March 30, 2008

 

TRIB-NET IS DRIVEN BY POLITICAL IDEOLOGY – NOT GENUINE CHRISTIANITY

 

P.W. from Germany wrote:

 

Here we go again.  Now that Fallon (Admiral Fallon) has gone, Bush is going to attack Iran.

 

You should go back and read what you were saying a year ago. Then, it was because Bush had replaced an Army man, Abizaid, with a Navy man, Fallon, as head of CENTCOM, Bush was planning an imminent attack on Iran. It amazes me how little shame you guys have regarding the nonsense you've written regarding how future events will unfold (prophecies).

 

As regards US financial collapse you don't have to be a prophet to have seen it coming people like Michael Shedlock and Michael Panzner have been detailing the collapse for years.

 

What we don't hear about from you guys is that if your assertion that the USA is the "beast" of Revelations and that these are the "end times" is right then the Antichrist must be a nominally black Democrat named Barack Obama who is almost certain to win the Democratic nomination and the election for President.

 

I can understand it must make guys like you and Shearer sick that it's not going to be the Republican Neo Cons and what the Left propagandists like to call "the Religious Right" who are going to usher in The Tribulation, but like I've always said about you guys you're driven more by political ideology than by genuine Christianity.

 

P.W.

 

Dear P. W.

I don't believe that the Tribulation Network expressed much opinion about General Abizaid at the time when a Navy man, Fallon, as head of CENTCOM, took the General's position; however, we are saying something about Admiral Fallon, now--that's for sure!  Perhaps the other ministry to which you alluded did--however, that was not the Tribulation Network.

That said - let's probe into your other criticisms of our fine efforts. 

First of all, to suggest that "imminent attack" (see article below) upon Iran has been the desire of this Presidency for some time is NOT a quantum leap outside geopolitical reality.  This Administration has had this option on the table for some time, prodded on by the Israelis and, most definitely by your friends, the Neo-cons.

To substantiate that claim would be an exercise in futility--even the Iranians know that such an attack is imminent, and has been for over a year.  It all depends on what "you mean by IS?"  Or, perhaps what we mean by "imminent."  Pre-tribulationalists have believed that Christ's return is "imminent" - could happen at any time (which we don't) - even so, an attack on Iran is more "imminent" today than yesterday, that's for sure!

P.W. - you're so caught up into an Islamic Antichrist - which is wholly outside the Biblical model that it borders on the pathetic.  The "Assyrian" in Scripture is a type of Antichrist--not that Antichrist is a Syrian or a Syrian-Jew or an ancient Assyrian from the Kurdish regions of the Middle East.

No, quite frankly, and as you have so carefully and frustratingly observed from our multitudinous writings--the Antichrist is the LEADER OF THE WESTERN WORLD--and that leadership is inordinately in the control of the United States of America, and most definitely, not in the control of your European lightweights and their altogether inferior military efforts (which, in comparison, are almost non-existent and, in the main, wholly, for all intents and purposes, under jurisdiction of NATO, which is nothing more than a subsidiary of the US Government). 

Since we're throwing about broad brush strokes of prophetical incompetence - allow me the liberty to suggest the upcoming conflict between the coalition of antagonists under the headship of Damascus which shall shortly conclude their final attempt to extinguish Israel - the ORACLE OF DAMASCUS (Zechariah 9 and Israel 17).  Of course, you hold no truck with such a conflict - but when it happens, I doubt you'll repent of your spurious interpretations of eschatological understanding; instead, you'll figure out some way to skirt this inevitability - and, oh, by the way, notice who's leading the charge to orchestrate a Middle East comprehensive Peace Plan and where

Now, I know, dear P.W., that to admit such a Treaty headed by the USA is nothing more than an on-going admission that we've been doing it for years but getting more glitzy about doing it and enforcing it--but I expect, according to our faulty prophetic interpretations, that the USA will head up the entire effort and guarantee Israel's peace and security after the end of this war, which war has been going on since 1948 (Daniel 9:26).

Yep - hard for you to give us any credit on where this economy is going - but I will expose your economists to our little audience of around 15 to 20,000 hits a day--one whole lot of people who are being deceived by our prophetical interpretations--you'll just have to live with it, P.W..

These economists, like Dene, have been detailing the collapse for years--since we're living through it, it's a lot easier to detect it . . . my most recent piece coming out:  DAMNING AMERICA shall shed a bit more light on this sad state of affairs and we shall post a new article in our economy section that will illuminate matters as well.

Now, regarding the possibility that Mr. Obama may become President - first of all, I doubt that very much, given the control that the main-stream media has by the elites and given the fact that whites around here are scared to death of Black Liberation Theology--which, most Americans have no idea what that is but S. R. Shearer certainly does and so does Rick Warren--another social gospel pundit.

I hate to disabuse you of the demise of Barack Obama; however, his possibilities as a result of the most recent flap by his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has just about destroyed his chances for the Presidency - unless Hillary or McCain make a major mistake, I seriously doubt any possibility for the man.

And, P.W., lest you become so pumped about Obama winning, and the Right Wing loosing--FORGET IT!  Commerce, religion and politics constitute the unholy trinity of Revelation 17, 18 and 19 - and NOTHING will circumvent that reality. 

Yes, I know that S. R. Shearer has spoken of a slight hiatus wherein the Democratic center-left would take over - but, interesting, isn't it, how that now McCain actually is favored to win against either Hillary or Obama?  Perhaps you haven't noticed the polls lately - but, then again, you Europeans are so out of the loop in any event on matters of this magnitude - missing all the little nuances here and there and everywhere - so, get ready for the USA being in old Babylon for the next 100 years or more!

And, no we're hardly driven by political ideology - frankly, we can't wait until the King of Kings intervenes in human history big time--like at His Second Coming to end this entire charade--the sooner, the better.  Genuine Christianity, P.W., understands the times in which we live - you should know that - and these times are looking more and more the way we've laid them out in accordance with the Word of God.  Sorry to sound so arrogant - don't mean to - but, when you're right, you're right - plain and simple.

Yours in the genuine study of the prophetic Scriptures, awaiting Israel's Messiah and ours as well!

Doug Krieger

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Worried Yet? Saudis Prepare for "Sudden Nuclear Hazards" After Cheney Visit

 

 

Empire Burlesque 1.0

High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium

Posted by Chris Floyd at 5:35 PM

Monday, March 24, 2008

 

 

 

I. One Tick Closer to Midnight


 

Last Friday, Dick Cheney was in

Saudi Arabia for high-level meetings with the Saudi king and his ministers. On Saturday, it was revealed that the Saudi Shura Council -- the elite group that implements the decisions of the autocratic inner circle -- is preparing "national plans to deal with any sudden nuclear and radioactive hazards that may affect the kingdom following experts' warnings of possible attacks on Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactors," one of the kingdom's leading newspapers, Okaz, reports. The German-based dpa International News Service relayed the paper's story.

Simple prudence -- or ominous timing? We noted here last week that an American attack on Iran was far more likely -- and more imminent -- than most people suspect. We pointed to the mountain of evidence for this case gathered by scholar William R. Polk, one of the top aides to John Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and to other indicators of impending war. The story by Okaz -- which would not have appeared in the tightly controlled dictatorship without approval from the top -- is yet another, very weighty piece of evidence laid in the scales toward a new, horrendous conflict.

We don't know what the Saudis told Cheney in private -- or even more to the point, what he told them. But the release of this story now, just after his departure, would seem to be a clear indication that the Saudis have good reason to fear a looming attack on Iran's nuclear sites and are actively preparing for it.

II. A Nuclear Epiphany in Iran?


And they certainly should be bracing themselves. A U.S. attack on Iran will come suddenly, and if it is indeed aimed at destroying Iran's nuclear capabilities -- a "threat" being talked up again with new urgency by both Cheney and Bush lately -- it has the potential for unimaginable consequences. As we noted here in a previous piece:

 

Twelve hours. One circuit of the sun from horizon to horizon, one course of the moon from dusk to dawn. What was once a natural measurement for the daily round of human life is now a doom-laden interval between the voicing of an autocrat's brutal whim and the infliction of mass annihilation halfway around the world.

 

Twelve hours is the maximum time necessary for American bombers to gear up and launch an unprovoked sneak attack – a Pearl Harbor in reverse – against Iran, the Washington Post reports….And when this attack comes – either as a stand-alone "knock-out blow" or else as the precursor to a full-scale, regime-changing invasion, like the earlier aggression in Iraq – there will be no warning, no declaration of war, no hearings, no public debate. The already issued orders governing the operation put the decision solely in the hands of the president: he picks up the phone, he says, "Go" – and in twelve hours' time, up to a million Iranians could be dead.

 

This potential death toll is not pacifist hyperbole; it comes from a National Academy of Sciences study sponsored by the Pentagon itself, as The Progressive reports. (Although Bush's military brass likes to peddle the public lie that "we don't do body counts" of the enemy, in reality, like all good businessmen they keep precise accounts of their production outputs: i.e., corpses.)  The Pentagon's NAS study calibrated the kill-rate from "bunker-busting" tactical

nukes used to take out underground facilities – such as those which house much of Iran's nuclear power program.

Another simulation by scientists, using Pentagon-devised software, was even more specific, measuring the aftermath of a "limited" nuclear attack on the main Iranian underground site in Esfahan, the magazine reports. This small expansion of the Pentagon franchise would result in stellar production figures: three million people killed by radiation in just two weeks, and 35 million people exposed to dangerous levels of cancer-causing radiation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.  Bush has about 50 nuclear "earth-penetrating weapons" at his disposal, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

 

Nor is the idea of a nuclear strike on Iran mere "liberal paranoia." Bush himself pointedly refused to take the nuclear option "off the table" this week. But what's more, Bush has made the use of nuclear weapons a centerpiece of his "National Security Strategy of the United States," issued last month, The Progressive notes. While reaffirming the criminal principle of "pre-emptive" attacks on perceived enemies which may or may not be threatening America with weapons they may or may not possess, Bush declared that "safe, credible and reliable nuclear forces continue to play a critical role" in the "offensive strike systems" that are now a key part of America's "deterrence."

 

In the depraved jargon of atomic warmongering, a "credible" nuclear force is one that can and will be used in the course of ordinary military operations. It is no longer to be regarded as a sacred taboo. This has long been the dream of the Pentagon's "nuclear priesthood" and its acolytes, going back to the days of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For decades, a strong faction within the American power structure has been afflicted with a perverted craving to unleash these weapons once more. An almost sexual frustration can be discerned in their laments as time and again, in crisis after crisis, their counsels for "going nuclear" were rejected – often at the very last moment. To justify their aberrant desire, they have relentlessly demonized an ever-changing array of "enemies," painting each one as an imminent, overwhelming threat, led by "madmen" enthralled to pure evil, impervious to reason, fit only for destruction.  Evidence for the "threat" is invariably exaggerated, manipulated, even manufactured; this ritual cycle has been enacted over and over, leading to many wars – but never to that ultimate, orgasmic release.

 

Now this paranoid sect has at last seized the commanding heights of American power....

 

And they have found a most eager disciple in the peevish dullard strutting in the Oval Office. Under their sinister tutelage, Bush has eviscerated 40 years' worth of arms control treaties; officially "normalized" the use of nuclear weapons, even against non-nuclear states; rewarded outlaw proliferators like India, Israel and Pakistan; and is now destroying the last and most effective restraint on the spread of nuclear weapons: the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

 

The treaty guarantees its signatories – such as Iran – the right to establish nuclear power programs in exchange for rigorous international inspections.  But Bush has arbitrarily decided that Iran – whose nuclear program undergone perhaps the most extensive inspection process in history – must end its lawful activities. Why? Because the country is led by "madmen" enthralled to pure evil, impervious to reason, who one day may or may not threaten America with weapons they may or may not have.

 

So the NPT is dead. As with the Geneva Conventions and the U.S. Constitution, it now means only what Bush says it means. Force of arms, not rule of law, is the new world order. The attack on Iran is coming….

 

The nuclear sectarians have waited decades for this moment. Such a chance may never come again. Will they let it pass, when with just a word, in just twelve hours, they can see their god rising in a pillar of fire over Persia?

 

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