Wikileaks Book of Revelations

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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.

Global Leader

“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



We are Number 1—by a long shot. Is there any larger “beast” in the land?

“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

Julian Assange: Wanted by the Empire, Dead or Alive

“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..”

25 thoughts on “Wikileaks Book of Revelations

  1. gt says:

    Can the government be specific what is so threatening, because NO ONE DIED by the cables released. Was the leak so careless ? People did die because the same amount of money did go to Foreign Affair as to public health care.

    We NEED proper steering mechanism to survive the global society we created with technology. Transparency/involvement is needed. It’s urgent, at this moment our society has an obsolete 200 years old steering mechanism. How can a few wise leaders understand these complex global issues pending ?

    Would we have gone to Iraq over Weapons of mass destruction is we were part of the diplomatic cable discussion ?
    Better of with more transparency ? Credit Crises / Cable gate shows governments are not so much in control of the global society. Wasn’t it work of the press to tell us the truth ?

    Can the government be specific what is so threatening, because NO ONE DIED by the cables released. People did die because the same amount of money did go to Foreign Affair as to public health care.

    At least the cork out of the bottle. Fact is that secrets are harder to keep anno 2010. Shutting down is naive. Discuss it is the only option.. If democracy fails, the only solution is MORE democracy!. Fill the streets and discuss where the press fails.

  2. Joseph says:

    Good points from both Ron and Gt.

    As a librarian, I was upset, though not surprised, by the Library of Congress trying to shut down access to Wikileaks. I was glad to see other librarians are also opposed to blocking access to information:

    http://libr.org/plg/lcwikileaks.php

    Anyone trying to block this information is just going to make themselves look worse in the long-run. Just like with Mormonism and Joseph Smith, taking Assange out is not going to stop the movement. It’s not going to stop the truth from getting out. And Assange doesn’t have blood on his hands, it’s the people he’s exposing who have that crime to answer for.

  3. Ron Madson says:

    Joseph,
    thanks for the link to the Librarian Guild—the game is on!
    So Ms. Palin and others speak of “blood on Assange’s hand”? Interesting, I will take note of her “patriotic diatribe” when Wikileaks is shown to cause as many innocent casualties as our government’s now nine year wars of aggression based on outright planned and premeditated deceit. Just ask Scott Ritter what our government does to one when one speaks the truth to the US people that there is absolutely to evidence of WMDs in Iraq. Assange and Wikileaks is not the first rodeo for the “beast”–it is just the most challenging to date.
    So if there should be any international manhunt it should start with Dick Cheney a real modern day war criminal a la Kissinger….

    thanks Joseph for your continued contributions to this site.

  4. Forest Simmons says:

    It is evident that Assange hit a nerve in the beast.

    And you are right; the “beast” of chapter thirteen is the power structure of the U.S.A. not the impotent United Nations that the right wing fundamentalist Christians fear and vilify, as portrayed in the “Left Behind” movies.

    The key to understanding (besides having ears to hear) biblical prophesy of the latter days is Chapters 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22 of Third Nephi, where the resurrected Lord, himself correlates the latter day scenes with Isaiah’s vision of the latter days. Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni round out the picture with many subtle hints about the contents of the vision of the Brother of Jared and other sealed parts of the records, as well as of the part reserved for John the Revelator to tell.

  5. J. Madson says:

    Here is another video put out by the group Anonymous that has been cyberattacking Visa, Paypal, and Mastercard.

  6. Tristan says:

    UPDATE: Xipwire processing donations to wikileaks: https://xipwire.com/give/wl

  7. Forest Simmons says:

    Here’s a link to an article that makes clear that now is the “when” in Ether 8:24.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/johnson12092010.html

    (Ether 8:24) Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.

    We have just been given a window into the secret world that has all power over the political and economic system that is in control of our modern existence.

    Shall we put our heads back into the sand?

  8. Ron Madson says:

    Tristan–thank you for the link…

    Forrest–awesome article. I just read it. Loved the comparison to Tyndale and Wycliffe and the “classified/secret Bible” getting out. Also, I think you are dead on in citing Ether 8:24….This topic and how governments handle it is a real litmus test in my opinion as to what governments and individuals really believe in and not what they say. Do they really believe that in the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Freedom of speech/press? Do they have nothing to hide? Even the Tea Party is split over this with Ron Paul and many other leaders praising the revelations and others wanting to kill the messenger a la Sarah Palin.

    anyway, for the readers here I wanted to paste one part of the nice article you sent rom “Counterpunch”

    For his efforts Tyndale was strangled then burned as a heretic and the Church was so horrified about Wycliffe’s radical legacy that his remains were dug up and he was burned at the stake posthumously. They saw, accurately, that the revealing of previously secret knowledge to the masses would make the clergy’s social and political positions progressively less powerful. In exposing today’s privileged knowledge, Wikileaks may indeed threaten the perpetuation of certain practices of the powerful. The reactions to Wikileaks, its editor-in-chief Julian Assange, and alleged source PFC Bradley Manning are certainly indicative of a perceived threat of that magnitude. Assange is facing public calls by prominent figures for his assassination. He risks having his passport stripped in Australia and there are police investigations into Wikileaks and Assange in numerous countries. Manning is already jailed and is awaiting trial on the charge he leaked a video showing a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad which killed several civilians, including media personnel.

  9. Ron Madson says:

    Oh, the irony does not get any better then this. Check out this statement issued on December 7, 2010 by the United States. It doesn’t get any better then this….caps added by me, of course…

    WORLD FREEDOM OF PRESS DAY ANNOUNCEMENT:

    Press Statement
    Philip J. Crowley
    Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
    Washington, DC
    December 7, 2010
    The United States is pleased to announce that it will host UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day event in 2011, from May 1 – May 3 in Washington, D.C. UNESCO is the only UN agency with the mandate to promote freedom of expression and its corollary, freedom of the press.

    The theme for next year’s commemoration will be 21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers. The United States places technology and innovation at the forefront of its diplomatic and development efforts. New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals’ right to freedom of expression. At the same time, WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE DETERMINATION OF SOME GOVERNMENTS TO CENSOR AND SILENCE INDIVIDUALS AND THE FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION. We mark events such as World Press Freedom Day in the context of our enduring commitment to support and expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age.

  10. Ron Madson says:

    At least ONE voice in Congress supporting Wikileaks!

  11. Forest Simmons says:

    Good for Ron Paul, the calm and considered voice of reaon on this issue.

  12. theradicalmormon says:

    Before you guys get too excited about what wikileaks represents, you should consider this article by Chossudovsky:

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22389

    He makes some very good points about corporate media involvement in wikileaks etc.

  13. Joseph says:

    RM, thanks for the article. I found, however, that it mainly deals with the mainstream medias selection and presentation of the documents, and not so much the documents themselves. I haven’t really been relying in NY Times to really share what these “cable-gate” documents reveal. Looking through other sources, however, there are some pretty big revelations.

    Yes, I have been a bit suspicious of Assange’s celebrity status (made even worse by the evidence that he exploits his celebrity by being be a jerk to the women he has relations with), so I’m glad OpenLeaks is starting up to bring attention back to getting secret documents out in the open. It should be a group effort. It’s pretty easy to take down and smear one guy.

    But this document drop is big, there’s no getting around it. And the NY Times is going to avoid reporting very much about it, even though the documents are now public.

    And, as Ron pointed out, a lot can be guessed at by who is the most angry about this. Julian’s arrest and mistreatment could all be show, but I don’t think it is. And since when does being a cad make one an international criminal (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf/interpol-the-worlds-datin_b_793033.html)? Really Sweden? You’re going to extradite someone because a condom broke during consensual sex?

    Obviously there are things that got out that the government did not want exposed.

    So yes, the article above does demonstrate that the mainstream’s reporting of Wikileaks has been very controlled. The article does not, however, make a very good case that the government might be controlling Wikileaks itself. The evidence right now seems to be the opposite. I’ve often felt that the mainstream’s coverage of Wikileaks was intended to distract from what the documents are really revealing.

    More importantly, with offshoots like OpenLeaks starting up, it seems likely there may be more revelations to come.

    • Iamdavid says:

      more revelations to come? Yes. But not from the like of the media, nor the peoples who write their provokations or invitations. We are being used to incite what “they would like us” to. Although some may think “we” are the one or ones to make some kind of difference/deferrence we really are just a spot on the unheard wall of idiots who would like to think we really can make some difference. We cannot. What has been said is enough to make the whole World boil. Again, we are a collection of peoples who have pissed off the entire World. Untill we actually piss off our own government enough to start killing us…they will not “change” That time is at hand. Anyono redy to lay down their life to correct the wrong? I don’t, and haven’t seen this by any blog…anywhere. I love you all and may the Lord have mercy on your soul…collectively……….

      • Iamdavid says:

        and by the by, where on the Earth did you get my e-mail address, when I gave it naught to you. Who are you? And what would you like to ask of me ? Ask it

    • Ron Madson says:

      Iamdavid,

      I appreciate your contribution here, but I am not sure what you are trying to say? When you say “what has been said is enough to make the whole world boil” are you referring to the revelations from Wikileaks so far? Also, what makes you believe that the “time is at hand” for our government to “start killing us” ? And who are the “us” that they seek to kill? I understand the desire of some to kill Assange and those associated with him but are you referring to someone else individually or collectively? Your words are somewhat opaque? Could you be more plain?

      also, I do not know what you are referring to as to your e-mail address? I am a writer here but not an administrator?

  14. Iamdavid says:

    Dear Ron,

    Back at ya on Your contributions in delivery of things which more should endeavor to play upon. Sorry, investigate and reply to. Although, perhaps a little “opaque”, I understand a little more than is probable to most onlookers. Things which are said, as in the sense of collectivity , by Americans, in general, are those “things” from which I refer. I think you may have to go back just a little , no offense, and collect the relevant conversation in order to exact a proper question from the real context of my statement. To form questions from statements taken out of context is the usual and American thing to do…I know. Leave the question in tact, and I think the audience will do much better at forming a proper opinion of….us. Thank you. I really do enjoy your stuff.

  15. George III says:

    Am I missing something here? You all think this is wonderful, complete transparency? Should we all know who is in the FBI witness protection program and where they are? Should we all know which mobsters the FBI is eavesdropping on? Yes, a little less secrecy would be a good thing, but no government can function in a world of complete transparency. There has to be a balance somewhere.

    • tariq says:

      I’ll respect the government’s privacy when they start to respect mine. Many communities have been subject to government eavesdropping in recent years. If you are an even moderately left-wing activist or are perceived to be so, if you are Muslim, Arab, or South Asian, if you are involved in anti-war activism or go regularly to a Mosque, you can assume that you are being watched. Many, if not all, Mosques in the U.S. have informants in them. I personally know South Asians who have been asked by the CIA to work as translators to listen to phone calls made to and from the phones of Pakistani-Americans. I personally have been involved in activist groups that the FBI and police attempted to infiltrate with informants, and these groups were not even remotely involved in illegal or dangerous activity. We know for a fact that the government eavesdrops on our phone calls and emails. We now know for a fact that the FBI has, for years, been spying on animal rights and environmental activists, the vast majority of whom pose no threat to anyone. If government officials have such little respect for the privacy of my conversations, why should I have any respect for the privacy of theirs?

      One more point; If the State had a history of conducting itself in trustworthy manner, then maybe it would be ok to give it the benefit of the doubt and trust that its secrets are only kept secrets in the best interests of the population. I have yet to see any reason whatsoever to consider the U.S. government, or any government, to be worthy of my trust. If we are to err, it’s better to err on the side of too much transparency than the side of too much secrecy. Until Big Brother can show himself to be a decent human being, we’re gonna have to keep watching him.

      • Forest Simmons says:

        Before Julian Assange there was an LDS muckracker named Jack Anderson who had his loyal cadre of leakers of government secrets. Anderson was an active Mormon (I used to home teach someone who attended his gospel doctrine class when she lived in DC) who felt an obligation to expose the secret combinations of the latter day gentiles that Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni repeatedly warned us about.

        He was a thorn in the side of Richard Nixon, who couldn’t understand how Anderson was so resistant to assassination.

        Here’s a link to a book review of a new book on the topic of the rivalry between Nixon and Anderson:

        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39157420/ns/politics/

        Many latter-day saints were embarrassed to have a high profile Mormon speak truth to government authority figures in white shirts and ties. But not Hugh Nibley, who quoted him as a reliable source with regard to the dismal state of the American Republic.

      • Ron Madson says:

        Forrest,

        Nice Find, ie, the article as to Jack Anderson. I remember him. I lived in DC growing up during that time. My how some things don’t change. Although you gotta love the “Freedom of Information” where we get it years long after we can do anything about it. Now thanks to Wikileaks we might get the information we need NOW to make decisions and expose corruption.

    • Ron Madson says:

      Touche! Tariq!
      The government wants a “one way mirror.” Can’t stand having us turn the mirror on them. I say let’s shine the flashlight down in that basement and find out what is really there.

  16. Ron Madson says:

    Of course we should not know who is in the FBI witness protection program and things that for good practical reasons must not be transparent. That is common sense. Wikileaks provides the information after redacting obvious such secrets and then the publisher whether it is NY Times or Washington Post or whomever exercises their discretion and engage in further redactions. We should also realize that Wikileaks has invited governments to review and redact before distributing. They have refused to do so.
    I do not think anyone is arguing for total transparency just sunshine on the policy making decisions and the facts or lack of facts they are based upon

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