USA Nuked Because Of Freedom?
(Christian Gallery News Service, October 14, 2001) Every shred of evidence available today clearly proves that if President George W. Bush goes unchallenged, it is not only the American military forces who will fight and die in the "war on terrorism," there is nothing on the horizon that will prevent tens of thousands--perhaps hundreds of thousands--of American civilians like you and me from dying a horrible death in President Bush's war on terrorism.
And why will these masses of American civilians die?
According to President George W. Bush, we will be dying because of freedom.
On September 20, 2001, President Bush addressed a nationally televised joint session of Congress. He said, "Tonight we are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom." "What is our calling?" he asked rhetorically, "Pure and simple: to defend freedom…freedom itself is under attack…They hate our freedoms..." President George W. Bush explained.
Have you looked closely at this "freedom" the American people are being led like sheep to the slaughter to die for?
It is the "freedom" to kill an unborn baby and not have to call it murder but instead call it freedom of choice; it is the "freedom" to commit fornication or adultery and not have to call it sin--much less a crime--but call it freedom of choice; it is the "freedom" to refuse to honor the Almighty Creator of the universe and label those who try to honor Him as fools or even terrorists and call it freedom of choice; it is the "freedom" to engage in perverted homosexual acts not only without fear of arrest as lawbreakers but in the certainty that such actions represent the vanguard of sexual "liberation" and will be defended and applauded by the majority of American citizens who call it freedom of choice; it is the "freedom" to uphold a government that has outlawed the Almighty Creator from the official functions of State and the institutions of State public education in the name of freedom of choice. In defense of such "freedom" you and your family are destined to die a horrible death if the "conservative" "Christian" President George W. Bush continues on his present path.
You scoff? You deny that we the citizens of these presently United States of America are destined to die in massive numbers so large that the atrocities of Terrorist Tuesday will pale to insignificance?
Then you deny the obvious: you deny what the federal government is telling us all.
The federal government has made it clear that the question that faces the American people is not whether another attack that will produce vast civilian casualties is coming, but when. "We are trying to make sure America is hardened to prevent the next attack," FBI Deputy Director Thomas Pickard said in a recent interview.
NBC News reported, "…investigators believe bin Laden trained at least 5,000 terrorists spread across 60 countries, including 'sleeper agents,' who lurk in a country ready to launch an attack at any time." The article continued, "A new threat assessment conducted by the Defense Department and obtained by NBC News warns that once the United States retaliates against bin Laden, the nation should 'expect a second wave of terrorist attacks by sleeper agents against significant symbolic U.S. military or civilian targets.'" Finally, and most ominous, the Washington Post reported on October 10,2001, "More than 200 people are still being sought for questioning by the FBI. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III have said in recent weeks that some accomplices in the Sept. 11 attacks may still be on the loose in the United States."
In other words, the FBI believes there are as many as 200 terrorists--terrorists like the deadly nineteen who created Terrorist Tuesday--underground here in the USA today.
And what might we the people expect from the remaining terrorists?
According to world leaders, isolated cases of Anthrax bioterrorism will likely prove to be next to nothing when compared to what actually lies ahead.
On September 16, the Sydney, Australia "Morning Herald" led with the headline, "Nuclear Warfare Next, Say Leaders". In the article, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said, "...the next stage in the terrorist campaign might be the use of...nuclear weapons..."
Has bin Laden or his terrorist network acquired nuclear weapons?
The evidence leaves not a shadow of a doubt that he had the cash to obtain them.
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, cited a 1996 State Department report that said bin Laden reportedly provided the AlShamal Islamic Bank with $50 million in start-up capital. On October 11, 2001, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and Watergate fame reported that U.S. intelligence reports say bin Laden provided the Taliban regime $100 million over the last five years. Newspaper reports over the last few days were filled with past events where bin Laden operatives bought jet planes and the like, spending millions of dollars in cash.
So there is no doubt bin Laden had the cash to obtain almost any weapon imaginable.
If it is possible that nuclear weapons might have been bought by bin Laden's operatives, exactly what kind of nuclear weapons might bin Laden already have placed in the hands of those terrorists presently underground on American soil?
They are called suitcase nukes. On October 2, 1997, Reuters News Agency reported, "A respected Russian scientist and former adviser to President Boris Yeltsin said on Thursday that Moscow secretly developed nuclear "suitcase bombs" under KGB orders in the 1970s specifically for terrorist purposes…" "'I am absolutely sure that they have been made,'" Alexei Yablokov told the House Military Research and Development subcommittee. The article continued, "… the devices have an explosive capacity of one kiloton-the equivalent of 1,000 tons of TNT - can be activated by a single person and could kill as many as 100,000 people." "The bombs," according to Yablokov, were designed "only for terrorist purposes" and were to be used by specially trained units to destroy key targets such as power plants during wartime."
On 7 September 1997, the CBS newsmagazine Sixty Minutes broadcast an alarming story in which former Russian National Security Adviser Aleksandr Lebed claimed that the Russian military had lost track of more than 100 suitcase-sized nuclear bombs, any one of which could kill up to 100,000 people. "I'm saying that more than a hundred weapons out of the supposed number of 250 are not under the control of the armed forces of Russia," Lebed said in the interview. "I don't know their location. I don't know whether they have been destroyed or whether they are stored or whether they've been sold or stolen, I don't know."
Many public officials disputed the claim that Soviet "suitcase nukes" were missing. The Center for Nonproliferation Studies in the Monteray Institute of International Studies published an article by Scott Parrish and John Lepingwill in November 1997 that concluded, "…but neither is there any solid evidence indicating the loss or diversion of such weapons. This does not mean that the threat of diversion does not exist, though. The social, political, and economic stresses that wrack Russia provide strong incentives for military "insiders" to steal nuclear weapons. While organizing such a theft would be extremely difficult, the consequences of a successful theft would be disastrous."
On November 7, 1999, the New York Post reported, "Congressional scrutiny has focused on dozens of nuclear suitcase bombs that have disappeared from Russian's nuclear arsenal. According to Russian sources, including Russian General Alexander Lebed, Russia produced 132 nuclear suitcase bombs, each carrying 10 kilotons of explosive material. Only 48 remain in Russia's inventory; the rest have disappeared."
But that was not the last word on the subject. Some news organizations became convinced bin Laden obtained the missing suitcase nukes. The Jerusalem Report reported on October 25th, 1999, "Master terrorist Ossame Bin Laden has acquired portable nuclear devices, a U.S.-based expert on non-conventional terror believes. The only real question now is whether BinLaden has "a few," as Russian intelligence seems to think, or "over 20," a figure cited by intelligence services of moderate Arab regimes. "There is no longer much doubt that Bin Laden has finally succeeded in his quest for nuclear 'suitcase bombs," says Yossef Bodansky, head of the Congressional Task Force on Non-Conventional Terrorism in Washington. In a recent book, Bodansky reports that Bin Laden's associates acquired the devices through Chechnya, paying the Chechens $30 million in cash and two tons of Afghan heroin, worth about $70 million in Afghanistan and about 10 times that on the street in Western cities...Bodansky's statements corroborate 1998 testimony by former Russian security chief Alexander Lebed to the U.S. House of Representatives. Lebed said that 43 nuclear suitcases from the former Soviet arsenal, developed for the KGB in the 1970s, have vanished since the collapse of the former Soviet Union a decade ago. Lebed said one person could detonate such a bomb by himself, and kill 100,000 people."
The last word on the subject of suitcase nukes belongs to bin Laden himself. On December 23, 1998, "Time Magazine" asked him if he had obtained nuclear weapons. Bin Laden's answer should sober even the most power-drunk, flag-wrapped Jingo, "Acquiring weapons for the defense of Muslims is a religious duty. If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God for enabling me to do so..."
Backing Away From the Nuclear Abyss
Hopefully by now you realize you are no lemming destined to follow the other lemmings into the nuclear abyss. If not, you are asking, What must we do to avoid this impending nuclear horror?
The short answer is we can repent.
But like most short answers that one is meaningless, or, as has been demonstrated by the herd of "religious" commentators pontificating across the nation, can mean anything anybody wants it to mean.
For our own survival, we must begin by defining our terms. In addition to defining what repentance actually looks like, the most important term that must be defined is the meaning of the word God. We, the people of the USA, must be understood to be a people who seek to worship and obey the God of Abraham.
Did you know that Muslims, like Christians and Jews, confess that the God of Abraham is the only true God?
That fact means there is a valid common denominator between the Muslim nation (that billion strong population of Muslims located in various political bailiwicks throughout the world) and the nation called the United States of America. By returning the USA to obedience and worship of the God of Abraham we will be delivered from this terrible threat to our nation.
Please notice I said the common denominator was between our nations, not between ourselves and the terrorists who are attacking US. Our détente must be found with the Muslim people, never with the terrorists attacking the USA. We the people of the United States of America must be seen to confess, with the Muslim nation, that the God of Abraham is the Only True God. In seeking to honor and obey that God and no other, we will regain the moral authority that has been sacrificed as the federal government of the United States of America made itself into an apostate purveyor of evil laws like the ones legalizing abortion and homosexuality.
Having made that first point our never-ending theme, we must begin to listen very closely to our enemies. We must hear the forces of Muslim terrorism. We must realize that those terrorists are unanimous in pointing out that many of the laws defended by the federal government of the United States of America are a direct contradiction and a mockery of the laws defined in any of the books that talk about the God of Abraham.
Lisa Beyer wrote an article called "The Roots of Rage" in "Time Magazine" on October 1, 2001. She said, "But to get to the virulence of antipathy exhibited by the kamikaze 19 and their abettors and apologists, another element is required. That element is the idea that the U.S. is not just the enemy of the Arabs or even of Muslims generally but also the enemy of god."
And it is exactly there that the federal government of the United States of America has made an error that might well destroy this nation. The forces of fundamentalist Islam are quick to point out that what President Bush calls freedom is in many cases--not all, but many--exactly what the Holy Books of the people who bear the faith of Abraham call sin, evil and abomination.
We must not only hear the forces of Islamic fundamentalism say those things: we must agree that they are correct and that such sin should never be tolerated by any nation on earth. That is how repentance must begin.
But that is only the start of repentance. We the people of the United States of America must demonstrate that our repentance is a true repentance by returning sin to its rightful place and outlawing those things that are an abomination before the God of Abraham.
I understand that the suggestion of outlawing sin will be seen by most people in this nation to be truly preposterous, if not downright insane. The vast majority of American citizens have proven themselves willing to tolerate the most grievous sin rather than risk offending any significant people group in this nation, like the abortion advocates or the homosexuals or other sexaul outlaws. In fact, the vast majority of American citizens have proven themselves to be utterly committed to not only refusing to outlaw sin but instead, they have demonstrated that they intend to wallow in, and protect by law, those things the God of Abraham calls sin--things like abortion, and homosexuality and sexual depravity of many other varieties.
But mark these words well, when nuclear or biological terror settles over this nation in the months and years ahead, that bold mocking of the God of Abraham will change.
Speaking on a related but different subject, Jonathan Schell, a fellow at the Nation Institute, and a professor at Wesleyan University, offered the following very telling observation, "After Tuesday's attack, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld placed American forces on the highest state of alert and ordered destroyers and aircraft carriers to take up positions up and down the coasts of the United States. But none of these measures can repeal the vulnerability that the heart-breaking gap in the New York skyline revealed...Thirty billion dollars is being spent on intelligence annually. We can assume that some sizable chunk of this was devoted to protecting the World Trade Center since it was first bombed in 1993. There may have been mistakes. But the truth is that no one can demonstrate that the expenditure of even 10 times that amount can prevent a terrorist attack on the United States or any other country. The combination of the extraordinary power of modern technology, the universal and instantaneous spread of information in the Information Age, and the mobility inherent in a globalized economy and world prevent it…"
Schell concluded, "The exit from this folly, by which we endanger ourselves as much as others, must be found…It would be disrespectful of the dead to in any way minimize the catastrophe that overtook New York this week. Yet at the same time we must keep room in our minds for the fact that it could have been worse. To lose two huge buildings and the people in them is one thing; to lose all of Manhattan--or much, much more--is another. The emptiness in the sky can spread. We have been warned."
Patrick J. Buchanan cried out in the aftermath of Terrorist Tuesday, "There is no vital American interest at risk in all these religious, territorial and tribal wars from Algeria to Afghanistan. Let us pay back those who did this, then let us extricate ourselves. Either America finds an exit strategy from empire, or we lose our republic."
The "exit strategy" that will deliver the USA from being the dominant international tempter to terrorism is our common access to the God of Abraham. As the United States of America demonstrates to the Muslims of the world our genuine commitment to honor the laws of the One, True God, we will see the terrorists withdraw from our shores. If we refuse to implement this strategy, the price we will pay in blood and treasure will bankrupt the United States of America so that bin Laden's prophesy will be realized and the USA will follow the USSR onto the trash bin of history.
(My prayer is that as the events foretold here are revealed, you will remember this attempt to warn you and seek out The Creator's Rights Party. It is The Creator's Rights Party that has the strategy that can put an end to the war on terrorism and deliver the USA from the battle at hand.)Neal Horsley
The Creator's Rights Party
October 14, 2001