Friday, June 23, 2006



By Marsha West

June 23, 2006

Is it true that Jesus never mentioned anything about homosexuality? That he never brought it up, even once? Most of us have heard the line that in the Gospels there’s no record of Jesus condemning homosexuality. There are individuals, especially from the militant homosexual rights movement, who utter this fabrication with all the raw hostility of liberals who think abortion is their God given right.

The "Jesus never mentioned homosexuality" argument is meant to bully people into believing that Jesus actually took a benign attitude towards same-sex acts. Liberal's reason that if Jesus disapproved of homosexuality, he would have said so. Since he never mentioned gay sex, he didn’t condemn it.

Most people, including some Christians, don’t have a clue what Jesus did or did not say on any given subject, let alone what he thought about same-sex practices, so they fall for the “Jesus never mentioned homosexuality” lie, hook, line and sinker.

So, do homosexual relationships have the approval of Jesus?

At the very heart of the Christian view of God is the Holy Trinity. (This is not an essay on Christian doctrine, so bear with me.) Classical Christianity has believed that God exists in Holy Trinity, or tri-personality -- the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is not three gods in one. Each Person of the Trinity is fully God. They are one in essence with three separate and distinct personalities. All are infinite and eternal. Jesus Christ, the Son, is the Second person of the Trinity. The Son is in perfect union with the Father and the Holy Spirit. They are never, nor could they ever be out of union with one another. Jesus said, "I and the Father are one" (John 10:30). The deity of the Holy Spirit is also evident. In Acts 5:3-4 Peter told Ananias that by lying to the Holy Spirit, he had lied to God. Dan Corner gives us an excellent way to illustrate the Trinity:

“H2O-is common water-two parts hyydrogen, one part oxygen. You can freeze H2O and you would have the solid, or ice. You can turn on your faucet and you would have the liquid H2O. You can hear the whistle of H2O that comes out of the tea kettle spout which is steam, but it would still be H2O. H2O can and does exist in solid, liquid and gas. The solid is not the liquid; the liquid is not the gas; and yet all three are of one nature: H2O. And that is exactly how it is with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Father is not the Son, the Father is not the Holy Spirit, and Jesus is not the Holy Spirit.”

Here's the crux of the matter. Those who try to make their case by arguing, “Jesus never mentioned homosexuality” are either ignorant of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, or they ignore it for the purpose of supporting a hollow argument.

The late Lehman Strauss offered the following insight into the Apostle Paul’s clear teaching on homosexuality:

“In Romans 1:26-31 twenty-three punishable sins are listed with homosexuality leading the list. Paul wrote, “For this cause God gave them up into vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:26, 27). These verses are telling us that homosexuals suffer in their body and personality the inevitable consequences of their wrong doing. Notice that the behaviour of the homosexual is described as a “vile affection” (1:26). The Greek word translated “vile” (atimia) means filthy, dirty, evil, dishonourable. The word “affection” in Greek is pathos, used by the Greeks of either a good or bad desire. Here in the context of Romans it is used in a bad sense. The “vile affection” is a degrading passion, a shameful lust. Both the desire?and the act of homoseexuality are condemned in the Bible as sin.”

In Galatians 1:11-12 Paul provides his qualifications to speak for God: “I want you to know brothers that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.” Later he tells how he went to Arabia to be trained “in the school of the Spirit in order that he might receive greater revelations concerning the mysteries of the Gospel of the glorified Christ.”[1]

Paul’s ideas were more than his own speculations. He says his thoughts came directly from the Second and Third members of the Trinity.

What does God the Father say about homosexuality? "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable” (Leviticus 18:22). By their very nature the Son and the Holy Spirit agree with the Father that for a man to lie with a man is detestable. What’s more,

“It is significant that while virtually nothing is written in ancient literature about female homosexual activity, Paul in Romans 1 does. He treats both homosexuality and lesbianism the same and understands both to be wrong for the same reasons. It is important to note?that Paul echooes the words of the creation account in Romans (1). He speaks of those who substitute images of the creation for the Creator and go "against nature" in committing unnatural acts with one another. Those who do so, he says, are both females and males, using not the usual Greek words for women and men, but the words used in Genesis, "female" and "male." Paul is saying that we must look back toward the order that God established in creation to recognize where we've gone wrong.” --Harold Jantz

Those who commit unnatural sexual acts with one another go against God’s moral order for humanity. Sadly, men and women who indulge in moral anarchy don’t give a hoot what God thinks! Essentially they’re saying, “Stay out of my life, God!

Why would God hang around if He’s not wanted?

God weeps over our indiscretions. He wept over Jerusalem because her people killed the prophets and would not turn to Him. Our disobedience also angers Him. The God who wept over Jerusalem is the same God who destroyed Sodom because most of its citizens were moral degenerates.

In Romans 1:25-28 Paul blames moral depravity on men and women who “exchange the truth of God for a lie," and those who “did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God." When you come right down to it, the immoral individuals Paul was talking about dethroned God and deified themselves! Consequently, He punished their sin by delivering them over to it.

“Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals?these are the very things that destrooy them.” - Jude 1:10

It’s worth noting that the Bible speaks of no “gay” role models. When homosexuality is spoken of it’s always in the negative. Because the Gospels have no record of Jesus mentioning homosexuality the “gay” rights movement would have us believe that he must not have opposed it. From his silence they conclude that sodomy is “normal and healthy.” First of all, sexual relations between a man and a woman exemplify normal behavior. Second, there’s nothing healthy about engaging in sodomy. The sexual practices of homosexuals have serious health risks and illnesses.

Although sin shouldn’t be taken lightly, it’s imperative for Christians to hate the sin but love the sinner. Even if we disapprove of someone’s lifestyle and/or choices we’re expected to treat them with kindness and respect. But bear in mind that withholding what the Bible teaches on homosexuality from someone who’s indulging in risky behavior isn’t loving it’s cowardice, even hateful.

"He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him." - 1 John 4:8-9

© 2006 Marsha West - All Rights Reserve

Marsha West is the Founder and Editor of the E-Mail Brigade News Report, an online news report for conservative people of faith. Marsha is a freelance writer specializing in Christian worldview. She is a regular contributor to,,, plus her commentaries appear in and

Marsha is also designer and webmaster of a Christian apologetics website, On Solid Rock Resources. She is currently writing a series of children's books for homeschoolers. Marsha and her husband reside in historic Jacksonville Oregon.



By Larry Pratt
June 23, 2006

Canada has been suffering from an acute case of Big Brotherism for years. Canadian life has increasingly been suffocated by the hand of government intrusion into every aspect of life.

Well, big brother seems to have been sent packing, at least for a while. Voters last January tossed out the Liberal (socialist) government. The Tory, Conservative party won a plurality, but was forced to organize a minority government as had the Liberals before them.

One of the major issues in the campaign was gun control. For about a decade, the Liberals had attempted to convince Canadians that a registry of the long guns of the good guys would keep the bad guys from having guns. As crime rose, and suspicious gun owners refused to obey the law, the Liberal claim to divine knowledge became tattered.

Legitimacy was replaced by contempt when it turned out that the registry's computers had been hacked and used for precision burglaries of gun collections. The system sold as the way to keep guns out of the hands of bad guys was actually putting guns in the "wrong hands" as Sarah Brady likes to put it! (I know, Sarah really means all non-government employees are the "wrong hands.")

The Liberals not only looked silly for supporting an obviously failed program, but their position lost all legitimacy when it was learned that the gun registry was a cash cow for consultants and favored businesses.

Try as they might to cover up their financial hanky panky, an audit by the Auditor General of Canada revealed that the system was one thousand times over budget and climbing. A second, recent audit revealed fiscal tactics had been used that would have been admired by an Enron accountant. Gun registry spending was pulled from many different budgets without a trace -- no line items flagged the covert movement of the funds.

The Liberals were further wounded when an Adscam scandal of similar proportions came to light where party cronies were awarded contracts because they were insiders. Payola here, payola there, payola everywhere was increasingly the image of the Liberal party.

The Tories campaigned on an "end-the-gun-registry" plank in their platform. It was very helpful in ousting the Liberals. It focused opinion on much that was wrong with the Liberal government.

While lacking the majority (yet) to outright repeal the long gun registry, they have been taking the money for the registry and giving it to the Mounties so they can do real police work. They have also proclaimed an amnesty so unregistered gun owners don't have to register pending repeal of the law.

Interestingly, when the Liberals decreed (without a vote in Parliament) many amnesties to try to snooker Canadians into registering their guns -- that was good government. Now that the Tories have decreed an amnesty in the same non-parliamentary fashion (it would be called an executive order in the U.S.), opponents have decried the amnesty as a horrible violation of the rule of law. Just ask the Liberals and their allies in the mainstream (partisan) media.

Not only is the gun registry heading in the right direction (to the trash heap), the Tories have sacked Canada's rabidly anti-gun representatives at the UN's ongoing gun control convocation. The UN has been seeking for years to impose worldwide gun control (read: disarm American private gun owners). Canada, along with Japan, has been a major supporter of a treaty which would have the UN administer an international gun registry.

With the still-growing scandal of the Canadian long-gun registry, the UN will have a harder sell for its own global gun registry. To put it in other words, guns don't get into criminals hands because of negligent gun owners, guns get there thanks to gun control laws!

To add insult to injury, the UN would like to have its anti-gun powwow over the week of July 4. This is a plan much like kicking a sleeping dog. If US gun owners have been too busy until now to pay attention to the UN's lust for their guns, this little bit of timing might change all that. Maybe we will come to see the UN as George III's revenge.

In light of this, the Canadian election in January takes on a worldwide significance. The Conservative government of Canada has become a true ally of the United States, and of individual gun-owning Americans -- indeed of gun owners everywhere.

We should all take heart that a people that seemed to go along with every oppressive policy of their socialist government finally "pushed back," as member of Parliament Garry Breitkreuz (Conservative from Saskatchewan) told me in my Live Fire interview with him (hear the interview). Maybe those of us who are Canada's southern neighbor will follow suit and push back against our own suffocating socialists.

© 2006 Larry Pratt - All Rights Reserved


Larry Pratt has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 27 years. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting their second amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.

GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA's work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency.

Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC's Today Show, CBS' Good Morning America, CNN's Crossfire and Larry King Live, Fox's Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC's Phil Donahue show and many others. He has debated Congressmen James Traficant, Jr. (D-OH), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Vice President Al Gore, among others. His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country.

He published a book, Armed People Victorious, in 1990 and was editor of a book, Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias, 1995. His latest book, On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty was published in 2001.

Pratt has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates. Pratt directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer Research.

The GOA web site is: Pratt's weekly talk show Live Fire is archived there at:



By Dr. Laurie Roth Ph.D.
June 23, 2006

I realize this is the popular sentiment and what gear the media and many are stuck in now, BUT, is this true? Was the war in Viet Nam the cataclysmic failure we refer to and eagerly compare this war with? Who are we supposed to be fighting with? "its bin Laden and al-Qaeda stupid…..right?" Only last night one of my radio callers was screaming this at me, shocked at my ignorance and suggesting a fraudulent component of Bush and the war period!!!

So……going back a bit…..did Viet Nam accomplish anything at all? Looking at our history on this and the media coverage you would think it was the plague we went through!!! It only held back the aggressive spread of communism for MANY years, changing the momentum and ability of this evil in its aggressive movement. That was a victory in itself!!! How often have we had to hear the endless orgy from the media and liberals in America how it was a FAILURE, a WASTE of time, THE VIOLENT EVIL of so many of the troops to civilians…..on and on. Boy…..we got those troop "failures" back though. Thanks to folks like Jane Fonda, John Kerry, a host of other celebrities, leaders and media in general, we let those Viet Nam troops have it when they returned!!! Why waste spit when we can put it on a wounded soldier? Why waste a perfectly good thank you and effort at help when we could mock a soldier into becoming a street person.

The comparison of what is going on in Iraq to Viet Nam ONLY attacks the person doing it. It speaks of their stupidity about the gains REALLY made with Viet Nam; It speaks to their disrespect and hatred for troops in general: It speaks to their lack of understanding about the nature of war period….its messes….and its struggles. Finally, it speaks to their inability to understand and face that evil exists and sadly grows and forces every generation to FACE it!!!

Yes, the war in Iraq is not perfect. Troops and civilians have died and are dying, Our foe is slippery and changes shape as we progress, but, the following is also true. Our troops have so far taken out 4 weapons of mass destruction and don't you ever forget it! Uday, Qusay, Saddam and Al-Zarqawi. They were all responsible for massive amounts of torture and murders. You say "Laurie…you are so stupid….we weren't fighting Saddam but Bin Laden!!!" Nap time is over kindergarteners…..listen up to the basics of sentence structure! Bin Laden was only one ace in a very large card deck of killers!!! He represents the ongoing and evil war we are forced to face against fundamentalist Islam…………the new and very motivated Nazi party!

Those who witnessed Wednesday's Pentagon Press conference heard the real answer. Tuesday morning the Department of Defense de-classified information showing that American liberating troops found over 500 weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. These missiles contained deadly chemical warheads as previously used on Kurds in Northern Iraq. Apparently the General who was then head of the Russian Special Forces unit in Iraq was not able to move ALL of these weapons to Syria and Lebanon prior to the Allied invasion.

Not all Islamics want to fight and take us out but a whole lot of their leaders, organizations and Clerics do!!! Bin Laden was only one among a very organized anti symetic, anti freedom system of hate!!! Face it unless you want to do what they demand….happily convert, throw away our democracy and stop supporting Israel.

I said it last night on air and I will say it again. Do you think Saddam was just waiting for the inspectors to come in and find his weapons? Common sense would tell you that Saddam was crafty and sneaky enough to transfer his weapons elsewhere, like Iran, Syria on and on.

Regardless of how you view the mess of this war understand this. All war is messy. Some evil dictators don't do well with rules, freedom and respectful negotiations. Our troops are the best in the world and they ARE cleaning house against the killers and letting the Islamic extremists know that "no" you can't just walk in and nuke us or Israel!

Perhaps its time to do less comparing to Viet Nam, turn your comparing into praying and support. This is a complicated and REAL war whether you like or hate Bush, are a Republican or Democrat. Evil is real, in our face, and we are dealing with it!

© 2006 Dr. Laurie Roth - All Rights Reserved

Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in Counseling and held a small private practice for many years. She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is the proverbial "pastor's daughter" when it comes to her sense of adventure and her independent thinking. Laurie is a singer/songwriter with five CD albums to her credit, one track, which landed her in Billboard's top 40 ranks and on the cover of Cash Box Magazine. She plays the piano, keyboard, and violin and has a voice that can penetrate your very soul.

In the late 90's, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called "CD Highway" that aired nationally on 130 TV stations. What made the show a success was Laurie's on-air persona as she interviewed stars such as Al Green, Blondie, Pat Bennitar, Chicago, 3 Dog Night, Lou Rawls, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Christopher Cross, Men at Work, Billy Rae Cyrus, Diamond Rio, Rita Coolidge, and dozens more.

Laurie is also an accomplished Author, Cartoonist, and Artist. She has hosted successful radio shows in Boston and L.A. before going national. Tune in to The Roth Show, Weeknights from 7:00 to 10:00 pm PAC and find out for yourself! You can listen live on cable radio network (live on the internet) channel 6 or visit The Roth Show web site and click on "where to listen" Call the Roth Show at: 1-800-837-9680



Jim Kouri, CPP
June 23, 2006

The former Immigration and Naturalization Service estimated that as of January 2000 the total unauthorized immigrant population residing in the United States was 7 million. This total includes those who entered the United States illegally and those who entered legally but overstayed their authorized period of stay.

A more recent study estimated that there were about 10 million illegal aliens living in the United States as of March 2005. The study estimated that nearly 700,000 aliens entered the United States illegally or overstayed their authorized period of stay each year between 2000 and 2004. Some experts believe this is a overly conservative figure and that illegal immigrants number close to 20 million.

At the same time, after a steady annual reduction in crime, the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report reveals a slow but sure yearly increase in crime, especially violent crime. Some criminologists attribute the rise in crime to illegal aliens who come into the United States with a criminal background.

Many illegal aliens in the United States have been arrested and incarcerated in federal and state prisons and local jails, adding to already overcrowded prisons and jails. The US Justice Department issued a report on criminal aliens who are incarcerated in federal and state prisons and local jails.

The report contained information on the number of criminal aliens incarcerated, their country of citizenship or country of birth, and the cost to incarcerate them. Congress also requested that the Government Accounting Office provide information on the criminal history of aliens incarcerated in federal and state prisons or local jails who had entered the country illegally.

In the population study of a sample of 55,322 illegal aliens, researchers found that they were arrested at least a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien. Nearly all had more than 1 arrest. Thirty-eight percent (about 21,000) had between 2 and 5 arrests, 32 percent (about 18,000) had between 6 and 10 arrests, and 26 percent (about 15,000) had 11 or more arrests. Most of the arrests occurred after 1990.

They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien. One arrest incident may include multiple offenses, a fact that explains why there are nearly one and half times more offenses than arrests. Almost all of these illegal aliens were arrested for more than 1 offense. Slightly more than half of the 55,322 illegal aliens had between 2 and 10 offenses.

About 45 percent of all offenses were drug or immigration offenses. About 15 percent were property-related offenses such as burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and property damage. About 12 percent were for violent offenses such as murder, robbery, assault, and sex-related crimes.

The balance was for such offenses as traffic violations, including driving under the influence; fraud --including forgery and counterfeiting; weapons violations; and obstruction of justice.

Eighty percent of all arrests occurred in three states--California, Texas, and Arizona. Specifically, about 58 percent of all arrests occurred in California, 14 percent in Texas, and 8 percent in Arizona.

Government Accounting Office,
US Department of Justice,
National Security Institute

© 2006 Jim Kouri- All Rights Reserved

U.S.A. Schooling the Communist Way

U.S.A. Schooling the Communist Way
Part 1

By Brannon S. Howse

Several weeks ago, I was sitting in a hotel lobby sipping a Coke and visiting with my friend Michael Reagan who had just given a speech before several hundred people. Mike, as you may know, is a best-selling author, radio talk-show host, Fox News contributor, and eldest son of President Ronald Reagan.

A few minutes into our conversation, Mike remembered something he wanted to tell me. “Brannon,” he said, cocking his head in my direction, “I thought of you this morning when I read the newspaper.”

I wondered if he were about to crack a joke at my expense but noted that there was no trace of a smirk on Mike’s face. “Really?” I wondered, “What made you think of me?”

“Well,” Mike said before pausing for an instant (I wonder where he picked up that mannerism) “I was thinking of you because I read in the paper that Jeb Bush has become the first governor in America to sign into law a state-wide requirement that ninth-grade high school students pick a career major and focus on that major from ninth through twelfth grade. You’ve predicted something like that on my radio show more than once since 1993—also in your book for which I wrote the foreword.”

Mike was correct. It’s a prediction I hoped Americans would be wise enough to stop before it came to pass. As the education reporter and often the guest host of Michael Reagan’s program I had spend countless hours warning Mike’s listeners about Goals 2000, School-to-Work, Outcome-Based Education, HR6, No Child Left Behind, and other federal plans that have the goal of merging education with industrial production, thus turning our schools into vocational centers where students are “trained” rather than educated.

Republicans and Democrats alike are to blame for nailing this tenth plank of the Communist Manifesto into the educational foundation of schools right here in the good old U.S. of A. Lest you think I exaggerate, the tenth principle of the Communist Manifesto states that the goal of schooling for society’s children should be the “combination of education with industrial production.”

Starting in 1992, the transformation of America’s schools into vocational centers greatly accelerated. T.G. Stict, who served under Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, has observed, “Many companies have moved operations to places with cheap, relatively poorly educated labor. What may be crucial, they say, is the dependability of a labor force and how well it can be managed and trained, not its general education level.” In other words, as long as we can control people, who cares what they know?

Through programs like School-to-Work the “State” decides which children will go on to college and which go straight into the workforce following their “training certification.” State education authorities review a student's educational history and determine the career track the individual will follow. The desires of Big Brother, I mean, the State take precedent over the wishes of the individual and his or her parents. Those who conform to governmental standards are rewarded with further education and a good job. Those who do not reflect the liberal, Secular Humanist worldview will likely be pushed to vocational jobs where their Christian worldview is less likely to have an impact on the culture.

The California PTA has noted that “School-to-Work is based on the premise that government control can do a better job of training individuals, satisfying occupational demands and managing the development of economic activities than can the effort and initiative of millions of individuals.”

The draconian educational measures of the past fifteen years have made strange bedfellows. President George H. W. Bush gave us America 2000. Although President Clinton later changed the name to Goals 2000, he supported the program and pushed through several federal bills that further meshed education with industrial production. President George W. Bush expanded what his father and President Clinton had begun when he cozied up with Ted Kennedy to give us a massive federal program with the irresistible sound-bite name, No Child Left Behind. Florida Governor Jeb Bush then took advantage of federal funds available from his older brother’s program and on June 5, 2006 signed into law the ninth grade career major requirement. Florida is the first state in the nation to require this state-wide. Under Florida’s new law, career exploration will begin as early as sixth grade. By ninth grade, students will need to declare their career major. Several other states are not far behind and will soon join Florida in this radical American implementation of the Communist Manifesto.

Did you know what you wanted to do when you were in ninth grade? Do you wish the government had decided for you then what you would be doing for the rest of your life to earn a living? Would that seem like a heavy-handed restriction on your freedom to be self-determining? (In case you need help on this test, the right answers are No-No-Yes.)

Students will be encouraged to select a career that will direct them either along a vocational track or a college-bound track. With the assistance (or coercion, perhaps?) of school career counselors, students will be channeled into the path that is “right” for them. But here’s one of the big problems that is guaranteed to arise: If a ninth grade student who decides on the auto mechanic track, for example, changes his mind in the eleventh or twelfth grade, he’s stuck without the schooling needed to go to college upon graduation. At that point, a vocational track student will not have taken courses needed for acceptance into college.

Some of you may consider this a good idea since not everyone should be college bound. And I agree that in many regards, college is a waste of time and money unless a person aspires to be a doctor, lawyer, nurse, engineer, or other such professional. Several studies reveal that many, if not most, of America’s millionaires do not have college degrees. Such notables as Rush Limbaugh, Bill Gates, President Harry Truman, and the late Peter Jennings never graduated from college. Yet while a college degree is not needed for success, an academically sound education from kindergarten through twelfth grade is essential for every student regardless of their post-high school plans. It is the only way to have an informed citizenry.

Perhaps even more critical, the federal government is not qualified to project the supply and demand of the workforce two years—much less ten—from now. Trying to do so is one of the stultifying aspects of centrally planned economies (remember the Soviet Union?). Whether the plan is called ready-to-work, school-to-work, school-to-career, small learning communities, or any other soundbite-crafted moniker, it is still a fulfillment of the Communist Manifesto, not the Declaration of Independence or any other foundational American document.

The frightening reality is that codifying these programs will only make an already dangerous situation worse. Even without Florida-style programs solidly in place yet, many students are already finding themselves channeled where they don’t want to go. In part 2 of this series, we will examine several examples of how honor students that are also conservative Christians have been funneled into jobs as bartenders and waitresses. And bear in mind as elections approach that you can’t simply assume a given Republican or Democrat is for or against such programs just because of party affiliation. You’ll have to find out where each individual candidate stands. Educational communism is not a party-specific issue. So be careful not to vote for someone who will add a communist plank to an election platform.

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How Democrats 'support the troops'

How Democrats 'support the troops'

Posted: June 22, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Craig R. Smith

© 2006
Help me understand how ignoring the torture and slaughter of two U.S. soldiers at the hands of total animals while keeping fellow soldiers in shackles at Camp Pendleton for doing their job is "support of the troops"? If that is what Murtha, Pelosi, Kucinich, Kerry, Gore and the bunch consider support of the troops, I can only hope they never support me. I suspect most soldiers would agree.

Why don't we respond? Because if we do and our troops are allowed to take off the gloves, the liberal media and the liberal Democrats who claim to support our troops will demand the soldiers be brought up on charges. They will make sure that the world observes the evil Americans and their horrific tactics while they glorify the "resistance."

Were our GIs found in the condition that meets the standards set forth in the Geneva Convention? Were they treated like normal "enemy combatants"? Were they given shelter, food and medical attention? Were they provided with Bibles or Qurans and placed in prison cells to await the end of the conflict?

Did they have underwear put on their heads and were they harassed by dogs? Were there embarrassing group photos? NO! While the reports are not out as of yet, one can only imagine that there would be no need for DNA identification if our soldiers' hands and heads were still part of their bodies. For the families' sake we have yet to hear what condition these animals left our men, but rest assured, it is not the condition Gitmo detainees are in tonight.

So let's get this straight:

United States POW=captured, tortured and killed.

Insurgent POW=clothed, fed, entertained and cared for.

Why is it that our country feels no sympathy for those who fight for our freedom, our fellow citizens, but is outraged when our brutal enemy must suffer embarrassment? Where are the human-rights groups protesting the treatment of U.S. prisoners of war? Doesn't this make you just a little mad at the terrorists, Murtha, or are you too busy hating Bush and sucking up to the cameras with your cut-and-run rap? Supporting the troops again! All for what? To see George Bush's poll numbers drop. These liberals are sick. They really need help.

It is high time we come to realize we are fighting animals not humans, and come to grips with the fact that this is a war.

Think about these soldiers who just lost their lives. They were in a no-win situation. If they took action and fought their way out of being captured, one of the dead insurgents would miraculously become an innocent Iraqi (that is Demspeak for an outed insurgent). They would be put in shackles and thrown in the brig to await a possible sentence of death. If they don't fight but surrender, they are be butchered for sport.

Show me one captured American soldier that has lived to talk about his capture unless we rescued them before a parishioner of peace beheaded them. I can show you hundreds upon hundreds of captured insurgents/terrorists that live better at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib than they ever lived in their pathetic existence in Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia or wherever the heck they came from. I'm being polite with my words here.

When will we as a nation stop the rhetoric and allow our men to fight? Have we become so wussified by the left that we are going to allow our troops to be held in prison on murder charges while the vermin they were fighting are allowed to continue their slaughter? When will we get the collective backbone to get this over with by doing what we all know needs to be done?

What would that be? It's simple. Shock and Awe II.

You give al-Qaida the word that the bombing will begin in 48 hours over every city that they have a presence in. You give the civilians the ability to get out or turn over the terrorists that live among them. If they don't get out or expose the terrorist, they die with them. If they don't want to die, they can kill the terrorists themselves. That's the ultimate in Iraq standing up while we stand down. They can do it or we can do it for them, but it should get done. That, Murtha, is support of the troops!

Or we can follow the path of Murtha, Pelosi and Dean. You know the overwhelming "support" they show our troops – the support that is getting them killed. Talk about Rumsfeld sending them into combat without body armor or uparmored Humvees. How about what the Dems are doing? Sending them into battle with their hands tied behind their backs. It's hard for troops to defend themselves, no less Iraq, when they can't shoot or kill. Of course, this is the same support John Kerry gave our troops in Vietnam by calling them "baby killers" and "murderers."

Is the political appetite of the Democratic Party so overpowering that they will allow troops to be captured and killed and not respond? Do they really hate GWB that much? Can we continue on the path of appeasement that the Dems so strongly believe in? This same appeasement now has North Korea testing missiles with nukes that can reach America and the Iranians going nuclear.

Madeleine Albright was just supporting the troops when she "diplomatically" gave North Korea nuclear technology. It was for peaceful purposes after all. Jimmy Carter wanted to make nice with the ayatollah before our hostages were marched out of the embassy in Tehran. The Dems are setting us up to be killed. Oops – they are supporting the troops – sorry.

Enough is enough. America has to get in one accord like we were Sept. 13, 2001. You remember. It was only a few short weeks later that folks like Kerry and Pelosi were giving the authority for the president to attack Saddam and his henchmen in Iraq. But then again, Kerry voted for the war right before he voted against the war. We need to tell Pelosi that we don't need her "supporting" the troops anymore. We don't need Murtha "loving" the troops anymore. We need to allow our troops to do their jobs without the ACLU, New York Times and every other left-wing whack job second-guessing each move after the fact for political gain. Their political ambitions are getting our guys killed, and enough is enough. The left, as I have said before, needs to shut up and sit down. They need to realize we are fighting animals that have no regard for any human life. They will torture and behead anyone who gets in the way of their plan, including fellow Muslims.

We will win this war despite the "support" the left has shown for the troops. Cindy Sheehan and John Murtha will be shown to be what they are – opportunists of the worst kind. I don't want to hear about Murtha's war record. To quote my regular reader Vinny:

"Murtha reminds me of that bellicose, old drunk, sitting at the end of some bar, usually at the VFW post, downing shots and beers, and complaining about everything – from the price of gas to teenagers to our servicemen to Vietnam and Iraq. Because he's protected by his old age and former service, the folks just suffer his rants, buy him drinks and hope that he will pass out, or that his wife will come get him and lead him out by the ear. You can really get a rise out of them by saying, when watching a football game: 'This is going to be a WAR.' They go nuts, and proceed to tell the whole bar that you don't know what a war is, but he, of course, does Then he proves it by citing every 'battle' he was in and what a coward you are for not being in them."

Murtha and Sheehan are singing from the same sheet of music, and while they tell you the song is in support of the troops, they are both very much off-key. Allow our troops to do the job they were trained to do and this war will be over and there will be a "W" on Iraq's, America's and the free world's score card. Terrorism and terrorists are real and have to be sent a clear message from the civilized world: "You are not welcome here if you continue to torture and kill. We have decided it is us or you, and you have lost the vote."

The liberal left clearly supports the troops. I just wish it was ours.

The real WMD scandal

The real WMD scandal

Posted: June 23, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Kevin McCullough

© 2006
By now much of the nation has finally heard the truth: George Bush never lied about weapons of mass destruction. By now most of America is realizing that the president, who has been pummeled mercilessly on the fact that such weapons were missing, is deserving of public apologies from every Ted, Dick and Harry the Senate can cough up.

If you have been living under a rock, here's the short measure of it. On Wednesday, Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Peter Hoekstra revealed to the press for the first time the declassified portion of documents demonstrating that U.S. military had uncovered a minimum of 500 weaponized munitions that could in fact be used to deliver mustard and sarin gas.

Santorum confirmed on my radio broadcast (hear the audio) that these weapons were the kind used to kill 5,000 Kurds by Saddam. Saddam only needed three of these missiles to accomplish that feat – we've uncovered 500. That's enough nerve agents to kill more than 8.3 million people, or the Island of Manhattan or the city of Chicago.

The lying leftists who will get all of us killed if we don't remain vigilant were very slow to respond.

The New York Times, which has run hundreds of stories in the last two years on the global war on terror and attempted to reiterate on its news and editorial pages that the president lied to the American people – remained completely silent on the issue the day following the discovery. The Boston Globe committed all of two paragraphs. The Washington Post five. Yet combined these newspapers used thousands of paragraphs with huge, large font headlines to say again and again that President Bush had lied.

When I asked Sen. Santorum the real meaning of it all as it related to the American position prior to the liberation of Iraq, he responded quite simply: "It meant that Secretary of State Powell told the truth when he went before the United Nations Security Council."

As I have reported previously, we've had firsthand knowledge that some of the weapons were removed from Iraq via outfitted 747 and 727 jets to Damascus. Gen. Georges Sada testified to as much on my show (hear the audio). But at that, there was always a suspicion that not all of the weapons had been able to be moved. I believe the president firmly believed that they would in fact be uncovered by the respective United Nations inspection teams. But let's face it – the last U.N. inspections team that actually found what it was looking for was immediately kicked out.

The announcement by Santorum also pointed out something else of keen importance. The declassified version of the report indicates that there are many more weapons likely to be found even yet in Iraq.

There may be perfectly legitimate reasons for waiting on the announcements of such and even delaying the announcement weeks to months after the discovery. U.S. soldiers could be made vulnerable if the location of such stockpiles were made known to the jihadists in Iraq, who are composed of mostly foreign fighters. Telegraphing in advance the knowledge of such weapons' existence might entice two sets of weapons seekers to emerge.

It is also worth noting that none of the leftists in the United States Congress have apologized for lying to the American people. They have not offered apologies to President Bush, and to add even more pain to their misery, the Senate rejected John Kerry's "pull out of Iraq now" bill by a vote of 86 to 13.

For a season or two, the left has had what they thought was the smoking gun for the president and his party – to say he lied to the American people about weapons of mass destruction. What they would never address is how so many foreign intelligence agencies also concluded the same thing as the U.S. based on the best available evidence at the time. Heck, even John Kerry looked at the evidence and concluded that Saddam had weapons and was a threat. Turns out all those intel agencies, our own CIA information, the administration, and most importantly, our fighting men and women are now all justified. The U.S. was right all along.

That smoking gun has now been turned on themselves. For having told the American people their own form of a lie – that WMDs did not exist – and to do so so many times, they deserve every ounce of scrutiny and request for public apology they receive.

It is also a disgrace that the media have done no more than yawn at the story or give meager back-page mention of it when they were willing to tout long and loud that the president lied – with much less evidence that he did. Their callousness to the truth, their unwillingness to correct their positions or to report the facts and their willingness to slander a commander in chief in the midst of wartime are deserving of subscribers canceling their subscriptions in mass numbers. For if Americans cannot depend upon the information they read, then they should get their information from more reliable sources.

As Americans, we should stand proud today that even though the left ran the spin for a while, the truth is coming out.

And, as Scripture says, the TRUTH will set you free.

The Quisling Effect

The Quisling Effect

Posted: June 23, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Hal Lindsey

© 2006

In April, 1940, Norwegian politician Vidkun J. Quisling became the first politician in history to use the radio airwaves to announce a coup d'etat, declaring the formation of an ad-hoc government during the confusion brought on by the Nazi invasion of Norway.

Quisling hoped his action would result in Nazi recognition of Quisling as head of state. Instead, his treasonous action earned him a different kind of recognition.

Today, the name "Quisling" stands beside that of Benedict Arnold as a synonym for "traitor." Quisling's treacherous efforts to use his country's peril to advance his own personal political fortunes also earned him the place of honor before a firing squad in 1945.

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate rehabilitated Vikdun Quisling's historical legacy somewhat, with at least a third of the Senate suggesting by their own vote that Quisling was really a patriot.

After all, all he did was betray the best interests of his nation, his military and his countrymen to further his own personal political ambitions.

I believe this is what 39 senators did when they voted in favor of the Feingold-Levy amendment demanding a withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Iraqi battlefield.

There is not a single member of the Senate who is incapable of grasping what such a vote means to the enemy. Here is how it translates to our enemies: "We are only 12 Senate votes away from winning the war with the Great Satan."

It is more than disingenuous; it is deliberately dishonest to say that such an action does not give aid and comfort to the enemy. Indeed, the practice of granting aid and comfort to the enemy in order to disgrace the sitting administration is so prevalent that it even has an acronym – ACE.

The politicians who voted to advance their party's interests not only knew they were voting against the bests interests of America's war effort, they also knew they were increasing the risks our soldiers in the field face. Why? Because their vote encourages the enemy to fight harder since they believe victory is in sight.

They have to know. They don't live in a bubble. They have access to history books. They have access to intelligence reports. They have access to the news broadcasts. And they are also surrounded by advisers who have equal access to the same material. Even if they didn't, they aren't stupid.

And even if they are stupid, they still can't argue they don't know they are encouraging the enemy by expressing a no-win policy.

The only logical explanation is this: Having weighed the damage their vote against the Iraq war would caused the nation versus the damage their vote would cause their own political careers, they chose what was best for their political careers.

This was the same kind of reasoning Vidkun Quisling used 66 years before them.

No such choice is offered the tens of thousands of U.S. military forces. When given the same choice, they chose what was best for the country over what was best for them personally, irrespective of their politics.

Politics is supposed to end at the water's edge, not insinuate itself into managing foreign battlefields according to political expediency. Once politicians decide to send our military personnel into war, they deserve the best leadership our military leaders can provide. They do not deserve to have their risks increased by politicians seeking to better their careers.

As the Senate was voting whether or not to rescind America's promise to the Iraqi people, the U.S. government was trying to convince North Korea's resident Head Maniac not to test fire a new missile capable of hitting the United States. The U.S. is promising to "take grave action" and "stay the course" and all the other stuff that the Senate was currently voting to undercut in Iraq.

In between Iraq and North Korea are the Iranians, whom the United States is trying to get to abandon its nuclear ambitions or "face the consequences." Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reading the threat of "consequences" the same way Kim Jong-Il and Osama bin Laden do. Or the way an al-Qaida fighter feels when he is about to launch an ambush on a U.S. patrol.

Our terrorist enemies know that victory depends on attacking until the U.S. Congress votes to cut and run. They know they can grab headlines in the mainstream media to further their cause. They know the more barbaric atrocities committed against our soldiers, the more their cause is furthered. They know that the politicians who value their careers above country will do the rest. Then the "Quisling Effect" will win them the victory they couldn't win on the battlefield.

Group sought to ‘kill all the devils we can,’ eyed Sears Tower

‘Homegrown terrorists’ arraigned in court
Documents: Group sought to ‘kill all the devils we can,’ eyed Sears Tower

NBC News and news services

Updated: 7:41 p.m. CT June 23, 2006
MIAMI - Seven young men arrested in an alleged plot against the Sears Tower were part of a group of “homegrown terrorists” who sought to work with al-Qaida but ended up conspiring with an informant, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday.

Outlining an alleged plot to bomb the Sears Tower in Chicago and a federal building in Miami, Gonzales told a Justice Department news conference: “They were persons who for whatever reason came to view their home country as the enemy.”

Gonzales stressed that “there was no immediate threat” in either Chicago or Miami because the group didn’t have the materials it was seeking. FBI Deputy Director John Pistole concurred, saying, “This group was more aspirational than operational.”

The seven individuals — ranging in age from 22 to 32 — were indicted by a federal grand jury in Miami. Six were taken into custody in Miami on Thursday when authorities swarmed a warehouse in the Liberty City area, removing a metal door with a blowtorch. A seventh was arrested in Atlanta.

Five are U.S. citizens, one is a legal immigrant from Haiti and the other is a Haitian national who was in this country illegally.

All had taken an oath to al-Qaida and sought help from someone they believed was a member of the terrorist organization, the indictment alleged.

First court appearance
Five of the defendants, including alleged ringleader Narseal Batiste, made their initial appearances in federal court in downtown Miami on Friday. They were brought into and out of the courtroom under heavy security in single file, chained together at the wrists and wearing ankle chains.

No pleas were entered during the brief hearing. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick White scheduled another hearing for next Friday to consider a motion by prosecutors that the defendants be kept in custody until trial. White also appointed lawyers for Batiste and the four others after each said he could not afford one.

In answer to the judge’s questions, Batiste said he was “self-employed” and earned about $30,000 a year, but he provided no details. He also said he has four children.

Batiste allegedly met in December in a hotel room with someone posing as a representative of al-Qaida — someone law enforcement officials say was actually an agent of a country friendly to the United States.

Another defendant was scheduled to make a court appearance in Atlanta. It was not immediately clear when the seventh man would have his first appearances.

Gonzales outlined the contents of an indictment handed up Thursday, which identified Batiste as having recruited and trained others beginning in November 2005 “for a mission to wage war against the United States government,” including a plot to destroy the Sears Tower.

To obtain money and support for their mission, the conspirators sought help from al-Qaida, pledged an oath to the terrorist organization and supported an al-Qaida plot to destroy FBI buildings, the four-count indictment charged.

Batiste met several times in December 2005 with a person purporting to be an al-Qaida member and asked for boots, uniforms, machine guns, radios, vehicles and $50,000 in cash to help him build an “‘Islamic Army’ to wage jihad’,” the indictment said. It said that Batiste said he would use his “soldiers” to destroy the Sears Tower.

Gonzales said “the individual they thought was a member of al-Qaida was present at their meetings and in actuality he was working with the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force.”

Alleged mission: Worse than 9/11
In February 2006, it said, Batiste told the “al-Qaida representative” that he and his five soldiers wanted to attend al-Qaida training and planned a “full ground war” against the United States in order to “kill all the devils we can.” His mission would “be just as good or greater than 9/11,” the indictment accused Batiste of boasting.

The seven defendants were charged with conspiring to “maliciously damage and destroy by means of an explosive” the FBI building in North Miami Beach and the Sears Tower in Chicago.

They were are also charged with conspiring “to levy war against the government of the United States, and to oppose by force the authority thereof.”

At a news conference in Miami, U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta said officials decided to raid the warehouse and make the arrests Thursday because investigators had sufficient evidence and were confident they had fully developed the case. Acosta said authorities are confident that each arrested member of the cell “had intent to pose a threat.”

“You want to go and disrupt cells like this before they acquire the means to accomplish their goals,” Acosta said. “This is exactly the kind of case we should be investigating.”

Acosta said the group came to law enforcement’s attention when Batiste approached an individual about waging jihad inside the United States. This unidentified individual went to authorities with that information and later posed as an al-Qaida member, Acosta said.

He would not more fully describe the individual other than to say it was a person “who was working with us.”

Self-described Black Muslims
Residents living near the warehouse said the men taken into custody described themselves as Black Muslims and had tried to recruit young people to join their group. Tashawn Rose, 29, said they tried to recruit her younger brother and nephew for a karate class.

She said she talked to one of the men about a month ago. “They seemed brainwashed,” she said. “They said they had given their lives to Allah.”

Residents said FBI agents spent several hours in the neighborhood showing photos of the suspects and seeking information. They said the men had lived in the area for about a year.

Benjamin Williams, 17, said the group sometimes had young children with them. At times, he added, the men “would cover their faces. Sometimes they would wear things on their heads, like turbans.”

Security at the 110-floor Sears Tower, a Chicago landmark and the nation’s tallest building, was ramped up after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the 103rd-floor skydeck was closed for about a month and a half.

“Law enforcement continues to tell us that they have never found evidence of a credible terrorism threat against Sears Tower that has gone beyond criminal discussions,” the statement said.

In addition to Batiste, the defendants were identified as Patrick Abraham, or “Brother Pat”; Burson Augustin, or “Brother B”; Stanley Grant Phanor, or “Brother Sunni”; Naudimar Herrera, or “Brother Naudy”; Lyglenson Lemorin, also known as “Brother Levi” or “Brother Levi-El”; and Rotschild Augustine, or “Brother Rot.”

Lemorin was arrested in Atlanta.

‘Not a violent boy,’ father says
Joseph Phanor, the father of defendant Stanley Grant Phanor, said he didn’t believe “anything they say about” his son being involved in a terrorist plot.

“This boy, he’s not a violent boy. He never got into trouble. ... He didn’t want to kill people,” the elder Phanor told The Associated Press.

He said his son and his friends studied the Bible together in Miami. “All I know is that they have a construction job there and they have a contract to do some construction job. That’s what he told me,” he said.

The person they believed to be an al-Qaida representative gave Batiste a digital video camera, which Batiste said he would use to record pictures of the North Miami Beach FBI building, the indictment said. At a March 26 meeting, it went on, Batiste and Burson Augustin provided the “al-Qaida representative” with photographs of the FBI building, as well as video footage of other Miami government buildings, and discussed the plot to bomb the FBI building.

But on May 24, the indictment said, Batiste told the “al-Qaida representative” that he was experiencing delays “because of various problems within his organization.” Batiste said he wanted to continue his mission and his relationship with al-Qaida nonetheless, the document said.

NBC News’ Pete Williams, Jim Popkin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Terror called 'product'of Arab society

Terror called 'product'of Arab society
Saudi official: 'This is a one-dimensional culture, a culture of tyranny'

Posted: June 23, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006

In stark contrast to the Arab world's many defenders of jihad, a member of Saudi Arabia's Shura Council says terrorism is the product of a flaw in Arab-Muslim culture in which "the other" does not deserve to live.

Translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, a May 23 broadcast on Saudi TV's Channel 1 has the interviewer asking Saudi Shura Council member Ibrahim Al-Buleihi the following: "Some elements in Arab and Muslim societies have intensified the hostility towards Arabs and Muslims, through their acts of violence and terrorism, to the point that we see images of slaughtering the other – American or European – live on TV."

Al-Buleihi responded:

In my opinion, we should not describe these people as deviant. This is the product of our culture. …

They are the product of a culture that believes the other does not deserve to live, and is an absolute enemy with whom no understanding is possible. …

There is a fundamental flaw in our culture that leads to this behavior. This ideology, which was advocated by Sayyid Qutb [a 20th century Egyptian intellectual associated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood], and which is implemented by those who kill innocent people – women, children, and people who have done nothing wrong – did not emerge out of thin air, but is the product of this culture. This is a one-dimensional culture, a culture of tyranny – tyranny in culture, in politics, in society, in the family, and in everything.

The "other" does not have to be someone completely different. When we disagree with someone, even over a shoe-shine, we regard him as the "other," we boycott him, we excommunicate him, defame him, level accusations at him, and so on.

Hamas: Islam will conquer U.S., Britain

Hamas: Islam will conquer U.S., Britain
'Just as the Jews ran from Gaza,' U.S. 'will run' from Iraq, Afghanistan

Posted: June 23, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006

A new video on the website of the Palestinian terrorist and governing group Hamas promises the eventual defeat and subjugation of Western nations under Islam.

Israel's withdrawal from Gaza in the face of terrorist attacks is present as the prototype for future Israeli and Western behavior in the face of Islamic force, reports Palestinian Media Watch.

The video is a collection of statements by Hamas terrorist leader Yasser Ghalban, who was killed last week by Palestinians among ongoing internal fighting.

The video – which also refers to "our children being released from Guantanamo," the U.S. terrorist detention facility – can be viewed here.

Ghalban declares, "We will rule the nations, by Allah's will, the U.S.A. will be conquered, Israel will be conquered, Rome and Britain will be conquered … ."

Identifying itself as coming from the "Al-Qassam Brigades Media Office," Hamas' "military wing," the leader states on the video:

"The Jihad for Allah ... is the way of Truth and the way for salvation and the way which will lead us to crush the Jews and expel them from our country Palestine.
Just as the Jews ran from Gaza, the Americans will run from Iraq and Afghanistan and the Russians will run from Chechnya, and the Indian will run from Kashmir, and our children will be released from Guantanamo. The prisoners will be released by Allah's will, not by peaceful means and not by agreements, but they will be released by the sword, they will be released by the gun."

Palestinian Media Watch comments that the ideology expressed in the video is similar to the al-Qaida ideology, "anticipating battles with other religions throughout the world," as seen in this example

Hamas, officially considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, now governs the Palestinian Authority.

As WorldNetDaily reported last month, the Hamas' children's website included comic strips encouraging hatred of Israelis, who are defined as "evil Zionists."

One strip featured two boys who come upon supposed toys in the street.

"Don't take any of them!" warns one boy. "These are not toys, but booby-trapped bombs that will explode in the hands of those who touch them. They are placed here by the evil Zionists to kill innocent Palestinian children."

The Hamas' children's website was launched in 2002, encouraging kids to follow the example of terrorist suicide bombers.

Olmert Ties Israeli Military Hands against an Increasingly Porous Gaza-Israeli Border

Olmert Ties Israeli Military Hands against an Increasingly Porous Gaza-Israeli Border

DEBKAfile Exclusive Military Report

June 23, 2006, 3:12 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli Maj.-Gen (Res.) Yitzhak Ben-Israel, a member of the prime minister’s Kadima party, said in a state radio interview on June 22: “This is not the finest hour of Israel’s national security leadership.” Pressed to elaborate on who in particular he meant, the general mentioned prime minister Ehud Olmert and defense minister Amir Peretz.

He reminded listeners that the IDF, its commanders and men, do not function in a vacuum. In Israel, after putting forward their recommendations and arguments, army chiefs must defer to the orders of elected government and bound to carry out the tasks assigned them. Therefore, since the government has instructed the IDF to confine itself to air force activity in the war against the Qassam missile – and barred all other means of warfare, the military has no option but to obey.”

The result is a simple equation, DEBKAfile’s military experts say.

Heightened Palestinian missile attacks on Israeli civilian locations generate increased air force activity to stop them. The further the Qassam launchers retreat for shelter into populated areas, the greater the number of Palestinian civilians who stand to be hurt. Therefore, the effort to avoid civilian casualties on the Palestinian side is tantamount to bringing the IDF’s counter-missile war to a full stop.

While the Israeli prime minister repeatedly vows “We will never compromise in the fight against terror,” he and the defense minister are consciously tying the IDF’s hands against pursuing this fight.

DEBKAfile’s military sources reveal here the five different constraints they have clamped down on counter-terror operations:

1. Artillery fire by self-propelled guns and tanks against Qassam launch-sites and crews is still forbidden after a two week- halt. From January 1, the IDF fired some 8,000 shells against these targets in Gaza. Since the most exhaustive inquiry has demonstrated that the Palestinian family members killed on the Jebalya beach on June 9 were not the victims of an Israeli shell, Israeli commanders are stumped by this ban and point to its damaging fallout in four areas:

A. The IDF remains under a cloud and a question mark hangs over the credibility of its probe.

B. Official Israeli statements have become hesitant and inconsistent, usually shying away from backing IDF operations against Palestinian terror.

C. Anti-Israel interests are encouraged to denigrate Israel’s military morality.

D. The suspension of artillery fire forces the IDF to double the number of aerial forays and correspondingly increases their chances of making a botch of targeted raids and harming Palestinian civilians. Those craft are also at greater risk of being hit.

2. The prime minister has restricted air strikes to Qassam-related targets. This order extends immunity to the various Palestinian command levels of the Qassam offensive and keeps the missile stores and manufacturing facilities safe from Israeli attack. Therefore, while protesting that there will be no half-measures in the war on terror, the taboos laid on the IDF by Olmert and Peretz guarantee that the entire Palestinian terror infrastructure remains intact and unscathed. This is exactly the same policy practiced by Ariel Sharon from 2003.

3. Special operations forces’ forays into the Gaza Strip for raids and ambushes against the missile teams are not allowed - even though the single raid carried out by naval commandos near Jebalya on May 30 was a resounding success. Five Jihad Islami operatives directly employed in shooting missiles into Israel were killed. The Israeli force had no losses.

4. Olmert turned the Israeli high command down on its request to lay night ambushes just inside the security fence enclosing the Gaza Strip in order to secure the border against the rising number of Palestinian infiltrations and bombs traps. This tactic was essential, the generals explained, because Palestinian terrorists were beating the border defenses the IDF had put in place before Israel’s pullback from Gaza. A strip between 300 and 500 meters broad on the Gaza side of the border was cleared and plowed and Palestinian movements prohibited. That strip is under round-the-clock surveillance by Israeli spotters and electronic eyes and sensors. But, Olmert was told, Palestinian terrorists have learned how to elude this observation and are constantly creeping closer to the border for infiltration and attack. But the prime minister refused to heed the IDF warning that the only way to seal the increasingly permeable border against creeping terror was to conduct ambushes on the Palestinian side of the fence. Nothing doing, Olmert ruled.

5. This ban appears to be as counter-productive as the others. Air force warplanes are not allowed to carry out raids over the Gaza Strip, only drones and helicopters. Every attempt was made to explain that high-altitude warplanes are armed with advanced electronic instruments and radar, which are tailored for high-precision bombardments - unlike the low-flying hit-or-miss drones and helicopters, which are far more prone to strike civilians by mistake. This argument fell on deaf ears in Jerusalem. Olmert is convinced that the use of warplanes will damage Israel’s international image more than the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths resulting from the use of flying craft which are not geared for surgical strikes.

The IDF high command is at its wits’ end to cope with these five taboos while yet performing effectively against hostile forces tirelessly disrupting the lives of the people living in the western Negev.

Our military sources reveal that IDF statistical models updated to the third week of June point to the imminent probability of a steep rise in Israeli military and civilian casualties under the daily Qassam bombardment.

One Israel general consulted by DEBKAfile summed up the crisis in two sentences. “The battle once fought over Netzarim (the former Israeli settlement in Gaza now a training facility for a number of Palestinian terrorist groups), has shifted to Sderot, on our side of the border. Unless this falling-back is stopped,” he warned, “we will soon find ourselves fighting for Ashkelon and Netivot.”

Thursday, June 22, 2006

More scientists express doubts on Darwin

More scientists express doubts on Darwin
600 dissenters sign on challenging claims about support for theory

Posted: June 22, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006
More than 600 scientists holding doctoral degrees have gone on the record expressing skepticism about Darwin's theory of evolution and calling for critical examination of the evidence cited in its support.

All are signatories to the Scientific Dissent From Darwinism statement, which reads: "We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged."

The statement, which includes endorsement by members of the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Sciences, was first published by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute in 2001 to challenge statements about Darwinian evolution made in promoting PBS's "Evolution" series.

The PBS promotion claimed "virtually every scientist in the world believes the theory to be true."

The list of 610 signatories includes scientists from National Academies of Science in Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, India (Hindustan), Nigeria, Poland, Russia and the United States. Many of the signers are professors or researchers at major universities and international research institutions such as Cambridge University, British Museum of Natural History, Moscow State University, Masaryk University in Czech Republic, Hong Kong University, University of Turku in Finland, Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, Institut de Paleontologie Humaine in France, Chitose Institute of Science & Technology in Japan, Ben-Gurion University in Israel, MIT, The Smithsonian and Princeton.

"Dissent from Darwinism has gone global," said Discovery Institute President Bruce Chapman. "Darwinists used to claim that virtually every scientist in the world held that Darwinian evolution was true, but we quickly started finding U.S. scientists that disproved that statement. Now we're finding that there are hundreds, and probably thousands, of scientists all over the world that don't subscribe to Darwin's theory."

The Discovery Institute is the leading promoter of the theory of Intelligent Design, which has been at the center of challenges in federal court over the teaching of evolution in public school classes. Advocates say it draws on recent discoveries in physics, biochemistry and related disciplines that indicate some features of the natural world are best explained as the product of an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection.

"I signed the Scientific Dissent From Darwinism statement because I am absolutely convinced of the lack of true scientific evidence in favor of Darwinian dogma," said Raul Leguizamon, M.D., pathologist and professor of medicine at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

"Nobody in the biological sciences, medicine included, needs Darwinism at all," he added. "Darwinism is certainly needed, however, in order to pose as a philosopher, since it is primarily a worldview. And an awful one, as Bernard Shaw used to say."

270 people saw plane shot out of the sky

270 people saw plane shot out of the sky

Posted: June 22, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

July 17 marks the 10th anniversary of the destruction of TWA Flight 800, the investigation of which represented the most conspicuous and consequential misdirection of justice in American history. This column is part of an in-depth look at the incident, presenting several compelling reasons why the investigation must be re-opened.

By Jack Cashill

© 2006
On Long Island's south shore, on a sweet summer eve like that of July 17, 1996, the temperature a perfect 71 degrees, they would all be out watching. They would be watching from their boats, from the beaches, from the decks of their summer rentals.

At 8:30 that evening, a minute before sunset, Lisa Perry enjoyed the view from her elevated deck on Fire Island. Paul Angelides walked through the sliding doors to the deck of his summer rental in Westhampton. Richard Goss and his friends relaxed on the deck of a nearby yacht club.

Also in Westhampton, Mike Wire took a breather from the switch gear room on Beach Lane Bridge, where he had been working, and looked out over the dunes and beach. Joseph Delgado had just completed a few laps at a school track in Westhampton, and he was looking south. National Guard pilots Maj. Fritz Meyer and Capt. Chris Baur likewise looked south as they maneuvered their HH-60 military helicopter in for a landing at Gabreski Field a few miles away. And 22,000 feet overhead, Dwight Brumley, a retired 25-year United States Navy master chief, relaxed on US Air 217 as it headed north to Providence, R.I.

TWA Flight 800, a workhorse 747 wide body, had left the JFK runway at 8:19, made a wide turn to the south, and then turned back east. It ascended slowly to more than 13,000 feet and held there to let Dwight Brumley's plane, US Air 217, pass comfortably overhead. There were 230 people on board.

The evening of July 17 was not as peaceful as it appeared to be. Not nearly so. In Iraq, July 17 just happened to be National Liberation Day, Saddam's evil 4th of July. To celebrate, Saddam had made some of his most serious threats yet against the United States. Iran was restless as well. The White House believed it responsible for the lethal bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia three weeks earlier that killed 19 American servicemen.

On that fateful eve, just two days before the start of the Atlanta Olympics, the United States military was on its highest state of home-front alert since the Cuban missile crisis.

Shortly before noon, Washington time, on July 17, the Islamic Change Movement sent a fax to Al-Hayah in London, the most prestigious Arabic language newspaper. The warning came one day after the group had taken responsibility for the destruction of Khobar Towers. It was as serious as a truck bomb:

The mujahedeen will give their harshest reply to the threats of the foolish U.S. president. Everybody will be surprised by the magnitude of the reply, the date and time of which will be determined by the mujahedeen. The invaders must be prepared to leave, either dead or alive. Their time is at the morning-dawn. Is not the morning-dawn near?
As the sun was about to rise on the Arabian Peninsula, it was about to set on Long Island. At 8:31, Dwight Brumley put down the book he was reading and glanced out the window of US Air 217. He noticed "what appeared to be some kind of a flare," but he realized quickly that this bright, burning object ascending off the ocean was no flare. "It was definitely moving pretty much parallel to the US Air flight, and it was moving at least as fast, perhaps even faster."

As the flare-like object raced north, bridge worker Mike Wire saw a streak of light rise up from behind a Westhampton house and zigzag south, southeast away from shore at about a 40 degree angle, leaving a white smoke trail behind it.

Richard Goss, upon seeing an ascending object, turned to his friends at the yacht club and said, "Hey, look at the fireworks." Everybody turned to look, and they all watched it climb. "It was bright, very bright," says Goss, "and, you know, that almost bright pink, you know, and orange glow around it, and it traveled up."

Vacationer Lisa Perry, on her Fire Island deck, watched an object shoot up over the dunes. "It was shiny, like a new dime," says Perry. "It looked like a plane without wings. It had no windows. It was as if there was a flame at the back of it, like a Bunsen burner. It was like a silver bullet." The object was heading east, southeast towards the Hamptons.

Engineer Paul Angelides picked up a streaking object now high in the sky. From his angle, it appeared to be a "red phosphorescent object … leaving a white smoke trail." He followed the object as it moved out over the ocean in the direction of the horizon.

Goss followed it too. "It seemed to go away in the distance towards the south, and that's when I saw it veer left, which would bring it out east. It was a sharp left."

School principal Joseph Delgado told the FBI he saw an object like "a firework" ascend almost vertically. The object had a "bright white light with a reddish-pink aura surrounding it." The tail, gray in color, "moved in a squiggly pattern." From Delgado's perspective, the object "arced off to the right in a southwesterly direction."

At 8:31, FAA radar operators out of Islip saw an unknown object appear on-screen and head toward Flight 800. At the same moment, FAA radar picked up something else unusual – a ship of good size nearly right under Flight 800's airborne position.

The two National Guard pilots in their nearby helicopter now picked up the streaks high in the sky. Said Capt. Chris Baur: "Almost due south, there was a hard white light, like burning pyrotechnics, in level flight. I was trying to figure out what it was. It was the wrong color for flares. It struck an object coming from the right and made it explode." Maj. Fritz Meyer, a winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service over Vietnam, saw the southbound missile clearest. "It was definitely a rocket motor," says Meyer.

Delgado saw TWA Flight 800 "glitter" in the sky and the ascending object move up toward it. He thought at first it was "going to slightly miss" the 747, but it appeared to make "a dramatic correction at the last second." Then Delgado saw a "white puff."

"From my vantage point," says Goss, "there was a direct explosion that followed and then after that there was a second explosion that was off to the east a little farther that was much larger."

Meyer saw a bright white light also. "What I saw explode was definitely ordnance," he said. "The initiating event was a high velocity explosion, not fuel. It was ordnance."

"About two seconds later," claimed Meyer, "lower, I saw one or two yellow explosions, from that the fireball, third. The first two high velocity, the last low-velocity petrochemical explosion."

"Then a moment later there was another explosion and the plane broke jaggedly in the sky," says Lisa Perry. "The nose is continuing to go forward; the left wing is gliding off in its own direction, drifting in an arc gracefully down; the right wing and passenger window are doing the same in their direction out to the right; and the tail with its fireball leaps up and then promptly into the water below. The sounds were a huge BOOM! – then another BOOM!"

"You could feel the concussion like a shock wave," reports Mike Wire of the initial blast. Indeed, it shook the bridge on which he was standing in Westhampton, even at 10 miles distance.

"The sounds shook the house," remembers Angelides. "My wife, who was on the bathroom floor drying our son from his bath, felt the floor shaking as she heard the noise, and I heard her cry out, 'What is going on?'"

And then confusion – a hellish, horrific confusion. "There seemed to be a lot of chaos out there," says Angelides. Now he, Wire, Perry, Meyer, Baur, Goss, Delgado, and Brumley watched as the plane's fuel tanks exploded, and Flight 800 morphed into what Delgado described as a "firebox" and others described as a "fireball."

"When that airplane blew up, it immediately began falling," adds Maj. Meyer. "It came right out of the sky. From the first moment, it was going down."

Brumley saw the burning debris hit the water and turned to summon a flight attendant. As he did, a passenger in the seat behind him, James Nugent, cried out, "Did you see that too?" Brumley and the others were hardly alone in what they had seen. On that soft summer eve, thousands were watching the sea and the sky. By the FBI's own count, 270 eyewitnesses saw a flaming object ascend towards TWA Flight 800. Scores of those tracked it from the horizon all the way to the doomed airplane. The New York Times would not interview one of them.

To rationalize what the witnesses saw, the FBI and the CIA conspired to create an alternate scenario, the notorious 3,300-foot zoom-climb of the crippled 747. The FBI presented an animation of the same to the world 16 months after the crash. The first article in this series and the next reveal how thoroughly corrupt this literal conspiracy was.

On the blood of children.

On the blood of children.
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2006
- written by jerry golden

It seems that the IDF is being accused of intentionally targeting Arab (Palestinians) children in Gaza and nothing could be further from the truth. I spent 7 years in the IDF and I can tell that there isn’t another army in the world with higher morals and concern for the lives of the civilian population. Recently we all heard that the IDF shelled the beach in Gaza and killed 7 “innocent “Palestinians”. The news media around the world jumped on that story always ready and willing to accuse the IDF of killing the poor innocent Palestinians, but when it was proven beyond any doubt that the IDF had nothing to do with that explosion, not one of the major News Medias offered any apologizes or would elaborate on the injustice done to Israel by their precious head lines proven now to be wrong.

In fact, we now know it was explosives planted by the “Palestinians” themselves. But why should anyone find this surprising, after several years of wrapping bombs around their youth after brainwashing them and sending them into our cafes and buses killing hundreds of our women and children.

Yesterday we heard of the IDF second miss in the same number of days killing innocent civilians in Gaza. But what isn’t said in these anti-Israel and anti-Semitic news medias is the IDF is targeting only the terrorist that are killing Israelis, and we never target the civilians. Unlike the “Palestinians” who have sent over 500 missiles into Jewish towns that border the Gaza strip, killing and wounding many Israelis that is seldom or never reported by CNN, BBC or any of the others, and they are targeting innocent Jewish civilians. The car targeted yesterday had a leading terrorist inside and small children as well, and this is not by any mistake on their part. They deliberately hide behind their women and children. And when they think there is a chance of being targeted they like to bring some children with them knowing that if they get killed so will the children and the PA can always make good propaganda knowing that CNN and BBC will jump on it right away.

We keep hearing that Abbas is a partner for peace at least that is what Bush keeps telling the world. He has even ORDERED Israel to supply the PA Force 17 (known terrorists) new M-16’s, the media reported that it was only 200 but we now find that was also a lie, and the real number was 1,000. Like the weapons Shimon Peres gave Arafat to start the second so-called Intifida (war) these will also be used to kill Jews and everyone knows it. The big questions is, why give them the weapons to kill us, we know that tons of weapons have come across the Egyptian border since the Sharon Gaza Disengagement. We also know that all the warnings given to Sharon by the IDF Generals has come true, that today Gaza is an al-Qaida strong hold, with Hamas terrorist now in charge of the PA. Daily shelling Jewish population while this Liberal Olmert led government sits still doing nothing about it, with the exception of shelling a few empty buildings said to be making Kassams, much the same as his mentor Sharon taught him to do. I read the other day that most of the young Jewish children near the Gaza Strip have started witting the bed, as they go to bed wondering if the next Kassam will hit their house as many have been hit over the past few months. Yet Olmert does nothing to stop the rockets from coming by the hundreds (500).

We now hear from the Sharon crony Ehud Olmert that he will give the terrorist Samaria and Judea as well, the same way Sharon gave the Gaza unilaterally, that will create the largest terrorist base in the world and make the borders of Israel completely indefensible with the Israeli border only 7 miles wide near Netanya. His only possible reason for doing this is a desire to destroy Israel by rewarding the Arab Islamic Terrorist the big question that should be asked is who is really giving the orders behind this Sharon Crony. Maybe another and even more important question here in Israel is what will it take to wake up the liberal Israelis along the beach line of Israel from Jaffa to Haifa. It’s like believing that the Democrats in the US will stop supporting Gay Rights, Abortion and the ACLU, it isn’t going to happen.

But to get back to the so-called “Palestinian” question, when people are hell bent on sacrificing their children to the god they call Allah, and the main goal in life is to destroy God’s chosen it isn’t really to difficult to know who their god really is. Not to mention the millions of Christians killed by Moslems in Africa over the past few years. What may be even harder to understand is why Europe is always willing to take the Hamas led “Palestinian” side, always ready to blame Israel for the death and destruction more often than not brought on by the hands of the Palestinians, knowing of thousands of proven lies in the past. As soon as any Arab called a Palestinian gets killed the lies flow and the media picks it up doing very serious damage to the Israeli image around the world. Never to retract the lies or print the truth when they find out that they printed Islamic Lies. When at the same time Islam is taking over in France, UK and throughout Europe, they seldom ever say or do anything to cause the Islamic populations in their own midst to get excited, the cartoon episode taught them a good lesson in favor of the Islamic terrorist.

Yesterday Connie, Joel and I were in Ashkelon near the marina not far from the Gaza strip, in fact, we were in range of the Kassam and Katyushas, the first thing we noticed was Israel built this beautiful marina and it sits there nearly empty, for fear of being hit by “Palestinian” Kassams. The second thing I noticed was there were violent gangs of youth roaming the area.

After much prayer I believe we might have found the right boat for the ministry at this time, it is in Portugal and just out of reach for us financially but we don’t need that much more to be able to buy it. I am now in prayer and ask you to join with us over the needed amount to purchase this boat, and the trip from Portugal to Israel with the boat will also be expensive. She has sails and a very good diesel motor and should be able to make the trip in under one month. I have asked the owner to consider our offer of which I have given in faith after much prayer. The amount we need just for the boat is another $60k and it will take around $10k to get her from Portugal to Israel, not an easy or short trip. There is no doubt in my heart or mind that now is the time to buy a boat, and it is the time for every supporter of this ministry to reach as deep as they possibly can to make this a reality.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF, pray for this Ministry and your part in it. Shalom, jerry golden

US Embassy expunges 'Jerusalem, Israel' from death certificate

US Embassy expunges 'Jerusalem, Israel' from death certificate

Michael Freund, THE JERUSALEM POST Jun. 21, 2006


In an unprecedented move, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv has abruptly revoked a death report issued nearly four years ago to the family of an American citizen on the grounds that it listed him as having died in "Jerusalem, Israel,"The Jerusalem Post has learned.

In a peculiar twist, it appears the embassy's decision is connected to a lawsuit filed against the State Department in Washington demanding that the word "Israel" appear on American passports issued in Jerusalem.

The saga began earlier this month when Wendy Serlin, a resident of Beit Shemesh, received a certified letter from the embassy stating that it had decided to reissue a consular report regarding the death of her father, Myron Friedman.

Friedman, an American citizen, passed away in Jerusalem in October 2002.

At the time of her father's passing, Serlin had filled out the requisite consular forms, and shortly thereafter received an official US document known as a "Report of Death of an American Citizen Abroad." It listed her father's place of death as "Jerusalem, Israel."

Then, in an unrelated move, Serlin's neighbors, Naomi and Ari Zivotofsky, filed a suit against the State Department in the DC District Court in September 2003, demanding that their newborn son's place of birth be listed as "Jerusalem, Israel."

US policy in such cases is to denote the city as Jerusalem, while leaving blank the entry for the country so as not to imply recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the capital.

Earlier this year, after the US Court of Appeals allowed the suit to proceed, the Zivotofskys submitted supporting evidence to the court, which included a copy of Friedman's 2002 death report that Serlin had given them.

Since the report said "Jerusalem, Israel," the Zivotofskys hoped it would bolster their case.

Barely three months later, however, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv sent Serlin the letter informing her that they wished to "correct an administrative error regarding place of death" on her father's forms.

Included with the letter were 10 original copies of her father's death report, all of which listed the place of death as Jerusalem, with the country space left blank.

In an interview with the Post, Serlin expressed astonishment at the embassy's handling of the matter. "I was surprised when I received the letter from them and the new forms on which the word 'Israel' had been removed," she said, noting that, "I never asked them to correct it, so it seemed pretty clear they had done this because of the Zivotofskys' court case against the State Department on this issue."

Ari Zivotofsky said he was no less taken aback by the embassy's move. "I was flabbergasted by the extraordinary effort of the State Department to perpetuate its illogical policy of not recognizing Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem." "It smacks of an attempt to tamper with evidence," he said.

Contacted by the Post, US Embassy Press Attache Stewart Tuttle said, "Because these issues relate to ongoing litigation in which the United States Government is a party, I am not at liberty to provide details about the practices and policies that are the subject of the dispute." Asked to explain what had prompted the reissuing of Friedman's death report without the word 'Israel," Tuttle said, "We also do not comment on the internal decision making of the embassy."

Both Serlin and Zivotofsky, however, are convinced that the timing of the move was not accidental. "It seems more than coincidental that the embassy in Tel Aviv corrected the form just a few months after we submitted it to the court in Washington, and nearly four years after the original had been issued," Zivotofsky insisted.

"But I am confident that we will prevail," he said, "and if there are other Americans reading this who have birth or death certificates which state 'Jerusalem, Israel' on them, it would help us greatly to make our case."

America tries so hard to be politically correct and here is the reward!

Poisoned Curriculum —Janet Parshall

Freedom House, part of the Center for Religious Freedom, has released a report entitled "Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance." In it are excerpts from Saudi textbooks paid for by the Ministry of Education. Here's some of what Saudi school children are reading:

"Judaism and Christianity are deviant religions."

"The unbelievers, idolaters and others like them must be hated and despised."

"The apes are Jews, the people of the Sabbath; while the swine are the Christians, the infidels of the communion of Jesus."

The Saudi government had promised to overhaul its educational system but the content of their textbooks indicates the overhaul is either not effective or not being done. All of this poses a troubling dilemma for America. What should be our relationship with a country that considers us, according to their textbooks, the enemy? How do the textbooks play into the greater global war on terror?

These textbooks will only serve to poison the hearts and minds of young Saudis. Whatever victories we enjoy today may quickly be supplanted by the young minds being taught to hate today.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006



By Tom DeWeese
June 21, 2006

There are moments in history when destiny is determined. President Bush and the U.S. Senate now face such a moment as they determine the course of U.S. immigration policy. For this is not simply a policy decision to be based on petty political maneuverings of the day. Ultimately they are deciding the future of the United States of America. Greatness divides the statesmen from the political hucksters.

Last December, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an immigration reform bill that takes several steps to restore order from the chaos that now defines America's southern border. The bill calls for construction of a security fence; it streamlines federal and local law enforcement cooperation on immigration matters, specifically allowing local police to arrest illegals. And the House bill mandates that employers verify the legal status of workers. The bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support.

The House took this action because the current system is broken. It doesn't serve the national or economic security interests of our country. Our porous borders and lax interior enforcement create opportunities for criminal activity. The smuggling of illegal aliens has become big business for a criminal element. The influx of these illegals are causing economic breakdowns in our neighbors, our schools and our hospitals. Smuggling of illegal drugs plague our cities and our children. Huge holes in the border allow potential terrorists who seek to do us harm to come and go at will, undetected.

At risk is the very make up, traditions and culture of our nation as those who invade our borders express no interest in assimilating as has literally every other immigrant movement in the nation's history. Truly we are at a crossroads for the future make up of this nation.

The House did a rare thing in today's political atmosphere by passing its immigration reform act. It took action in response to massive outcries of more than 80 per cent of the American people who are demanding that something be done to stem the invasion of illegals. Even rarer, it has stuck by its guns in support of the bill as hundreds of thousands of illegals and their supporters marched in the streets against it; as the White House derides it; and the Senate ignores it.

Statesmen look beyond their own political needs and consider those of the nation as a whole. The House took the action that was necessary, though many considered such strong action politically incorrect and even dangerous to political careers.

Not so in the United States Senate. On May 25th, the Senate passed its own "comprehensive reform" bill, which bore little resemblance to the House version. It bares even less relationship to anything the overwhelming majority of Americans demanded.

On the day the Senate bill was passed, California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher pointedly told the House "The bill that passed the United States Senate is a travesty, It is a cruel hoax on the American people, using the title 'immigration' to let people think that something is being done that will in some way curb this massive influx of millions of foreigners into our country. It will not. It will make the situation worse, and any rational analysis of this bill will lead to that conclusion."

Anyone who knows anything about the cause of illegal immigration knows that the first order of business must be to cut off the flow of free benefits paid for by oppressed American tax payers. Stop welfare benefits; stop the free access to medical care; stop the free access to schools, etc.

The Senate bill, far from doing anything to curb illegal immigration, opens the doors to encourage more. As Rep. Rohrabacher said, "This ‘shamnesty' bill spells out the level of contempt the Senate has for middle-class Americans.

The "comprehensive" Senate bill includes:

In-state tuition for illegal aliens – while American kids have to pay full price if they cross state lines.

All temporary "guest workers" have to be paid a prevailing wage.

All agricultural "guest workers" cannot be fired – except for what the bill calls "just cause."

Illegal aliens are made eligible for Social Security benefits. Not only will they receive retirement benefits, but their children will receive survivor benefits should the parents pass away. This is all in a time when the massive influx of baby boomers reaching retirement age threaten to bankrupt the system.

Increases the number of immigrants who may come here, even as our cities are overrun with foreigners.

Employers of illegals are granted amnesty too. Employers would be exempt from civil and criminal tax and criminal liability under the Senate bill.

Taxpayer dollars to radical immigration groups like La Raza (THE RACE) so they can help illegal aliens "adjust" their status. Millions of American tax dollars will go to the same groups who organized the massive demonstrations.

Will not bar illegal aliens convicted of felonies from obtaining citizenship.
"This bill," said Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA), "constitutes treachery against U.S. sovereignty. This allows every illegal alien in America to use the fraudulent document industry they have created in the criminal back alleys of our country to claim they have been here 5 years and can now stay forever. They (the Senate) have granted blanket amnesty for citizens of foreign nations against tax fraud, Social Security fraud, Medicare fraud, identity fraud, and bank fraud – all crimes for which there is no forgiveness or mercy for citizens of the United States."

Meanwhile, President Bush is on an all out campaign to convince us that the Senate bill does not provide amnesty. And that the bill simply helps some good honest folks become American citizens in search of the American dream. The President speaks of a "solemn obligation of the federal government" to secure our borders. He makes a big show of sending National Guard troops to the border. Yet just a few months ago he said building a wall was "impractical."

Obviously he is talking out of both sides of his mouth as he tries to quietly implement an immigration policy that complies with both international agreements he has signed on to and with personal assurances he has given Mexican President Vicente Fox that the border between the two countries will be eliminated.

While the illegals were marching in our streets, President Bush was in Cancun, Mexico meeting with Fox and celebrating the one year anniversary of the creation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). This is a White House plan being perpetrated by the Bush Administration to construct a new super-regional structure completely by executive orders rather than through legislation. What the Administration has in mind is a NAFTA-Plus or a North American Union on the lines of the European Union to be fully implemented by 2010. Yet, President Bush has said not one word about it in a single speech.

As Jerome Corsi wrote in the May 30th addition of Human Events, "Anyone who has wondered why President Bush has not bothered to secure our borders is advised to spend some time examining the SPP working groups' agenda. In every area of activity, the SPP agenda stresses free and open movement of people, trade, and capital within the North American Union. Once the SPP agenda is implemented with appropriate departmental regulations, there will be no area of immigration policy, trade rules, environmental regulations, capital flows, public health, plus dozens of other key policy areas that the U.S. Government will be able to decide alone or without first consulting with some appropriate North American Union regulatory body. At best our border with Mexico will become a speed bump, largely erased, with little remaining to restrict the essentially free movement of people trade and capital." That explains a lot. Obviously the Senate bill is specifically designed to fit into the SPP p! lan.

Meanwhile, Vicente Fox talks, not of immigration, but of "migration." He told the Utah state legislature, "Since the beginning of my administration, the government of Mexico has promoted the establishment of a new system that regulates the movement of people across our border in a manner which is legal, safe and orderly." He also told Canada to accept more low-skilled Mexican workers in its temporary work force, making his push for guest workers a continent-wide affair. Now we know what he means. He was in a small way revealing the plans for the North American Union that he and President Bush have been secretly hatching.

American are angry. They will become angrier still as they are ignored in their demands for an end to the illegal alien invasion of our nation. We must stand behind the House efforts to pass its version of immigration reform. To do so would put a mighty road block in the secret plans of Bush and Fox.

Americans must come to grips with the fact that a sinister plan to destroy the sovereignty and independence of the once mighty United States of America is underway. The Senate bill is not pushed through in arrogance. President Bush is not acting out of ignorance or lack of understanding. What we are witnessing is the wholesale sell out of our freedom.

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