Bible Believers' Newsletter 988

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.

Android PhoneOur feature article illustrates how uncreated hybridized creatures from 'the swamp' of the foreign nation state, Washington DC, that rules the united States, are training unregenerate Americans for their destiny as "the image unto the beast" of the Judaeo-Roman Universal church to enforce her edicts as queen of the global kingdom Lucifer offered Jesus Messiah. Nowadays few people think for themselves; the 'hidden hand' does their thinking and Jewish programmers write script for the talking heads on radio, TV, film and the internet to manipulate the minds of beguiled listeners and viewers who may be relied upon never to question the propaganda funded by dint of politicians more concerned with electoral security and ego than for the people and nation they pretend to serve.

Truth is coming out in the wash . . . "the washing of water by the Word." (Ephesians 5:26). Prophecies are coming to pass in real time, but I wonder how many in the circle of this Message realize that "the squeeze" is in effect, and the pressure is increasing?

This letter is unusual because the articles focus almost entirely on geopolitical issues. The most important reveal the stratagem of planned chaos in the wake of Satan, "the rider on the pale horse . . . to kill with war, and famine, and with spiritual death, and with brutal, earth-bound bestial men [like the unthinking 'coalition of the willing' who are without excuse, and the proxy armies of NATO and the US—al Qaeda, Daesh, al Nusrah, MI6, CIA, Mossad]"  (Amos 8:11; Revelation 6:8). Like the bestial apostates described in Romans 1:18-32, "that which is known about God was evident among them; for God has shown it to them . . . so that they are without excuse: because when they knew God . . . their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . . . knowing the judgment of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but give hearty approval to those who practice them".

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.

Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

The Anti-imperialist Camp: splintered in Thought

August 15, 2017 — In May 2017, Thierry Meyssan appeared on Russia Today and explained where the South American elites were going wrong in their fight against US imperialism. He insisted that there has been a sea-change in the way the US now wages armed conflicts and we now need to radically rethink how we should defend our homelands. The operation to destabilize Venezuela continues . . . Imperialism seeks to divide the world in two. One part will be a stable area which profits from the system while in the other part a terrifying chaos will reign. This other will be a zone, where all thought of resisting has been wiped it; where every thought is fixated on surviving; an area where the multinationals can extract raw materials which they need without any duty to account to anyone.

Non-integrating gap countriesAccording to this map, taken from one of Thomas P. M. Barnett's power point slides, presented at a conference held at the Pentagon in 2003, every state in the pink zone must be destroyed. This project has nothing to with the struggle between classes at the national level nor with exploiting natural resources. Once they are done with the expanded Middle East, the US strategists are preparing to reduce the North West of Latin America to ruins . . .

Syria is the only State in the entire world, since the Vietnam War, to have resisted until imperialism tires itself out and surrenders . . . faced with this invasion of a multitude of jihadists, from Muslim populations all over the world—Morocco to China, President Assad took the decision to abandon part of his territory to save his people . . . The Syria people have seen for themselves how the Republic alone assumed the role of feeding them and protecting them. The Muslim Brotherhood and their jihadists played no part . . . During this war, President Assad has never used force against his own people . . . He has always assumed the risk of giving before receiving. That is why today, he has won the confidence of his people, and can count on their active support. Full story:

Comment: This very important article should be read in full as should Part 2 below.

The US Military Project for the World

AUGUST 22, 2017 — For the last 70 years, the obsession of US strategists has not been to defend their people, but to maintain their military superiority over the rest of the world. During the decade between the dissolution of the USSR and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, they searched for ways to intimidate those who resisted them.

Harlan K. Ullman developed the idea of terrorising populations by dealing them a horrifying blow to the head (Shock and awe). This was the idea behind the use of the atomic bomb against the Japanese and the bombing of Baghdad with a storm of cruise missiles.

The Straussians (meaning the disciples of philosopher Leo Strauss) dreamed of waging and winning several wars at once (Full-spectrum dominance). This led to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, placed under a common command.

Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski suggested reorganising the armies in order to facilitate the treatment and sharing of a wealth of data simultaneously. In this way, robots would one day be able to indicate the best tactics instantaneously. As we shall see, the major reforms he initiated were soon to produce poisonous fruit.

These ideas and fantasies first of all led President Bush and the Navy to organise the world's most wide-ranging network for international kidnapping and torture, which created 80,000 victims. Then President Obama set up an assassination programme mainly using drones, but also commandos, which operates in 80 countries, and enjoys an annual budget of 14 billion dollars . . .

As from 9/11, Admiral Cebrowski's assistant, Thomas P. M. Barnett, has given numerous conferences at the Pentagon and in military academies in order to announce the shape of the new map of the world according to the Pentagon. This project was made possible by the structural reforms of US armies—these reforms are the source of this new vision of the world. At first, it seemed so crazy that foreign observers too quickly considered it as one more piece of rhetoric aimed at striking fear into the people they wanted to dominate.

Barnett declared that in order to maintain their hegemony over the world, the United States would have to "settle for less," in other words, to divide the world in two. On one side, the stable states (the members of the G8 and their allies), on the other, the rest of the world, considered only as a simple reservoir of natural resources. Contrary to his predecessors, Barnett no longer considered access to these resources as vital for Washington, but claimed that they would only be accessible to the stable states by transit via the services of the US army. From now on, it was necessary to systematically destroy all state structures in the reservoir of resources, so that one day, no-one would be able to oppose the will of Washington, nor deal directly with the stable states . . .

Destroying the state structures is to operate a plunge into chaos, a concept borrowed from Leo Strauss, but to which Barnett gives new meaning. For the Jewish philosopher, the Jewish people can no longer trust democracies after the failure of the Weimar Republic and the Shoah. The only way to protect itself from a new form of Nazism, is to establish its own world dictatorship—in the name of Good, of course. It would therefore be necessary to destroy certain resistant states, drag them into chaos and rebuild them according to different laws . . . for Barnett, not only the few resistant people should be forced into chaos, but all those who have not attained a certain standard of life—and once they are reduced to chaos, they must be kept there . . .

One of the great differences between the thinking of Barnett and that of his predecessors is that war should not be waged against specific states for political reason, but against regions of the world because they are not integrated into the global economic system. Of course, we will start with one country or another, but we will favour contagion until everything is destroyed, just as we are seeing in the Greater Middle East. Today, tank warfare is raging in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt (Sinai), Palestine, Lebanon (Ain al-Hilweh and Ras Baalbeck), Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia (Qatif), Bahreïn, Yemen, Turkey (Diyarbakir), and Afghanistan . . . Since it is impossible to justify our indifference to the fate of the people from the reservoir of natural resources, we can always persuade ourselves that our civilisations are incompatible.

Non-integrating gap countriesAccording to this map, taken from one of Thomas P. M. Barnett's power point slides, presented at a conference held at the Pentagon in 2003, every state in the pink zone must be destroyed. This project has nothing to with the struggle between classes at the national level nor with exploiting natural resources. Once they are done with the expanded Middle East, the US strategists are preparing to reduce the North West of Latin America to ruins . . .

This is precisely the policy which has been in operation since 9/11. None of the wars which were started have yet come to an end. For 16 years, on a daily basis, the living conditions of the Afghan people have become increasingly more terrible and more dangerous. The reconstruction of their state, which was touted to be planned on the model of Germany and Japan after the Second World War, has not yet begun. The presence of NATO troops . . . these troops are there only to deepen and maintain the chaos.

Never once, when NATO troops intervened, have the official reasons for the war been shown to be true—neither against Afghanistan (the responsibility of the Taliban in the attacks of 9/11), nor Iraq (President Hussein's support for the 9/11 terrorists and the preparation of weapons of mass destruction to attack the USA), nor Libya (the bombing of its own people by the army), nor in Syria (the dictatorship of President Assad and the Alaouite cult). And never once has the overthrow of a government ever put an end to these wars. They all continue without interruption, no matter who is in power.

The "Arab Springs," which were born of an idea from MI6 and directly inspired by the "Arab Revolt of 1916" and the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia, were included in the same US strategy . . . We now see that the same process of destruction has begun in the North-West of Latin America . . . but the war . . . will spread throughout the whole region, although the economic and political conditions of the states which compose it are very different.

The US strategists like to compare their power to that of the Roman Empire. But that empire brought security and opulence to the peoples they conquered and integrated. It built monuments and rationalised their societies. On the contrary, US neo-imperialism does not intend to offer anything to the people of the stable states, nor to the people of the reservoirs of natural resources. It plans to racket the former and to destroy the social connections which bind the latter together. Above all, it does not want to exterminate the people of the reservoirs, but needs for them to suffer so that the chaos in which they live will prevent the stable states from going to them for natural resources without the protection of the US armies.

Until now, the imperialist project . . . admitted that it had committed collateral massacres in order to extend its domination. From now on, it is planning generalised massacres in order to impose its authority—definitively.

US neo-imperialism supposes that the other states of the G8 and their allies will agree to allow their overseas interests to be "protected" by US armies. That should pose no problem with the European Union, which has already been emasculated for a long time, but will have to be negotiated with the United Kingdom, and will be impossible with Russia and China.

Recalling its "special relationship" with Washington, London the UK has already asked to be associated with the US project for governing the world. That was the point of Theresa May's visit to the United States in January 2017, but she has so far received no answer. [Your elected representatives know what is afoot and will treacherously serve the alien establishment: Vatican City State, the City of London, and Washington DC] that rules your government, and yours, too].

Apart from that, it is inconceivable that the US armies will ensure the security of the "Silk Roads" as they do today with their British opposite numbers for the sea and air routes. Similarly, it is unthinkable for them to force Russia to genuflect, which has just been excluded from the G8 because of its engagement in Syria and Crimea. Full story:

Comment: Daniel 7:23, "The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms [i.e. a church kingdom], and shall devour the whole earth, and [its US image] will tread it down, and break it in pieces." Make no mistake, brethren, this is "the squeeze," and it is coming to a town, a street and a home just like . . . well, your home. This most important article MUST be read in full, because it is Revelation 13:11-18.

ISIS – Always-Always claims Responsibility

August 23, 2017 — Maybe what meets the eye is not reality. Could it be that ISIS/ISIL/Daesh, out of sheer gratitude to its benevolent sponsors have agreed to take the blame whenever a western orchestrated terror attack strikes somewhere in Europe or the world? Can't be excluded, can it? It's not even blackmail. After all, lending a helping hand to the Big Brothers, NATO, France, Germany, UK, US of A and many more lesser contributors, but contributors all the same—who keep you alive, would not be out of the world.—Right?—This is all done in connivance with massive support of European secret services, led by the usual villains, CIA, MI6, Mossad.

Is it therefore far-fetched to conclude that European governments are utterly complicit in instigating and executing these 'false flag' terror attacks, sacrificing the lives of hundreds of their citizens, just so they can pursue their goal of totally militarizing the Continent?—That they are as faithful vassals following the pattern of their trans-Atlantic partners—aiming at Full Spectrum Dominance—World Hegemony, a New World Order under a One World Order governed by Washington and its Deep Dark handlers?—Barcelona, Paris, Berlin are mere little pebbles in the Big Picture mosaic of world dominion. And the people, the mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, children who are killed—they are just menial collateral damage. After all, slaves—what is their value? Full story:

The War on Afghanistan is a Profit driven 'Resource War'

August 22, 2017 — US and NATO forces invaded Afghanistan almost 16 years ago in October 2001. It's has been a continuous war marked by US military occupation. The justification is "counterterrorism." Afghanistan is defined as a state sponsor of terrorism, allegedly responsible for attacking America on September 11, 2001 . . . The legal argument used by Washington and NATO to invade and occupy Afghanistan under "the doctrine of collective security" was that the September 11, 2001 attacks constituted an undeclared "armed attack" "from abroad" by an unnamed foreign power, namely Afghanistan. Yet there were no Afghan fighter planes in the skies of New York on the morning of September 11, 2001.

This article, first published in June 2010, points to the "real economic reasons" why US-NATO forces invaded Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Under the Afghan-US security pact, established under Obama's Asian pivot, Washington and its NATO partners have established a permanent military presence in Afghanistan, with military facilities located within proximity of China's Western frontier. The pact was intended to allow the US to maintain their nine permanent military bases, strategically located on the borders of China, Pakistan and Iran as well as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

In recent developments, President Trump in his February 28, 2017 address to a joint session of Congress vowed to "demolish and destroy" terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq as well as in Afghanistan under a fake counter-terrorism mandate.

According to Foreign Affairs, "there are more US military forces deployed there [Afghanistan] than to any other active combat zone" and their mandate is to go after the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS (which are supported covertly by US intelligence). There is both a geopolitical as well as an economic agenda in Afghanistan requiring the permanent presence of US troops . . . Full story:

US will have a Presence in Afghanistan for Another 50 Years

February 15, 2016 — Afghanistan is a geostrategic and economic prize that the West will not want to relinquish anytime soon.

In an interview at the end of 2015, the former chief of staff to Colin Powell and retired US Army Colonel, Lawrence Wilkerson, outlined the realistic timescale he believes the US will be involved in Afghanistan, in addition to emphasizing the strategic importance of the country to the US. Speaking to Abby Martin on her show 'The Empire Files' for Telesur, Wilkerson asserted that the "US presence in Afghanistan will not go away for another half-century" (from 20:05 into the interview):

"The war in Afghanistan has morphed; it's not about al-Qaeda anymore, and it's not about the Taliban anymore. It's about China; Russia—the soft underbelly which is mostly Muslim of Russia; about Pakistan; about Iran; about Syria; about Iraq; about whether a Kurdistan is stood up or not; and ultimately about oil, water and energy in general. And the US presence in Afghanistan, I'll predict right now, will not go away for another half-century . . . And it will grow, it will not decrease" . . .

Similar to many other imperial wars we have seen in recent years, evidence suggests that the war in Afghanistan was pre-planned at least months prior to 9/11. The BBC reported on the 18th of September 2001 that Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, was told by US officials in July that the US was planning to attack Afghanistan in the coming months. A report by a bipartisan commission of inquiry in 2004 also revealed that the Bush administration had agreed on a plan to attack Afghanistan the day before 9/11.

Then, perfectly on time, 9/11 (also dubbed by the neoconservatives the "new Pearl Harbour" event) happens, giving the West the ideal justification to invade and occupy the country in addition to launching the global war on terror.

A look at the map reveals the geostrategic importance of Afghanistan, as it sits between Iran, China, Pakistan and the Central Asian Republics . . . US military presence in Afghanistan is about an array of factors, most notably "about China," "Iran" and "Russia" . . . Full story:

Ernst Zundel, the Man who destroyed the Holocaust Industry, Died

August 7, 2017 — Jesus identified the Jews [not Israelites] as liars (John 6:40-47). President Putin has demonstrated that the top echelon of the parallel government that rules the united States Administration are liars. Is not this revelation as plain as Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2:38-39? We must follow the truth wherever it may lead (II Thessalonians 2:11-12). Full story:

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Why You will not be free under Same-Sex Marriage Law

August 22, 2017 — There is a school of thought in the debate about redefining marriage that it is inevitable and that Christians should just sue for peace with the same-sex marriage activists. Try and extract as many protections for religious freedom as possible and roll over.

To make it easier for us to capitulate, leading politicians such as Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Attorney General George Brandis and Tim Wilson say same-sex marriage and freedom of religion can co-exist. "I don't accept the religious practice in this country is under threat," Mr. Shorten said this week.

Jewish shameWhat he is essentially saying is it is okay to go to church and [as a hypocrite] believe what you like . . . what is under threat, and what Mr. Shorten is not telling us, is that religious practice outside the church, mosque or synagogue is under grave threat should the definition of marriage in law be changed . . . Indeed, it is now Labor policy to use the law to punish anyone who does not conform to same-sex marriage ideology, unless they are professional clergy . . . One of the most bizarre policies adopted by Labor was for taxpayer funding of gender reassignment surgery. Given that "Safe Schools" encourages children to access sex change operations "with or without parental consent," it is an open question as to whether a future Labor government would fund this too . . . just a word on the bombing of our office . . .
Full story: Australian Christian Lobby

Comment: Israelites, Christians and Moslems hold to what the God of Abraham had to say about homosexuality. Please read Leviticus 18:22, Deuteronomy 22:5). An email from Kosovo stated "This is all a plan with some greater purpose ahead and it always comes from abroad. Just because homosexuality is most prevalent among the Jews, we have to accept it wherever their power reaches. Do you think that a minority rule over majority could ever happen in a true democracy? I see in this a reason to overthrow and occupy any country which insists on being normal. Just to make things more clear, Christian parts of former Yugoslavia all had to have gay parades and Moslem parts never had to. Nobody ever pushed them but Belgrade and Zagreb had them as demanded by the US embassies. You see the strategy? [end quote].

Lesbian Jewess Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State threatened Uganda if the nation did not legalise homosexuality. Uganda did not bow to Miss. 'despicable'.

This egregious blasphemy was broadcast by the taxpayer-funded fifth-column that brainwashes the nation with "fake news" and innuendo that is accursed by the God of Abraham. Peter had a sword . . . He could cut the high priest's ear off . . . when it come to "the squeeze" and time to stand on the Word of God, he didn't have the courage, and even denied he knowed Jesus . . . That's where it is today . . . (The End-time Evangelism, p. 34:195).

The bills before the Australian parliament would also introduce transgender ideology in education and enshrine transgender ideology in the heart of family law—marriage.

Germany repatriates $28bn in Cold War Gold from France & US

August 24, 2017 — The German central bank (Bundesbank) has brought back 674 tons of gold reserves kept in Paris and New York since the Cold War. Some 53,780 gold bars, each weighing 12.5kg and worth €440,000, have been shipped to Germany over the last four years, said the bank. The last 100 tons were moved from Paris earlier this year, which means the Bundesbank now holds no reserves in France . . . The bank has already repatriated 940 tons of gold from London to save on storage fees . . . Over 50 percent of Germany's gold reserves are now in Frankfurt. The remainder is stored in London and New York, where it can be quickly exchanged for British pounds or US dollars in an economic emergency . . . Full story:

Understanding North Korea taking a History and testing Hypotheses

By Dr. Robert Rennebohm

When there is conflict between two parties, it is best if each party tries to understand and think from the other's point of view, as opposed to thinking only from their own point of view and perpetuating misconceptions regarding the other's view.

When a physician is confronted with a problem, the first step is to take a complete and accurate history; the second step is to test hypotheses generated by that history and the physician's background knowledge and experience.

Let's start by taking a history of what has occurred in Korea over the past century or more:

In 1871 Japan began plans to occupy Korea for its own economic and military purposes. By 1905 Korea had become a Japanese protectorate. By 1910 it had become a colony of Japan. For centuries the social structure on the Korean peninsula had consisted of a privileged aristocratic landowning class (a tiny minority of the population) who ruled over the rest of the people, almost all of whom were peasants. In the years following 1910 Japan ruled Korea by conspiring with and providing privileges for opportunistic Koreans who were members of this aristocratic landed class.

Over the next three decades the Korean people suffered many atrocities under the brutal, oppressive rule by Japan and its Korean aristocratic collaborators. During this ruthless Japanese occupation the Korean language and culture were suppressed. Koreans were forced to take Japanese surnames. Precious Korean cultural artifacts were destroyed. And, resistance to the Japanese occupation was met with brutal force. For example, during the non-violent March 1st Movement of 1919 the Japanese police and military killed 7,000 peaceful demonstrators.

Japanese repression in Korea accelerated during the 1930s, after Japan invaded Manchuria (in 1931-32) and established Manchukuo. During the 1930s Japan and its aristocratic Korean collaborators subjected Korean men to forced labor. Other Korean men were forced to join the Japanese military. Up to 200,000 Chinese and Korean women (the vast majority being Korean) were forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military, serving as "comfort women" while Japanese officers and soldiers occupied Korea and Manchuria.

By the mid-30s Kim Il Sung had become the main leader of the resistance against Japan's brutal occupation of Korea and Manchuria.

Then came WWII (1939-1945), during which the Japanese were driven out of Korea and Manchuria. Korea was finally liberated from Japan's oppressive rule. By 1945 the people of Korea could finally start planning for their own governance, according to how they wanted to proceed as a society. Kim Il Sung, who was inspired by socialist concepts, had great support among the Korean people (except, of course, for those of the privileged aristocracy who had collaborated with the Japanese). Independent of Kim Il Sung's movement were indigenous "People's Committees" that developed throughout the southern parts of Korea. These "People's Committees" were local groups of workers (factory workers, e.g.) who organized themselves to run factories and farms in a cooperative, democratic way that respected the rights, dignity, and health of the workers. The People's Committee movement represented an alternative to the unjust social system that privileged the aristocracy/business class.

But, these early hopes of creating a new, free, independent, and just Korean society were smashed when the USA and its Allies, without any consultation with the Korean people (other than with members of the opportunistic aristocratic class that had shamelessly collaborated with Japan), divided Korea into North and South Korea at the 38th parallel. The USA occupied the South, while the Soviet Union was awarded the North. In the South, Japanese occupation was replaced by USA occupation. The USA soon installed the corrupt, unscrupulous Syngman Rhee as the leader of South Korea. In 1948 the Republic of Korea (ROK) was officially established, with Rhee at the helm. The Soviet Union had allowed Kim Il Sung to become the leader of North Korea—the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

From 1945-1950 the USA/Rhee regime conducted a reign of terror against the "People's Committees" that had spontaneously and indigenously developed throughout the southern parts of South Korea. The social ideas and plans of these committees represented an enormous threat to the capitalistic thinking and plans of the USA and privileged business elite of South Korea. Although these People's Committees had nothing to do with Kim Il Sung, Chinese communism, or Soviet communism, the USA considered these committees to be "communists" who must be rooted out. Factory workers who participated in the People's Committee movement were terrorized, often killed.

The reign of terror conducted by the USA/Rhee regime is best exemplified by the Cheju Insurgency in 1948-49. Cheju is an island off the southern coast of South Korea. In 1945 there were about 300,000 people living on the island. About two thirds of these 300,000 had a progressive "moderate leftist" approach to their social thinking. After WWII ended in 1945 the vast majority of the Cheju people favored the development of the People's Committee movement as a way to organize social and work life on the island. The USA/Rhee regime saw this as a threatening development. The police force on the island was populated and controlled by the Rhee regime, and it deliberately colluded with ultra-rightist terrorists to oppress and destroy the People's Committee movement—all with the full knowledge of the USA. The USA helped Rhee to develop a Counter-Intelligence Corp (CIC) and a right wing Northwest Youth Corps (NWY), which was a fascist youth group. The CIC and the NWY were mobilized to terrorize and "reorient" supporters of the People's Committee movement. Those who resisted "reorientation" were killed, usually brutally.

The NWY reportedly "disemboweled pregnant women, ran bayonets through little kids, burned down people's homes, and smashed open the brains of opponents." Women were "serially raped, often in front of villagers, and then blown up with a grenade in the vagina." These atrocities occurred with the full knowledge of the USA/Rhee regime. They were part of a deliberate terror campaign against the People's Committee movement.

Understandably, in 1948 the people of Cheju Island rose up to resist this pathological violence. They rebelled, primarily against the police. The USA/Rhee regime responded with a massive counter-insurgency campaign, even bringing back Japanese officers and soldiers to help root out the insurgents. Villages were indiscriminately burned and destroyed; civilians were massacred. By August 1949 the insurgency (the People's Committee movement) had been eradicated, much to the delight of the USA/Rhee regime. More than 70% of the island's villages had been burned. It is estimated that 30,000-60,000 islanders were killed, many of them butchered. Another 40,000 islanders fled the country, for safety. After the defeat of the People's Committee movement, Cheju Island was run by the CIC and the NWY, who continued to treat the remaining islanders with contempt and cruelty.

This USA-directed reign of terror (throughout South Korea, not just on Cheju Island) took place from 1945-49, before the Korean War even started (in 1950). During that reign of terror approximately 100,000 South Korean people (mostly progressive leftist-thinking people) were killed by USA/Rhee forces.

That brings us to 1950, when the Korean War began. By 1950 South Korea was controlled by the USA/Rhee regime. Most of the leaders of South Korea were former collaborators with Japan. In fact, by 1950 the USA had enlisted Japan as an ally in its war against North Korea. By 1950 the USA/Rhee regime had ruthlessly eliminated the People's Committee movement throughout South Korea. Now it was time to eliminate the "communists" in North Korea, who were led by Kim Il Sung. Who actually "fired the first shot" is a matter of controversy. Early in 1950 North Korea appeared to be prevailing over the South Korean Army. This alarmed the USA and prompted the sending of American troops to Korea—to heroically save the Korean people (and the rest of Asia) from communism.

Once the USA entered the Korean War in 1950 it set out to totally destroy North Korea. The USA carpet-bombed North Korea with virtually no concern for civilian casualties. 32,000 tons of napalm were dropped on the North Korean people. Whole cities were demolished. 75% of Pyongyang was leveled. The USA threatened several times to drop nuclear bombs on North Korea, and terrorized North Korea by deliberately sending lone B-29 bombers on simulated atomic bomb runs, during which they dropped "dummy" atomic bombs (heavy TNT bombs). Each time, the North Koreans would be unsure whether these planes were going to drop a real atomic bomb (as the USA had needlessly dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki) or just a dummy.

The USA would have prevailed over North Korea were it not for China's intervention (under Mao Tse Tung). A stalemate eventually occurred, and an Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953 to cease hostilities and create the demilitarized zone (DMZ). This Armistice represented only a cease-fire agreement, not a peace treaty or an official end to the war. The Korean War was never officially ended. It has continued in a suspended state ever since. The USA has preferred it that way, because it justifies American bases in South Korea and allows the USA to continually pose as an existential threat to North Korea.

It is extremely relevant, today, that the USA/South Korea has continued (since 1953) to intermittently send lone B29 bombers on simulated bomb runs near North Korea (without dropping "dummy" bombs), just to remind North Korea that the USA could annihilate North Korea with a nuclear bomb whenever it chooses. North Korea has never been able to relax in this regard. It has needed to stay vigilant. It has felt an appropriate need to develop protection from an American first strike.

So, that is a brief history of Korea, before, during, and after the Korean War. If accurate, it raises the question of who the "good guys" were/are. According to the USA, the people who were attracted to the Peoples Committee movement were the bad guys—so bad that they needed to be terrorized and killed, by the thousands. According to the USA, the "communists" in North Korea were the bad guys, including Kim Il Sung, who had led the resistance against the ruthless Japanese reign of terror (1910-1939). According to the USA, Rhee was a good guy, as were the other financially and politically powerful South Korean elite, most of whom had collaborated with the Japanese during Japan's brutal occupation of Korea and Manchuria. According to the USA, the ruthless CIC and the fascist NWY were the good guys on Cheju Island.

Understandably, the North Korean people who support Kim Il Sung do not see the USA as the good guys. Understandably, they fear and distrust the USA.

Today, the American people still assume (as they did in 1950) that the USA was on the right side of history in 1950 and has been on the right side ever since. And, they assume that North Korea was (in 1950) an evil empire and has been ever since. According to the American understanding, North Korea is one of the most evil, if not the most evil, countries on earth. It is viewed as a ruthless dictatorship, in which there are no freedoms, no human rights—only suffering, starvation, fear, torture, and death (for those who dissent). The perception is that the Korean people's adoration of Kim Jong Un (and his father and grandfather) is due to either brainwashing, fear, delusion, or combinations of these. It is thought that Kim Jong Un is dangerously deranged and deluded and represents an existential threat to the USA.

If the above history of Korea is accurate, and if we try to think from North Korea's point of view, we are likely to conclude that instead of waging a nuclear war to annihilate the North Korean people, the USA should, at the very least, critically examine its behavior in Korea over the past 72 years. At the very least, the American people should consider hypotheses about North Korea that differ from the US narrative that Americans have unquestioningly accepted.

Instead of ignorantly dropping nuclear bombs on North Korea, without taking a complete history or testing any hypotheses, maybe it would be better to not only critically review the above history, but also consider the following hypothesis about North Korea:

Hypothesis: Maybe, somehow, the North Korean people, as a group, have deeply grasped and are appreciatively practicing a highly evolved concept of Natural Duty that Jose Marti, Che Guevara, and Victor Hugo advocated—a concept that most Americans know little about and many have never experienced.

At the very heart of the social philosophy of Jose Marti, Che Guevara, and Victor Hugo is the concept that the "real aim in life" is to follow the path of Natural Duty, and that the greatest satisfactions in life stem from following that path—from "being on Duty," being available and being able to help our fellow human beings. By "Duty," Marti, Guevara and Hugo meant physician-like Duty; not an onerous contrived guilt-driven duty, but an exhilarating Natural Duty. They suggested that we celebrate and enjoy the fact that a huge part of Human Nature is a natural, free flowing, brimming capacity and desire to follow the path of Natural Duty—the path of looking after others. Good physicians regularly experience the uplifting meaningfulness of being on duty. They appreciate the privilege of being trained and given the opportunity to provide health care. Good physicians are not motivated by an onerous sense of obligation, imposed from within and/or without, that "forces" them to help patients; Good physicians are naturally inclined to compassionately help patients; it is part of the natural flow of their hearts, minds, and lives. The experience of being on duty brings meaning and satisfaction to their lives, and they are appreciative that Medicine has afforded them an opportunity to practice the very best of their human nature.

Maybe the North Korean people have been helped to understand and practice this concept of Natural Duty. Maybe they are willingly devoted to the Marti-Guevara-Hugo concept of Natural Duty because they have recognized that participation in such Duty is the most satisfying experience in life. Maybe the North Korean people have grasped the concept of Natural Duty to a greater, fuller extent than has any society on earth, perhaps even in History.

Maybe the North Korean people have somehow figured out that participation in vast Public Activity (including a free public health care system, free public education, and a completely Public Economy that is designed to meet Human needs, rather than to make profit) leads to far greater satisfaction and far greater collective human spirit than does participation in capitalism.

Maybe the North Korean people, including their leaders, have focused on creating vast opportunities for people to discover and practice the real aim of life, which is devotion to Natural Duty, devotion to caring for others—and have found this to be a far more satisfying approach to life, individually and collectively, than becoming entrepreneurs or being exploited by entrepreneurs.

Maybe the North Koreans, each in their own way, have learned to appreciate "being on duty" in the same way that devoted physicians and nurses have learned how uplifting and satisfying and freeing it is to be "on duty" to help their fellow human beings.

Maybe the North Koreans have figured out what the Cheju People's Committees intuitively understood—that it is more satisfying to look after each other than to look after one's self—that following the path of Natural Duty is more uplifting than following the path of self-interest.

What a beautiful thought—to have an entire society made up of people who fully grasp and enthusiastically practice the concept of Natural Duty (of "being on duty") that was suggested by Marti-Guevara-Hugo and has been exemplified by so many devoted physicians, nurses, and teachers world-wide, for many decades.

Maybe when the North Korean people are seen in mass demonstrations of homage to their leaders, they are really paying homage and giving thanks to the concept of Natural Duty that they have learned and have been given ample opportunity to practice. Maybe they primarily view their leader as a symbol and protectorate of the concept of Natural Duty. Maybe they particularly appreciate the fact that Kim Il Sung, caring enough to risk his life to resist the brutal Japanese and American occupations, proceeded to develop a society that is based on Natural Duty and creates vast Public Activity for its practice. Maybe they appreciate Kim Jong Un's commitment to protecting and perpetuating that society.

Maybe the North Korean people feel wonderfully free, precisely because of their understanding and practice of Natural Duty. Maybe that understanding has resulted in their being as self-motivated and altruistic as our best physicians, nurses, and teachers—who do not need to be told or forced to do what their natural inclinations and natural compassion guide them to do.

Maybe North Korea is, thereby, the most free, loving, compassionate, enthusiastic, and emotionally healthy society on earth.

And, maybe, too, the North Korean people are appropriately fearful that the USA intends to ruthlessly annihilate them, as they tried to do during the Korean War years of 1950-53. Maybe the North Koreans fear that American-directed fascists, like those on Cheju Island, will serially rape their women, then blow them up with grenades in their vaginas. After all, the USA has committed such heinous crimes many times before. And now an ignorant racist American Commander-in-Chief, like the ignorant, racist American Commander-in-Chief during the Korean War era, is threatening to attack North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen before." Maybe North Korea believes that possession, or at least the threat of possible possession, of a nuclear deterrent is the only way to protect themselves from a ruthlessness that the USA has exhibited many times over, not only before and during the Korean War, but in dozens of countries since.

The American hypothesis is that North Korea is the most evil and oppressive society on earth, run by a ruthless dictator—a society in which the people have no freedom, are brainwashed, live in fear, and worship their leaders with either deluded loyalty or fear for their lives.

Which hypothesis is closer to the truth? Which country is the greater threat to humankind and the environment? Which people understand the real aim of life? Which people have the best understanding of Natural Duty and the importance of it? Which country is on the right track?

Maybe the American hypothesis is closer to the truth. Maybe the above-recounted history of Korea is inaccurate. Maybe the truth is somewhere in-between these two hypotheses and between the above history and the accepted American narrative. But, the point is, we do not really know, because we have not critically examined the history of Korea or either hypothesis. A good physician does not prescribe dangerous chemotherapy "for cancer" without first taking a history and proving the hypothesis that the patient truly has cancer. That would be malpractice. And, yet, the USA is threatening to "nuke" a North Korean "cancer" without taking an accurate history and without testing its own or any other hypotheses about North Korea.

Rather than drop nuclear bombs on North Korea, should we not, first, study history and test the above hypotheses? That is what physicians do. That is how physicians learn; that is how physicians correct mistakes and avoid making further mistakes.

The American people owe it to the North Koreans, to Humanity, and to the Earth itself, to take a complete history of the Korean War and think from North Korea's point of view, as opposed to thinking only from the American point of view and perpetuating narratives about Korea that may not be true.

The history summarized in this essay is based predominantly on Bruce Cumings' excellently written and thoroughly annotated book, The Korean War: A History, published by Modern Library in 2011 ( nl988.htm

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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.

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