December 8, 2010 by Ron Madson
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? Revelations 13:4
The Bush Doctrine
No state will be allowed to challenge the military supremacy of the United States under a national security strategy for the 21st century revealed by President Bush yesterday.The document seeks to enshrine Mr Bush’s post- September 11 doctrine of pre-emptive strikes, fleshing out for the first time his assertion that the US must confront emerging threats before they materialize.
The 33-page document, submitted to Congress yesterday, also reveals the previously unstated determination of the US to do everything possible to maintain its status as the world’s sole superpower.
“The United States remains the global leader in defense spending, surpassing the next closest country by more than eight times.”—Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
“And he (the “beast”) doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men..” Revelations 13:13
“The point of using attack drones, which are piloted from 6,000 miles away in the Nevada desert, is to guarantee no U.S. casualties. But the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles has led to an increase in the killing and maiming of innocents, often while they are sleeping in their beds.
You won’t get much of a chuckle by reading The New America Foundation’s 2009 report “Revenge of the Drones.” It shows that Obama, far from curtailing the drone program he inherited from President Bush, dramatically increased the number of U.S. drone strikes. Pakistani authorities released statistics indicating that over 700 civilians were killed by drones in 2009 alone, the year Obama took office. The running tally on the website PakistanBodyCount.Org is even more shocking: 1,226 civilians killed and 427 injured as of March 2010! Equally shocking is the ratio of civilians to militants killed, which Middle East scholar Daniel Byman estimates at ten to one. It is a cruel joke indeed for the people of Pakistan that the U.S. military finds it acceptable to murder 10 innocent people for every Al Qaeda or Taliban operative killed.—Pakistan Daily Newspaper
“And he had power to give life unto the IMAGE of the beast,, that the IMAGE of the beast should both speak (communications), and cause that as many as would not worship the IMAGE of the beast should be killed.” Revelations 13:15.
How dare Wikileaks damage the IMAGE of the beast! How dare they take the “one way mirror” that our government uses to track our every move (Patriot Act/TSA/CIA) and turn on the IMAGE of the same governments and corporations! How dare they not “worship the image of the beast.” Don’t they know the penalty of transparency and revealing the true image of the beast?
“Julian Assange poses a clear and present danger to American national security. The WikiLeaks founder is more than a reckless provocateur. He is aiding and abetting terrorists in their war against America. The administration must take care of the problem – effectively and permanently.”—Jeffrey Kuhner/ Washington Times
“The American airwaves quiver with the screams of parlor assassins howling for Julian Assange’s head. Jonah Goldberg, contributor to the National Review, asks in his syndicated column, “Why wasn’t Assange garroted in his hotel room years ago?” Sarah Palin wants him hunted down and brought to justice, saying: “He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.” The U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, announced on Monday that the Justice Department and Pentagon are conducting “an active, ongoing criminal investigation” into the latest Assange-facilitated leak under Washington’s Espionage Act. Asked how the U.S. could prosecute Assange, a non-US citizen, Holder said, “Let me be clear. This is not saber-rattling,” and vowed “to swiftly close the gaps in current U.S. legislation.”
In other words, the espionage statute is being rewritten to target Assange, and in short order, if not already, President Obama — who as a candidate pledged “transparency” in government — will sign an order OK’ing the seizing of Assange and his transport into the U.S. jurisdiction. Render first, fight the habeas corpus lawsuits later.— Alexander Cockburn/ Creators.com
and until we can kill you:
“And he causeth that all, both small and great, rich and poor, freed and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. That no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast….” Revelations 13:16,17
“Last week, WikiLeaks was evicted from Amazon cloud-based servers, reportedly under pressure from US politicians. A couple days later, PayPal followed suit – effectively depriving WikiLeaks of a flood of micro-donations from supporters around the globe. Now reps for MasterCard and Visa have said the companies will halt payments to WikiLeaks until a full investigation into the practices of the site has been completed. In an interview with the BBC, a Visa Europe spokesperson said the investigation would determine whether the nature of WikiLeaks business “contravenes Visa operating rules.” Meanwhile, MasterCard said in a statement that it was “in the process of working to suspend the acceptance of MasterCard cards on Wikileaks until the situation is resolved.”—Christian Science Monitor/
Even Swiss Wikileaks’ Bank Accounts have been frozen. And in the words of one commentator:
“Freedom of Speech—priceless; for everything else, there is Mastercard” —and I would add with money it has been shown that you can gain the allegiance of nearly anything in this world, “Popes, presidents, priests, armies, navies, governments, all institutions that have become part of the worship of the IMAGE of the beast.
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of Life of the Lamb…if any man have an ear, let him hear.” Revelations 13:8,9
So to Wikileaks and Julain Assange we at the Mormon Worker say “we are all ears..”