[Christianity's involvement in the creation of America's
death squads and the operation of America's black sites]

By: SR Shearer
December 13, 2010

Prisoners at one of the CIA's "BLACK SITES" that are scattered all over the earth.

"By 1936, the whispered name of "Dachau" was enough to send shivers up and down the spines of ordinary Germans - and the very mystery surrounding the "goings-on" there only lent to the horror of the place."   

- William Shirer
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich


Prophecy is like a road sign saying: "Slow down, sharp right hand turn ahead!" But if we fail to heed the sign, if we fail to slow down before we get to the turn, it will be too late to brake once we finally get there, and we will surely slide off the road and crash. Like a road sign, prophecy tells us things BEFORE they happen so that we can take action BEFORE events catch up with us. If we wait until they finally overtake us, it will be too late to do anything - we will crash! Watch, therefore, for the "signs of the times," and don't wait to take action. You may wait too long! Jesus said, "... When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the signs in the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" (Matt. 16:2-3) And Paul warns us, "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober." (I Thess. 5:4-6)

Now note carefully here - both Matthew 16:2-3 and 1 Thess. 5:4-6 require Christians to take action. Nonetheless, despite the urging of the Scriptures, there is an element extant in today's Christianity that says we must "wait on God" before we do anything - meaning, I suppose, that God must appear PERSONALLY to us. We must have patience until then - AND SO WE WAIT, AS IF GOD HAS NOT ALREADY CLEARLY SPOKEN CONCERNING THESE MATTERS IN THE PROPHETIC SCRIPTURES. This kind of thinking, however, is nothing more than an excuse for inaction, and while those who imbibe this kind of thinking would never admit it, what they have done is to surrender themselves to a kind of pseudo-spirituality that makes "FATALISM" a virtue and "choice" a sin - hence to do nothing is "spiritual" (Christians call it "trusting in the Lord"), and "to act" betrays a "rashness" that is not only carnal, but "ungodly" and "untrusting."

But this is pure nonsense! FATALISM is nothing more than AN EXCUSE FOR INACTION, a pathetic reason for Christians to avoid uncomfortable choices and to put off hard decisions which might inconveniently impact the way they live, and cause their friends and loved ones to disassociate themselves from them. FATALISM is a dissimulation - a hypocrisy that allows Christians to CHEAT insofar as their responsibility to God is concerned.

When Christians CHEAT in this fashion, they allow the DECEPTION of the "end of days" (Matt. 24:11, Mark 13:6) to work its weal on them, transforming them into MONSTERS who will eventually find themselves serving the interests of the Kingdom of Darkness rather than the Kingdom of Heaven.


- Antipas



One of the great ironies of today is that men who loudly proclaim Jesus as their "personal savior" are at the very heart of America's program of "EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION," and the operation of America's "BLACK SITES" throughout the world.

NOTE: The CIA runs a secret global abduction and internment operation of persons that they have concluded to be "enemies of the state." The operation is known as "EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION." It is estimated that over 3,000 such "enemies of the state" have been secreted away into this gulag of horror since 2001.  The gulag consists of a number of different penal complexes scattered across the world known as "BLACK SITES" where "torture by proxy" is routinely employed.

For example, Generals Boykin, Petraeus and McChrystal, all of whom wear their Christianity on the sleeves of their uniforms for everyone to see, commanded - each in his own turn - the infamous American death squad known as "TASK FORCE 121" which was headquartered out of Camp Nama, a BLACK SITE in Iraq; and all were heavily involved in the "goings-on" in the "black room" that was concealed there - a notorious torture chamber where "intelligence" was extracted from recalcitrant prisoners.

NOTE: There is a ridiculous assertion popular among naïve "know-nothings" that torture is ineffective in extracting useful intelligence from prisoners. NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH - and this comes from someone who was peripherally involved in extracting information from prisoners at the NATIONAL INTERROGATION CENTER (NIC) in Vietnam during Operation Phoenix, the "mother" for all such operations that have followed over the years. [Please see "About S.R. Shearer."]

SR Shearer as an intelligence officer (Capt.) in Vietnam, and as an instructor at the Phoenix School at Vung Tau,
1969 to 1970


But, as paradoxical as it may sound, there is a reason why all these men - i.e., Boykin, Petraeus and McChrystal - would very sincerely claim to be Christians. Russian dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn explains:

"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."

This, of course, is exactly the kind of thinking that undergirds the death squad activity of Task Force 121, and it explains why those who are involved in this unit - a unit menacingly known as the "MAN-HUNTERS OF TASK FORCE 121" - are mostly "born-again" Christians.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."

- Sinclair Lewis

R.J. Rushdoony

Indeed, Task Force 121's Christian pedigree is pretty impressive, and can be easily traced back through the years to its origins at the Wycliffe Bible Translators' jungle training camp in Limonocha, Ecuador in the early 1960s - specifically, to the mentor for all these generals, the legendary "mastermind" behind the use of the modern-day death squad, Major General Joseph A. McChristian. McChristian justified his use of death squads by recourse to the concepts of "Christian Dominionism," the belief that, according to the late R.J. Rushdoony,

"In winning a nation to the gospel, the sword as well as the pen must be used."


Major General Joseph A. McChristian

As special assistant to the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group in Greece from the late 1940s to the early '50s (which coincided with the end of the Greek Civil War), McChristian had seen that Protestant Bibles were distributed to every Greek soldier fighting the communists. McChristian understood the value of religion in America's war against communism. He believed that if soldiers could be made to think that they were "fighting for God," they would be that much more imbued with a "fighting spirit," and that much more confident in what they were doing when called upon to engage in the dirtier, more sordid side of counterinsurgency activity - what McChristian called "MORALLY HAZARDOUS DUTY." After all, not everyone is a sadist and a pathological killer; it's difficult to kill, and if the killers can be convinced that what they are doing is "killing demons" in the name of God rather than killing innocent human beings, it makes the job that much easier. It eases the conscience when one is alone at night.

McChristian introduced this kind of thinking wherever he went. He believed in it! He wasn't just pretending for the sake of convenience. To McChristian, spreading the Gospel was synonymous with spreading the American "free enterprise" system and expanding the financial interests of people like the Rockefellers, the Milbanks, the Swifts and the Morgans - the financial "movers and shakers" of the mid-Twentieth Century.  [Please see our article, "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago;" please also see "Capitalism and Christianity."]


Following Oliver North's death squads was like following a "Christian Revival."

Oliver North: Another Christian in the long line of "Christian players" in America's hideous involvement in death squad activity.

It's no accident or flight of fancy, therefore, when peasants in Central and South America - in describing the activities of McChristian's death squads - have told stories of death squad members praising God, singing hymns, and "speaking in tongues" as they went about their gruesome business of butchering people. This is precisely what makes it possible for death squad members to also be "members in good standing" in countless numbers of Protestant evangelical groups throughout Latin America.

And this is why - in following Oliver North and members of his entourage around the Contra-training camps in the 1980s - one reporter could describe it as similar to having followed a "traveling revival." [Please see our article, "The Death Squads: Bringing in the Kingdom of God through Terror, Torture and Death."]


McChristian conceived of Phoenix (which is the progenitor of Boykin's, Petraeus's and McChrystal's Task Force 121) while serving - naturally enough - at Cam Townsend's famous missionary Bible Training Camp at Limonocha, Ecuador in the early 1960s. When McChristian arrived at Limonocha in April 1962, he arrived with the silver leaf of an American Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel. Actually, that was just a cover; he was in fact a major-general working in army intelligence as chief of the Western Hemisphere Division.

UPPER: Pictures of Limonocha; BELOW Cam Townsend as a young man

NOTE: William Cameron Townsend (July 9, 1896 - April 23, 1982) was a prominent American Christian missionary whose ministry began in the early twentieth century. The organizations he founded, Wycliffe Bible Translators and Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL International), remain active and focused on producing translations of the Bible in minority languages, and on facilitating literacy in those languages. [For more information on Cam Townsend, please see our article, "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]

His counterpart in the CIA was Colonel J.C. King - another Cam Townsend CIA confident who had gotten Townsend and Wycliffe heavily involved in the overthrow of the Arbenz government in Guatemala, which - like Goulert's government in Brazil - had threatened to nationalize various American business enterprises there in the early 1950s, and which had cost the lives of thousands and thousands of peasants, many of whom had been converted to Protestant Christianity through the efforts of Wycliffe translators.

Liberation Theology

It seems, sadly, that in instance after instance when "push came to shove" and the interests of the Gospel clashed with the interests of Townsend's business backers, the business backers always won out.

McChristian was only forty-seven years old when he made Wycliffe's Limonocha jungle training camp the unofficial headquarters for his counterinsurgency activities in the Amazon basin which had by then been set afire by the adherents of "Liberation Theology" and Fidel Castro's Che Guevara. [Please see our article, "Liberation Theology, the Vatican and the CIA: Ghosts and Phantoms."]

As was the case when he was in Greece, McChristian was imbued with the belief that in fighting socialism in Latin America he was fighting for "Christ and the church," and he was reinforced in that belief by his many connections with conservative Christian churches in the United States which he had developed through his association with another military intelligence officer, General A. Van Fleet, an evangelical Christian who - like McChristian - genuinely thought of himself as a "Christian Warrior" in the service of "God's Redeemer Nation" (i.e., the United States). Van Fleet was McChristian's father-in-law.

General A. Van Fleet; an evangelical Christian who - like McChristian - genuinely thought of himself as a "Christian Warrior" in the service of "God's Redeemer Nation" (i.e., the United States). Van Fleet was McChristian's father-in-law.

Van Fleet was then a top counterinsurgency consultant to the Secretary of the Army on guerrilla warfare. He was also an outspoken critic of President Kennedy's handling of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and was closely connected to many of the shadowy figures within the intelligence community who were later implicated in the Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations. [Please see our articles, "MK-Ultra: The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, A Study of the Mindset behind Today's New World Order" and "Conspiracy Theories;" please also see our article on the MLK assassination in "Greed, Avarice, and the Coming Dictatorship."]


So convinced of his own righteousness and the righteousness of the cause he served, and so sure that in battling for the "American free enterprise" system in Latin America he was helping to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, McChristian was not above helping things along for the "Lord's side" by bending the rules a little in its advancement (more "morally hazardous activity?"). For example, when the government of President Carlos Julio Arosemena of Ecuador began making moves which McChristian believed would lead Arosemena down the same road Goulert had taken in Brazil and Arbenz had taken in Guatemala, he swung CIA assets in the country against Arosemena and provoked a rebellion at the CIA advised Cuenca garrison.

When, in answer to this rebellion, a group of young intellectuals in Quito associated with the University of Ecuador began training to defend Arosemena, McChristian sought to link the students to the local Communist Party. He turned Quito upside down looking for evidence, and finding none, he doctored interrogation reports (more morally hazardous duty) to the Ecuadorian military that falsely linked the students to the Communist Party.

President Carlos Julio Arosemena of Ecuador and students at the University of Ecuador

Most of the students were shot, and Arosemena was so frightened by what had happened that he quickly caved. In doing so, Arosemena gave into a CIA demand that he launch a "civic action program" (utilizing death squads) - the first of its kind in Latin America - which combined $1.5 million in U.S. military assistance with another $500,000 in USAID funds for public works projects.


McChristian took his death squad concept to Vietnam later in the decade and turned it into the PHOENIX PROGRAM.

Students being shot at Cuenca prison in Quito by McChristian's death squads.

In 1969, PHOENIX was re-introduced into Latin America as a fully developed counterinsurgency program, and from there it has wound its tortured way like a snake up through the years to lodge itself finally in the hateful counterinsurgency activity of Task Force 121 - and all the while imbued with the halo of Christianity (so-called). In the light of all this, one can easily begin to understand that Lt. Gen. Boykin's outspoken Christianity is no anomaly, and neither is the "Christianeese" of Task Force 121.


Tomás de Torquemada

Sadly, what all of this clearly indicates is a very strong Christian connection not only to the operation of America's death squads throughout the world, but in their very creation. And one should not make the mistake that all these generals - i.e., Van Fleet, McChristian, Boykin, McChrystal and Petraeus - were (are) aberrations. Their influence reached (reaches) deeply into the mainstream of evangelicalism, not only on the mission field, but in evangelicalism's churches where over the years they have been honored from the pulpit and invited to speak at various conferences.

It seems that all these men have been imbued with the mind of "THE GRAND INQUISITOR," Tomás de Torquemada, who - using the cruel instruments of torture - sincerely believed he was doing God's work 400 hundred years ago in freeing Spain of those who threatened its "Christian roots."

AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT - THIS HIDEOUS BOUNDARY BETWEEN INHUMANITY AND HUMANITY THAT SPAIN CROSSED FOUR CENTURIES AGO IS THE SAME BOUNDARY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY HAS CROSSED TODAY - although the machinations of Van Fleet, McChristian, McChrystal, Petraeus and the death squads they have created are still hidden under "TOP SECRET," "EYES ONLY" protection from the prying eyes of the general public - which gives some indication that those who are involved in all this still retain some small knowledge of "right and wrong," and - as a result - are not quite ready to have their wicked deeds exposed.

Notice the presence of priests - they were there to pray for the souls of those undergoing torture; the torture would continue until the person being tortured would "confess;" they were then given the opportunity to convert to Christianity, after which they were quickly "dispatched to heaven." And don't think that the kind of torture depicted above is not practiced any more - we URGE you to see our article, "The Horror of John Dimitri Negroponte and Everything He Represents."


Operation Artichoke was a sub-program of MK-Ultra; please see our article, "MK-Ultra and the Creation of the Manchurian Candidate."]

And now something even more extraordinary! - It seems that even when going back to the embryonic beginnings of America's use of death squads and EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION -- i.e., back to when McChristian was passing out Bibles in the Greek Civil War in the very late 1940s and early 1950s -- the use of MK-Ultra techniques were part and parcel of what McChristian and his intelligence operatives were up to.

This is the conclusion of H.P. Albarelli Jr. and Jeffrey Kaye - both well-known investigative journalists - who have traced the use of these techniques back to the Greek Civil War at a time when General McChristian was serving there; specifically to the so-called "Lyle O. Kelly Case."

Kelly (whose real name was Georgi Dimitrov), was a 29-year-old Bulgarian and the head of a small political party based in Greece and ostensibly working for Bulgarian independence. The Greek police had taken Dimitrov into custody and had subjected him to the "tender mercies" of the Greek intelligence services, believing that Dimitrov was in fact a communist subversive.

Georgi Dimitrov

The highly respected historian Daniele Ganser describes the treatment of prisoners by the Greeks:

"Their toes and fingernails were torn out. Their feet were beaten with sticks, until the skin came off and their bones were broken. Sharp objects were shoved into their vaginas. Filthy rags, often soaked in urine, and sometimes excrement, were pushed down their throats to throttle them, tubes were inserted into their anus and water driven in under very high pressure, and electro shocks were applied to their heads."

After holding Dimitrov for six months the Greek authorities decided he was no more than "a nuisance" and they handed him over to the CIA. Evidently, the CIA thought that Dimitrov would be a good candidate for testing the relatively new MK-Ultra techniques they had been working on. As a result, they had Dimitrov shipped off to a secret "black site" at Fort Clayton in Panama. In the 1950's, Fort Clayton, along with its nearby sister installations Forts Amador and Gulick, served as secret prisons for double agents and others kidnapped and spirited out of Europe and other locations.

Beginning in 1951, Fort Amador, and reportedly Fort Gulick, were extensively used by the Army and the CIA as a secret experimental site for developing behavior modification techniques and a wide range of drugs, including "truth drugs," mescaline, LSD and heroin. Former CIA officials have also long claimed that Forts Clayton and Amador in the 1950's hosted a number of secret Army assassination teams that operated throughout North and South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ft Clayton, Ft. Amador and Ft Gulick where the military and the CIA trained death squad functionaries. Each of the above forts were what the CIA now terms "BLACK SITES." These installations were the initial homes of the Army's notorious School of the Americas.


Albarelli and Kaye report that Dimitrov was subjected to "re-patterning techniques" developed under the MK-Ultra and Operation Artichoke programs to see, according to ex-CIA official Morse Allen, if it would be possible to "... re-orient [Dimitrov] favorably toward us." [We URGE you to see our article, "MK-Ultra and the Search for the Manchurian Candidate" for a description of "re-patterning."]

In March 1952, according to Allen, Dimitrov was "successfully given the Artichoke treatment in Panama for a period of about five weeks."

Allen says that Dimitrov was then released in the United States and "... the Agency made no further operational use of him."

NOTE: A number of former CIA officials dispute this and relate that Dimitrov was "used on several occasion for sensitive jobs" - most likely MK-Ultra "hits."

Dimitrov, however, remained a loose cannon, and in 1961 he contacted an editor at Parade Magazine - a Sunday newspaper magazine with strong ties to the CIA - with the intention of telling his story.

A Parade editor contacted the CIA and was informed, according to CIA documents, that Dimitrov was "an imposter" who was "disreputable, unreliable, and full of wild stories about the CIA."

Naturally enough, this is typical of the CIA.

Albarelli and Kaye continue:

"About ten years after the JFK assassination, Dimitrov, operating sometimes under the aliases Lyle Kelly, James Adams, General Dimitre Dimitrov and Donald A. Donaldson, informed a number of people that he had information about who ordered the murder of JFK and who had actually committed the act. Reportedly, he had encountered the assassins while he had been imprisoned in Panama where they too had been undergoing MK-Ultra 'treatment' similar to the kind that Dimitrov had undergone."

"He also told several people that he knew about the military snipers who had murdered Martin Luther King. In 1977, Dimitrov actually met with US Sen. Frank Church, head of a Senate Committee investigating the CIA, and President Gerald Ford to share his information. Dimitrov said after the meeting that Ford had asked him to keep the information confidential until he could verify a number of facts. Immediately following the March 29, 1977, death of Lee Harvey Oswald's friend George de Mohrenschildt, Dimitrov became extremely frightened and contacted a reporter with a foreign television station who either mistakenly, or intentionally, revealed Dimitrov's name publicly on American television.

"Not long after this, Dimitrov disappeared in Europe where he had fled. He has never been seen or heard from since. Former CIA officials say privately, "Dimitrov was murdered ... his body will never be found'."


NOTE: George de Mohrenschildt was considered to be a CIA asset in the 1950s and the 1960s with a close working relationship with Bush the Elder. He "befriended" Lee Harvey Oswald in the years leading up to the JFK assassination. Indeed, he is considered to be the agency's "Handler" of Oswald. Some years after the assassination, Mohrenschildt - while in a drunken state at a party - blurted out that Oswald had been nothing more than a CIA "patsy" and linked Bush the Elder to the assassination. Needless to say, the CIA never forgave him, and soon thereafter, Mohrenschildt began complaining that he was being followed and that his family was being harassed. Not long afterwards, Mohrenschildt committed suicide, but his wife claimed it was a CIA "hit." The circumstances surrounding Mohrenschildt's death are very similar to those that surrounded the death of Gary Webb some twenty-five years later. [Again, please see our article, "The Death of Gary Webb."]

Now in all of this, it should be noted that when Dimitrov was subjected to the "Artichoke Treatment," at Fort Clayton, General McChristian was being groomed to head up the CIA's Western Hemisphere Division, which he took command of in the late 1950s. To believe that McChristian - as head of the CIA's Western Hemispheric Division - did not know what was happening at America's black sites at Ft Clayton, Ft. Amador and Ft Gulick is tantamount to suspending common sense and purposefully sticking one's head in the sand.


Binyam Mohamed

Albarelli and Kaye go on to say,

"Dimtrov's story takes on added significance when one considers the latest stories of the unraveling torture conspiracy and operations conducted by the CIA and Department of Defense, in conjunction with a host of other governments, including the UK, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland and numerous others. After a series of exposures during the 1970's, many assumed the worst excesses of the Cold War torture research program, and its implementation in programs such as the CIA's Operation Phoenix in Vietnam were a fixture of the past.

"However, subsequent revelations, e.g. the appearance of a US-sponsored torture manual for use in Latin America in the 1980's, including documentation of torture by US forces in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, DEMONSTRATE THAT A DIRECT LINE EXISTS BETWEEN THE TORTURE AND RENDITION PROGRAMS OF THE PAST AND THE PRACTICES OF THE PRESENT DAY.

"While Binyam in many ways had a very different personal background than Dimitrov, like the Bulgarian political leader, he - like Dimitrov - was rendered to a US foreign ally for torture. Both were victims of a torture program run by the CIA.

"Binyam Mohamed was arrested in Pakistan in April 2002, where his torture, as evidenced by the latest UK court release, was supervised by US agents. This torture was akin to the treatment meted out to Abu Zubaydah. Binyam was subsequently sent to Morocco in July 2002, where he was hideously tortured for 18 months, including a period where multiple scalpel cuts were made to his penis, and a hot stinging fluid poured on the wounds in an attempt to get him to confess to a false "dirty bomb" plot.

Boeing - a willing participant in America's rendition program

"In January 2004, Binyam Mohamed was flown to a CIA "black" site in Afghanistan, the infamous "Dark Prison." Mohamed is one of five plaintiffs in an ACLU suit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan Inc., which ran the aircraft for the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program.

"According to an ACLU account:

'In US custody, Mohamed was fed meals of raw rice, beans and bread sparingly and irregularly. He was kept in almost complete darkness for 23 hours a day and made to stay awake for days at a time by loud music and other frightening and irritating recordings, including the sounds of "ghost laughter," thunder, aircraft taking off and the screams of women and children.

'Interrogations took place on almost a daily basis. As part of the interrogation process, he was shown pictures of Afghanis and Pakistanis and was interrogated about the story behind each picture'.

"Amazingly, this was not the end of Mohamed's ordeal. From the Dark Prison he was sent to Bagram prison, and then later to Guantanamo. In August 2007, the British government petitioned the US for release of their subject. Eighteen months later, and after being subjected to more abuse at Guantanamo, he was finally able to leave US custody and return to Britain."


Albarelli and Kaye report that the allegations of drugging by Mohamed and other prisoners are redolent of the use of hallucinogenic and other powerful mind-altering drugs by the US in its Artichoke, MK-ULTRA and other programs.

Jose Padilla

A recent account, by Joby Warrick of The Washington Post, described some of these allegations of drugging of "detainees." The Post article subsequently led to an ongoing DoD Inspector General investigation into "Possible Use of Mind Altering Substances by DoD Personnel during Interrogations of Detainees and/or Prisoners Captured during the War on Terror" (D2007-DINT01-0092.005) "to determine if DoD personnel conducted, facilitated, or otherwise supported interrogations of detainees and /or prisoners using mind altering drugs." According to his attorney's filings in the Jose Padilla case, Padilla, who was also originally implicated in the so-called "dirty bomb" plot with Binyam Mohamed, was forced to take LSD and other powerful drugs while held in solitary confinement in the Navy brig in South Carolina.

Another former Guantanamo prisoner, Mamdouh Habib, an Egyptian-born Australian Muslim released in 2005, has consistently told his tale of being subjected to electroshock, beatings and drugging while in US custody.

Navy prison ship in Charleston where Padilla was given the "Artichoke Treatment."

Albarelli and Kaye go on to report that the CIA has been accused of involvement in continuing interrogation experimentation upon prisoners. The recent release of the previously censored summary of Mohamed's treatment in Pakistan notes that "The effects of the sleep deprivation were carefully observed."

As Stephen Soldz notes in an article on the British court revelations, "Why were these effects being 'carefully observed' unless to determine their effectiveness in order to see whether they should be inflicted upon others? That is, the observations were designed to generate knowledge that could be generalized to other prisoners. The seeking of "generalizable knowledge" is the official definition of "research," raising the question of whether the CIA conducted illegal research upon Binyan Mohamed."


Finally, we come to the inevitable question, how many prisoners at America's "black sites" been murdered - that is to say, "disappeared" permanently. There is, of course, no way one can be sure; but that it is going on, there can be no question, and the evidence is there for all to see in the cases of Salah Ahmed al-Salami (also identified as Ali Abdullah Ahmed), a 37-year old Yemeni, Mani Shaman al-Utaybi, a 30-year old Saudi, and Yasser Talal al-Zahrani, a Saudi who was just 17 when he was seized in Afghanistan, died by hanging themselves - supposedly by their own hands at Guantánamo.

Commenting on this, well-known journalist Andy Worthington writes,

"Sometimes the truth is so sickening that no one in a position of authority — senior government officials, lawmakers, the mainstream media — wants to go anywhere near it."

Worthington continues:

"On December 7, 2009, Seton Hall published a 136-page report, "Death in Camp Delta," which comprehensively undermined the conclusion of the NCIS investigation concerning the so-called suicides of these three men at Guantánamo.  Some of the most important questions asked in the report were:

Murder by suicide

  1. [H]ow each of the detainees, much less all three, could have done the following: braided a noose by tearing up his sheets and/or clothing, made a mannequin of himself so it would appear to the guards he was asleep in his cell, hung sheets to block vision into the cell — a violation of Standard Operating Procedures, tied his feet together, tied his hands together, hung the noose from the metal mesh of the cell wall and/or ceiling, climbed up onto the sink, put the noose around his neck and released his weight to result in death by strangulation, hanged until dead and hung for at least two hours completely unnoticed by guards."

  2. [H]ow three bodies could have hung in cells for at least two hours while the cells were under constant supervision, both by video camera and by guards continually walking the corridors guarding only 28 detainees."

  3. Why the authorities did not report that, "when the detainees' bodies arrived at the clinic, it was determined that each had a rag obstructing his throat."

  4. Why the authorities did not report that the detainees "had been dead for more than two hours when they were discovered, nor that rigor mortis had set in by the time of discovery."

  5. How the supposed suicides "could have been coordinated by the three detainees, who had been on the same cell block fewer than 72 hours with occupied and unoccupied cells between them and constant supervision."

And these three instances are only the tip of the iceberg as to what's been happening at Guantánamo. And if this sort of thing has been going on at Guantánamo, which in reality is only a "GREY SITE," what could possible be happening in America's "BLACK SITES." One is left to wonder.


Brothers and sisters, please listen to me here: Don't close your eyes to what is happening here - right under your very noses. Don't be like German Christians who - on Sunday mornings, when they heard the death trains rumble by - just sang a little louder to drown out the sound of the cries of those being carried off to the death camps.

YOU MUST SPEAK OUT AGAINST THESE CRIMES! - and you must do so because people who "name the name of Christ" - i.e., who claim that Jesus is their "personal savior" - are so deeply involved in these crimes. And make no mistake about it, CHRISTIAN INVOLVEMENT IN THESE CRIMES RUNS IN A CLEAR AND UNMISTAKABLE LINE FROM -

Generals Van Fleet and McChristian
in Greece in the late 1940s and early 50s

To General McChristian in Limonocha
and Vietnam in the 1960s

To Oliver North and CIA Chief Bill Casey during the
Contra wars in Central America in the 1980s

To Generals Boykin, Petraeus and McChrystal today

Now one needs to be clear here; all these men were (are) not simply "foot soldiers" in the operation of America's BLACK SITES and DEATH SQUADS; these men - all of whom claimed Christ as their "personal savior" - were (are) the creators of these BLACK SITES and DEATH SQUADS.

Moreover, all these men wore (wear) their Christian credentials on their sleeves for everyone to see.

General David Petraeus, America's most celebrated general, at prayer before a committee of Congress


Nonetheless, these men have no real connection to the Kingdom of God: instead, they represent a powerful COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM - "Babylon the Great;" a counterfeit kingdom which claims to stand for Christ's rule on earth, but in reality serves the Prince of Darkness rather than Christ the Lord.

It is PRECISELY the presence of this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM on earth in the "Latter Days" that is the immediate cause of the "GREAT DECEPTION" of the "end of the age" - AND THAT DECEPTION WORKS IN TWO WAYS:

  1. It deceives Christians into thinking that by serving this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM they are serving Christ - when, in reality, they are serving the "Prince of this world" [i.e., Satan (cf. John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; and Eph. 2:2)]; those Christians (so-called) who choose to serve this kingdom are precisely those to whom the Lord will say on THAT day:

"NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

"And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, ye that work iniquity." (Matt. 7:21-23)

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  1. The presence of this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM brings terrible disrepute and shame on God's great Name - especially insofar as the poor of the world are concerned; it advances the horrid fraud that Christ's kingdom is a matter for the rich and powerful rather than what it really is, a place where, as Mary - the mother of Jesus - described it, He -

"... hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

"He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

"He hath filled the hungry with good things; and THE RICH HE HATH SENT EMPTY AWAY." (Luke 1:51-53)

Babylon the Great

THIS DESCRIPTION (i.e., Luke 1:51-53) IS HARDLY A PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM that Generals Van Fleet, McChristian, Boykin, McChrystal, Petraeus, as well as Oliver North and Bill Casey represent; nor is it the Kingdom to which Christian leaders such as C. Peter Wagner, Tim LaHaye, Beverley LaHaye, Gary Bauer, James Dobson, Bob Dugan, Ron Godwin, Robert Grant, Rebecca Hagelin, Bob Jones, Alan Keyes, Peter Marshall, Sam Moore, Pat Robertson, Duane Motley, Ralph Reed, Oliver North, Phyllis Schafley, Jim Woodall, John Ankerberg, E.V. Hill, James Robison, Jay Sekulow, Larry Burkett, Reed Larson, etc., etc., etc. have pledged themselves.

No wonder the Lord will declare to these leaders and those who follow them,

"I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matt, 7:23). [Please see our article, "A Woman Riding a Beast Going forth Conquering to Conquer."]


This, my dear twin brother, is what war is all about. You - who now believe in the concept of a "Just War" - Where were you when America fought against the so-called "godless forces of communism" in Vietnam? What excuse did you use to get out of that war? - you who today advocate the theory of the "Just War?"

Come on now! - is it that difficult to see that when the armies of this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM ravage and pillage the earth - ALL IN THE NAME OF CHRIST AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH - that the poor of the earth would be offended by it, and "turned-off" to Christ? What would you think if you were one of the citizens of Falujah and had had your city "liberated" IN THE NAME OF CHRIST by the American army - death squad-style? To say nothing of seeing your neighborhood blown up by 2,000 pound bombs - once again, IN THE NAME OF THE PRINCE OF PEACE? Be honest! - what would you think? [Please see our article, "Sowing the Seeds of the Gog / Magog War."]

The Gospel of the Kingdom and it's corollary Gospel, the "Eternal Gospel' - which declares the coming destruction of this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM - are the antidotes (i.e., the antitoxins) to the work (poison) of this great SHAM KINGDOM. They declare that this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM and the APOSTATE CHURCH that supports this kingdom are none of Christ's.

When we proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom, we expose this sham kingdom - i.e., "Babylon the Great" - for what it really is, and it's not that hard to do; after all, all one must do is shine the light of God's word on the shameful activity of this bogus kingdom. For example, how can a kingdom that is founded on the type of murder and slaughter that forms the basis of the American New World Order System be compared to the kind of kingdom for which Mary, the mother of Jesus, prayed (see above); or to the kingdom described in the beatitudes? - a kingdom where Christ says:

"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

"Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." (Matt. 5:3-12)


Pretty obvious, isn't it? Where, for example, is there any room for the "poor in spirit" (v.3 above) in the American New World Order System? There is no room for them; instead, they are trampled under foot, and robbed blind of what little they do possess (which is exactly what's occurring today in Iraq, in Thailand, in the Philippines, in the Congo, in Argentina, etc. - to say nothing of the poor in the United States).

John Negroponte at a Military Camp in Honduras in April 1984

Where in the American New World Order System do the meek (v. 5 above) inherit anything? - only the proud and the selfish can get anywhere in this system. And what about those who "hunger and thirst after righteousness?" (v. 6 above) - how far do you think people like that would get in the "corporate culture" of Boeing, of Exxon-Mobile, of Conaco-Phillips, of General Electric, of Union Carbide (Dow), etc.? There's no room for those who "hunger and thirst after righteousness" in these corporations; they would last about as long as a snow ball in hell would last. And, moreover, where is there any room for mercy (v. 7 above) in this system of things? - is that what John Dimitri Negroponte meted out to the people of Honduras and Guatemala? Is that what he is meted out to the people of Iraq? to the citizens of Falujah? [Please see our article, "The Horror of John Dimitri Negroponte and Everything He Represents."]

All this to say nothing about where in a system like the American New World Order System - a system that is based on the concept of "perpetual war" - is there any room for peacemakers (v. 9 above)? There is none!


"Fraidy cats" like my twin brother

Given the shame that the American New World Order System and those who support it bring upon the NAME OF CHRIST, one wonders why Christ's servants (so-called) are not at the forefront in denouncing this evil system? Why is it only lefties such as Julian Assange that are speaking out against the American Empire? Why are American Christians such "fraidy cats?"

Is it because they have too much to lose if they speak out in a MEANINGFUL way? - and not like my twin brother who only dares to admit that the U.S. is Babylon to his closest friends and behind closed doors. God forbid that his "biggie" friends up at Western Theological Seminary and Multnomah should ever hear him speaking out loudly (and from the "roof tops," as it were) the fact that the American church is in bed with God's great enemy, Babylon the Great, meaning, of course, the United States.

Of course, there can be little doubt that in time those who speak out in such a manner will be tracked down and "disappeared" in America's gulag, just as America is laying the groundwork to track down and "disappear" Julian Assange in the same way it "disappeared" Georgi Dimitrov.

Osama bin Laden's probable fate; and this is where Assange is probably heading in the near future as well.

And make no mistake about it, after the CIA has thoroughly maligned Assange's reputation and forced Assange to "go on the lam" he will be caught and whisked away to a BLACK SITE with no one the wiser, which is most likely what the CIA has probably done with Osama bin Laden.

To believe that the CIA has been unable to track bin Laden down is just plain foolish. If he has not yet been "suicided," he most likely is rotting away in some hideous hole in one of America's BLACK SITES with no hope of ever being found and rescued. It's useful for the CIA to pretend that he is still "out there." That way, Americans have someone to hate; a kind of Hitler figure against whom they can rage.


American Christians have long ago forgotten how to suffer for Christ. The concept is foreign to them. But it is in this way that we verify our discipleship; Paul the Apostle says that we prove -

"... ourselves as the ministers of God, in ... afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

"In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

"By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

"By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

"By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers and yet true;

"As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

"As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things." (2 Cor. 6:4-10)

God help to raise up an army of Christians - both in America and abroad - who will speak out loudly and clearly against the American New World Order System, and in doing so, proclaiming that there is a New Kingdom Coming; 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.

And so I say to ALL of you, SPEAK OUT.

Once again, we URGE you to read (or re-read):

God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer,
Antipas Ministries




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