WEEP FOR THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ
by: S.R. Shearer
The work of John Negroponte's death squads in Iraq: As US forces withdraw from Iraq, the people of Iraq have been turned over to their brutality.
This article was published some eight years ago under
the title, "The Horror of John Dimitri Negroponte" - and
it is PRECISELY because Negroponte was so successful
in his dirty "business" of unleashing death squads in
Iraq then (the same grimy "business" he pursued in
Honduras - described below) that American forces are
now able to "pull out" of that country - although more
than five super-bases have been left intact, awaiting
the return of American forces when and if necessary.
You can be sure these death squads continue to operate
unabated in that ravaged country, pursuing their foul
"business" in Iraq in the same way they continue to operate
in Latin America and elsewhere throughout the "Empire."
The U.S. has now achieved "PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY"
in Iraq for the crimes being perpetrated against the Iraqi
WE URGE YOU TO READ THIS ARTICLE
CAREFULLY; THE HORROR IT DEPICTS WILL ASTONISH YOU.
Weep for the people of Iraq!!
"My concern is that our government, in attempting
to assure the security of our citizens, will so roll
back all human rights safeguards (in Iraq and elsewhere)
that the CIA will in fact receive a broad green light
for engaging and collaborating in acts of torture (there)
- Jennifer Harbury
On April 19, 2004, President George W. Bush nominated John
Negroponte to become U.S. Ambassador to Iraq following the projected
June 30, 2004, handover of sovereignty to as yet undetermined
Iraqi authorities. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee Dick Lugar (R-Ind) is backing the nomination and has
indicated that he will work closely with Secretary of State
Colin Powell to provide a prompt public hearing for Negroponte.
Most observers take this as a sign of the "beginning of
the end" of the American occupation of Iraq; that the expanding
furor over the incidents of prisoner torture and sexual humiliation
at Abu Ghraib prison and the swelling Islamic insurgency has
all but beaten the Americans, and soon now they will be slinking
home - tails between their legs - amidst a chorus of knowing
"I told you sos" from the "effete," "prissy"
Europeans and the "milksops" at the United Nations.
BUT THE VERY CHOICE OF NEGROPONTE and his two assistants
- James Jeffrey, who will become the deputy chief of mission,
and Ron Newman, who will become senior defense attaché
(both with intelligence and special forces backgrounds) - together
with the very size of the new embassy the Americans are building
in Baghdad (a massive, fortress-like structure encompassing
one of Saddam Hussein's gargantuan Baghdad palaces) arguers
something else altogether. It's an ominous and very foreboding
sign that the Americans are planning AN EXTREMELY BRUTAL
AND MURDEROUS, "ANTI-INSURGENCY CAMPAIGN" (I.E., A
PHOENIX-STYLE OPERATION) AGAINST THE IRAQI PEOPLE BASED ON THE
SWEEPING AND VERY SAVAGE USE OF DEATH SQUADS - the kind
of campaign pursued by the very person they have now put in
charge in Iraq (i.e., Negroponte) when he was ambassador to
Honduras during the bloody Contra Wars of the early to mid-1980s.
Moreover, the very fact that the Americans are working so feverishly
to "pass off sovereignty" to the Iraqis at the end
of June (which will be sovereignty in name only) is the biggest
sign of all of the homicidal campaign to come. What the Americans
are doing here is constructing the necessary facade behind which
they can conduct this war clandestinely, "underneath the
radar" and out of the American public's eyes; a "false
front" behind which they can claim "PLAUSIBLE
DENIABILITY" for the HORROR to come.
There is a lot of REALPOLITIK "in play"
here, the kind which the "milquetoasts" and "wimps"
in Europe and the "pantywaists" in the United Nations
find inconceivable to contemplate and impossible to fathom.
SPOOKS FROM THE PAST
And there's no doubt about it: President Bush is enlisting
the aid of the very best practitioners of REALPOLITIK
in the world today to accomplish his dark, very menacing ends
in Iraq. Terry Allan writes:
"Like SPOOKS from an abandoned B-Movie graveyard,
officials of the Reagan-Bush era (i.e., the people who fought
and won the homicidal Contra Wars in Central America in the
1980s) are emerging from the dirt and showing up inside the
George W. Bush administration. THE LATEST RESURRECTION
IS JOHN NEGROPONTE ..."
The "spooks" (collectively speaking) that Allan is
talking about here first began re-appearing about three years
ago. At the time, they called themselves the "COMMITTEE
FOR THE LIBERATION OF IRAQ." The committee was a spin-off
from the "Project For A New American Century" (PNAC),
an elite American New World Order "front group."
PNAC was formed in 1997 by such Christian, Jewish, and financial
elitists as Elliot Abrams, Gary Bauer, William Bennett, Dick
Cheney, Vin Weber, Norman Podhoretz, Eliot Cohen, Midge Decter,
Paul Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld.
Essentially, these were the same men (and women) who - operating
behind such "front groups" as the "Committee
for the Free World," "Prodemca," "Friends
of the Democratic Center in Central America" and the "Institute
for Religion and Democracy" (IRD) - had helped America
fight and win its "dirty war" in Central America in
the early to mid-1980s.
Indeed, there is some evidence that the idea of putting Negroponte
in charge in Iraq came from Bush the Elder, who was Negroponte's
connection to the White House during that time.
EXPERIENCE OF THE 1980s
PUT TO WORK IN 2004
The experience of all these men and women in the successful
prosecution of that war convinced them of the efficacy of military
power (including the dynamic use of anti-insurgency warfare
and the aggressive utilization of death squads) in securing
and expanding the American New World Order System.
And how exactly will Negroponte operate in Iraq; what will
his "anti-insurgency" campaign look like. We can get
some idea by examining Negroponte's bloody record in Honduras.
But first it is probably useful to tear our blinders off concerning
America's dark involvement in officially sanctioned TERROR
and TORTURE. Brothers and sisters, I urge you to pay
close attention to what follows because we are not concerned
here with a few aberrations in the American Empire; a few anomalies
that can be fixed and then everything will be okay.
No! - not at all! What we are examining is the REAL
character of the American New World Order System. We are looking
behind the mask of "generosity and benevolence" that
America shows off to the world and especially to its own people
- and what you will discover will make you retch with disgust.
The very real fact of the matter is, the American New World
Order System is a system of unmitigated HORROR and unending
VIOLENCE, and just because Americans themselves have
not yet felt the full impact of this HORROR and VIOLENCE
in the "Homeland" doesn't mean that soon - very soon
now - it will not be visited upon them.
Indeed, the signs that it is coming to the American "homeland"
is plain enough to see for anyone who really wants to see: the
slide of our country inexorably into dictatorship; the restriction
of our right to assemble and protest the policies of the government;
the increasing constraints on our right to travel; the new and
enormous increase in government surveillance; the massive "militarization
of the police;" the increasing ability of our government
to wiretap our phones, monitor our email and internet usage,
search our homes and businesses, and seize documents all without
a warrant; the "right" of the government to arrest
people without charges and hold them indefinitely (i.e., "disappear"
people); the increased blurring of the wall between the police
functions of the state and its intelligence functions, and so
forth and so on.
These facts are nothing new. We have reiterated them to you
over and over again. And when the VIOLENCE and HORROR
finally does break in upon us, it will come suddenly, without
warning and with great fury, and there will be no escape. And
then what will those people say who believe that there is no
"physicality" to "Babylon the Great?" -
but it will be too late then, and it will be too late for those
they convinced to stay put. The borders will be sealed and they
will be stuck. Then we will see what kind of a game our critics
have been playing; whether or not they will open their mouth
and protest the involvement of the American church with the
American New World Order System, or whether they will retreat
into a sullen silence and just shut up.
Sadly, it will most likely be the latter than the former. The
fact is, very few people - despite their bravado and bluster
in "good times" - are willing to suffer the fate of
people like Ines Consuelo Murillo, Jose Flores, Oscar and Gloria
Reyes, Saul Godinez, Eduardo Lanza, German Perez Aleman, Manfredo
Velasquez, etc. (see below) - all "menials" in America's
system of client-states who opened their mouths up against the
oppression that America was visiting on their countries once
too often and paid the price: AND WHAT A HORRIBLE PRICE IT
THE HORROR AND VIOLENCE THAT IS THE
NORM IN AMERICA'S SYSTEM OF CLIENT-STATES
And there is plenty of evidence as to what's been going on.
The truth is, the HORROR and VIOLENCE inherent
in the American New World Order System has been "institutionalized"
to such an extent that it has been systematized in booklet form
and made a matter of "routine" for distribution to
the practitioners of this brutality. For example, take what
Jeffrey St. Clair of CounterPunch Magazine writes:
"One of the darkest threads in post war U.S. IMPERIAL
HISTORY has been the CIA's involvement with torture, as
instructor ... or contractor. Since its inception the CIA
has taken a keen interest in torture, avidly studying Nazi
techniques and protecting their exponents such as Klaus Barbie.
The CIA's official line is that torture is wrong and is ineffective,
a line echoed by Seymore Hersh in his otherwise splendid reporting.
It (i.e., torture) is indeed wrong ... (but) IT HAS BEEN
APPALLINGLY EFFECTIVE. Remember Dan Mitrone, kidnapped
and killed by Uruguay's Tupamaros and portrayed by Yves Montand
in Costa-Gavras's film State of Siege? In the late 1960s Mitrone
worked for the U.S. Office of Public Safety, part of the Agency
for International Development. In Brazil, so A.J. Langguth
... relates in his book Hidden Terrors, Mitrone was among
the U.S. advisors teaching Brazilian police how much electric
shock to apply to prisoners without killing them. In Uruguay,
according to the former chief of police intelligence, Mitrone
helped "professionalize" torture as a routine measure
and advised on psychological techniques such as playing tapes
of woman and children screaming that the prisoner's family
was being tortured."
And it's not just Jeffrey St. Clair; take Doug Stokes. In an
article which appeared in the magazine CounterPunch entitled
"Imperial Policing: Why Abu Ghraib Shouldn't Surprise Us,"
"The reports and pictures coming out of Abu Ghraib merely
confirm what has long been a ... tactic within U.S. counter-insurgency
warfare: targeting and torture of civilians. This terror serves
not only to break the will of those targeted but has a wider
symbolic psychological function in that IT DRAMATICALLY
RAISES THE COST OF DISSENT. Whether it is (was) the 'war
on communism' during the Cold War, or a 'war on terrorism'
in the post-9/11 era, the targets and tactics have remained
the same and the abuses at Abu Ghraib are the logical outcome
of what the U.S. has long been teaching both its own counter-insurgency
specialists and those of ... (its client-states)."
THE KUBARK MANUAL
Stokes - citing the CIA's "Human Resources Exploitation
Training Manual" - tells of the cold-blooded, unfeeling,
and utterly pitiless manner in which the CIA deals with the
subject of torture as a "useful instrument" in the
"management" of client-state populations:
"The manual cautioned that if a 'subject refuses to
comply once a threat has been made, it must be carried out.
If it is not carried out then subsequent threats will prove
ineffective'. The training manual concludes that 'there are
a few non-coercive techniques which can be used to induce
regression, but to a lesser degree than can be obtained with
coercive techniques'. [So much for the common lie that the
CIA doesn't use torture because it is ineffective; that's
meant for public consumption only.] This manual was based
on an earlier manual used by the CIA. The older manual was
called KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation
Manual and dates from 1963. In its introduction, the manual
states that if bodily harm or 'medical, chemical, or electrical
methods or materials are to be used to induce acquiescence'
then prior approval ... (is needed). [Thus, giving away the
lie that these methods are not used by American interrogators.]
"The manual continues that if 'a new safe house is to
be used as the interrogation site, it should be studied carefully
to be sure that the total environment can be manipulated as
desired'. For example, the manual says, 'The electric current
should be known in advance, so that transformers or other
modifying devices will be on hand if needed'. The Baltimore
Sun conducted an investigation into the use of these manuals.
They were told by an intelligence source that the 'CIA has
acknowledged privately and informally in the past that this
referred to the application of electric shocks to interrogation
suspects'. In sum, torture was condoned as part of the strategic
arsenal available to counter-insurgency forces in combating
alleged subversion. IMPORTANTLY, TORTURE NOT ONLY PROVIDED
AN EFFICIENT MEANS FOR INDUCING 'REGRESSION' BUT ALSO ACTED
TO INSTILL TERROR IN TARGET POPULATIONS. The abuses committed
at Abu Ghraib thus form part of a covert tradition within
the history of U.S. imperial policing and counter-insurgency
So much for those who would deny the fact that the U.S. uses
torture and terror to enforce compliance to its wishes among
its client-state populations.
But this is "manual stuff," and it remains just that
- "manual stuff" - until one sees how it plays out
"in the field;" how the HORROR described in
the KUBARK manual is utilized by its practitioners
as a "USEFUL TOOL" IN THE "MANAGEMENT"
OF CLIENT-STATE POPULATIONS." And there is perhaps
no greater practitioner of this "dark art" than John
Dimitri Negroponte, Washington's new "man in Iraq."
As we indicated earlier, one can get an idea of what's about
to happen in Iraq by examining Negroponte's bloody use of these
techniques when he was ambassador to Honduras. As you examine
Negroponte's history here - and the history of Honduras under
his cruel rule - ask yourself honestly whether or not you could
acquit yourself as honorably as Oscar and Gloria Reyes, or Ines
Consuelo Murillo and Jose Flores. But be honest here - because
this HORROR IS COMING STRAIGHT AT YOU, and if you retreat
into a sullen silence before its onslaught, you will surely
pay the price on THAT DAY. This isn't a game;
this is for real!
NEGROPONTE SENT TO HONDURAS TO
PARTNER WITH GEN. ALVAREZ MARTINEZ
In 1981 Negroponte was sent to Honduras to take charge of the
"anti-insurgency campaign" that the Reagan administration
had just initiated against the revolutionary movements that
had "seized control" of Nicaragua (if such a thing
could be said of a movement that had taken control of a country
by means of a free and fair election), and that were threatening
to do the same in El Salvador and the rest of Central America.
"Anti-insurgency warfare" is "codespeak"
for the use of Phoenix techniques (i.e., the use of death squads).
Negroponte was told to link up with a graduate of THE SCHOOL
OF THE AMERICAS - i.e., the school that the U.S. military
uses to train the officer corps of its lackey armies in South
and Central America in "counter-insurgency warfare"
- Gen. Alvarez Martinez, the chief of Honduras's armed forces.
He was informed that Alvarez was more than willing to "play
ball" with the United States insofar as the use of death
squads were concerned; Alvarez called it "the Argentine
GENERAL GUSTAVO ALVAREZ MARTINEZ
Allan writes that when Alvarez took command of the Honduran
armed forces in 1982, at the age of 44, Washington had found
a man ideally suited for its mission of running death squads
in Honduras. Donald Winters, CIA station chief in Tegucigalpa
from 1982 to 1984, wrote of Alvarez:
"Gustavo Alvarez was very much out of national character
- dynamic, firm, uncompromising. He knew where he wanted to
Alvarez was the son of a high school principal who made him
recite poetry to overcome a stutter. But his preferred reading
was military history. He so admired Germany's "Desert Fox"
of World War II, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, that he named one
of his sons Erwin and another Manfred, after Rommel's son.
General Alvarez made no secret about his belief that terror
and violence were the only ways to deal with subversives. As
commander of the national police force known as Fuerza de
Seguridad Publica (FUSEP), he had already created an intelligence
unit that - under Negroponte's guidance - would become a death
squad. It went by the innocuous designation of "Battalion
CLEARING THE DECKS FOR NEGROPONTE'S ARRIVAL
On February 6, 1981, while still FUSEP commander, but already
selected as head of the Honduran armed forces, Alvarez told
Jack Binns - the American ambassador to Honduras and a holdover
from the old Carter administration - of his admiration for the
way the Argentine military had dealt with subversives and said
that he planned to use the same methods in Honduras. Binns -
an honorable man steeped in the delicacy and refinement of old-line
diplomacy - was shocked. In an urgent cable to superiors in
Washington, he described the conversation:
"Alvarez stressed the theme that democracies and the
West are soft, perhaps too soft to resist Communist subversion.
The Argentines, he said, had met the threat effectively, identifying
- and taking care of - the subversives. Their method, he opined,
is the only effective way of meeting the challenge. When it
comes to subversion, Alvarez would opt for tough, vigorous
and Extra-Legal Action."
"I am deeply concerned at increasing evidence of officially
sponsored/sanctioned assassinations of political ... targets,
which clearly indicate [government sponsored] repression has
built up a head of steam much faster than we had anticipated."
Binns recommended - very naively, it turns out - that the U.S.
government should act to stop death squad activity in Honduras;
but, according to Binns, his suggestion -
"... drew a thunderous SILENCE from Washington.
My message was not a message anyone (in the new Reagan administration)
wanted to hear."
THE MAN BINNS SPURNS BECOMES
NEGROPONTE'S "PARTNER IN HOMICIDE"
As a result, Binns was given his "walking papers"
and Negroponte was called in to take over as ambassador to Honduras
in order to - in the words of the New York Times -
"... carry out the government's covert strategy to CRUSH
the Sandinista government in Nicaragua."
Thomas O. Enders, former assistant secretary of state for inter-American
affairs and one of the chief architects of the death squad strategy
in Central America, described the change of policy in a recent
interview in New York, where he now holds down (surprise! surprise!)
an extremely lucrative position as managing director of Solomon
Brothers, Inc., an elite investment banking firm (after all,
the elites do tend to reward those who "play ball"
with them). Enders said,
"We were afraid that the approach that had been adopted
by the Carter administration (against the systematic use of
death squads) ... would fail to convince the Soviet Union
or the Salvadorans, Hondurans and others ("others"
meaning the poor of the region who opposed the systematic
pillaging of their country by the American elites) that we
really meant business."
No! - that's not the approach the Reagan administration wanted
to use, and Gen. Alvarez - who Binns had wanted to spurn - seemed
to be exactly the kind of man Washington was looking for. Cresencio
S. Arcos, U.S. Embassy press spokesman from June 1980 to July
1985 and ambassador to Honduras from December 1989 to July 1993,
says that with Gen. Alvarez Martinez, the Reagan administration
had found someone in Honduras who was willing to be their "go-fer."
[And believe me, even right now as we speak, Negroponte is no
doubt conducting a feverish search for a lackey similar to Alvarez
Martinez in Honduras who will do his bidding in Iraq.] Arcos
"Alvarez was a darling of the Reagan administration."
That was putting it mildly. The fact is, the Reagan team LOVED
Alvarez! Indeed, in 1983 the Reagan administration awarded Alvarez
one of the nation's highest awards: the Legion of Merit. Not
only that, but Donald Winters, Negroponte's "CIA man"
in Honduras, picked Alvarez to be his adopted daughter's godfather.
Godfather! - the man in charge of the Honduran death squads?
- a godfather! My heavens! - a godfather is a person who is
charged with bringing someone up in the admonition of God. What
kind of god did Winters have in mind? But this is the kind of
twisted, gnarled thinking that is all too common among "Christians"
who serve the elites.
NEGROPONTE: A ZEALOUS CRUSADER
"(Negroponte) was a zealous anti-Communist crusader
in America's covert wars against the leftist Sandinista government
in Nicaragua and the FMLN rebels in El Salvador. The high-level
planning, money and arms for those wars flowed from Washington,
but much of the on-the-ground logistics for the deployment
of intelligence, arms, and soldiers was run out of Honduras.
U.S. military aid to Honduras jumped from $3.9 million in
1980 to $77.4 million by 1984 [a 2,000 percent jump in military
aid]. So crammed was the tiny country with U.S. bases and
weapons that it was dubbed the USS Honduras, as if it were
simply an off-shore staging ground."
What exactly is Allan saying here? - what he's saying is that
the strategy the Reagan administration adopted to handle the
insurgency problem in Central America was to use Honduras as
a BASE - i.e., the USS Honduras - out from which American-controlled
proxies could fan-out across Central America, crush the leftist
government in Nicaragua and the insurgency in El Salvador, and
bring the whole area under American domination. THIS IS EXACTLY
THE STRATEGY THE U.S. HAS ADOPTED IN THE MIDDLE EAST: SEIZE
IRAQ AS A BASE, AND THEN USE IT AS A PLATFORM OUT FROM WHICH
AMERICANS OR AMERICAN-CONTROLLED PROXIES CAN EXPAND ACROSS THE
MIDDLE EAST AND BRING IT UNDER AMERICAN CONTROL.
AS IN HONDURAS, NEGROPONTE IS THE MAN THAT HAS BEEN CHOSEN
BY THE UNITED STATES TO CARRY OUT THIS BLOODY PLAN. Central
to Negroponte's plan is the use of death squads, just as it
was in Honduras.
"The captain of this ship, Negroponte, was in charge
of the U.S. Embassy when, according to a 1995 four-part series
in the Baltimore Sun ... (thousands) were kidnapped,
tortured and killed by Battalion 316, a secret army intelligence
unit trained and supported by the Central Intelligence Agency.
As Gary Cohn and Ginger Thompson wrote in the series, 'Battalion
316 used SHOCK and SUFFOCATION devices in interrogations.
PRISONERS OFTEN WERE KEPT NAKED, and when no longer
useful [they were] killed and buried in unmarked graves'."
NOTE: "shock treatments," "suffocation
devices," and "stripping prisoners naked"
(as detailed in Cohn's and Thompson's article concerning
Honduras) - these are the same "techniques"
that have surfaced recently in Iraq at the Abu Ghraib
prison; obviously, then, these methodologies are NOT new
or novel; they have been in use in American intelligence
circles for some time now (plainly, these techniques were
being used in Honduras by the CIA and its lackey there,
Battalion 316); the "surprise" and "outrage"
that American officials are exhibiting today at the revelation
of these techniques at Abu Ghraib is a sham; it's a pretense;
it's nothing more than an empty display of "shock"
for the benefit of cameras; it is meant strictly for public
NEGROPONTE: WASHINGTON'S HAND-
PICKED "MUSCLE" IN HONDURAS
Negroponte was Washington's hand-picked "muscle-man"
who had come to Honduras to "set things right" for
Washington, like some kind of "mini-don" for the Mafia
crime syndicate who had descended on Las Vegas like a great
bird of prey to "set things right" for the New York
mob. His sycophant in Honduras was Gen. Alvarez. Together, the
two set about adopting the "Argentine Method" to the
situation in Honduras. Alvarez was to have day-to-day or "tactical"
control of the death squads while Negroponte had "strategic"
control. Negroponte also had another job - to keep a tight lid
of secrecy on what was happening insofar as the American public
was concerned. And that's precisely what Negroponte and Alvarez
did - "set things right for Washington!" But it was
a very messy affair and both Negroponte and Alvarez left their
fingerprints all over the "crime scene." It couldn't
be helped! The operation created too many victims, too many
bodies, and - in the end - too many people (both victims and
participants) who later told their stories.
The fact is, by 1984 everybody in Honduras knew who the Svengali
was behind the utilization of Battalion 316 as a death squad:
Negroponte; and that Alvarez was merely Negroponte's "go-fer."
Gen. Jose Bueso Rosa - General Alvarez's chief of staff - knew!
He recalls Negroponte's role in the creation of the death squads.
He says that it was the "American's (by which he meant
Negroponte's) idea" to turn Alvarez's Battalion 316 into
a death squad answerable "directly to the head of the armed
forces (meaning Alvarez)" and from there to Negroponte
at the U.S. Embassy. [AND THIS IS EXACTLY THE WAY IT'S GOING
TO WORK IN IRAQ WHEN NEGROPONTE TAKES OVER THERE, FINDS HIS
"NEW GENERAL ALVAREZ" AND SUBORDINATES HIM TO THE
DICTATES OF THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN IRAQ.]
One of Negroponte's first projects in Honduras was the construction
of Al Aguacate air base which was used as a secret trans-shipment
point for drugs flowing out of Colombia to the United States
The drug money that was garnered from this operation was used
to fund many of the "black-ops" programs that Negroponte
oversaw in Central America.
NOTE: We URGE you to please see our
article on the material that Gary Webb of the San Jose
Mercury News developed on this subject for his series
"Dark Alliance;" please also see our article,
"The Drug Epidemic, Viruses, Ebola, and Aids,"
and our short article on the U.S. government's involvement
in the drug trade, "History Of CIA Involvement In Drugs.."
Al Aguacate air base also housed a secret detention and torture
center. Negroponte and his coterie of state department and CIA
operatives later denied that any murders had ever taken place
at Al Aguacate or that there was a secret detention and torture
center there, but the truth has a way of "surfacing"
over time - in Negroponte's case, LITERALLY!
Excavations at the base in August 2001 (some twenty-seven years
after Negroponte's departure from Honduras) unearthed hundreds
of corpses, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF AMERICANS.
Think about that! AMERICANS! - and you thought your
status as an American citizen was worth something insofar as
America's New World Order System is concerned? Well, if you
did so, you are truly a simpleton and a naïf.
AMERICANS KILLED BY
NEGROPONTE'S DEATH SQUADS
People like Negroponte don't care if you're an American or
not - not even one whit! For example, take the case of Sister
Laetitia Bordes, an American who had worked for ten years in
El Salvador. She went with a fact-finding delegation to Honduras
to investigate the whereabouts of thirty Salvadoran nuns and
women of faith who had fled to Honduras in 1981 after Archbishop
Oscar Romero's assassination.
NOTE: Romero had had the temerity to speak
out for the poor in El Salvador; he was an ardent supporter
of Liberation Theology, and an untiring supporter of the
region's poor. Naturally, this "bought" him the
hatred of the American elites who had him killed using an
"indigenous death squad" controlled by "their
man" in El Salvador, Roberto D'Aubuisson (please see
our article, "Pat Robertson, D'Aubuisson and the Death
Bordes was captured by Alvarez's death squads in Honduras and
savagely tortured; then she was thrown alive out of a helicopter
at Al Aguacate air base and killed. And you think that Negroponte
didn't know anything about that? - If you think he didn't know,
I have a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you.
BATTALION 316 TRAINED BY THE CIA
Allan continues his lurid tale about Battalion 316; he says
"MEMBERS OF BATTALION 316 WERE TRAINED ... AT A SECRET
LOCATION IN THE UNITED STATES."
The training by the CIA was confirmed by Richard Stolz, then
deputy director for operations for the CIA, in secret testimony
before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in June 1988.
In testimony declassified at the Sun's request, Stolz
told the committee,
"The course consisted of three weeks of classroom instruction
followed by two weeks of 'practical exercises', which included
the questioning of actual prisoners by the students."
And how exactly was this "questioning" carried out?
- a New York Times correspondent, Raymond Bonner, unearthed
the surrealistic details of just such a "questioning"
as described by a trainee (quoted verbatim):
"One evening they (i.e., the instructors) went and got
nine young people that were accused of being guerrillas and
brought them to where we were ... The first one they brought
- a young fellow who was around 15 or 16 years and the first
thing they did was to stick the bayonets under his fingernails
and pulled them out. That day he was the first one that died
under torture. The young fellow said all sorts of things against
them (i.e., the guerrillas) in order to be let go. The interrogators
said, 'We are going to teach you how to mutilate and how to
teach a lesson to these guerrillas'. The officers who were
teaching on this were ... Americans. They didn't speak Spanish
so they spoke English and then another officer ... translated
it into Spanish for us. Then they began to torture this young
fellow. They took out their knives and stuck them under his
fingernails. After they took his fingernails off, then they
broke his elbows. Afterwards they gouged out his eyes. Then
they took their bayonets and made all sorts of slices in his
skin all around his chest, arms and legs. They then took his
hair off and the skin of his scalp. When they saw there was
nothing left to do with him, they threw gasoline on him and
burned him. The next day his dead body wasn't around but was
found by people out in the streets - left as a warning!"
"The next day they started the same thing with a 13-year
old girl. They did more or less the same, but they did other
things to her, too. First, she was 'utilized' (i.e. raped -
the Americans didn't rape her, but the soldiers did). They stripped
her and threw her in a small room, they went in one by one.
Afterwards they took her out tied and blindfolded. Then they
began the same mutilating - pulling her fingernails out and
cutting off her fingers, breaking her arms, gouging out her
eyes and all they did to the other fellow. They cut her legs
and stuck an iron rod into her vagina.
"The last one that they killed that day suffered more,
because they stripped him naked at midday. Then they put him
on this hot tin and made him lie there - he was cooking. After
about a half-hour, when they finally took him off, he was
all covered with blister-like wounds. They did different types
of torture to him. Then they threw him out alive at 14,000
feet altitude from a helicopter. He was alive and tied."
According to Bonner, during the entire time English speaking
instructors were present which the trainees took for CIA personnel.
Jose Berrera, a former member of Battalion 316 confirms the
presence of eight U.S. and four Argentine instructors at a similar
"exercise" that he went through in San Pedro Sulla,
Honduras' second-largest city.
BATTALION 316 DID NOT WORK ALONE
Battalion 316 did not operate alone. Thompson and Cohn confirmed
the fact that all branches of the Honduran military were involved.
The Honduran air force flew prisoners out of the country to
military camps throughout Honduras. Officers in the special
forces raided the homes of suspected subversives or captured
suspects camped along the Honduran border. Honduran police stopped
suspected leftists and turned them over to the battalion.
One collaborator was Fausto Reyes, chief of motorcycle police
in San Pedro Sulla from 1980 to 1986. The 39-year-old Reyes
described how he helped Battalion 316 stage kidnappings. He
recalled the morning of January 29, 1983, when he pulled over
Herminio Deras, a leader of the Honduran Communist Party. Reyes
said he turned Deras over to three battalion members dressed
in civilian clothes:
"I gave this guy to them alive. After that, I went to
have a soda and an enchilada ... I returned when I heard the
gunshot ... Mr. Herminio Deras was dead. He was there on the
TRAINING IN SURVEILLANCE AND "DISAPPEARING"
SO-CALLED "ENEMIES OF THE STATE"
In hours of interviews over a two-week period with former members
of Battalion 316 in Toronto, Canada (where a number of ex-members
of Battalion 316 have sought refuge), Thompson and Cohn learned
that in addition to the "fundamentals of torture,"
the members of Battalion 316 were taught to stake out a person's
home, use hidden cameras, tap telephone lines and "disappear"
They told Thompson and Cohn that they had been trained at an
army camp in Lepaterique, a town 16 miles west of the capital,
Tegucigalpa. In addition, they received further training at
a military base in the United States. Their instructors were
from the CIA, together with instructors from Argentina.
Florencio Caballero, one of those interviewed by Thompson and
Cohn, described his experience in the United States:
"We went to a U.S. military base in the United States.
It was so private. There was no TV, no cable, only videotapes
... It was like a college. We had everything we needed - food,
drink, a swimming pool." [The base Caballero is talking
about is probably at a "secure location" at either
Ft. Bliss in Texas or Ft. Huachuca in Arizona.]
Caballero described one of the first "disappearances"
he actually participated in after his training; the man they
"disappeared" was named German Perez (pronounced "Herr-mon"),
a union organizer in Tegucigalpa who had been stirring people
up against the growing U.S. presence in Honduras. On August
18, 1982, Perez was seized by Caballero and four other men.
They were all wearing disguises. Caballero says,
"German fought a lot. They bit his ear off ... and pushed
him into a blue Datsun. Then they took him to a secret jail
on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa and tortured him."
Finally, Caballero says, they killed him.
Jose Valle, another ex-member of Battalion 316 that Thompson
and Cohn interviewed in Toronto, said his first job for the
unit was surveillance: following suspects for four to six days
to determine the best time to strike. Valle said,
"We would see if he came straight home or stopped at
the restaurant or university. We would take notes. We would
take pictures if none existed. We would use motorcycles, cars.
We would go out and execute the kidnapping. We all wore black
masks ... if a suspect resisted, we beat him and sometimes
shot him in the leg."
Many prisoners were executed, Valle said.
Valle described some of his "techniques" of torture
- very simple, very painful. One technique was to stand a naked
prisoner on a chair, then tie a basket to his testicles and
As the torturer asked question, he filled the basked with rocks
of corn and swung it back and forth. He remembers being told
by officers of Battalion 316 that what they were doing, they
were doing for "God and country." Valle went on to
"When we started with the battalion and started doing
'disappearances', [the officers] told us we were doing good
for the country. If the country fell to communism it would
After several years of torturing and killing, however, his
belief that what he was doing, he was doing for God began to
wear a little thin. But by then there was no way out. He was
stuck. Valle explained:
"If I get an order and I oppose, I'm risking my life.
And what can I do? ... I knew what I was doing was wrong,
but there is a point where you go through this door and you
cannot go back out through that same door."
NOTE: This, sadly, is the kind of door
through which the members of the 372nd military police
Company from Cresaptown, Maryland passed at Abu Ghraib
prison recently, and like their counterparts in Battalion
316, they are finding that there is no way back. And as
each new group of Americans like those in the 372nd military
police company pass through, they will find JOHN DIMITRI
NEGROPONTE there to greet them, and to tell them that
what they are doing, they are doing for "God and
country." Of course, after their grisly work is finished,
and they have turned into monsters good for nothing, they
will be "TERMINATED" one way or another
and "thrown away like so much trash without even
so much as a "fair-thee-well." That's the way
the system works, as Spec. Sabrina Harman and Pfc. Lynndie
England - the "BABES OF ABU GHRAIB PRISON"
(as Rush Limbaugh calls them) - are about to find out.
In other words, there will be no letter of "thank
you" for their "service" awaiting them
from John Dimitri Negroponte or anyone else when they
finally get out of prison.
OSCAR AND GLORIA REYES
Getting back to the death squads run by Negroponte and Alvarez
in Honduras, one of those that members of Battalion 316 surveilled
and "disappeared" was Oscar Reyes, a journalist who
wrote articles critical of the Honduran military and the domination
of the country by the Americans. Reyes was one of the founders
of the journalism school at the National Autonomous University
Reyes, who now lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife Gloria,
told Cohn and Thompson that on the night of July 8, 1982, a
dozen soldiers wearing black ski masks and carrying automatic
rifles raided his home. Helicopters hovered above the two-story
brick home as both Reyes and his wife were tied up and driven
to an abandoned house.
They were stripped and tortured as so-called "accused
subversives." Reyes told them, "I'm not a terrorist.
I never have been a terrorist." Nevertheless, he says that
they tied his hands behind his back, hung him from the ceiling
and beat him like a piñata" while his wife was shocked
with electricity in another room.
Gloria Reyes, 54, says that the torturers attached wires to
the nipples of her breasts and to an iron rod that they jammed
deep into her vagina. She was shocked over and over again. She
goes on to say,
"The first jolt was so bad I wanted to die. It was horrible.
But then it was very strange, my body became numb. And when
they shocked me again, I felt my body shake, but there was
not a lot of pain."
But then she says she peeked through the rags tied around her
eyes and saw blood pouring out of her vagina and down her legs.
Through her blindfold Gloria says that she could see the bare
walls of a living room and a gray concrete floor stained with
blood and vomit - HERS! Later, in an adjacent
bathroom, she spotted a blindfolded woman crouching in a corner.
She had been horribly disfigured and mutilated. She wore a flowered
skirt splotched with blood. Gloria remembers the woman shrieking:
"Please, just kill me. Look what you have done. Look
at me. Why don't you just kill me?"
"PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY:" USING
"FRONTS" TO DO YOUR DIRTY WORK
This is the kind of HORROR that it is costing the poor
in America's client-states to be a part of the American New
World Order System. That's not exactly what C. Peter Wagner,
Paul and Jan Crouch, Charles Stanley, D. James Kennedy, Tim
LaHaye, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, Bill Hamon,
etc. have been telling you, is it?
PRETTY BRUTAL! - way too brutal for most Americans (to
say nothing of most American evangelicals) to look straight
at and say, "I'm a part of this; I approve what's happening
As a result, the use of death squads throughout America's client-state
system is run on a "subcontracting basis." This creates
what the intelligence community calls "plausible deniability"
which permits the American elites to run their HORRIBLE
and MALIGNANT system at arms length; a system which uses
TERROR AS THE ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE OF THE STATE. Thus,
terror - raw terror - becomes the mechanism through which society
is regulated and profits squeezed from the masses in the poor
countries America dominates, and "plausible deniability"
allows the elites to keep the terror implicit in the system
away from themselves; it permits them - plausibly - to deny
responsibility for the HORROR implicit in their system.
"PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY" IN
THE GARMENT INDUSTRY
Casey Boland, in an article which appeared in the magazine
Clamor entitled "America Made," describes a
similar system of "plausible deniability." "Plausible
deniability" is what the garment industry - specifically
companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, The Gap Inc.,
J. Crew, Levi Strauss & Company, The Limited and Wal-Mart -
uses to conceal its (i.e., the garment industry's) use of sweatshop
labor. IT MIRRORS MARVELOUSLY WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AMERICA'S
SYSTEM OF CLIENT-STATES. Boland writes:
"The garment industry operates as a 'subcontracting
system'. Within this structure, businesses contract out all
production operations. In the United States, almost none of
the garment retail and manufacture companies create their
commodity in their own factories. The entire market of apparel
goods waiting to be bought on shelves across America is manufactured
in facilities owned and operated by contractors and subcontractors
WHO ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE RETAILERS.
"... The retailers ... are the top dogs in the industry.
They purchase clothing from the manufacturers. They sell the
clothing to consumers. In keeping with the true spirit of
competition firmly embedded in the 'American Way', manufacturers
engage in a struggle to outbid one another for orders from
the retailers. Like a ferocious illegal dogfight, some manufacturers
walk away triumphant, others crawl away from the battle beaten,
weary, or worse. Given the climate, it is not a surprise that
manufacturers want to maintain the lowest production costs
possible to appeal to the retailers.
"Retailers are a rare breed. Since they are few in number,
they can dictate prices. This in turn determines the pace
and cost of production. Powerful mergers over the past decade
consolidated the might and influence of the ... mega-retailers.
Sweatshop Watch explains, 'The 10 largest retailers account
for nearly two-thirds of all apparel sales in the U.S. This
consolidated buying power vastly increases retailers' ability
to put more pressure on the manufacturers in terms of price
"CURRENT LABOR REGULATIONS STIPULATE THAT RETAILERS
ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LABOR CONDITIONS EXISTING IN THE
FACTORIES FAR BELOW THEM. The subcontracting system fragments
the workforce in the garment industry.
"The major retailers benefit most. They account for 50 to
80 percent of all apparel sales. By imposing prices for work
done by their contractors and subcontractors, they effectively
dictate maximum exploitation of the garment workers - to produce
the highest quantity for the lowest cost.
"The manufacturer's job is to design and register new
lines of clothing. They collect the materials to fill the
orders of the retailers. Acting as somewhat of a middleman,
the manufacturer works with the retailer and the contractors
and subcontractors. HENCE, THE RETAILER HAS NO DIRECT CONTACT
WITH THE CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS ...
"The contractor works directly with the manufacturer.
The responsibility of the contractor is to produce and ship
products to the manufacturer. The subcontractor works with
the contractor. Subcontractors make specific parts of garments.
Each process can then be performed in a different factory,
such as sewing, dying, and cutting. The different factories
send the unfinished portions to the contractor for completion.
"Both the contractors and the subcontractors are by proximity
responsible for the conditions in which their employees work.
GIVEN THEIR RELATIVE ANONYMITY, SUBCONTRACTORS ... CAN
EASILY CLOSE UP SHOP AND RELOCATE UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME BUT
WITH THE SAME ROSTER OF CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES. It is estimated
that there are over 22,000 contractors and subcontractors
just in the U.S. There are about 1,000 manufacturers."
ESCAPING RESPONSIBILITY BY CREATING "SPACE"
BETWEEN THE U.S. AND ITS DEATH SQUADS
The thing to note about this system is the way it allows companies
like Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, The Gap Inc., J. Crew,
Levi Strauss & Company, The Limited, Wal-Mart, Macy's, Bloomingdales,
etc. to escape being tainted by the horror that is occurring
in the sweatshops far below them - i.e., at the contractor and
This occurs because, as Boland writes, "CURRENT LABOR
REGULATIONS STIPULATE THAT RETAILERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE LABOR CONDITIONS EXISTING IN THE FACTORIES FAR BELOW THEM."
This, of course, is a fiction. They know EXACTLY what
is happening. Still, as Boland says, "... the retailer
has no direct contact with the contractors of garment workers"
(where the HORROR is occurring) and it is "plausible"
(there's that word) that they don't know. They have, therefore,
"plausible deniability" - and that's all it has to
be: just "plausible."
Why is that? - because the consumers of the items retailers
sell are so very eager to get their hands on these products,
that that's all they need, just the smallest bit of a "fig
leaf," to hide their shame that they are using a product
that was made under conditions that are not only appalling,
but INHUMANE on the most fundamental level. But consumers
of these products realize that they couldn't afford the products
otherwise. In other words, GREED MAKES THE SYSTEM WORK.
How many women, for example, are willing to forego a dress which
they could buy at Wal-Mart for $40.00 which otherwise would
cost them $200.00 if made under less appalling conditions; and
the same thing for shoes, handbags, make-up, and toys for their
children, furniture for their homes, electronic gadgets for
their kitchens, etc.
The willingness of American consumers to look the other way;
to believe the lie that Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, The
Gap Inc., J. Crew, Levi Strauss & Company, The Limited, Wal-Mart,
Macy's, Bloomingdales, etc. have nothing to do with the appalling
conditions under which their products are made; to believe that
their denials of wrongdoing are "plausible" - THIS
IS WHAT MAKES THE SYSTEM IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY WORK, AND THIS
IS EXACTLY WHAT MAKES AMERICA'S SYSTEM OF CLIENT-STATES WORK;
THE WILLINGNESS OF AMERICANS TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY; to accept
the belief that the State Department and the CIA are telling
the truth when they deny any connection to death squad activity
in their client-states when the preponderance of evidence suggests
WHAT THIS WILLINGNESS DOES, HOWEVER, IS MAKE AMERICANS -
AND ESPECIALLY AMERICAN CHRISTIANS - COMPLICIT IN THE CRIMES
OF THE ELITES. But turning the other way and pretending
that you just don't see won't wash with God on THAT
THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND
THE USE OF DEATH SQUADS
Still, because America has no DIRECT connection with
the death squads, it can claim that it's "hands are clean."
"Plausible deniability" has been built into the system
so as to allow people like Negroponte and others like him in
the State Department bureaucracy to deny they have anything
to do with the death squads that are running rampant in the
countries to which they have been posted. As Boland says about
the retailers in the garment industry, they "ARE NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITIONS EXISTING ... FAR BELOW THEM."
But it's all such a damn game (and the word "damn"
is appropriate here), and those who play the game are despicable
and very contemptible individuals. People who engage in this
kind of charade are like those Germans of sixty years age who
- upon hearing one of Hitler's death trains carrying Jews to
Treblinka and Sobibor - turned their faces away from the train
as it slowly rumbled by and later denied that they ever saw
Well, it's true, they didn't see the train, but they didn't
see it because they had PURPOSEFULLY chosen not to see
it, though it past by a mere three feet from where they were
standing, shaking the ground and making a thunderous noise as
it went by. Still, they're right, they didn't see the train
- but, oh, what a DAMNABLE contrivance and subterfuge.
INES CONSUELO MURILLO: AN EXAMPLE
OF WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
This is the kind of game that Negroponte "played"
with the life of Ines Consuelo Murillo who was "disappeared"
in Honduras one evening in 1983 while she was walking along
a dusty road from Choloma, a small town near the northern coast
of Honduras, with her friend, a shoemaker named Jose Flores.
Murillo was a union organizer, and - of course - unions in America's
system of client-states are a "No-No!" She also had
friends who were associated with the Lorenzo Zelaya Front, a
leftist organization which vehemently opposed the presence of
U.S. troops in Honduras.
Murillo says she felt Flores tremble as they were being driven
away, and she whispered to him,
"Although they will tell you that you are guilty of
something, and they will tell you that I said you are guilty
of something, do not fall into this madness. You are completely
After their abductors drove for about an hour, Murillo and
Flores were hauled from the truck, dragged through a house and
dumped into a damp, chilly basement. The men then stripped her,
tied her hands and feet, and hung her naked from the ceiling.
They fondled her for a while, and then they beat her with their
fists. Finally, they clipped wires to her breasts and sent electricity
surging through her body. She remembers,
"I was so frightened the way my body would shake when
they shocked me. They put rags in my throat so I would not
scream. But I screamed so loud, sometimes I sounded like an
animal. I would even scare myself."
Murillo says that that this went on day after day for 78 days.
As torturers attached wires to her body, she said that she could
see through her blindfold that all her tormentors wore graduation
rings from the Honduran military academy. Interestingly, during
this period (1981-1984), almost all graduates of the Honduran
military academy cycled through the U.S. military's "School
of the Americas."
MURILLO AND FLORES ARE MOVED TO INDUMIL
One night after more than a month in the basement, Murillo
and Flores were awakened roughly. Her captives seemed angry,
she recalls. They shoved her and yelled at her to put on her
clothes. Then they blindfolded her and pushed the two of them
upstairs and into the night. "I thought they were going
to kill us," she said, "I began to cry." But
Murillo and Flores were not executed. They rode south for several
hours to another clandestine jail near a military complex known
as INDUMIL, an acronym for Industrias Militares.
Situated among the low hills south of Tegucigalpa, the jail
at INDUMIL was a flat, circular building used as a training
center for an artillery battalion. Murillo heard the booms of
large guns. Her captors pushed her into what she took to be
a photo lab. Flores was taken away. She did not see him for
the remainder of her captivity.
A radio blared all day, but the music couldn't mute the screams
of prisoners. Murillo says she particularly remembers the cries
of a woman being tortured in the next cell. She recalls:
"I heard one of the men say he was going to stick a
rod inside the woman's vagina. The woman screamed, 'Oh no!
Please!' And then she just screamed and screamed. Sometimes
I felt as if they were torturing other people to torture me."
TORTURE AT INDUMIL
According to Thompson and Cohn, Murillo said that the torture
at INDUMIL "was much more sophisticated." She says,
"They tortured my mind as well as my body." Again
she was stripped and not allowed to sleep. Her captors came
into her cell every 10 minutes to pour water over her head and
shoulders. "It was only this much water," she said,
picking up her coffee cup. "But it had ice in it. It was
Once her tormentors brought a German shepherd named Mauser
into her cell. [Remember the dogs at Abu Ghraib prison.] She
was blindfolded, but she could tell that the dog was huge when
her captors forced her to touch his broad head. "He growled
all the time and barked," Murillo said. "I thought
they were going to let him attack me." Murillo was told
to stand straight and still; if she moved, Mauser would attack,
her captors warned.
She felt Mauser brush her legs as he circled. She stood still
for more than an hour. Her torturers refused to let her go to
the bathroom. When she finally urinated on the floor, they taunted
her mercilessly, saying -
"You Communists have no mothers. You have no morals.
You have no country. You have no God."
NOTE: Funny thing for them to say, "You
have no God." But this is one of the great ironies
of the death squads: most of them think of themselves
as dedicated Christians. Please see our article, "The
Death Squads - They're Closer Than We Think."
"MR. MIKE" FROM THE U.S. EMBASSY VISITS INDUMIL
About two months into her captivity, an American who seemed
to be a regular visitor to the area came to her cell. Murillo
says that whenever he came, she would hear her captors shouting,
"Here comes Mr. Mike." "It was like an uncle
coming to visit," she remembers. "I could tell he
did not live there, but he was always welcome.
NOTE: "Mr. Mike" was later identified
by the Baltimore Sun as Michael Dubbs, a RANKING
diplomat in the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa. The Sun
visited Dubb's home in Indiana. A man answered the door,
but declined to identify himself or to respond to questions
concerning the Murillo case.
On this occasion, Murillo said, her other senses had become
more acute. She heard the footsteps of three or four people
enter her cell. Then she heard the sounds of a pencil scribbling
on a pad and the passing of the pad from one person to another.
One of her interrogators began to speak.
It sounded as if he were reading, Murillo recollects. And although
he spoke in Spanish, with a Honduran accent, his questions were
not grammatical. Murillo remembers thinking:
"These are not the question of Battalion 316. They are
the questions of Mr. Mike."
He was writing them and passing them to the Honduran interrogator,
instead of speaking himself, she thinks. The man she believed
to be an American remained silent through the 10-minute interrogation.
"MR. MIKE'S" VISITS TO INDUMIL
ARE CONFIRMED BY THE CIA
The American's visits to the jail where Murillo was held were
confirmed in secret testimony before the Senate Select Committee
on Intelligence in June 1988 by - once again - the CIA's director
for operations, Richard Stolz. He testified that the agency
had learned from Honduran military sources on April 5, 1983
that Murillo had been arrested.
NOTE: That was a lie; it was, most likely,
on the instructions of the U.S. Embassy that Murillo had
been picked up in the first place; but who knows for sure,
any more than it can be proved that Calvin Klein knows what
it's subcontractors are doing. Again, "plausible deniability."
However, Murillo's family - which was very closely "connected"
to liberal circles in the United States and in Germany (Murillo's
mother was a German national) - had begun to make waves, and
they were too serious to ignore. For example, they had enlisted
the aid of Anton Kruderink, a U.N. official in Honduras, who
bravely took up Murillo's cause and spoke to both the U.S. ambassador
to Honduras (Negroponte) and the German ambassador. He also
spoke to anyone in Honduras he met concerning the matter. Kruderink
"I felt that the more I spoke publicly, the more embarrassing
it would be to the people who were holding her."
NEGROPONTE EXPRESSES SHOCK
Negroponte expressed "shock" at what was happening
to Murillo, as if his hands were clean of whatever was going
on - again, kind of the way Wal-Mart expresses "shock"
when from time to time the truth surfaces as to what's happening
in the overseas sweatshops where its products are made.
NOTE: That's what happened when Wal-Mart
was discovered selling products from contractors and subcontractors
in Saipan (a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific) where
the U.S. National Labor Committee reports that "Young
women are fired and deported for becoming pregnant, refusing
to work overtime without pay, or complaining about working
and living conditions."
Shock? - to put it in the vernacular, "My ass!" And,
"My ass" concerning the shock expressed by Negroponte
with regard to Murillo's plight at INDUMIL, as if "Mr.
Mike" (i.e., Michael Dubbs) was not keeping Negroponte
fully informed about Murillo.
Yes, there is "plausible deniability" here, but -
again - oh how thin it is! Nonetheless, it's on exactly this
kind of thin "plausible deniability" that the U.S.
has erected the system of TERROR that it uses as the
"organizing principle of its client-state system."
Think about that: a system where TERROR IS USED AS THE "ORGANIZING
PRINCIPLE OF THE STATE."
That's heavy! And insofar as Honduras is concerned, the TERROR
just went on, and on, and on: Saul Godinez, an elementary school
teacher and union activist, abducted on July 22, 1982 (never
heard of again); Eduardo Lanza, medical student and general
secretary of the Honduran Federation of University Students,
kidnapped on August 1, 1982 (never heard of again); German Perez
Aleman, leader of an airport maintenance workers union, abducted
on Dec. 24, 1982 (never heard of again); Manfredo Velasquez,
a 35-year-old graduate student, teacher, and political activist,
abducted on Sept. 12, 1981 (never heard of again); there was
no end to it. [AND IT IS EXACTLY THIS KIND OF NEVER-ENDING
TERROR THAT NEGROPONTE IS PLANNING TO UNLEASH ON THE PEOPLE
NEGROPONTE "TO THE RESCUE AGAIN" (HA!)
However, the fate of Murillo, Flores, and the Reyeses was different
than those cited above. They were part of the lucky few who
emerged from the hell that Negroponte had created in Honduras.
They were released with much fanfare after the so-called "timely"
intervention of Negroponte. That's part of the game. Kind of
like what The Gap recently did when - with a great flourish
and much fanfare - it announced that it was severing its relationship
with 186 contractors and subcontractors whose violations of
human rights were so egregious that even The Gap couldn't help
but be tarnished.
But that's okay, the contractors and subcontractors simply
re-organized, changed their names, moved their operations to
different locations and opened up for business with the Gap
using different identities.
Getting back to Murillo, on May 27, 1983 - 74 days into her
captivity - Murillo's dear parents purchased a full-page ad
in El Tiempo, a prominent Honduran newspaper. The ad
was a portrait of Murillo headlined with the words: "Courage,
my dear daughter." Four days later, Battalion 316 released
Murillo and Flores. The prisoners were taken to a public jail
and then to a court for arraignment. Murillo embraced Flores
"They put Don Jose (Flores) and me together. I took
off his blindfold and I told him, 'I think we have survived'.
We were the happiest people in the world."
Everyone in Tegucigalpa knew who had been behind the kidnapping
- Negroponte and his CIA cronies who wanted to silence Murillo
insofar as the U.S. occupation of Honduras was concerned; for
instance, Jaime Rosenthal, a former vice president of Honduras
and owner of the daily newspaper El Tiempo: he knew.
"There is no way United States officials in Honduras
during the early 1980s can deny they knew (or were behind)
the disappearances. There were stories about it in our newspaper
and most other newspapers almost every day. The United States
had an embassy staff here that was larger than most other
embassies in the rest of Latin America ..."
NOTE: America's embassy in Honduras was
a hulking concrete complex on Paz Avenue, larger than
its embassies anywhere else in South and Central America
- larger even than the one in Mexico City - which is analogous
to the embassy that is now being built for Negroponte
in Baghdad where the embassy there will be three times
larger than the embassies in such important countries
as Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and even Britain, France,
Efrain Diaz Arrivillaga, then a delegate in the Honduran Congress
and a voice of dissent in the prevailing atmosphere of American
intimidation in Honduras, said he spoke several times to Negroponte
about the human rights abuses in Honduras. Diaz said that in
meetings in the U.S. Embassy and at social occasions, he rebuked
Negroponte for what he suspected - and everyone else in Honduras
knew - concerning the "dirty war" that the U.S. was
involved in against ordinary people in that poor country. The
Honduran legislator said Negroponte reproached him for refusing
to take a strong stand against Communists who were trying to
seize control of Honduras. Dias said:
"I remember Negroponte told me, 'You and others, what
you are proposing is to let communism take over this country
and over the region'."
"CLEAN HANDS" AND A "PURE HEART:"
WHAT A SHAM!
What a sham! It wasn't the communists who had taken control
of Honduras, it was the Americans - and they were running death
squads in the country to TERRORIZE the people into accepting
the U.S. presence there. Nonetheless, Negroponte claimed "clean
hands" and a "pure heart" and blamed the TERROR
on unknown left-wing "paramilitaries." And if to prove
the point insofar as Murillo was concerned - and as a final
act of irony laced with oodles of sarcasm - he offered to help
the Honduran military track down "those responsible for
Murillo's kidnapping." If he really meant what he said,
he should have put handcuffs on himself, "Mr. Mike"
(Michael Dubbs), Cresencio S. Arcos, and just about everyone
else at the American Embassy in Honduras.
"Clean hands and a pure heart" - My ass! Their hearts
were about as pure, and their hands were about as clean as The
Gap's CEO - Millard "Mickey" Drexler - who boasted
an annual compensation last year of $8 million while running
some of the most INHUMANE, HORRID, and PUTRID
sweatshops the world has ever seen; of course, on a "subcontracting"
basis where, as Casey Boland of Clamor Magazine says
"CURRENT LABOR REGULATIONS STIPULATE THAT RETAILERS
ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LABOR CONDITIONS EXISTING IN THE
FACTORIES FAR BELOW THEM." BULLSH-T!!!!
This is exactly the way Negroponte handled the Reyes's case
too - with feigned innocence and claims of a "pure heart"
and "clean hands." The fact is, however, the abduction
of the Reyeses caused such a public outcry that the Honduran
authorities felt compelled to release them. Nonetheless, Negroponte
had the audacity to claim that he had used his "good offices"
to intervene on the Reyeses behalf. What mockery of justice
it all was: after all, it had been Negroponte and his cronies
at the American Embassy that had pressured Battalion 316 to
kidnap the Reyeses in the first place - largely because of their
opposition to the American occupation of Honduras. AND NOW
NEGROPONTE IS HEADED FOR IRAQ?
Again I say, God help those poor people!
ALVAREZ IS OUSTED IN A CIA ENGINEERED COUP
On March 13, 1984, General Gustavo Alvarez, Negroponte's partner
in crime in Honduras, was ousted in a coup by army officers
who could no longer tolerate his murderous regime. Col. Eric
Sanchez, now retired from the armed forces, thought Alvarez
was "obsessed." Negroponte expressed regret at the
ouster of Alvarez. He said:
"Alvarez was different from many of his colleagues in
the Honduran military. Whether he believed in death squad
activity, I really don't know."
What a crock! - coming from the very man who had partnered
with Alvarez in constructing Honduras' regime of terror.
Alvarez was held at gunpoint, handcuffed, and put on a plane
for Costa Rica. Costa Rica? - another U.S. puppet state; Alvarez
couldn't possibly have gotten into Costa Rica without the State
Department clearing the way first, which leads one to believe
that the ouster of Alvarez had been engineered by Negroponte.
Negroponte had no further use of Alvarez, so he was dumped.
That happens when one of America's lackeys gets too hot (notorious)
to handle anymore: Pretend that the U.S. is on the side of the
angels, and assist in his ouster with much fanfare and showy
hubbub. Then replace him with another lackey with less blood
on his hands.
That's what the U.S. did recently with Ecuadorian President
Jamil Mahuad in January 2000, with Peruvian President Alberto
Fujimore in November 2000, with Argentine President Fernando
de la Rua in December 2001, with Bolivian President Gonzalo
Sanchez de Lozada in October 2003, with Haitian President Bertrand
Aristide in February 2004, etc., etc. All these men were dictators
installed by the Americans, and then dumped when they got "too
hot" to handle and replaced with fresh faces - i.e., new
lackeys - willing to toe the American line. It's a "revolving
door" process that makes America look "good"
to the people "back home," when in reality it is all
just a game the Americans are playing - a game that feeds into
their policy of "plausible deniability" and which
allows them to keep the HORROR of the system they have created
at arms length from themselves.
THE STRANGE ASSASSINATION OF ALVAREZ
Later the same year, Alvarez and his wife and five children
landed in Miami where they lived for five years. He joined an
evangelical church there and embraced "Christianity"
with as much passion as he had formerly embraced Battalion 316.
There are some who believe that Alvarez truly repented from
his crimes - NOT A GOOD THING INSOFAR AS THE CIA WAS CONCERNED.
In 1988, Alvarez said that he had been urged in a dream to
go back to Honduras and preach the gospel. He felt that it was
the best he could do in light of all the evil he had been involved
in with Negroponte. Shunning offers of protection from former
friends in the military who were impressed by his "about
face," Alvarez took to preaching on street corners to anyone
who would listen, saying, "My Bible is my protection."
THIS WAS TOO MUCH FOR THE CIA; THE MAN HAD TO BE DERANGED.
On January 25, 1989, five men dressed in blue and wearing hard
hats surrounded his car and riddled it with bullets from machine
guns. Moments before he died, bleeding from 18 wounds, Alvarez
asked cryptically: "Why are they doing this to me?"
There are some who believe that Alvarez was killed by assassins
at the instigation of the CIA, who felt that Alvarez had gone
bazonkers and had to be shut up lest he - in a fit of repentance,
which he seemed to building up to - "spilled the beans"
on what he and Negroponte had really been up to between 1981
and his ouster in 1984; and that the question, "Why are
they doing this to me" referred not to his former leftist
opponents, but to assassins whom he recognized from his days
when he had partnered with Negroponte.
Interestingly, the assassins were never caught, but a group
called the Popular Liberation Movement (which no one had ever
heard of before) claimed responsibility. In a statement, the
group referred to Alvarez as a psychopath who tried "to
escape popular justice by disguising himself as a harmless and
repentant Christian." But these are the kind of tricks
the CIA is fond of using. Ultimately, this is the kind of "loyalty"
one can expect from the CIA if one ever really "gets religion."
Again I say, God help all those who partner with Negroponte
WHY NEGROPONTE IS GOING TO IRAQ
The mission of Negroponte in Iraq is twofold: first to construct
a "puppet regime" similar to the "puppet regime"
behind which he operated in Honduras. Negroponte needs a "mask"
he can hide behind when he begins running death squads on a
massive basis in Iraq, which he is sure to do - after all, that's
why he was picked as the ambassador to Iraq. That's why he had
been picked as ambassador to Honduras. TERROR! - that's
how Negroponte intends to bring the Iraqi people "to heel."
But there has to be a BUFFER between the United States
and the death squads when the HORROR of death squad activity
bubbles to the surface from time to time. That is what's gone
wrong in Iraq now: there is no credible BUFFER between
the Americans and the TERROR that has been unleashed
In Honduras, for example, Battalion 316 ran the death camps
and torture chambers at INDUMIL, Lepaterique and Al Aguacate.
If Battalion 316 was unmasked, then the problem could be blamed
on "corrupt elements" in the Honduran army; if that
didn't suffice, then it could be blamed on "corrupt elements"
in the Honduran government itself. In any case, America could
stay at arm's length from the mess. There were at least three
independent buffers between itself and the death squads. In
Iraq, however, there are no buffers: no indigenous death squads;
no indigenous army to back those death squads up; no indigenous
police that can be counted on to work with the death squads
the way, for example, that Fausto Reyes worked with Battalion
316 when he arrested Herminio Deras in San Pedro Sulla and turned
him over to the death squads.
As a result, the Americans have had to take things into their
own hands; they have not been able to keep the HORROR
of running death squads in Iraq at arms length from themselves.
They have had to run the death squads (for example, Task Force
121) and the prisons by themselves. There's been no indigenous
lackeys to do the dirty work for them.
When that happens, there are bound to be incidents such as
those that occurred at Abu Ghraib prison. It's not that what
happened at Abu Ghraib was such an anomaly, it happens all the
time in the American New World Order System; it's just that
it was the Americans who got caught with their pants down, not
some American lackey.
Brothers and sisters, the U.S. isn't trying to get out of Iraq
by "passing sovereignty" to a new Iraqi government.
There will be no real sovereignty passed to the people of Iraq,
any more than there is real sovereignty for the people of Colombia
in Colombia, or for the people of Guatemala in Guatemala, or
for the people of Indonesia in Indonesia, etc.
These so called "governments" exist merely as "fronts"
for the HORROR the Americans are perpetrating on these
populations. That's all they are: "fronts," "facades,"
"masks" behind which the Americans can keep the HORROR
of the death squad activity they have unleashed on the populations
of these countries at arms length from themselves WHILE THEY
PLUNDER THESE COUNTRIES OF THEIR WEALTH AND THEIR LABOR.
THERE IS A REASON WHY WE HAVE TOLD
YOU THE STORY OF JOHN DIMITRI NEGROPONTE
Brothers and sisters, it is not without reason that we have
taken the time to tell you about all this, and to tell you the
story about John Dimitri Negroponte - and we have done so at
great risk to ourselves because people like Negroponte don't
like stories told about them. One has only to remember what
happened to Laetitia Bordes.
The story about Negroponte serves to illustrate the HORROR
upon which America's system of client-states has been erected
- and it is truly a remarkable story. Even somewhat beyond belief!
- and so much so that it's hard for us as human beings to absorb
it all: an empire of MALICE and HATE that has
been constructed in our name right under our very noses while
most of us were busy shopping at the mall, pursuing a career
and raising our kids. Indeed, it's so incredible that - while
most of us might say we believe it - we really don't. And the
evidence that we don't is proved by the fact that we don't react
to its reality. As a result, we HEAR what's being said,
but we don't DO anything about it, at least not anything
meaningful. The Bible says:
"For if any be a HEARER of the word, and not
a DOER, he is like unto a man beholding his natural
face in a glass (mirror):
"For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was." (James 1:23-24)
WE MUST REACT MEANINGFULLY TO WHAT WE HEAR
What the Bible is saying here - to put it in the vernacular
- is that those who hear the truth on a matter, and then who
fail to react to what they have been told are not very bright.
They are like the man whom Jesus said had an unclean spirit
cast out of him, but who then failed to correct what had led
to the presence of that spirit in his life in the first place.
Specifically, Jesus said:
"When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh
through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
"Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence
I came out (i.e., the man out from whom he had been cast in
the first place); and when he is come, he findeth it empty,
swept, and garnished.
"Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other
spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell
there: AND THE LAST STATE OF THAT MAN IS WORSE THAN THE
FIRST. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation."
The last state of the man was worse than the first. That's
what Jesus said! - and I must tell you, with tears in my eyes,
how true that is with so many of my old compatriots-in-the-Lord.
Brothers and sisters, listen to me! PLEASE! What the
Bible is trying to tell us here is that if you fail to react
meaningfully to the warnings of Scripture, then it would have
been better for you had you never heard the truth concerning
the "end of days" than having heard it, failed to
respond adequately. So also with regard to the information we
have given you concerning the United States (i.e., "Babylon
the Great"): what Babylon is really all about; the HORROR
that encompasses it; and the utter INHUMANITY that defines
If once you have determined in your mind that the United States
is indeed "Babylon the Great," and you have come to
grips with the HORROR and VIOLENCE that this great
nation has perpetrated upon the world, how can you fail to react
meaningfully to the knowledge you have gained?
THESE ARE NOT FABLES
These are, after all, not fables that we have been telling
you. What happened to Murillo and Flores really happened: they
were kidnapped under orders of the American Embassy in Honduras;
they were then taken to a clandestine jail, and tortured nearly
to death. Murillo had things done to her that are so obscene
and abhorrent that one is left reeling in disgust by it all.
Think about it! Think about a woman (maybe your mother, your
wife, your sister) having electrical wires attached to the nipples
of her breasts and to a rod that is then jammed up her vagina
and then shocked over and over again! Some of you, no doubt,
will condemn us for using words like "nipple" and
"vagina" and so forth and so on, but THAT'S WHAT
HAPPENED! - and you should know that that's what happened!
And it happens over and over again in America's empire of TERROR
And what about Oscar Reyes who had a wire attached to his testicles
and his penis and a basket hung at the other end of the wire
while his tormentors put "rocks of corn" into it and
swung it back and forth. You don't like the words "testicles"
and "penis?" - well if you don't that's too bad, because
that's what happened. And, again, it happens over and over again
in America's system of client states.
And if that's not abhorrent enough, think about taking a 13-year-old
girl, peeling the skin off her face, and frying her alive on
a sheet of metal over a roasting fire. Think about that! And
think about the fact that officials from our government sat
around and watched it happen. None of these things are anomalies
in America's New World Order System. They happen every day somewhere
- and usually at the direction of "empire authorities."
Think also about what happened to Archbishop Oscar Romero who
- because he spoke out on behalf of the poor in El Salvador
- had an American-sponsored death squad run by a man (Roberto
D'Aubuisson) whom Pat Robertson called a "very nice fellow"
break into his cathedral and murder him while he was ministering
to his parishioners.
* NOTE: D'Aubuisson was known as "Major
Soplete" (i.e., "Major Blowtorch") because
of his habit of using a blowtorch on the faces of those
he was interrogating - again, mostly on behalf of the American
Embassy in El Salvador.
But Robertson's retort to all this was that D'Aubuisson was
being maligned by the "liberal press." What a crock!
ONE SHOULD FEEL SHAME
How can one not be repulsed by all this; and if one is not
repulsed, then it means that he doesn't really believe what
we have said (despite his protests to the contrary), or he has
been jaded and inured to the HORROR of it all - and that
is a terrible place to be. It means that his conscience has
been seared (1 Tim. 4:2); it is no longer functional, which
indicates that he may have put his salvation in jeopardy; you
don't think that's possible, then what do you make of verses
like 1 Tim. 4:1-2:
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter
times SOME SHALL DEPART FROM THE FAITH, giving heed
to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
"Speaking lies in hypocrisy; HAVING THEIR CONSCIENCE
SEARED with a hot iron." (1 Tim. 4:1-2)
The Bible equates "departing from the faith" with
having a "seared conscience." What does that mean,
"departing from the faith?" Well, whatever it means,
it's scary. Not something that one would want to be cavalier
about. These verses are about as scary as those we told you
about in our last article ("I Am Amazed"): Rev. 22:18-19
"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words
of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these
things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written
in this book:
"And if any man shall take away from the words of the
book of this prophecy, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT
OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, and from
the things which are written in this book" (Rev. 22:18-19)
What does that mean? - to be removed from the Book of Life?
Plainly, the Bible is saying that it's possible to be REMOVED
from out of the Book of Life. Obviously, to be REMOVED
from the Book of Life means that one was in it prior to his
Getting back to the matter of a "seared conscience,"
one should have great concern for his relationship with the
Kingdom of God if one is not truly HORRIFIED by what
we have related to you in this article. It would seem that one's
natural reaction to all this would be to get away from the United
States as quickly as possible, after all -
"... what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?
and what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Cor.
Your failure to react to all this gives the game away insofar
as you are concerned, despite your protests to the contrary.
Some, of course, would say that what happens in America's system
of client-states happens all the time elsewhere in the world
in countries not associated with the American New World Order
Oh, really? Where? What countries aren't by now so associated?
Colombia? The Philippines? Indonesia? Where? Maybe Iran! Yes,
maybe - but Iran is far more the exception than the rule, and
more than that, Iran doesn't claim to be doing what it is doing
in the name of Christ. The United States does! - and most assuredly,
Christians in the United States very much believe that that's
the case. That's what C. Peter Wagner thinks; that's what Paul
and Jan Crouch think; that's what Charles Stanley, D. James
Kennedy, and Tim LaHaye think, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
MAKING THE PROPHETIC SCRIPTURES SO ETHEREAL
THAT THEY ARE NO EARTHLY GOOD FOR ANYONE
Still, there are those who would deny any meaningful physicality
to the notion of "Babylon the Great." For example,
one brother writes:
"There is a pernicious tendency in the minds of some (meaning
those of us at Antipas) to posit the idea that spiritual utopia
can be achieved through physicality - i.e., by escaping Babylon,
spiritually AND physically, one can suffice the
divine edict to "flee Babylon."
This person continues:
"To 'escape Babylon' and, ipso facto, its 'plagues
and sins' (Revelation 18:4), has been the quest of spurious
sects from time immemorial. Left inside the 'Babylonian cocoon',
a metamorphosis full of 'sins and plagues' transforms the
image of those 'left behind' into a hideous reflection. Separating
oneself from the 'plagues and sins' of Babylon has been the
quest of Monk and Mennonite, from Ruby Ridge to the Waco Compound
I guess that makes us a "spurious sect" like those
at Waco and Ruby Ridge. Oh well, what can I say to all that.
This person goes on to say,
"An old saint once advised me: Wherever you go, there
you are! Indeed, leaving the physicality of one place for
another guarantees but one thing: You once were in Americana,
and now you're in the 'XYZ Holy Ghost Compound' ... once you
were in San Francisco but now you're in Jonestown Guyana."
Now we're the "XYZ Holy Ghost Compound" and we are
evidently planning to migrate to Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones-style.
But, again, I should have seen this kind of criticism coming!
My fault for not having anticipated it - especially from those
I so dearly love. But what can one do? Despite all this criticism,
we are not going to turn aside from what we believe the Lord
has told us to do.
You see, we really do believe that "Babylon the Great"
is something more than a "state of mind" that we can
battle at the shopping mall or while pursuing a good career.
That there really is physicality attached to it; that it is
something more than some kind of will-of-the-wisp "presence"
that we can deal with while keeping our spouses happy and our
"nests" intact. And we are willing to endure the "slings
and arrows" of our loved ones to obey what we believe the
Bible tells us we should do, even if we are called fools for
THERE IS NO REALITY HERE
We believe that such statements as "Wherever you go, there
you are!" treat the reality of "Babylon the Great"
and the HORROR that it is perpetrating on the poor and
destitute of the world in a shameful and very cavalier manner
which exposes those who say so as being very unfeeling and hard-hearted
insofar as the plight of the poor is concerned. We believe that
such a statement is nothing more than a very lackadaisical way
of avoiding having to deal with the reality of our situation,
and that it is not only insulting to the people who are suffering
under the boot of the American oppressor, but insulting to God.
In the imaginary world that our critics have constructed for
themselves, there's no John Dimitri Negroponte; no Gustavo Alvarez
Martinez; no skinning people alive; no ramming an iron rod up
a woman's vagina and electrocuting her; no hanging a basket
full of rocks from a man's penis. No sadistic dominatrixes like
Spec. Sabrina Harman and Pfc. Lynndie England - i.e., the "Babes
of Abu Ghraib Prison," etc. These things don't exist! Battling
Babylon is a matter of the mind to such people, a matter of
becoming more "spiritual" - really, more airy and
ethereal to the REALITY of this monster that has intruded
itself into our lives while we slumbered and slept, and I speak
here of "Babylon the Great."
Put plainly, there is no reality to our critics' concept of
Babylon, and - this is what's important here - if that's so,
there is nothing meaningful that has to be done in the "here
and now!" They can get on with their lives - buying a home,
a car, a new TV, etc.
WHAT SAD, EMPTY THINKING
What pitiable, sad thinking this is - "Wherever you go,
there you are!" It sounds profound, but it really isn't
at all. It's superficial at best, and very, vacuous at worst
- the kind of thinking one would use in order to stave off the
necessity of having to "put legs" on one's convictions.
Let me warn you all, there is a very real PHYSICALITY
to "Babylon the Great," and those who ignore it are
ignoring it at great peril to themselves and their loved ones,
and I say that with great sadness of heart.
The tragic thing in all this is I don't really believe those
who have railed on us - calling us a "spurious sect,"
a "Waco cult group," a "Jonestown sect,"
and other similar things - have really thought through the implications
of the position they have taken. But time will tell!
God bless you all!
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