them -
"The disciple is not above his master, nor the
servant above his lord.
"It is enough for the disciple that he be as his
master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called
the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall
they call them of his household?" (Matt. 10:24-25)
And, finally, they were people who took very seriously
the words of Jesus when He said -
"... when they persecute you in this city, flee
ye into another ... (Matt. 10:23)
THESE - and not the weak-kneed American Christians
of today - are the kind of people to whom Jesus said:
"... when they deliver you up, take no thought
how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you
in that same hour what ye shall speak.
"For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of
your Father which speaketh in you. (Matt. 10:19-20)
Are YOU that kind of a person? Are you really?
Are you HARDENED (2 Tim. 2:3) to the extent that
these people were? - and it doesn't matter what you tell
me; if you are being less than honest here, you will surely
be "found out." The Bible says:
"Every man's work shall be made manifest: for
the DAY shall declare it, because it shall be
revealed by FIRE; and the FIRE shall try
every man's work of what sort it is." (1 Cor. 3:13)
Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
FAITH THAT CAN STAND THE TEST OF OSTRACISM, PRISON
AND TORTURE DOES NOT DEVELOP IN
A PERSON OVER NIGHT. Don't think - even for
a minute - that somehow or other, when the time comes,
you will "rise to the occasion" as some of my
very naive former colleagues suggest. Chances are, you
won't. Faith is something that must be "worked out"
in our lives - and it is "worked out" in us
by the "trying of our faith."
In other words, while faith is indeed the "free
gift of God" to us when we first believe (Eph 2:8-9),
it must be carefully NURTURED to fruition in our
lives for it to do us any good insofar as those things
we are being called upon by God to endure. This is what
Paul meant when he said,
"Wherefore, my beloved ... work out your own salvation
(meaning, develop your Christian life through faith)
with fear and trembling." (Phil. 2:12)
To this end, the Apostle James says:
"Knowing this, that the trying of your faith [there's
that phrase again] worketh patience.
"But let patience have her perfect work, that
ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."
James calls this the "trying" or "testing"
of our faith, and the Apostle Paul describes the "trying
of our faith" as a PROCESS (sprinkled through
and through with much tribulation) that requires a lot
of time to effectuate. It does not happen all at once,
in an instant as some very FOOLISHLY think. Paul
"... we glory in tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience;
"And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
"And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love
of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost
which is given unto us." (Rom. 5:3-5)
Brothers and sisters, listen to me here: It is ONLY
faith that has been "WORKED OUT" in us
that will have any effect on how we acquit ourselves (whether
honorably or dishonorably) in the "end of days."
In other words, WHAT PAUL IS
SAYING HERE IS THAT "KNOWING" ABOUT FAITH IS
NOT THE SAME THING AS HAVING FAITH "WORKED OUT"
IN OUR LIVES AS A LIVING EXPERIENCE. James
"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man
say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save
him (from the "trials" that confront him)?"
"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead,
"Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have
works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will
show thee my faith by my works. (James 2:18)
And James goes on to somberly (and very ominously) warn
"Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest
well: the devils (i.e., demons) also believe, and tremble.
(James 2:19) [Please see Chapter
9 of the Antipas Papers with regard to the supernatural
beings of the Bible.]
Plainly, what James is doing here is differentiating
between the kind of faith that exists merely as a SEED
deposited in the heart of a believer at the New Birth,
and faith that has been diligently developed out of that
seed into a fruit-bearing plant capable of sustaining
in the believer an active life of faith. (cf. Luke 13:6-9)
"Was not Abraham our father justified by works,
when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
"Seest thou how faith wrought with his works,
and by works was faith made perfect?
"And the scripture was fulfilled which saith,
Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for
righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
"Ye see then how that by works a man is justified,
and not by faith only.
"Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified
by works, when she had received the messengers, and
had sent them out another way?
"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so
faith without works is dead also." (James 2:21-26)
So James concludes:
"... faith without works is dead?" (James
In other words, faith that has not developed beyond its
initial condition as a SEED in the believer's heart
is useless insofar as the exigencies of life are concerned.
As believers, we need faith that can produce FRUIT
- and, again, that kind of faith is NOT developed overnight
and not without much diligence. To this end, Paul tells
us that we must -
"... strive for masteries ..." (2 Tim. 2:5)
And we must -
"... endure HARDNESS, as a good soldier
of Jesus Christ." (2 Tim. 2:3)
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