Bible Believers' Newsletter #101
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship.
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This week's Newsletter consists primarily of important items of news which portray the manifestation of the Sixth Vial , three Woes, Christ's parousia to the Gentiles under the cycle that leads to World War III, Christ's parousia to Israel, and ultimately, Armageddon.
Revelation 16:12-16, "And the sixth angel poured out his Vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."
This newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Canadian Indians setup "offshore" Banking
Native aboriginals on the Khanawake Reserve near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, are creating a tax free haven. Natives living on Reserves already enjoy tax free status. Although the Canadian Government says the tax haven is illegal, sovereignty on their Reservations stems from all the Treaties.
Several large US banks are reportedl to be interested in backing this proposal.
Challenge to New FBI Wiretap Rules
EPIC joined with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on November 18 in a court challenge to block new rules that would enable the FBI to dictate design of the nation's communication infrastructure. The challenged rules would allow the Bureau to track the physical locations of cellular phone users and monitor Internet traffic. In petitions to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Ninth Circuit, the groups say that the rules -- contained in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision issued in August (see EPIC Alert 6.13) -- could result in a significant increase in government interception of digital communications.
FSB Now Wired to Read Your E-Mail
By Jen Tracy
Moscow Times, December 7, 1999 -- Critics and fans of the security services agree: Internet service providers across Russia are helping the main KGB successor agencies to read private e-mails and other Internet traffic, as part of an ambitious internal espionage program called SORM-2.
"SORM implementation is in full force and I suspect that all [Internet service] providers have at least begun the process and many have completed it," said Yury Vdovin, vice chairman of the St. Petersburg-based Citizens' Watch human rights group.
"None of the providers will talk about it, though," Vdovin added. "They are all afraid."
"All providers are gradually starting to implement SORM, because their licenses will be revoked if they don't," agreed Yelena Volchinskaya, a consultant for the State Duma Security Council and author of the recent book "Internet and Glasnost."
Unique Health Identifier
WASHINGTON, DC -- There's less than a month left to block a federal regulation that will permit thousands of businesses and government agencies -- including banks, the FBI, and even the Environmental Protection Agency -- to examine your private medical records without your consent, the Libertarian Party warned.
And equally ominous: The same regulation will mandate that each American get a "Unique Health Identifier" -- a Social Security Number-style identifier from the government that will follow you throughout life and be permanently attached to all your medical records.
"If these proposals are enacted, you might as well post your health history on the Internet, because nearly anyone who wants that information will have access to it," said Steve Dasbach, national director of the Libertarian Party. "These proposals are a devious attempt by the government to diminish your medical privacy -- while claiming to protect it."
Yeltsin Puts Nuclear Missiles on 'Red Alert'
NewsMax.com, December 14, 1999 -- Still furious over United States criticism of Russia's war in Chechnya, President Boris Yeltsin has placed his most deadly intercontinental nuclear missiles on "combat alert."
The Moscow bureau of the London Express is reporting that, on his orders,10 of Russia's newest, most sophisticated weapons capable of striking the United States have been deployed in full readiness.
This unprecedented dramatic warning has Western observers nervous about the possibility of an inadvertent launch at a time when it is known that Russia's missiles are not fully reprogrammed to avert all millennium-year computer failures.
Russia just recently sent computer and missile experts to Washington to work with American specialists in averting Y2K glitches.
The alerted missiles Topol-Ms, with a striking range of 6,200 miles are based in the Saratov region, 400 miles southeast of Moscow. According to the Express:
Although the West was advised in advance, as required by nuclear treaty commitments, the rarity of this move can be regarded only as a deliberate and serious show of force to underscore Yeltsin's outrage.
It coincided with his return to Russia after a trip to China, where he warned Clinton and other Western leaders to stay out of Russia's business in Chechnya.
He brandished Russia's still great missile threat by thundering: "Russia is a great power that possesses a full nuclear arsenal. It is we who will dictate."
Recently, Gen. Vladimir Yakovlev, the Russian missiles-forces commander, bragged: "Of the five nuclear powers, none of the others will match these weapons in the next few years.
"Topol-M is able to breach any anti-missile system that exists in the world and any which will be built in the near future." . . .
Britain's leading independent nuclear expert, John Large, said "There was an unwritten agreement for both Russia and the U.S. not to deploy nuclear weapons before the Y2K period. . . I am not suggesting that these nuclear bombs will go off on their own, but we do expect to see the defense systems playing up a bit."
Comment: Russia and China are uniting against the new world order as the Bible predicted. At the end of their two-day informal summit in Beijing, Boris Yeltsin and Jiang Zemin in a joint statement condemned the growing trend of using "pretexts such as human rights and humanitarian intervention to destroy the sovereignty of independent states". Harsh words were aimed at powers trying to split Kosovo from Yugoslavia.
America's plans for an anti-missile shield to cover US troops in Asia were also attacked. Beijing remains committed to economic ties with Washington, but a friendly Russia could do much to help China in its drive to become a superpower, not least by selling Beijing advanced weapons.
China repeated its support for Russia's military campaign in Chechnya and Mr Yelstin offered his backing for Beijing's "principled stand" in demanding Taiwan must be reunited with China.
Russia's problems in Chechnya and Dagestan have been provoked by the lovely people in the City of London who gave us two World Wars, 200 years of the dope trade, and much more, besides the recent aggression against Somalia, Serbia and Indonesia.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
(It was almost a year and a half ago that WorldNetDaily first broke the story of plans for U.S. Special Forces to train the Chinese Communist People's Liberation Army. Since then Australia has shared her defence secrets with Red China and is training her airmen (as we trained and armed Indonesian forces.
Now, WND's roving international reporter Anthony LoBaido updates this ongoing story with his exclusive eyewitness report from within China how the U.S. is to train 'Red Berets' America's Special Forces and to teach Communist China's military recruits).
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, Peoples Republic of China -- The would-be People's Liberation Army Special Forces recruits sit in rapt attention, arranged in several neat little rows. Sweating under the fall sun, the young men sport white karate uniforms and crew cuts.
The Chinese soldiers listen intently to Master Fang, a recognized guru of the Chinese martial arts. Master Fang has spent a lifetime honing his craft, and now has chosen to impart his mastery to those lucky enough to have him as their mentor.
"God is nothing more than the masses of the Chinese people," he tells the recruits, who kneel silently before him.
"The Chinese people have literally moved mountains, built the Burma Road, migrated across the continent with entire cities loaded in ox carts," he intones. "Our physicists built our first atomic bomb using only the abacus for their calculations. Therefore I tell you, what the mind perceives, the body can achieve. What the mind of our leadership conceives, the body of a united PLA Special Forces can and must achieve."
Master Fang then holds up a large portrait of Lei Feng, the patriotic idol of the People's Liberation Army. Feng was an ordinary soldier killed by a falling telephone pole back in the 1960s, but his diary, filled with devotion to Chairman Mao, was published as an example of the finest character traits a PLA soldier can aspire to attain. The legend of Lei Feng has grown to unimaginable levels. He is now remembered as a combination of Boy Scout, philanthropist, social worker, cadre leader par excellence and spirited soldier.
"Lei Feng never had the chance to serve in the special forces. But his spirit can live on through your efforts," Master Fang tells the eager recruits.
His motivational talk complete, Master Fang claps his hands quickly and barks at the recruits in Mandarin. The recruits immediately leap to their feet, moving in a lithe manner and with great purpose.
The 27 recruits divide themselves into "teams" of three men each. Two of the aspiring special forces soldiers hold a two foot by two foot wooden board, about two inches thick, high overhead from opposite sides. The third "team" member waits for Master Fang's cue. When the Master claps his hands once, the bare-footed young man launches forward into a 360-degree somersault. Spinning rapidly at the 180-degree level, the young recruit hangs completely upside down in mid air. At this point, the soldier's heels smacks into the board, breaking it cleanly in two pieces. The soldier then completes his spin and lands cat-like on his feet, back in his starting position.
Master Fang nods his head slightly. It is all the approval the young man will receive -- or needs for that matter.
Like the rapidly spinning airborne ninja witnessed by WorldNetDaily, U.S.-Sino relations threaten to spin wildly out of control over a kaleidoscope of issues.
The Clinton administration's policy of engagement with Communist China -- from the sale of advanced missile, satellite and computer technology, to the 21-gun salute given at Arlington National Cemetery to the architect of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, to the relinquishing of the Panama Canal to de facto Chinese control -- has, in the eyes of the administration's critics, brought China's once-antiquated military-industrial complex into the 21st century.
The latest controversial issue to emerge in the president's "strategic partnership" with Red China is the scheduled deployment of U.S. Special Forces soldiers -- SEALS, Delta Force, Green Berets and Marine Force Recon -- to mainland China in an effort to train alongside the People's Liberation Army's own Special Forces, and moreover, to train the PLA's regular infantry.
"The U.S. Special Forces troops are what I would call 'Ronin,'" said Master Fang in an interview with WorldNetDaily. Master Fang has been training PLA Special Forces since 1990.
"The Ronin were Japanese Samurai who lost their master. Without a master to fight for, they committed suicide. As your president is so hated by his own military servants, the Special Forces of America have by default turned into Ronin."
The idea of sending U.S. Special Forces troops to train alongside the People's Liberation Army is the master stroke of Gen. Peter Schoomaker, the U.S. Special Operations Commander. As first reported by WorldNetDaily in July 1998, Schoomaker believes reaching out and establishing training links with Russian and Chinese Special Forces is "something desirable," adding, "You need to engage so you develop rapport and understanding and have another method of dialogue."
Assisting in this controversial approach today are Brigadier Gen. Norton Schwartz, chief of Special Operations Command in the Pacific Theater and the now-retired Adm. Joseph Prueher, former Commander in Chief of the Pacific Command.
Such controversial utilization of America's elite fighting men is not new for the Clinton administration. One such example of U.S. Special Forces deployment, involving not China, but Russia, was typified by Bill Clinton's Presidential Decision Directive 13. Under PDD 13, U.S. Green Berets were dispatched to the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, where they served as mercenaries and bodyguards for Georgian President Edward Shevardnaze.
The idea of sending the U.S. Special Forces to Communist China has both allies and critics.
"Sharing tactics with the Chinese Special Forces is the best possible way to improve our own people's understanding of themselves," says Maj. Carl Bernard, a former U.S. Special Forces operator. Bernard trained the Hmong resistance movement in Laos during the 1960s for the CIA's Special Forces.
"A soldier's role is always, in part, that of an ambassador," Bernard told WorldNetDaily. "Properly trained and oriented Special Forces soldiers should be better at this than anyone else. Our people should have language training as well as an appreciation of both Chinese culture and their policies as part of their preparation."
Other U.S. Special Forces soldiers interviewed by WND were at odds with Bernard's erudite assessment, however.
"I don't like the idea of going to Red China to train their troops," said a Navy SEAL chief who requested his name be withheld due to fear of career reprisals from his superiors.
"Morale among our men is very low," he said, expanding the scope of his concerns. "We don't have money for training, parachuting and marksmanship. It's really become a joke. Our military is in disarray. Experienced people are leaving in droves, combat experienced pilots won't re-enlist. We have a politically correct, feminist army, yet there are rapes going on during basic training and sex in tents in Bosnia. Then there's more bizarre things like witchcraft, Satanism and fights between rivals hailing from street gangs. It's a total meltdown," said the SEAL chief.
Willem Ratte is a South African Defense Force Special Forces chief who once trained the Special Forces of Taiwan to repel a Communist Chinese invasion. His perspective on U.S. Special Forces engagement with China echoed that of other critics.
"I believe the official U.S. policy is to destroy the morale of Taiwan. To make Taiwan believe resistance to Red China is futile," said Ratte in an interview with WorldNetDaily.
"Nelson Mandela switched South Africa's recognition to Communist China from Taiwan. Taiwan's only remaining friends are Guatemala, El Salvador and the few remaining real conservatives in the U.S. Congress."
"Soldiers are not ambassadors any more than ambassadors are soldiers," added Ratte, founder of the Rhodesian Selous Scouts and the man who ran South Africa's "Border War" in Angola against invaders from the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea and former Eastern Bloc states.
"I can't understand the Americans helping Red China. Chinese troops and weapons killed American boys in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Someday the U.S. will regret having betrayed the old order for the new one. Russia and China, along with Islam, will attack America when they feel the time is right."
Ratte is also deeply concerned by China's human rights record.
"Since 1949 over 90 million Chinese citizens have been sent to forced labor camps," he said. "Forced abortion is rampant. Christians are sent to gulags along with Catholic priests where they are forced to stand in vats of acid."
"I'll tell you what," added Ratte. "If I'm going to Red China as a Special Forces operator, I'm going there for only one reason -- to train their people to overthrow their own Communist dictatorship."
Putting the finishing touches on the proposed deployment of U.S. Special Forces soldiers to Communist China has been no easy task. Preuher, who had been tabbed by President Clinton to be the new U.S. Ambassador to China to replace the departing Ambassador (and ex-U.S. Senator) James Sasser, was rejected by the Chinese government.
"Preuher's credentials were improperly presented" to the Chinese leadership, PRC officials stated in an official Chinese government press release.
The reasons for Preuher's rejection on such apparently flimsy grounds has many foreign diplomats stationed in China scratching their heads.
"At first I thought Admiral Preuher's rejection was a tit-for-tat response to the U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade," said one Western diplomat who asked that his name not be used -- but not for fear of the Chinese government. Rather, he is concerned about reprisals from his own Western European government, which has recently honored Chinese President Jiang Zemin during a state visit, while sending out its own EU police to beat back Western protesters voicing disapproval of Communist China's human rights record.
"But everyone knows that China was hiding the avionics from the Stealth bomber that the Serbians and Spetnaz shot down during the Kosovo conflict. That violated the 'inner sanctum' policy embassies are supposed to have," said the diplomat. "Now I really believe that Admiral Preuher was rejected because he is an astute military man who would be a formidable foe for the PLA. Ambassador Sasser was basically a public relations front man for the Fortune 500 and a lobbyist to the U.S. Senate, where he maintained close connections. Maybe the PLA finally woke up and realized the Preuher and his tough blokes from the Special Forces might just be spies like us."
Calls by WorldNetDaily to Preuher's office and the U.S. Special Forces Command were not returned.
Yet, for his part, Sasser defends the Clinton administration's policy of "engagement" with China.
"To those who attack the policy of engagement on China, I ask them what is the substitute? If they want to engage in a policy of containment, how would they do it? No other country in the world would join the U.S. in trying to contain China," said Sasser at a ceremony marking the end of his tenure as Ambassador.
"I think China now has a world class leadership. They are sophisticated, they understand the world, but they also have great internal political pressures operating on them."
According to critics, those "internal pressures" of which Sasser speaks are the People's Liberation Army and Communist Party hardliners who seek to fight and win a war against the U.S. and her Western allies.
An insight into these pressures can be found in a recent book by two leading People's Liberation Army Special Forces officers, Colonels Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui's. "War Without Restriction," just published by the PLA Literature and Arts Publishing House, calls for "guerilla warfare in the enemy's urban areas, fanatic-style terrorist strikes and computer infiltration" against America and her allies.
As for where all of this will lead, Master Fang has adopted an historic and prophetic tone.
"Napoleon once said, 'Let China sleep, for when she awakes, let the nations tremble.' We have taken back Hong Kong and now Macau. Taiwan and South Korea are ready to fall. We have gained entrance to the World Trade Organization. We are now the largest owner of U.S. debt, and Western corporations are falling all over themselves to appease us," said Master Fang.
"These foolish and greedy men forget the long term view of history. China was conquered by the Middle East and Europe on two occasions -- Attila the Hun in the 5th century and Genghis Khan in the 13th century. History moves in cycles, and China is the wheel on which future history will turn."
Anthony C. LoBaido is a roving international journalist 1999 WorldNetDaily.com
Rebel threat to Panama as US returns Canal
By Jerry McDermott in Panama City
COLOMBIAN communist rebels have attacked a naval base on the border with Panama, killing 47 marines, it was reported yesterday. The hostilities came as America prepared for the official handover of the Panama Canal today after an occupation lasting almost a century.
About 600 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia launched the attack on the Pacific coast town of Jurado on Sunday.US military authorities are worried that the guerrillas could launch attacks inside Panama and even on the canal itself once America's withdrawal is complete.
The attack was one of the heaviest in more than a year and was thought to be the worst defeat suffered by a naval unit in Colombia's long-running war that has claimed more than 35,000 lives in the past 10 years.
Today's handover ceremony will be a deliberately low-key affair, with America wanting to bow out of the region quietly. Madeleine Albright, the US Secretary of State, cancelled her visit, leaving former President Jimmy Carter, who signed the Canal Treaty in 1977, to lead the American delegation.
Panama's Foreign Minister, Jose Miguel Aleman, played down the significance of the low level of US representation and hailed a new age in relations with the superpower that has dominated Panama's history. Other dignitaries due to attend the ceremony include King Juan Carlos of Spain and the President Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico.
With the transfer of the waterway, Panama's chief economic resource will pass into Panamanian hands, giving the country of 2.8 million people full sovereignty over all its territory for the first time since it won independence from Colombia in 1903. Panama will regain all 363,000 acres of lush tropical land the United States has used for military bases.
A recent poll in La Prensa daily newspaper disclosed that 61 per cent of the population were opposed to a complete withdrawal of the American military who will be gone by December 31, the official handover day.
Panamanians have good reason to fear the departure of American troops, whose numbers peaked at 64,000 during the Second World War. Colombian guerrillas and drug smugglers have already begun to wage "turf wars" near deserted US bases.
"The truth is that we cannot believe they're going," said Javier Castano, a bar owner. "We always thought there would be some deal, like the anti-drug centre, which would mean U.S. troops stayed."
The Colombian army, which is 120,000 strong, has struggled to contain the 20,000 guerrillas and it is widely accepted that Panama would have little chance against them. It simply hopes the border problem will go away.
While US-Panamanian relations in the next century largely remain to be defined, leaders said mutual economic interests and democratic principles would be key. The United States is the canal's largest customer.
Panama Canal Commission: http://www.pancanal.com/
Legalization of the Drug Economy
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerillas are drug-runners superceding the now largely defunct Medellin and Cali drug cartels.
Costa Rican ex-President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias-Sanchez completely disbanded his country's standing army and was instrumental in getting the Panamanians to disband their military shortly after US President George Bush ordered the invasion of Panama.
Colombia's 20,000 "freedom fighters" seem to want to get back their old state of Panama, stolen from them by America, and given to the puppets they had set up in the new nation of Panama. It is widely accepted that Panama would have little chance against the guerillas.
Who is behind the narcotics industry? International Bankers. Without the banks, there would be no drug trade. Who is behind the financial oligarchy? The City of London and their Wall Street surrogates. You know, the people who gave us two World Wars and are presently arranging the human chess board for World War III.
There is a great push for legalizing the dope trade in Australia. As I write three States are preparing to trial "safe injecting rooms", despite the failure of such experiments in the Netherlands and Sweden. But the banks control Big Business. Together they have bought the major political parties. The pattern of control of the dope trade in Australia is common throughout the world.
The illegal drug cartel has become the world's biggest business. US Senator Lyndon LaRouche and his investigative journalists at Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) named the elites who protect the business in "Dope, Inc." a book that should be in everyone's library. These elites include the Royal Families of Europe (or Black Nobility) Hollywood has raised to god-like status. Sir Henry Kissinger and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (ADL) tried to silence the authors, starting with LaRouche who was jailed within days of the inauguration of US President George Bush. LaRouche identified the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB) as synonymous with the narcotics business.
A joint publication by the United Nations Statistical Committee, the IMF, WB, the OECD and European Commission, "System of National Statistics", published in 1993, is a handbook mandating inclusion of all illegal economic activities into national accounts. The Netherlands, for instance, incorporates prostitution as part of GNP. And since 1996 Colombia formally adopted the IMF statistical standard where in coca leaf, opium poppies and marijuana production are consolidated with legal agricultural production. Two additional meetings with the IMF in 1998 decided that Colombia should follow the inclusion of drug crops at a later date by adding other illicit activities such as drug processing (EIR July 16, 1999, p 30).
Last June, Richard Grasso, president of the New York Stock Exchange visited FARC Commandante Raul Reyes in Colombia's southern jungles to "pursue international markets and opportunities" stating that he hoped his visit "will mark the beginning of a new relationship between the FARC and the United States".
Interesting, seeing the FARC are regarded by the US State Department as an international terrorist organization yet the State Department had no objection to Grasso's trip. Grasso was briefed by US Ambassador Curtis Kamman before going bush and Colombia's Finance Minister, Juan Camilo Restrepo translated.. FARC dominates the Colombian dope trade, and is the source of most of the cocaine in the US and 75% of heroin sold in the US.
The driving force behind the push to legalize drugs is the necessity to inject liquidity into the bankrupt financial system and maintain the inflated Western economies, stock, bond and currency markets. This was also the reasoning behind the destruction of the Asian economies and the looting of Russia.
Jesus said that "the love of money is the root of all evil" and when the fullness of the Gentiles comes in "the wickedness of man will be so great that every intention of his desires is continually evil" as it was in the days of Noah. Our once Christian Western world will not allow God Word to rule, and thus blinded, we have dried up the Holy Spirit, making a way for the kings of the East to rule over us.
So you see, the enemy of God and man has had a long term purpose in all of these things. America and the once Christian West is now defenceless, ruled by enemy aliens who have destroyed the morals of our nations, who ridicule our God in their media, entertainment and the education system they control, who have riddled our bureaucracies with communism, and saturated society with narcotics.
How did this happen? Jesus said, "It is the little foxes that spoil the vine . . . Man shall live by EVERY Word that proceeds from all of God's holy prophets". And as the Devil educed Eve by reasoning against one Word, his children persuaded the ministers to compromise here and there for the sake of popularity with the people. The goats came in and now the sheep have just about died-out.
Only a tiny remnant remain, a remnant who have received the Message of the prophet of Malachi 4_5-6 and Revelation 10:7 which has RESTORED them to the apostolic faith and brought them into the UNITY of the fullness of the perfect Word, washing their robes in the blood of the Lamb in preparation for the MANIFESTATION of the Sons of God and the TRANSLATION. nl101.htm
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