The Sucker Punch
"A time is coming to men when he who adheres to his religion will be like one who seizes live coals."— Muhammad, Tirmidhi Hadith 5367
|Were both Christians and Muslims created as punching bags for clandestine Jewish rule?|
'Turn the other cheek' my ass! When somebody steals something from me, I'm going to do two things. I'm going to get it back, and I'm going to make sure he doesn't steal it again.
Thus, in contemplating the poisonous gap between public crimes deceitfully reported by robot journalists as positive steps for freedom — and what is really going on in the world that leaves so many people bleeding and poisoned — you owe it to yourself to examine the major rules you learned as a child which you now follow in your presumably satisfying adult life.
'Turn the other cheek' is probably the main offender, but it is followed closely by 'it's better to give than receive' and shortly thereafter by 'render unto Caesar what is Caesar's!' All of these statements are subliminal cues to be a victim, and to give up what is rightfully yours without a fight, particularly if someone is trying to steal from you.
Buddha advised taking nothing on faith. Thomas Jefferson thought God wanted us to use our brains.
A new area of thought in my religious history studies brought me to Joseph Atwill's little known classic, "Caesar's Messiah," which describes a political trick of stupendous magnitude. Atwill describes "texts deliberately created to trick Messianic Jews into worshipping the Roman Emperor 'in disguise'."
Atwill insists the so-called Christian Gospels are NOT accounts of a historically Jewish Jesus compiled by his followers 60 years after his death. (Notice how he slips in “Jewish Jesus.”)
After centuries of Jewish slaughter culminating in the Jewish War in 70 A.D., Roman postwar propaganda sought to eradicate the Jewish threat by creating a literary equivalent to the Torah, according to Atwill. Events in the Bible correlate to events involving Julius Caesar in Gaul.
Or as Atwill declaims forthrightly: To replace the Torah, then, the Romans created a literary equivalent, the gospel of Matthew (and shortly thereafter the Hellenistic and Roman versions known as Luke and Mark).
Which brings us to the research of Francisco Carotta, who insists that the Jesus figure venerated by billions over the course of time was really a composite model based on none other than Divine Julius, the much-talked-about Roman emperor who brought an end to the republic phase of the empire’s history.
A cult surrounding Jesus Christ, son of God and originator of Christianity, appeared during the second century. Early historians, however, never mentioned Jesus and even now there is no actual proof of his existence.
On the one hand, an actual historical figure missing his cult, on the other, a cult missing its actual historical figure: intriguing mirror images.
The question that still dogs us down through the ages is this. Is the research of Atwill and Carotta just more of the same Jewish attempt to subvert the Catholic church and the true Christian faith for the purpose of denigrating and subverting the admirable messages of Jesus that so many people base their lives upon? Or, is it really true that some nefariously clever group of clandestine operatives created this divine mythos to keep us in mental chains and therefore more controllable?
Sorry to leave you hanging, but I have to do more research, because I don’t know the answer and I bid you to help me consider the true dimensions of this dilemma.
What I am really trying to illuminate is the effect of religious propaganda on people’s lives that really has nothing to do with an actual supreme deity, but more with political control.
And for my money, nowhere is this phenomenon demonstrated more clearly than in the description by popular theology whistleblower Charles Carlson on the effect that a man named Cyrus Scofield has had on public Western thought.
The Scofield Reference Bible was not to be just another translation, subverting minor passages a little at a time. No, Scofield produced a revolutionary book that radically changed the context of the King James Version. It was designed to create a subculture around a new worship icon, the modern State of Israel, a state that did not yet exist, but which was already on the drawing boards of the committed, well-funded authors of World Zionism.
One of the very few American clerics speaking out about current U.S. atrocities around the world, Carlson explains:
His mentor was one John Nelson Darby from Scotland, who was associated with the Plymouth Brethren and who made no less than six evangelical trips to the US selling what is today called "Darbyism." It is from Darby that Scofield is thought to have learned his Christian Zionist theology, which he later planted in the footnotes of the Scofield Reference Bible.
The Oxford University Press owned "The Scofield Reference Bible" from the beginning, as indicated by its copyright, and Scofield stated he received handsome royalties from Oxford. Oxford's advertisers and promoters succeeded in making Scofield's bible, with its Christian Zionist footnotes, a standard for interpreting scripture in Judeo-Christian churches, seminaries, and Bible study groups. It has been published in at least four editions since its introduction in 1908 and remains one of the largest selling Bibles ever.
And what does this really mean to us today? Carlson reveals a very interesting connection:
Among more traditional churches that encourage, and in some cases recommend, the use of the Scofield Reference Bible is the huge Southern Baptist Convention of America, whose capture is World Zionism's crowning achievement. Our report on Southern Baptist Zionism, is titled "The Cause of the Conflict: Fixing Blame.
So how do we know what we’re actually seeing? How do we identify this deliberate poisoning through interpolation and subtle footnotes in the supposedly holiest book on the planet? Carlson shows us.
Scofield, whose work is largely believed to be the product of Darby and others, wisely chose not to change the text of the King James Edition. Instead, he added hundreds of easy-to-read footnotes at the bottom of about half of the pages, and as the Old English grammar of the KJE becomes increasingly difficult for progressive generations of readers, students become increasingly dependent on the modern language footnotes.
Scofield was not a Bible scholar, Carlson writes, but an opportunist, a political animal with the charm and talent. Scofield's background reveals a criminal history, a deserted wife, a wrecked family, and a penchant for self-serving lies, a controllable man capable of carrying the secret to his grave. (See “The Incredible Scofield and His Book” by Joseph M. Canfield).
Carlson, who hosts one of the great clearinghouses of literature on Jewish perfidy
It is no exaggeration to say that the 1967 Oxford 4th Edition deifies — makes a God of — the State of Israel, a state that did not even exist when Scofield wrote the original footnotes in 1908. This writer believes that, had it not been for misguided anti-Arab race hatred promoted by Christian Zionist leaders in America, neither the Gulf War nor the Israeli war against the Palestinians would have occurred, and a million or more people who have perished would be alive today.
What makes Carlson say this? Listen just a bit longer.
"FOR A NATION TO COMMIT THE SIN OF ANTI-SEMITISM BRINGS INEVITABLE JUDGMENT." (page 19-20, footnote (3) to Genesis 12:3.) (our emphasis added)
Put that Scofield bible quote in your pipe and smoke it!
This statement sounds like something from Ariel Sharon, or the Chief Rabbi in Tel Aviv, or Theodore Herzl, the founder of Modern Zionism. But these exact words are found between the covers of the 1967 Edition of the Oxford Bible that is followed by millions of American churchgoers and students and is used by their leaders as a source for their preaching and teaching.
This essay has been a sucker punch. And chances are extremely high, especially if you’re a Christian evangelical shabbez goi like an Episcopalian or a Pentacostal still pretending to everyone that you have a conscience, then you’ve just been nailed .... right in your soul, in fact.
Although judging by your lack of personal integrity about your own beliefs, you may not realize it. You may never.
Think for a moment about this dark spiritual hegemony that rules our planet with empty platitudes and endless debauchery.
Then remember St. John’s Epistle to the Jews (I’m making this up):
“We know you’re scared because of all the vicious lies you’ve told and all the people you have so needless and callously killed. One thing religious people know and are always willing to forgive is simply that you admit your faults and ask forgiveness. That’s all there really is in this life, and knowing that makes all the difference.
“All that is required is not hurting anybody else.
“Quit f***ing around. Come home. Your family’s waiting for you.
Otherwise, you’re going to hurt yourselves in a way that can’t be fixed.
BUT WHO WILL SAVE THE JEWS ONCE THE WORLD LEARNS WHAT THEY’VE DONE?
Were both Christians and Muslims created as punching bags for clandestine Jewish rule?
| U.S. expanding missile 'defenses' in Gulf|
The United States has expanded land- and sea-based missile defense systems in and around the Gulf to counter what it sees as Iran's growing missile threat, U.S. officials said.
The deployments include expanded land-based Patriot defensive missile installations in Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain, as well as Navy ships with missile defense systems within striking distance in and around the Mediterranean, officials said.
General David Petraeus, who as head of U.S. Central Command is responsible for military operations across the Middle East, said this month that the United States has stationed eight Patriot missile batteries in four Gulf countries, which he did not identify.
The buildup began under the Bush administration, but has expanded under President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a new round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
Officials said the expansion was meant to increase protection for U.S. forces and key allies in the Gulf.
The chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, said last month the Pentagon must have military options ready to counter Iran should Obama call for them.
"The chairman has made it clear many times that he remains concerned about the ballistic missile threat posed by Iran, but it would be inappropriate to discuss any mitigation or defense measures we might have in place to deter/defeat that threat," a spokesman for Mullen said.
Obama announced a revised missile defense system last year that included the deployment of Aegis ships equipped with missile interceptors to help defend Europe and U.S. forces against Iranian rockets.
The Pentagon said it envisioned keeping three ships at any given time in and around the Mediterranean and the North Sea to protect areas of interest, with the possibility of sending additional ships to the region as needed.
The Obama administration said the decision to change plans was based mainly on technological developments and a shift in intelligence assessments to meet short- and medium-range missile threats posed by Iran.
Pentagon officials said deploying ships with SM-3 interceptors, made by Raytheon Co., would provide the flexibility to move U.S. missile defense capabilities as may be needed.
Ships with Aegis interceptor systems are capable of blowing up ballistic missiles above the atmosphere. The system can track over 100 targets, military officials said.
Were both Christians and Muslims created as punching bags for clandestine Jewish rule?
|U.S. speeds up arms buildup with Gulf allies|
Initiatives with Arab nations, military aimed at thwarting Iran attacks
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Obama administration is quietly working with Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies to speed up arms sales and rapidly upgrade defenses for oil terminals and other key infrastructure in a bid to thwart future military attacks by Iran, according to former and current U.S. and Middle Eastern government officials.
The initiatives, including a U.S.-backed plan to triple the size of a 10,000-man protection force in Saudi Arabia, are part of a broader push that includes unprecedented coordination of air defenses and expanded joint exercises between the U.S. and Arab militaries, the officials said. All appear to be aimed at increasing pressure on Tehran.
The efforts build on commitments by the George W. Bush administration to sell warplanes and anti-missile systems to friendly Arab states to counter Iran's growing conventional arsenal. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are leading a region-wide military buildup that has resulted in more than $25 billion in U.S. arms purchases in the past two years alone.
Middle Eastern military and intelligence officials said Gulf states are embracing the expansion as Iran reacts increasingly defiantly to international censure over its nuclear program. Gulf states fear retaliatory strikes by Iran or allied groups such as Hezbollah in the event of a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities by the United States or Israel.
For the Obama administration, the cooperation represents tangible progress against Iran at a time when the White House is struggling to build international support for stronger diplomatic measures, including tough new economic sanctions, a senior official said in an interview.
"We're developing a truly regional defensive capability, with missile systems, air defense and a hardening up of critical infrastructure," said the official, who is involved in strategic planning with Gulf states and who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "All of these have progressed significantly over the past year."
U.S. support for the buildup has been kept low-key to avoid fueling concerns in Israel and elsewhere about an accelerating conventional-arms race in the region. Iran, which has made steady advances in developing medium-range missiles, is seeking to acquire modern air-defense systems from Russia while also expanding its navy with new submarines and ships.
Gulf officials say their defensive improvements would be undertaken regardless of U.S. support, but some said they were encouraged by the supportive signals from the Obama administration, which regional leaders initially feared would be more accommodating of Iran than the Bush White House.
"It's a tough neighborhood, and we have to make sure we are protected," said a senior government official in a U.S.-allied Arab state. The official, who also spoke on the condition that his name and country not be revealed, called Iran the "No. 1 threat in the region."
Major arms buildups
The expanded cooperation with the United States includes new agreements with Saudi Arabia to help establish a facilities-protection force under the country's Ministry of Interior to harden defenses for oil facilities, ports and water desalination plants. The new force is expected to grow to 30,000 personnel and will be used to deter attacks by al-Qaeda, as well as possible future strikes by Iran or Iranian-inspired terrorist groups, according to current and former officials familiar with the initiative. Washington is providing access to technology and equipment for the defense upgrade, the officials said.
Were both Christians and Muslims created as punching bags for clandestine Jewish rule?
|US test simulating intercept of Iranian missile fails|
A US long-range missile test simulating the interception of an Iranian 'ballistic missile' has failed over the Pacific Ocean, reports say.
The US military fired a ballistic missile from the west Pacific island of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands late on Monday and minutes later launched an interceptor missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in an attempt to shoot down the ballistic missile.
However, the interceptor failed to destroy the target due to radar problems, the US Missile Defense Agency said.
The US Air Force says both missiles performed well during the launch and the flight phases but the system's sea-based radar fell short of expectations.
According to Reuters, the test was meant to simulate the interception of Iranian 'ballistic missiles.'
Reuters quoted Army Lieutenant General Patrick O'Reilly, the head of the Missile Defense Agency, as having said in December 2009 that the $150 million test “would break new ground” by “defending against an Iranian shot into the United States."
In the Pentagon's Ballistic Missile Defense Review published on Monday, the US Department of Defense warned against, what it called, Iran's 'significant threat' to the US and accused the country of 'having developed and acquired ballistic missiles.'
The United States has recently increased its missile activities in the Mediterranean and also in the Persian Gulf states of Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain under the pretext of taking precautions in regard to the "regional threat." PressTV
'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11'
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
"The Islamic Revolution opened a window to liberty for the human race, which was trapped in the dead ends of materialism," Ahmadinejad said during a cabinet meeting on Sunday.
"If the Islamic Revolution had not occurred, liberalism and Marxism would have crushed all human dignity in their power-seeking and money-grubbing claws. Nothing would have remained of human and spiritual principles," he added.
Ahmadinejad said that in the three decades of its history, the Islamic Revolution had inspired some great developments in the world. The Iranian president made the remarks as the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches. Iranians are expected to pour into the streets on February 11 to celebrate the occasion in public rallies across the country, as they have done annually over the past three decades. PressTV
Israel threatens Iran with "heavy price"
Israeli National Security Advisor Uzi Arada has threatened Iran with 'heavy' measures after reports of US augmentation of forces off Iran's coast.
Uzi Arad, senior advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday that he believes the situation with Iran may escalate; Tehran may have to pay a heavy price for what he called defying the world.
"Israel is being silent, on acting in the Middle East's fighting on terrorism, and therefore events that takes place in the region, are on the hype," Arad told a conference in the coast city of Herzliya.
Arad made the remarks as Israeli politicians have masterminded a wave of undercover operations and terror plots in numerous countries, including Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iran.
In the latest such incident the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, has been accused of assassinating senior Palestinian commander, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai on January 20.
Hamas officials say they have concrete evidence that Mossad staged the assassination.
Their claims have been somewhat supported by Dubai Police Chief Dhahi Khalfan. "It could be Mossad," AFP quoted police Chief Dhahi Khalfan as saying on Sunday.
The comments also come as Sunday media reports reveal that Tel Aviv's staunch ally has taken steps to increase the capability of land-based Patriot missiles on the territory of some of its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf region.
The buildup is revealed at a critical time in Tehran-Washington affairs. On Thursday, the US Senate passed a bill advocating tough sanctions on any entity, individual, company or even country, which deals in refined petroleum with Iran.
Washington accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapons and has for years levied sanctions and war threats to force the Tehran government into halting its nuclear activities.
Iran which has been under various US sanctions after the Islamic Revolution toppled a US-backed monarch in 1979 rejects the accusations as politically motivated.
Iran's nuclear program was launched in the 1950s with the help of the United States as part of the Atoms for Peace program. After the 1979 Revolution, Western companies working on Iran's program refused to fulfill their obligations even though they had been paid in full.
Iran is a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and, unlike some of its regional neighbors, has opened its enrichment plants to UN inspection. PressTV
NATO begs for additional troops to train Afghans