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Mark Dankof on “The Famine, The Watchman, and The Remnant” for the Lutheran Ministerium and Synod-USA

Pastor Mark Dankof in the 1990s.

[Pastor Mark Dankof’s address to the National Convention of the Lutheran Ministerium and Synod—USA in Chetek, Wisconsin on June 23rd, 2012 is entitled, “The Famine, The Watchman and The Remnant.”]

[Open in prayer; read the three relevant Biblical texts]

Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me:  and behold a basket of summer fruit.  And he said, Amos, what seest thou?  And I said, A basket of summer fruit.  Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them anymore.  . . .  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

Amos 8: 1-2, 11-12

I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

Habakkuk 2: 1

And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer:  behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days:  be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

The Apocalypse of St. John on Patmos, chapter 2: 8-11

     All of us here today have been on an odyssey since birth.  We trace our voyage from infancy through childhood; from childhood to adolescence and young adulthood; from young adulthood to middle age; from middle age to old age; from old age to death, which the Christian defines as a transition from this present life to a new life in a new plane of existence with the Triune God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and all of the Saints of God in a place called Heaven.

     It was 45 years ago today that I began my long odyssey from childhood to adulthood.  On June 23, 1967, my parents, my older brother, and I embarked on the USS Lurline, departing Honolulu for a 5 day journey to the Port of San Francisco.  Our years together as an Air Force family living in Hawaii were coming to a swift end. I remember wishing that there had been more time.

The legendary Matson Lines liner, SS Lurline.

     There are times at night when I can still hear the Matson Lines Orchestra and Band striking up the haunting strains of Aloha Oe, even as I still occasionally feel the Lurline beginning to physically pull away from the dock in Honolulu.  As we began to depart, the ship was accompanied by a farewell flotilla of escorting canoes comprised of paddling Polynesian men and women.  The women were decked out in Hawaiian tribal garb with bright colors.  Their  long, beautiful black hair was adorned with careful arrangements of the orchids of the Islands.

     The huge crowd standing on the dock in Honolulu waved good bye to the departing until we were out of sight.  There is still one face I see above all others in that sea of humanity bidding tearful farewell to the denizens of the USS Lurline.  It was Pastor Frederick L. Von Husen of Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Wahiawa.  The three years at his school, and my Baptism in his sanctuary, began my long journey in Lutheran Christianity, a wandering that in the providence of God continues to this day.

Pastor Frederick L. Von Husen of Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Wahiawa, Hawaii at the Dock of Honolulu on June 23, 1967, bidding farewell to Mark Dankof and family as the USS Lurline prepares to depart for San Francisco.

     I did not want to leave the loving confines of Christ-centered Church and School in Hawaii in June of 1967.  The USS Lurline was taking me on a voyage to an ultimate destination I wanted to disembark from.

     I am reminded of the Lord’s solemn prophetic admonition to Peter:

     “When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. This spake He, signifying by what death he should glorify God.  And when he had spoken this, He saith unto him, Follow me.”  (John 21: 18-19).

Mark Dankof in Geek Days. 3rd row, center position. Teacher Paul Wangerin in back row, far right. Trinity Lutheran School, Wahiawa, Hawaii. 6th grade. School Year 1966-67.

     Those initial years as a child at Trinity Lutheran were rooted in a love of The Lamb and of God’s Word which testified to Him in the sunshine of childhood on Oahu.  As the years passed, I would more than occasionally experience a darker side in American Lutheranism, what Eugene O’Neill would have termed A Long Day’s Journey Into Night.  The painful journey which began on the USS Lurline in 1967 was often accompanied by queasy turbulence and darkness as the speed of time in an increasingly ominous Age accelerated, even as my own encounter with the Theology of the Cross deepened in time.  The Lord seemed to be suggesting that I was being prepared to go places I didn’t want to go, on assignments no sane person would volunteer for.

Paul Wangerin and Mark Dankof at El Mirador in San Antonio in March of 2012, 45 years after Teacher and Student days at Trinity Lutheran School of Wahiawa, Hawaii.

     One of those assignments was to be a Watchman 25 years ago in the initial salad days of the American Association of Lutheran Churches (AALC). Those days, my role in them, and the historic events then which overtook many of us in this sanctuary now, are the reason for my acceptance of an invitation to be here in Wisconsin on June 23, 2012.  We cannot know who we are today as a Confessional Body of Faithful Believers standing in the Reformation loci of Sola Scriptura, Sola Christus, Sola Gratia, and Sola Fide, and presently residing in the Lutheran Ministerium and Synod–USA, without understanding the situation of a quarter of a century ago in our predecessor body, anymore than anyone of us can possibly know who and what we are as individuals today without intimate acquaintance with, and memory of, our own historical pasts.

     In short, we cannot know who we are, if we do not know where we have been.

     You are invited to share today in only a small segment of my own journey that began almost half a century ago in the Hawaiian Islands as a child.  I hope that my journey illumines the remainder of your pathway as a child of God before the Lord returns. Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

     It is my great pleasure to be in attendance at a National Convention of the Lutheran Ministerium and Synod—USA.  Dr. Ralph Spears has asked me to address all of you, keeping the theme of The Watchman in mind, and my past role in the American Association of Lutheran Churches (AALC) serving as one laboring under very painful circumstances that would subsequently come perilously close to destroying my life.  The aftermath has impacted me in all the days and nights since that time.

     For the record, Ralph Spears and John Erickson have stood by me for the last 23 years in the aftermath of the most horrific events of my career in Word and Sacrament ministry.  They have never left me behind in all this time, even as a number of people in strategic positions in the AALC years ago did, not only to my detriment and longtime exile, but to the detriment of many rank-and-file Lutherans out of the old American Lutheran Church who made the same initial mistake that I did in believing that we had found a confessional fellowship and home in the midst of the larger darkness that has enshrouded American Lutheranism in my lifetime.  That darkness accompanies the blackening clouds swirling above our country, clouds soon to pour down God’s verdict of condemnation upon a nation and institutional church that have collectively rejected Him.

     It is an especially gratifying thing to see Dr. Ralph Spears, Dr. John Erickson, and Dr. Donald Thorson again after the passage of so many years.  As has already been mentioned, each of us was a pioneer in the initially hopeful days that surrounded the creation of the American Association of Lutheran Churches (AALC) a quarter of a century ago.  Between the years of hardship for each of these men that often accompanied toil in other Lutheran bodies prior to 1987, and what would fatefully transpire in the years that followed that date permanently etched in my own mind, I am reminded of the speed of the passage of time in this present cosmos, and the vicissitudes of life that accompany the turning of pages from one decade to the next.  Moses knows of what he speaks in Psalm 90: 3-10 when he says that:

     “Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return ye children of men.  For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.  Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep:  in the morning they are like grass which growth up.  In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

     “For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.  Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.  For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

     “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”

     Thus, I briefly delve into a journey into the distant past, without rancor or bitterness and hopefully with Biblical perspective.  I speak of these matters all these light years later, only because requested to by Pastor Spears, and because of the way in which the events and circumstances of a quarter of a century ago serve to illustrate and warn The Remnant in these presumably final days of human history.

     The final days of human history, chronicled by Jesus Christ in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21), have many parallels with the beginning of the end for the Northern Kingdom of Israel as Amos proclaimed it during the reign of Jeroboam II (Co-regency with Jehoash from 793-782 B. C.; sole reign from 782-753 B. C.; total reign 792-740 B. C.); with the Babylonian Exile of the Southern Kingdom of Judah which culminated in Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 586 B. C.; and the national judgment of Judah at the hands of Titus and the Romans in 70 A. D. because of the former’s rejection of Jesus Christ and the nature of the Kingdom of God He proclaimed during His First Advent.  This last catastrophe was forecast by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse, shortly before His betrayal by Judas Iscariot and the climax of the plot against His life launched by the Jewish religious authorities of first century Palestine.

     The reasons for each of these judgments in redemptive history, and the reasons for what I believe is a coming judgment on our own American nation in the 21st century, are absolutely identical.  Political, economic, military, and cultural eclipse are always the result of rebellion against God, and total disdain for God’s Word.   The final stage in total eclipse is a famine visited upon the land.  And in an age where many of us are terrified of the very real possibility of physical food shortages and the societal turbulence which will accompany it, it bears noting that the famine chronicled by Amos is not a physical oneIt is one that involves the progressive withdrawal of the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the evaporation of God’s blessings and protection.  Heed then, the 8th century prophet as he warns both the Northern Kingdom of Israel then, and by extracted principles, all of us here today:

     “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.” [Amos 8: 11-12]

     This is the critical perspective we must have on what has happened to the United States and to the Lutheran Church in your lifetime and mine.

     For the record, I was the first Lutheran pastor in “days passed away [Psalm 90: 9] to be formally accepted onto the clergy roster of the AALC, on July 10, 1987.  In those days, I was a young man, and serving a Lutheran congregation in Seattle, Washington known as St. Matthias Lutheran Church, which would subsequently be among the Charter Congregations comprising this daring venture into the Great Unknown.

     All across the country then, there was much excitement among the early trailblazers in this endeavor and journey of faith. I shared in this Great Hope of that brief moment in time, feeling that after years of heartache in the Lutheran denomination, I was not only experiencing a turning point in my own life and calling, but witnessing a turning point in American Lutheran history that would define the future course of countless Lutheran Christians at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st to follow; a course destined to merge theological orthodoxy, love, and personal witness for Christ as the Church of Smyrna did in the dark early days of the Roman Empire and its persecution of disciples of Jesus Christ, accompanied by the Apostle John’s exile to Patmos at the hands of Emperor Domitian (A. D. 81-96) [Revelation 2: 8-11].

     In those days, I especially looked forward to flying from Seattle to Minneapolis for national board meetings of the Association, and the mornings and evenings spent apart from official business that inevitably involved the swapping of stories, experiences, and future hopes with compadres like the late Pastor Jonathan Noel Kennedy of Faith Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon; Pastor Dennis Brostrom, then of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Patterson, California; Pastor Ray Klug of Fairbury, Nebraska; Pastor Thomas Aadland of Duluth, Minnesota, an AALC Executive Committee member who would years later become the AALC’s Presiding Pastor; Dr. Christopher Barnakov of Washington, D. C., the editor of the AALC’s flagship national publication, The Evangel; Mr. Rollie Strommen of Janesville, Wisconsin; and our own Dr./Pastor John Erickson here today.  Between 1987 and 1989, the course being charted for the AALC in closed session meetings was matched by a special fellowship with these aforementioned Saints, based in what Paul tells us in Ephesians 3: 9:

     “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.”

     But darker, demonic forces were also afoot in the AALC between 1987-1989.  Events in that two year period of time would force me into a public role as The Watchman.  I did not seek this assignment.  The role sought me, for reasons only partially understood 25 years later.

     Between 1987-1989, my involvement with the meetings of the Joint Council of the AALC in Minneapolis, and the early conclaves of the Board of Higher Education, revealed three (3) disturbing trends that underscore the Biblical truism for Watchmen and The Remnant throughout history that the Satanic threat to the Confessional Church of our Lord is not simply one posited by external threats and enemies.  The threat and the enemy is often in our own midst.  Jesus’s warnings to His people in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24/Mark 13/Luke 21) come to mind, especially the Lord’s eschatological admonition at the outset:

      “Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many.  . . .  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.  . . . (Matthew 24).

     And the Apostle Paul’s warning in Ephesians 6 reinforces that of Jesus in the Olivet Discourse:

     “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6: 11-12)

     With these Biblical passages in mind, the three trends of Satanic infiltration in the AALC’s early days that I observed as a Watchman are as follows:  1) the attempts at the outset of the Higher Education Committee of the AALC to establish a Lutheran House of Study in conjunction with Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California; and the involvement of the AALC’s Executive Committee in those days in using representatives of the C. Peter Wagner Church Growth Institute of Fuller Theological Seminary, like Carl George, for seminars on how to create AALC congregations based on the principles of the Church Growth Movement(CGM);  2) the early embrace of key leaders of the AALC of the most radical elements of the Neo-Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal Movements in the Lutheran church, even as it was claimed that the AALC was a continuation of the older American Lutheran Church (ALC) and the Lutheran Orthodoxy that once characterized that Synod; and 3) the attempt to synthesize a full subscription to the Lutheran Confessions (“quia“) with the inclusion of advocates of CGM, the Charismatic Movement, and Dispensational Premillennial eschatology and Christian Zionism as full fledged members of the AALC.

     This underscores a truism:  The attempt to synthesize truth and falsehood courtesy of the Hegelian Dialectic is destined to fail.  This methodology is the enemy of Biblical Revelation and the Orthodox Lutheran Confessions.  You and I cannot forget this.  Ever

     And as for the attempt to synthesize Dispensational Premillennial eschatology and Christian Zionism with historic Biblical Christianity, let there be no mistake.  The 19th Century Darbyism which led to the Scofield Reference Bible and subsequently to Hal Lindsey, Jerry Falwell, and John Hagee in our own time, has commingled Law and Gospel; it has perverted Jesus’ teachings on the otherworldly and eternal character of the Kingdom of God in favor of  worldly doctrines of racial supremacy, secular nationalism, and the naked employment of economic and military power to achieve its ends.  It has reduced the Confessing Church of Christ to status as a mere parenthesis in God’s dealings with racial, national Israel and Judah (see chart below on Daniel 9 and the “70th week” or 70×7=490 years).  One can effectively argue that it is leading our country into dangerous and uncharted waters in the Middle East and domestically.  As it repristinates in the modern era a belief in the same heresies and ideology that the New Testament indicates caused the rejection of the truth claims of Jesus Christ on the part of the Jewish religious and political leadership of two millennia ago in Palestine (John 8: 31-59; Matthew 27: 1-6), it may well reside at the center of the eschatological warning issued by Jesus in Matthew 24: 21-24:

     “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

     Much of the deception surrounds the Dispensationalist and Christian Zionist interpretation of Daniel, chapter 9, The Prophecy of 70 Weeks.  It began with John Nelson Darby in the 19th century, and subsequently the Scofield Reference Bible.  The inroads into both the American churches and American foreign policy began in earnest with Chicago Dispensationalist and international businessman William E. BlackstoneThe endgame is the Beast, the New World Order, and World War III.  See the following chart:

Daniel’s 70th Week: Past Fulfillment or Future?

Issues of Interpretation

Roman View

Eschatological Interval or Parenthesis View

Beginning point (Decree of verse 25)

One of the 3 Persian Decrees: 538, 458, 445 B. C.

One of the decrees of Artaxerxes, 458 or 445 B. C.

Messiah the Prince (verse 25)

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

62 Weeks (62×7= 434 years)

Added to 7 weeks to span from decree to point in the life of Christ (62 weeks or 434 years + 7 weeks or 49 years=69 weeks or 483 years)

Added to 7 weeks and by using “prophetic years” ends at the triumphal entry.

The prophetic clock stops. The parenthesis between the 69th and 70th week begins.

Messiah (verse 26)

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion

Covenant-Maker (verse 27)

Jesus Christ

Antichrist

70th week (7×1=7 years)

Roman destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, 70 A. D.

Futuristic Tribulation corresponding to the 70th week of Daniel (7 years) which begins after the Rapture of the Church, the closing of the Parenthesis Era, and the resumption of National Israel and Judah’s role as the center of God’s plan in redemptive history.

[Brief analysis of the Daniel 9/70 Weeks Chart Follows for Convention Attendees]

     We must leave further analysis of these critical differences in the interpretation of Biblical eschatology and the character of the Kingdom of God as proclaimed by Jesus to future discussions.  But I must leave you with two essential closing observations.  First, Dispensational Premillennialism and Christian Zionism are incompatible with Orthodox Lutheranism (Augsburg Confession, Article 17).  The former’s adherence to a doctrine of racial supremacy, a commingling of Law and Gospel, and a confusion of the kingdoms of this present realm with Christ’s Kingdom, are anathema to what Jesus taught about His Kingdom, its eternal character, and the universal eligibility of all to receive His gifts and promises.  And the United States is yet to experience the tragedy of being linked as a nation to ongoing support of this monstrous heresy in the political, economic, and military realms.  That tragedy shall be proven both catastrophic and apocalyptic in its implications.  You can take that prediction to the bank, if there is still one left in your community in the next several years. . . .

     Second, everyone in attendance today at this gathering, as well as many others who will be connected to our conversations in Cyberspace, must encounter the work of the late Westminster/Princeton scholar Oswald T. Allis published on this subject in 1945.  His book, Prophecy and the Church, will demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the interpretative scheme of John Nelson Darby, the Scofield Reference Bible, Hal Lindsey, and John Hagee, is incompatible with the Lutheran and Reformed streams of the Protestant Reformation and their respective Confessions of the 16th and 17th centuries.  The Remnant Confessing Church of our Lord ignores this warning at its peril.  The AALC drove through this stop sign many years ago, when it officially recognized a Christian Zionist ministry as its own affiliated organization, one of the many egregious errors made in the initial years of the Minneapolis meetings which taken in the aggregate, spelled disaster and shipwreck.

     Let there be no mistake.  No orthodox Christian of any stripe, including the Confessional Lutheran, believes that the Church of Jesus Christ is a mere parenthesis in history in God’s exclusive dealings with racial, national Israel.  No one can compatiblize this with the witness of the New Testament.  As Dr. Allis testifies in his magnum opus, to believe this is to ultimately revert to Judaism.

     The implications of all of this for the future direction of the AALC would be subsequently chronicled by me for the Lutheran weekly, Christian News, in February of 1994 in a front page story entitled, “The AALC:  Not an Option for ELCA Conservatives.”  I have brought copies of that piece with me today for those interested.  It will cover in greater detail the particulars of the time in which I was barely surviving the assault, along with Pastor Spears, Pastor Erickson, Pastor Klug, and Pastor Brostrom.

     I say barely surviving as my own congregation, St. Matthias Lutheran Church of Seattle, was being rent asunder by the infiltration of the same forces that had begun to permeate the national body.  This was covertly being aided and abetted by two different officials of the AALC, as was documented at the time.  By the decree of the Executive Committee of the AALC undertaken in between national meetings of the Joint Council and the Board of Trustees (of which I was a member), financial subsidy was being silently provided for what had been covertly transpiring in the Emerald City under radar.  The only Early Warning System I possessed that I was in the crosshairs was provided by phone calls of concern from the then President of the Lutheran Bible Institute in Issaquah, and an ELCA pastor in the Puget Sound area who had inside information for me that connected all the relevant players in this Demonic Subterranean Netherworld, their past history, and current informal reports from the Midwest being conveyed to him by his own sources on a regular basis.

     Translation: I had been the leading voice in closed door meetings in the  Twin Cities expressing opposition to the national drift I saw in the organization’s decisions being made by its Executive Committee, its Joint Council, its Board of Higher Education.  It was time that I be disposed of.  The table had been set.

     I kept asking myself in the middle of the night, “Could all of this really be happening to me after two years of service to the national organization, and with the friendships developed with key people in Minneapolis?” I was stunned.  But every piece fit.  The Watchman had let his guard down. He was in the crosshairs of forces he had failed to anticipate and identify.  An excruciating price would be paid for this lack of vigilance.  The spinoffs continue to the present day. 

     The lesson is clear.  The Watchman and The Remnant can never let their guard down.

     Failure to keep this lesson Front and Center is a catastrophic and potentially fatal mistake.

     I will be forever grateful to Pastor Dennis Brostrom and Pastor Ray Klug for their official expressions of public dismay over this situation, along with Mr. Rod Kirchoff of Fairbury, Nebraska.  Mr. Kirchoff led an official inquiry into events in Seattle when commissioned by the Executive Committee of the AALC to do so.  His conclusions were submitted to that body before both he and the Fairbury, Nebraska congregation joined Pastor Klug in leaving the AALC formally.  Pastor Brostrom also departed for other confines.  Other people presently in this room today would also eventually head for the exit.

     I would leave the AALC officially after their 1990 National Convention at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Five (5) years later, I would accept Pastor Ralph Spears’ invitation to join the new LMS-USA at its launching in Indianapolis in 1995.  I have remained with all of you all these years since (17 years), out of conviction that this body represents a slice of The Remnant in these final days, even as I seriously doubt that a Second Reformation will ever grip this country or the post-Christian societies of the Western World generally. I have also remained in the LMS-USA out of eternal personal gratitude that Pastor Spears and Pastor Erickson understood the magnitude of the personal tragedy I had experienced in Seattle in 1989-90 and did not leave The Wounded Watchman by the side of the road.

     They have been sources of encouragement and support in the Lord ever since.  You can’t buy friendships like these over the counter.

     What then, are the other lessons derived from this brief Journey into the Past, both for today’s Watchmen and The Remnant?  For this, we return to where we began today, with the books of Habakkuk and the Apocalypse of John.  I hope the charts provided to you are helpful here.

Habakkuk in Judah and John on Patmos

Today’s Watchmen and Remnant

Ministry in days of Judah’s “death throes.” The reign of Jehoiakim (609-597 B. C.) leads to destruction (2 Kings 23:34-24:5; Jeremiah 22:17). John exiled to Patmos by Emperor Domitian’s decree (A. D. 81-96) and after the national judgment of Judah and its Temple Destruction in A. D. 70, as prophesied by Christ (Matthew 24).

Ministry in days of America’s “death throes.” Fill in your own contemporary particulars.  . . .  Roe versus Wade, national embrace of sexual perversion, national debt, crime, family disintegration, over extension of military empire abroad, New World Order, embrace of a deceptive and evil alliance with the Synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2: 9 with reference to Romans 2: 28-29), et.al.  Church mirrors the nation with its higher Biblical criticism, embrace of sexual perversion, cultural accommodationism, corrupt leadership, financial greed, lack of love.  Ephesus, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Laodicea or a combination of them (see Revelation 2: 1-3: 21) are today’s American church, including the institutional Lutheran version.

The Remnant today must follow the Churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia (Revelation 2: 8-11; 3: 7-13)

Babylon as instrument of God’s judgment (1:6; 2:1; 3:16)

Fill in your own contemporary particulars.  . . . Who will it be? What configuration of world powers and forces?

Habakkuk means “One Who Embraces or Clings.” See 3: 16-19 for the Prophet’s decision to Cling to God in all circumstances.

Watchmen and Remnant must Cling to God and His Son. (Romans 10: 9; Revelation 3: 19-22)

The  circumstances for Habakkuk, Judah, and Babylon sometimes appear to contradict God’s revelation, His power, His purposes, His promises.

Circumstances surrounding the institutional church and the nation sometimes appear to contradict God’s revelation, His power, His purposes, His promises to you and me.

Habakkuk has extended dialogue with God (2/3 of entire book).  First dialogue (1:1-11); second dialogue (1: 12-2: 20).

Watchmen and Remnant must Pray Without Ceasing (I Thessalonians 5: 17).

Perplexity over God’s purposes causes Habakkuk to stand upon a watchtower to wait for God’s reply. God’s reply is plain (2: 2), for an appointed time (2: 3), guaranteed to come and truthful (2: 3).  5 Woes are pronounced upon the guilty (chapter 2).

Watchmen and Remnant must be the Churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia in the 21st century.

God’s people must overcome in the midst of adversity, trial, and exile.

The Watchmen and The Remnant must overcome (Revelation 2 and 3).  The mandate is given to all 7 Churches of Asia Minor in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.

[Brief summation of main highlights of the chart with attendees].

     For the sake of time, I will now permit all of you to comprehensively digest the chart’s entire contents in the days ahead.

     And as this may well mark the last time I address a national Lutheran gathering of this type, given present conditions in the world, let me leave my segment of this program today with a final thought (s) for The Remnant, based on the last theme of the chart.

     The Watchmen and The Remnant must overcome

     Strong’s Concordance on the Internet at http://concordances.org/greek/3528.htm explains the meaning and nuances of the word used by Jesus for His instructions to each of the 7 Churches of Asia Minor in the Apocalypse.  The Greek word is [(nik-ah’-o)]. 

     The literal translation is “I conquer, am victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue.” K. Wuest correctly conveys the idea that “The verb implies a battle.”

     You and I are now in the very beginning of the ultimate battle in world history forecast in the Olivet Discourse and by John on Patmos.

      The blackening darkness accompanying the emerging rule of The Beast proceeds apace (Revelation 13).  The enemies of Jesus Christ and Biblical witness are many.  Some are external threats.  Others are ravening wolves in sheep’s clothing in our midst (Matthew 7: 15).  We have already discussed some examples of this from a quarter of a century ago.

     I will simply say this as a Lutheran pastor whose lifetime and ordained ministry have coincided with our perilous collective course.

     As far as the Confessing Church in America in the 21st century is concerned, we are not simply losing.  We have already lost.  I agree with the prevailing published secular analysis and consensus which flatly states that the United States and Europe are post-Christian societies.  The evidence of this is Legion: The decline in preaching and teaching in our churches that is based in solid Biblical exegesis and Orthodox Lutheran standards, increasingly replaced by the Health, Wealth, and Prosperity “Gospel” and entertainment galas; the Church of Jezebel’s accommodation of the greed, narcissism, and perversion which continues to permeates American culture as it has since the salad days of the Drug and Sexual Revolutions in the 1960s; the Culture of Death which continues to abound, symbolized by abortion, Zero Population Growth, euthanasia, and the organized homosexual rights movement; and the ongoing disappearance of healthy young families and communities built around a solid economy and Confessing Church, courtesy of the Globalist movement which underscores the truism that “No man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13: 17).

     This then, is truly the age of The Beast and The False Prophet (Revelation 13).  How then, to quote Strong’s Concordance and Wuest, do we “conquer, overcome, prevail, and subdue?

     The key for The Remnant is To RecognizeWhat must we recognize?

     We must recognize the signs of the eschatological times in world history (Daniel 2, 7, 9; Matthew 24/Mark 13/Luke 21/; I Corinthians 11: 13-14; I Timothy 4: 1-2; I Peter 1: 5-7).

     We must recognize the reality of the demonic forces at work against the people of God (Ephesians 6; I Peter 5: 8).

     We must recognize that we can only battle demonic forces by donning the full armor of God (Ephesians 6: 11-18), even as the season of Antichrist approaches (2 Thessalonians 2; Revelation 13) with lying “signs and wonders.”

     We must recognize the full implications of our status as a Remnant (Smyrna/Revelation 2: 8-11 and Philadelphia/Revelation 3: 7-13) of the Israel of God (Galatians 6: 16 and I Peter 2: 9-10).

     We must recognize God’s providential plan and design in both the best and the worst times of our lives (Romans 8: 28, Romans 11: 33-34; Philippians 1: 12).

     We must recognize that the Remnant Church confounds an unbelieving world and dying culture by preaching Christ Crucified (I Corinthians 1: 17-25) and Christ Risen (Romans 10: 9; I Corinthians 15; II Corinthians 5: 21).

     We must recognize that the Final Victory is ours (Revelation 22); that we are Conquerors, and that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8: 37-39).

     This is the context in which we must see and understand what has happened to all of us in the passage of these last few decades.  The American Empire is going the way of ancient national Israel and Judah; the American Lutheran Church’s descent into apostasy, sectarianism, institutional corruption, and increasing irrelevance, accompanies the sick national scene of which it is merely one component in the larger picture.

     We of The Remnant must Cling to God and His Son.  We must Cling to His Word and to His people.  We must Cling to a lifetime of prayer and meditation.  We must Cling to the Cross of Calvary and the Empty Tomb of Easter Sunday morning.  We must Cling to the Promise that the Son of God, presently seated at the Right Hand of God the Father, will soon return for His  People and the establishment of a Kingdom Without End.

     Lutheran Synods are not necessary for this.  Neither are District Presidents and Bishops, million dollar church budgets, satellite TV shows with televangelists, church growth demographic chart analyses, endorsements from secular political figures, or subsidies from non-profit organizations and NGOs.  These sad sack ingredients are the reverse side of the counterfeit coin which captures the two major secular political parties in America, the corporate news media, Wall Street, and the worst elements of our declining educational system.  Why see them as our deliverers from our lamentable individual and collective condition?

     They are anything but deliverers.  They are the ultimate symptoms of a fatal national and metastasizing malignancy which oppress and corrode the souls of God’s people. The discerning will throw them overboard. Paul warns us in the context of his own discussion of the Last Days offered to Timothy that such entities “have a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away(II Timothy 3: 5).

     We shall simply take Jesus at His Word with his blessed assurance to the beleaguered Saints of both the 1st century and the 21st: “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer; behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2: 10).

     I finally conclude my brief conversation with you today, by coming full circle to where we began an hour ago, with the story of a maritime voyage.  It illustrates where you and I are headed together in our present journey.  The Final Destination is assured and unmistakable.  Be sure of this.

     This maritime voyage transpired in my Night Thoughts of three (3) years ago, one late Spring evening right after the death of my father in San Antonio.  The voyage was a nocturnal reversal of the sad maritime journey I had been forced to embark upon one early Hawaiian morning in the early summer of 1967.

     In those Night Thoughts of 2009 in the Alamo City, I was suddenly a kid again.  I found myself waiting at the Port of San Francisco with my youthful parents and my older brother.  We were getting ready to board a ship, by walking up a long and steep ramp.  The ship had Matson Lines of Hawaii markings.  It was the SS Lurline.

     My parents and my brother began the ascent up the ramp to board.  I felt a hand upon my right shoulder.  I turned and saw one who looked like the Ancient of Days.  His garment was white as snow; the hair of His head was like pure wool.  He was accompanied by the One whose hand was on my shoulder, one like the Son of Man (Daniel 7: 9, 13).

     The One whose hand was upon my right shoulder smiled.  It was a silent but sure reassurance that this voyage of 2400 miles would be a special one.  I proceeded up the ramp.

     The SS Lurline began to pull away from Pier One, the Embarcadero, and the western edge of San Francisco Bay on this early sunlit morning in the City by the Bay.  As it did, my eyes focused on the Golden Gate Bridge and the skyline until they disappeared.  There was a beautiful Pacific breeze that accompanied the panoramic view.  The sun seemed to follow the luxury liner and its occupants across 2400 miles of the deepest blue ocean and whitest crests I had ever witnessed.

     Five days passed in only an hour, much as one day with the Lord is like a thousand years (Psalm 90, 2 Peter 3: 8).

     Suddenly the Port of Honolulu swept into view.  As the SS Lurline approached Pier 11, the Matson Lines band and orchestra struck up Aloha Oe. A farewell in time had become a greeting in eternity.

The SS Lurline navigates the east side of Diamond Head in Honolulu.

     The welcoming crowd was teaming on this sun drenched Honolulu morning.  I saw Frederick L. Von Husen front and center among the beaming faces, waving to my family and to me.  Then I noticed he was surrounded by other faces I had known my entire life, the faces of people I had always known were among the Saints of God.  I had known them in so many different places as numerous as the stars in their courses. Some had preceded me in death and were now alive!  Others had not known the sting of temporal death, because of the One I had just seen upon departure from the Port of San Francisco only an hour before.  But how could we have crossed the Pacific so quickly?

     The Polynesian men and women who comprised the Matson Lines canoe crews were alongside us again.  The ladies looked as bright, colorful, and beautiful as they had so long ago.  The young men were as athletic and vibrant as they had been light years before in another universe in time.  But they were all now waving hello!  They were accompanying us to a Pier of Arrival that made up the most joyous scene I had ever seen in my life.  And suddenly I knew that my life was not ending but beginning, in a new plane of existence in a new cosmos that comprised The New Heaven and The New Earth.

SS Lurline arrives at the Port of Honolulu. Pier 11.

     Amidst all of the tears of joy and the embraces that enshrouded me in the love of the Saints who had come to the Pier to greet me, I was suddenly in the presence again of One Like the Son of Man.  But lo and behold, He is the Son of Man and the Only Begotten Son of the Father!  His Legions of Angels surround him in an aura of Radiant Light!  It is the Light of the Living Lord!  It is the Victory of the One who Has come as He has promised!

     And His people are the Victors, the Conquerors, the Ones Who Have Overcome in the Blood of the Lamb! The Dragon, the Beast, the False Prophet, the Whore of Babylon, and their followers throughout history are now consigned forever to the Lake of Fire!  Death and Hell have been cast into this Lake.  This is the Second Death. (Revelation 20).

     And all of us have a Crown of Righteousness!

     And all of you today in Chetek, Wisconsin are there!  You too departed Pier One, the Embarcadero, the western edge of San Francisco Bay with me, on a most glorious luxury liner, destined to arrive at a place the world will never know, but which the People of God, the New Israel of God in Christ will live in forever and ever!

The Port of San Francisco on a clear day. Coit Tower remains on watch.

     And then I remembered the words of the Apostle Paul:

     “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all of them also that love His appearing.” (II Timothy 4: 6-8).

     And the vision of John on Patmos swiftly followed Paul’s words in the Night Thoughts and nocturnal dream that came to me after the death of my earthly father, an incredible gift of your Heavenly Father and mine:

     “And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

     “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:  for the former things are passed away.

     “And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.  And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

     “And He said unto me, It is done.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

     “He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”  (Revelation 21: 2-7)

     This is your destiny.  This is my destiny.  It is by the grace of God alone, Christ alone, and faith alone.  The Holy Scriptures testify to these truths.  Do not doubt these truths, but cling to them.  Your redemption draweth nigh in these dark, final days of human history.

     I recall Paul’s admonition to all of God’s people who are both Watchmen and Remnant:

     “Ye are all children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others, but let us watch and be sober.  For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

     “But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

     “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.  Who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

     “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (I Thessalonians 5: 5-11)

     God bless you and your household this blessed day. I bid you farewell.

The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, awaits us.

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The Full Court Press on Iran: John Hagee, Franklin Graham, Press TV Bans, and the Hispan TV Affair

 

Mark Dankof in Washington, D. C. in November of 2011

   

“Time, numbers, and space are with the colored world, with the Muslim nationalists and against Israel.  What the colored world lacked has been unity and dynamism.  Well, Israel is contributing to the unification and activation of the colored world for war against the outsiders.  The white powers and the Israelis can never achieve ultimate and decisive force superiority over the colored world and the vast areas it populates.

     “However, the western world–if guided by operational rationalism and calculation instead of mystical legalism, moralism, and traditionalism–could easily formulate propositions with the colored world mutually advantageous to all concerned.  Only a return to [American] neutrality could ensure against our government fighting a third world war against overwhelming numerical odds.  The more natives Americans kill, the better for the interests of native nationalisms.  The pressure will be only on the American taxpayers and conscripts for the wars of perpetual intervention.”

Lawrence Dennis, American Nationalist, the 1950s

     The Full Court Press on Iran continues unabated.  The ongoing escalation in economic sanctions targeting Iranian oil, banking, and trade are accompanied by Zionist inspired terror within that country, using the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI/MKO), PJAK, and Jundallah in the carrying out of premeditated murder in Tehran, Iranian Azerbaijan, Diyala, Khuzestan, and Balochistan provinces.  The Washington Post concedes that there has been a five-fold “unexplained” increase in explosions in the last two years at Iranian nuclear sites and military installations, oil and gas facilities and pipelines, and electrical plants.  This is supplemented by American, British, and Israeli financial support for various activities of political insurrection against the IRI regime, American violations of Iranian airspace with drones, and the deployment of three United States aircraft carrier task forces and two Marine amphibious assault units near the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.  The winds of a totally immoral and unjustifiable war of aggression continue to blow with greater force and speed.

     I have a reiteration of a prediction with my own subsequent addendum.  Lawrence Dennis, the great American Nationalist theoretician, is certainly correct in his assessment of the present crisis uttered over half a century ago.

     Yes, this war will happen as Dennis predicted.  But it is also a war that will irrevocably destroy what little remains of the United States and the Western World from the immediate post-World War II configuration of powers and cultures.  The good news is that Israel will also collapse over time, along with Zionist fiat banking; fractional reserve banking; usury; Jewish cultural subversion of Christian and Islamic influence; and every other corresponding cancer of the New World Order.  Out of short-term tragedy will emerge an aftermath in this present world with renewed reason for hope and life once more, or the Eschaton itself.

     Yet the chief beneficiaries and apologists for The Beast will not go down without a fight.  There are three (3) prime examples of this currently manifesting their poison-for-pay agenda in the interest of igniting a Zionist inspired Holocaust in Iran.

     The first example comes from the Rotund Reaper of Deception himself, John Hagee, whose Christians United for Israel sponsored a March 28 airing of the agitation-propaganda film Iranium at the University of Texas in San Antonio about the alleged threat to the West posed by a weaponized Iranian nuclear program.  The claims of the film are a repudiation of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on the subject produced by America’s 16 intelligence agencies, and what has emerged from the International Atomic Energy Agency as well.  One of the film’s chief spokespersons is Clair Lopez of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Iran Policy Committee (IPC), the chief PR arm of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) in Washington.  Ms. Lopez and IPC chief Dr. Raymond Tanter of Georgetown University are key links in a spider web of American intelligence front organizations with symbiotic links to the Israeli Mossad and a Jewish-driven Neo-Conservative movement which has hijacked the American Right and much of the national security apparatus of the United States as well.

     The second example has emerged this week, with the April 2012 Special Issue of Decision magazine, the flagship publication of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.  It is entitled “Radical Islam’s Global War on Christians.”

     A number of observations about this issue and the organization that produced it are in order.  It is a matter of well buried but public record, that Billy Graham’s success for 60 years as America’s leading Christian Right evangelist is inextricably linked to his effective recruitment and deployment over the decades by the William Randolph Hearst media conglomerate, which in turn was effectively serving the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the emerging American corporate power structure during the Cold War and the anti-Communist crusade which accompanied it.  Billy Graham was the pivotal figure in the enlistment of millions of American Protestant Evangelicals in this endeavor for forces not understood by the faithful.  The outcome of this crusade was the end of the Soviet Union in 1989 as it had been previously constituted.  That achievement was laudable.

     But the crowd enamored of Graham was never informed that Soviet Bolshevism and its exportation abroad were largely empowered by Jewish recruits and international financiers like Jacob Schiff and the House of Rothschild.  Concurrently, these American Protestant Evangelicals were never filled in by the Graham Empire or its Decision magazine of the disproportionate Jewish role in pursing a targeted strategy of destroying Christian culture in the United States via the abortion industry; the homosexual rights movement; the radical feminist movement; and the importation of Freud’s Vienna and the Frankfurt School for their subsequent infiltration of the highest echelons of American government, media, legal, and educational matrixes.  Why?  Clearly part of the answer is the influence of the Christian Zionist heresy fed by John Nelson Darby and the Scofield Reference Bible, and politically driven by Chicago businessman and Dispensationalist William E. Blackstone in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Additionally, Billy and Franklin Graham presumably understood the necessity of cooperation with the Synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2:9) as a prerequisite to their own survival and promotion in an America increasingly co-opted as the driving surrogate force for Globalism, International Central Banking, and the New World Order.  The success of this endgame necessitates carefully recruited front men in both secular and ecclesiastical realms.  Understood in this context, Billy and Franklin Graham and John Hagee are the religious flipside of Fox News and CNN, singing the same tune in total concert with the latter regarding the necessity for war.   Onward Christian Soldiers?

     Analyzing the contents of Decision’sRadical Islam’s Global War on Christians” reveals other unpleasant truths.  Decision cites Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy and ex-CIA chief R. James Woolsey as sources for its presentation.  Gaffney’s long standing membership as a friendly source for the Israeli Lobby and as part of the larger Neo-Conservative Constellation for World Zionism is not mentioned.  Neither is the sordid role of R. James Woolsey in receiving thousands of dollars for his public role in attempting to have the Communist Mujahedeen-e-Khalq cult delisted from the list of Terrorist Organizations compiled by the State Department.  Franklin Graham apparently has no problem with complete Zionist cooperation with such an organization, infamous for its warped ideological synthesis of Communism and Islam, its murder of Americans in Pahlavi Iran several generations ago, its murder of Kurds at the behest of Saddam Hussein in the 1980s, its long history of terror and murder of Iranians since the Revolution of 1979, and the cultic leadership of Miryam and Massoud Rajavi in the brainwashing and terror applied to the organization’s own members when necessary.  Graham, like Rick Santorum and Company, apparently also approves of the premeditated murders of Iranian scientists in recent years, along with all of the other aforementioned acts of war directed at that country.  All in the name of  a loving Jesus, of course.

The Mossad and the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI): Pals of Franklin Graham's friends, including R. James Woolsey of the CIA.

     Former CIA Station Chief Philip Giraldi of the Council for the National Interest, provides the context for understanding the nonsense promoted by Franklin Graham and Decision magazine in the former’s essay entitled, “The Islamophobia Excuse.”  Christians might also enjoy comparing the Koran’s evaluation of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary with that proferred by the Jewish Talmud, or reading Tarif Khalidi’s The Muslim Jesus:  Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature.  Or asking why Christian Right sock puppets like Franklin Graham and John Hagee are siding with the enemies of Christianity in the American Culture Wars, even as the Islamic world stands against these trends in the United Nations and their promotion and financing internationally by Hillary Clinton’s State Department in the world body.

     And finally, someone needs to ask Franklin Graham what the Bible has to say about the reasons for the national Jewish disenfranchisement at the hands of Babylon (B. C. 586) and Rome (A. D. 70).  Why did the Jewish-inspired mob demand Pilate’s release of Barabbas, the Menachem Begin of his time (Matthew 27)?  Was it because that mob, working in conjunction with the Jewish Chief Priests, Scribes, and Pharisees of Jerusalem, wanted the death of a Messiah who had repudiated both Jewish racial supremacism and a kingdom based in this world and not the next?  If so, why affirm that ideology now in the 21st century as the chief foundational reason for the establishment of the modern Zionist State of Israel?  And risk the survivability of the United States in the process?  Franklin Graham and Decision magazine are stone cold silent.  This is one stone that will not be rolled away from the Tomb serving as the Repository of the Secrets of Subterranean Masters.

     And given the ersatz American patriotism of John Hagee, Franklin Graham, and Company, why is their absolute silence on the nature of Jesus Christ’s teachings about the Kingdom of God in the New Testament accompanied by their identical AWOL status on Deir Yassin, the Meyer Lansky crime syndicate’s relationship to the Zionist State, the Lavon Affair, the Kennedy Assassination, the USS Liberty attack, and the laundry list of Israeli espionage operations against the United States since 1948 including the Pollard spy case and the PROMIS affair?  Will following the money trail provide the answers?

     The third example of the Full Court Press on Iran does not involve promoting and financing Israel’s friends.  It has every thing to do with its logical counterpart: silencing Iran’s opportunity to make its own direct public case to the world, and to an American public presently at the mercy of Zionist Corporate Media.

     Only a fool could fail to see the implications of the Ofcom case made against Press TV in the UK, or the more recent ban on that network in Germany courtesy of the Munich regulatory agency that ordered Press TV removed from SES Astra.  These bans will likely be accompanied in the future by regulatory actions against Hispan TV, the media outreach being developed by the national Iranian news agency for the airing of issues in South America.  Adam Housley of InterAmerican Security Watch sounds the Neo-Conservative alarm at such a prospect in “Iran Moving in on Latin American Television Market“.  The United States Congress joins in Mr. Housley’s chorus by adding the “Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act” which will eventually pass both the House and Senate in some final version.  These alarms have nothing to do with the canards of “Anti-Semitism” and “Terrorism.”  They have everything to do with both North and South Americans having the chance to see patriotic and academically respectable Americans like Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. Philip Giraldi, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote, Dr. E. Michael Jones, and Mark Glenn, making the case not simply for avoiding war with Iran, but providing an honest analysis of who and what has shoplifted the American political process, the economy, the media, and the culture.

     The First Amendment and Jeffersonianism will triumph.  The descendants of Lawrence Dennis, like Michael Collins Piper, Mark Glenn, Mark Dankof, and E. Michael Jones will emerge victorious.

     Benjamin Netanyahu, the domestic American Jewish Lobby, and their Pit Puppies in the American Establishment understand this.  If Press TV, Hispan TV, Russia Today, and other international media outlets capable of reaching American and European audiences from abroad ever succeed in facilitating the connection of the real dots in this Internet age for masses of people in the Western world, these jokers are finished.  The game will be over.

     But the Beast will not go out without a fight.  It will begin with a False Flag Incident which mirrors Fort Sumter or the Kuwaiti Baby Incubator Fraud of 1990.  And as Billy Graham’s handler, William Randolph Hearst once put it, “You give me the pictures, I’ll give you the war.”

     Only this time, the Good Guys will win the war the Bad Guys begin.  And Franklin Graham will join John Hagee, Kenneth R. Timmerman, and Howard Phillips in going on oxygen.

Rapture Rick Perry of Texas: Israel’s Stealth GOP Presidential Candidate?

Mark Dankof: Perry's Financed Junket to Israel: Financed by the Doheny Global Group and Irwin Katsof's Global Capital Associates. What are the Real Implications?

“Wow!  Not even a whiff of a notion of the Presidency, and his lips are already lotioned to kiss ass.”

—Iranian-American Facebook blogger on Governor Rick Perry’s Zionist-inspired impending Presidential run

     P. T. Barnum aptly observed that there is a “sucker born every minute.”  In the case of the Tea Party activist movement, the birth rate may be one every second.  The prospects for the movement, and the country, are identically both abysmal and comedic.  Perhaps tragedy is truly the flip side of comedy.

     What is presently happening in 2011 in the Republican Presidential sweepstakes can be understood against the backdrop of the 1996 GOP wars.  15 years ago, the International Central Bankers, Neo-Conservatives, anti-Catholic bigots, and the ever present Christian Zionist nutcases were having collective heart failure over the prospect of a Pat Buchanan nomination.  For the most part, Buchanan wasn’t rising above 30% of the vote in any given primary (save Michigan after the battle had already been decided), but in the early going those figures packed considerable clout in a multi-candidate field, resulting in a victory in the Louisiana caucus that finished Phil Grimm, and a first-round victory in the kickoff New Hampshire primary.  It was clear that Tricky Dick’s ex-speechwriter was terrifying the power brokers.

      It became necessary for these brokers to develop a playbook to destroy Pat Buchanan.

     The playbook that successfully accomplished this purpose included the following three components:  1) enlisting Israeli-asset Alan Keyes, William Kristol’s roommate at Harvard, to enter the Iowa caucus to divide the conservative vote and ensure Bob Dole’s ensuing victory and subsequent drive to the nomination;  and 2)  tapping the Christian Coalition’s Ralph Reed as Dole’s liaison to the Religious Right, ensuring the Faithful that Dole was a Pro-Life Evangelical (a crock) and a 10th Amendment man (another crock).

     Reed’s enlisted effort for this political fraud was successful, despite the clear voting paper trail of Dole in the U. S. Senate, and the problematically untidy issue of the Senator’s impregnation of a campaign worker while running for President in 1980 against Reagan.  Conservative Caucus Chairman Howard Phillips printed the evidence on this latter scandal, compounded in damage potential by the published proof that Dole Chief-of-Staff Craig Fuller had taken the lady to an abortionist in Kansas City named Dr. William Crist.  Ralph Reed helped to insure that this information never came to light in Evangelical circles. His service to Dole and the New World Order establishment lurking in the darkness behind the senior Senator from Kansas, went a long way toward the development of the client list and the greenbacks for his current Creative Consultants operation, which has included business with such Godly people as Jack Abramoff.

Ralph Reed: His Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference: Vetting GOP Candidates for Israel

     Climatically, Reed’s slimy presence was augmented in the playbook by the third ingredient in the carefully devised game plan, 3) the entrance of William F. Buckley’s pro-Zionist National Review into the 1996 GOP Presidential forayemployed in a joint effort with the mainstream Time, Newsweek, and U. S. News and World Report magazines, in collectively assailing Pat Buchanan on cue as an anti-Semite whose views were totally outside the mainstream of the Republican Party.

     The pivotal importance and critical significance of the William F. Buckley angle to the Israeli Lobby’s assault on Pat Buchanan is given its proper historical context by Dr. E. Michael Jones of Culture Wars, in his April 2007 essay in that publication entitled, “The Death of Conservatism.”  The Jones piece is a review of the late Murray Friedman’s magnum opus, “The Neo-Conservative Revolution:  Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy” [Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2005].  There, Jones informs us via Friedman, that National Review was essentially run by the Jews who employed it and financed Bill Buckley, for the express purpose of hijacking the American conservative movement for the “ruling class internationalist establishment” and its accompanying Zionist interests, in the process destroying the careers of prominent spokesmen in the movement not co-opted by the hidden hand.  These careers included the late Joe Sobran and Sam Francis, and, of course, Patrick J. Buchanan.  Jewish activists like Frank Meyer, Frank Chodorov, Morrie Raskin, Willi Schlamm, and Marvin Liebman were the power behind the emerging William F. Buckley persona on the national political scene, especially Schlamm, who drew up the publication’s financial plan, and Liebman, the guru of subscriber recruitment and financing.  Jones notes the specifics of the Marvin Liebman biography for the purpose of contextualizing The Lobby’s unfurling plan of deployment of both Buckley and his flagship magazine over the decades to follow:

     “What conservatism lacked in philosophical coherence, however, it made up for in effective political organizing techniques which its ‘founding Jewish fathers’ remembered from their days in the Communist Party.  Or from their days in Zionist terrorist organizations.

     “In terms of organization, the most influential of [William F.] Buckley’s ‘circle of Jews’ was a former communist who came to conservatism via Zionism, in particular via the terrorist organization known as Irgun Zvai Leumi.  His name was Marvin Liebman and in addition to serving as publisher of National Review, he created the fund-raising technique known as direct mail, which would play a major role in the political movements surrounding Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

     “In 1946 Liebman was captured trying to smuggle Jews into Palestine and held in a British detention camp on Cyprus for 15 days.  . . .”

     Buckley’s National Review thus became the prototype of other front publications and outlets making their appearance on the American Right in the years that followed, including William Kristol’s The Weekly Standard, Christopher Ruddy’s NewsMax, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, the Unification Church’s Washington Times, Human Events, and Joseph Farah’s Internet-based World Net Daily.  Along with the Israeli-controlled American Religious Right print and broadcasting operations, ranging from the Scofield Reference Bible to John Hagee’s syndicated television show, these opinion makers have enabled the Zionist State and its domestic American power brokers to effectively gain a stranglehold on the promotion of Republican political candidates who reflect Tel Aviv’s interests exclusively, even as Israel’s real record of performance since 1948 is systematically withheld from unsuspecting grassroots American conservatives who vote in Republican primaries.

Pat Buchanan: The Anti-Defamation League Inspired Hit Job of 1996 is Joined by Buckley's National Review

     Now fast forward to 2012.  It is clear that the only candidate in the GOP Presidential field not totally co-opted by multi-national corporate interests, the New World Order, and the Christian Zionist zealots being used skillfully by the first two constituencies, is Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX/14th Congressional District).

     Paul’s strong suits are the ability to raise money, and the role he plays as the sole candidate in the field talking about the dangers of a Federal Reserve-run monetary policy and an interventionist foreign policy.  His weaker points involve less strength than desired as a television media candidate, and his advancing age (75).  There is another vulnerability, noted in my op-ed of last week:  the fact that the Congressman has finessed the eternal question of the Zionist State of Israel, and its accompanying American domestic Jewish lobby, despite the fact that his expressed views on major topics would seem to lead, inexorably, to an inevitable public discussion of this matter in the developing Presidential primary campaign in the Republican Party.

     How The Lobby and its Neo-Conservative agents of influence handle the Paul candidacy in the coming months will make for one of the more interesting stories of the 2012 campaign for the American Presidency.  With a primary campaign season that is deliberately front-loaded, one may anticipate the early nomination of an internationalist Republican Presidential candidate by Super Tuesday next year and the quick fade of a Ron Paul candidacy that is now in its third cycle since his initial run on the Libertarian ticket in 1988.

     But if Paul surprises the pundits and achieves early electoral successes akin to those of Pat Buchanan in 1996, he needs to get ready for an assault similar to that launched on Nixon’s speechwriter 15 years ago.  Arguably the Congressman makes a far more difficult target for slander and character assassination than Buchanan did at the hands of Abe Foxman and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith (ADL), but this fact will not preclude what will come if the Representative of Texas’s 14th Congressional District confounds conventional political wisdom and gets out of the starting gate early as a contender for the Presidential nomination of the GOP.  As Iran’s Press TV reports, Ron Paul’s enemies already plan to gerrymander him out of business.  The playbook’s gameplan in 2011 will escalate well beyond that beginning venture, if future circumstances dictate.  Watch your back, Good Doctor.

The Rev. John Hagee of San Antonio's Cornerstone Church and "Christians United for Israel" (CUFI): A $150 Million Empire Courtesy of the ADL and AIPAC.

     This then begs the obvious question.  If The Lobby is successful as usual in preempting the candidacy of a candidate who threatens it, who among the bought-and-paid for wannabes in the Republican Presidential Sweepstakes will emerge as The Anointed for the fall of 2012?

Rapture Rick Perry: Tapped by the Ghosts of Marvin Liebman and Willi Schlamm as Likud's Man for the White House?

     Stated another way, who has been put forth by the cover of National Review this year as a GOP Presidential option, along with the identical suggestion of Newsweek Magazine in the same time frame?

     The answer:  Rapture Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas.

     Perry’s heightened visibility recently seems to coincide with Netanyahu’s recent Washington trip.  It was abundantly obvious to any informed observer that the Israeli PM was sending a clear message to Barack Obama and the Democratic Party that The Lobby had other options if the President’s Middle East policy proved to be less than a total lock for AIPAC and Friends.

     And the Texas Governor’s credentials with the Zionist State, bankers, military contractors, and the Christian Right prove absolutely impeccable.  Perry’s stop in Los Angeles today to assail Mr. Obama  on the latter’s position on abortion is tailor made to appeal to the constituency left panting by Mike Huckabee’s mysterious withdrawal from The Sweepstakes, and the failure thus far of alternatives ranging from Michelle Bachmann to Sarah Palin to catch early fire with the followers of Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church/San Antonio, and the odious Christians United for Israel (CUFI) front.

Is the Fix In? Newsweek joins National Review: Rapture Rick As The Lobby's GOP Anointed?

     Those credentials were solidified in a June 2007 junket to Israel, paid for by Irwin Katsof’s Global Capital Associates and the Doheny Global Group which includes Tom Ridge as a Strategic Limited Partner.  This trip, and its financiers, provide the Rosetta Stone necessary to decipher the forces behind the sudden media ascendancy of Rick Perry approaching 2012.

Rabbi Irwin Katsof (left): Hobnobbing with General Wesley Clark at the "Establishment and Development of 'Democracy'" Conference in Geneva. September 2005.

     And not coincidentally, June 2007 was the same month and year according to Democratic Underground, that Governor Perry was an invited guest of the shadowy international Bilderberg Group.  Paul Burka, columnist for Texas Monthly reported then that the Texas Governor was joined by:

      “Kathleen Sibelius, governor of Kansas; Kristen Silverberg, Assistant Secretary of State; Ross Wilson, ambassador to Turkey; Paul Wolfowitz, World Bank;  Philip Zelikow, ex-“9/11” Commissioner; Richard Holbrooke, Perseus LLC; Vernon Jordan Jr., Lazard Freres & Co.; Henry Kravis, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR); Henry Kissinger, Kissinger & Associates; Richard Perle, Ex-Defense Policy Board, and several others.”

     Burka then went to note that:

     “. . .  Gov. Rick Perry is headed to Israel to receive the Friend of Zion Award for his ‘leadership in homeland defense, border security, and economic development.  . . .  Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today left on a seven-day trip to visit the Middle East nations of Israel and Jordan. In Israel, Gov. Perry will receive the ‘Friend of Zion Award’ from the Global Leadership Council   for his leadership in homeland defense, border security and economic development. The award, which is given to ‘leaders who have played key roles in promoting the close alliance between America and the Jewish state,’ will be presented during a ceremony in Jerusalem at the historic Western Wall Square.

     “Perry is also scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and former Prime Minister and newly elected President Shimon Peres. In addition, he will meet with the Israeli Chief Scientist, Dr. Eli Opper, and several representatives of the aeronautics, defense systems, homeland security and biotechnology industries.  . . .”

No Man Can Serve Two Masters: Governor Perry's is Israel.

     One thing is absolutely sure in Campaign 2012:  No one will ask Perry in Corporate Media about his chats with these Israeli intelligence and scientific moguls against the backdrop of the charge recently made by Philip Giraldi on Iranian Press TV that Israel engages in more spying and technology theft against the United States than any other American “ally.”  Giraldi is the ex-CIA Station Chief in Turkey, Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest , and columnist for The American Conservative.  How much of Israel’s espionage operation targeting the United States may involve Global Capital Associates, the Doheny Global Group, and the Perry-backed Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce would make for an interesting research project for Mr. Giraldi and his Council.

     And as for the American Presidential “debates” promulgated by CNN and Fox News, here are a few suggestions for material to be directed toward the Governor of the Lone Star State when his hat is thrown into the ring:

     “Governor Perry, how do you feel about a fiat American currency, a direct Federal income tax, usurious interest rates, endless foreign wars, a morally polluted American culture, an economic globalism which has destroyed the once-vaunted American manufacturing economy, and the imposition of a domestic technological surveillance structure that threatens to replace the freedoms of our beloved Old Republic with a repristinated Stalinism?

     “Governor Perry, why is the domestic and foreign policy of the modern American conservative movement and the Republican party being defined by a view of Biblical prophecy unheard of until the 19th century, and largely promoted worldwide by the House of Rothschild’s distribution of the Scofield Reference Bible through its Oxford University Press?  Secondly, why are we in an alliance with a nation that has repeatedly committed crimes against the United States, including the Lavon Affair, Mossad involvement in the Kennedy assassination, the premeditated attack on the USS Liberty in June of 1967, the Pollard spy case, participation with Communist China in the theft of American nuclear secrets at Los Alamos through the PROMIS affair, and the more recent Ben Ami Kadish and AIPAC/Rosen/Weissman spy cases?

Even Rapture Rick Perry Has to Cover his Face at John Hagee's Love-In for Israel.

     “Governor Perry, given your recent attacks on Barack Obama in Los Angeles over the President’s position on abortion, why are we in an alliance as American conservatives and evangelical Christians with a domestic Jewish lobby which has militantly supported and financed the radical feminist, abortion, and homosexual lobbies most of us are sworn to oppose?

     “Governor Perry, why are we, as a pro-life movement, committed to policies of genocide against the Palestinians and the advocacy of the mass murder of Iranians, at the behest of an ‘ally’ which is the chief nuclear, biological, and chemical military power in the Middle East, and a non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) signed, however, by Iran?

     “And why, Governor Perry, are you here today talking about recovering American Constitutional Principles, in the context of ongoing obeisance to the chief players in a central banking cabal which has handed to us the direct Federal income tax, the Federal Reserve Board, $14 trillion in national debt, and every globalist trade treaty that has destroyed both American sovereignty and our economic vitality?       

     “Governor Perry, why are you not concerned with Philip Giraldi’s charge that Israeli intelligence is promoting agitation-propaganda through the Rupert Murdoch News Corp chain designed to begin a Third World War?  Why are you silent about the charges of our ex-CIA Station Chief in Turkey regarding Israeli infiltration of our intelligence agencies, our Homeland Security Department, our Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), and our telecommunications industry?

     “Governor Perry, should AIPAC and John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel be forced to register as agents of a foreign government?

     “And Governor Perry, do you support the utilization of nuclear weapons against Iran and its people?”

     The American people would await the answers in these upcoming Presidential debates, if only they knew what the real questions of the campaign are.  . . .

     Does Ron Paul?

The Samson Option: Are John Hagee and Rapture Rick Perry Thirsting for this Zionist Endgame for Iran?

Obama and the Jews: Social Engineering in the American Military and the Coming War with Iran

Mark Dankof: The American Military as Enforcer of a Judaized Culture of Sodomy, Abortion, Usury, and Imperial Wars of Aggression?

     Barack Obama’s rip-roaring foray into international Agitation-Propaganda for Empire culminated today with his address to the 101st Airborne of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, subsequent to the alleged killing of Osama bin Laden last week in Pakistan.  It had all the elements of George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” shtick from May of 2003, minus a Presidential landing on an American aircraft carrier.  The rest of the script, and the unfolding tragedy the script is unsuccessful in obscuring for the 1% of the American population that can actually think on occasion, remain painfully identical.

     Not too long ago, I attended a funeral for a longtime American Air Force icon in San Antonio.  The gravesite burial took place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in the Alamo City.  The Air Force military chaplaincy presence was substantial, given the identity of the deceased.

     After the end of the committal observances, a U. S. A. F. chaplain from a Protestant Evangelical affiliation soaked in Israel First Dispensational Premillennial Eschatology tactfully made his way over to where I was standing, deliberately apart from the swarming mass of humanity departing the funeral tent.  Knowing who I am, he began his lament over how bad things had become in the American military, and specifically unbearable in the chaplaincy program increasingly guilty of obscuring the distinctions between Christ and Caesar.  At the midpoint of our confidential chat, his voice took on the character of desperation as he said, “I wish I could tell you how bad this really is.”

     Upon returning to our respective vehicles, parked at curbside in the cemetery, I discovered a copy of a recent essay by Dr. E. Michael Jones, the erudite orthodox Catholic scholar and editor of Culture Wars, entitled “Don’t Ask for a Raise Either,” and penned for the February 2011 Culture Wars and its regular column aptly tabbed the “Culture of Death Watch.”  I gave the copy to the increasingly troubled Air Force chaplain, remarking that its contents might well illumine him as to the nature of the metastasizing problem his chosen calling has proven increasingly ineffectual in countering.

     The Jones essay is sweet and to the point:  Jewish interests have played a disproportionate role in promoting the mainstreaming of homosexual perversion, the sexual revolution generally, radical feminism, and the abortion industry in the United States of the last half century plus, even as the American military has ceased any degree of fidelity to the Founding Fathers historic understanding of what the Armed Forces of the United States is to be used for, who it is that decides when the American nation goes to war (Article 1, Section 8), and why.

     For the cheering minions of the 101st Airborne today, they may be interested to know that “Mr. Obama’s rabbi,” according to Ha’aretz and cited by E. Michael Jones, is Rabbi David Saperstein, who made it clear to the Israeli newspaper recently that Saperstein’s expressed thrill at finally achieving the legitimacy of homosexual lifestyles and practice in the U. S. military, is also an official expression of approval and stamp of imprimatur by The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, the arm of the Union for Reform Judaism, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis.  According to Saperstein, this achieves the goal of organized Jewry that Tikkun Olam [repairing the world] be accomplished through the legal and moral enshrinement of sodomy, among other things.  It is also noteworthy that Saperstein’s wife is Ellen Weiss, who runs the news bureau at National Public Radio.  One may be forgiven for getting the larger picture.  . . .

     But Rabbi Saperstein does not confine his remarks to Ha’aretz on American domestic culture.  He makes it abundantly clear that he supports the ongoing utilization of the American military for the Bush/Obama War on Terror and the agenda of the Israeli-driven Project for the New American Century (PNAC) that has now been re-tooled as the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI).  Jones states the following on page 16 of the February 2011 Culture Wars:

     “From the Jewish revolutionary perspective, the big payoff resulting from the Jewish-led social engineering of the American army came with the invasion of Iraq, a war which was fought in Israel’s interests with Americans footing the bill.  Don’t expect that to be the last use of the new socially engineered homosexual army in the service of Israel and world Jewry.  In his Ha’aretz interview, Rabbi Saperstein, speaking on behalf of the Jews who brought about the homosexualization of the American Army, made it clear that they now see a new threat on the horizon:  ‘We see Iran not only as a threat to Israel directly,’ he said, ‘but as an indirect threat to the U. S. and the Western world in terms of what it symbolizes in the context of proliferation of the nuclear weapons worldwide—the chances of nuclear weapons developed by Iran falling into the hands of terrorists.  It’s a serious threat.’

     “So get ready to bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.  The great thing about the American political system is that you get both sodomy and usury or war and abortion no matter who you vote for.  That means that when Catholics or Evangelicals join, they end up not defending their country but fighting for the regime which treats them like rats in a Jewish-led social experiment.  The operating system of that regime is [transnational corporate] capitalism.  Hence, it should come as no surprise that the real meaning of DADT [Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell] is ‘Don’t Ask for a Raise.'”

Barack Obama Roosevelt Bush at Fort Campbell, Kentucky: The Empire Lives, or Does It?

     There you have it.  Catholic and Protestant Evangelical Americans are caught between honest belief in traditional theistic and Biblical teachings about the Divine Creator and our responsibilities to Him, and the Star Spangled Banner wrapped propaganda of Obama and Bush designed to blasphemously enshroud an agenda that is the embodiment of evil in our time, as it has been throughout linear history (Revelation 2:9).  No orthodox Christian from these traditions can endorse sexual perversion; extortionistic usury; and the employment of violence not rooted in Augustine’s Just War Theory but designed to cement the economic and political power of international central bankers, transnational corporate elites, and The Lobby.

     Speaking of The Lobby, Mr. Netanyahu’s May 21st-24th trip to the United States will include an address to a Joint Session of the American Congress, and to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  The Prime Minister will presumably not mention that Israel is the driving force behind the American military’s Middle Eastern deployments; he will not discuss the national debt of $14 trillion and counting, which eats away like corrosive acid at the economic and national security of the United States, even as international bankers’ fortunes soar; the globalist trade treaties like NAFTA, which have cost millions of American manufacturing jobs, will similarly draw silence; Netanyahu will assuredly not be discussing the Pollard and AIPAC spy cases; Israel’s policy of targeted asssassinations and illegal settlements; the Mavi Marmara tragedy; the stench of death in Gaza; Mossad’s direct involvement in a partnership with the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK/MKO/PMOI), the Kurdish PJAK, and the Pakistan-based Jundallah organization, in conducting acts of terror in Iranian Azerbaijan, Khuzestan, Diyala, and Balochistan provinces; The Israeli Prime Minister won’t be quoting the last National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of the United States on the Iranian nuclear program either, which discredits Israeli propaganda along these lines, even as he will also avoid mentioning his country’s role in stealing American raw nuclear materials from the NUMEC plant in Pennsylvania in the 1960s for Israel’s Dimona nuclear operation and provable nuclear weapons program.  The Lavon Affair of the 1950s and the USS Liberty attack by Israel in 1967 will avoid public scrutiny or discussion also, along with the PROMIS espionage scandal that enabled Israel and Communist China to purloin American nuclear secrets at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  We are sure not to be reminded of our $10 billion a year subsidy to the Zionist State, or the amount of Israeli affiliated PAC money going into American Congressional races either, even as Medicare and Social Security recipients and service-economy employees continue their descent into the economic Lake of Fire.

     What is guaranteed are plenty of references to Israel as America’s Most Faithful Ally, the “National Greatness” of the United States, the alleged dangers posed by Iran that will justify an American-Israeli-sponsored mass nuclear genocide in that country, and the “Essential Goodness” of the American People.  John Hagee of San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church and Christians United For Israel (CUFI) will be televised nodding his head in puppetlike agreement, as will a Zionist-purchased American Congress and Executive Branch.  Hagee will also join Netanyahu in absolutely muted silence over the recent profanation of the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ at the hands of Israeli television on Easter weekend.  Entitled, “The Crucifixion of Yeshu [Jesus],” the Internet media guide informs us that:

     “In this Israeli television skit, a scantily clothed Jewish girl explains ‘Jewish history,’ and why Jesus (‘Yeshu’) is a great danger to the Jewish people. For the sin of preaching to ‘innocent Jews,’ a little gorilla who wants to live like the ‘goyim’ is painfully put to death. ‘Yeshu [Jesus], you are a Nazi,’ she says, as she kills him.”

     We are informed by Ha’aretz that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and You Tube are stepping up the fight against Internet Hate.  We are not yet informed by Ha’aretz, the ADL, You Tube, or the Israeli government that this internationally televised attack on orthodox Christianity qualifies as such.

     The “National Greatness” of America doesn’t translate into the political and monetary subsidization of the overtly demonic as embodied in this blasphemous TV screed, except in the world of Benjamin Netanyahu, John Hagee, and the American government and media.  But it does translate into an America in free-fall decline and near-term demise, the one I have seen evolve since the 1960s—the leading Nation State of Debt, Usury, Abortion, Sodomy, and War for Empire.  I suspect the Founding Fathers of this once-great nation would agree with me.

     Oh, yes.  If Iran thinks it is the only one in danger, wait until the final jettisoning of the Posse Comitatus laws in the United States permit our friendly Federal Government, in conjunction with its allies in the New World Order, to employ the American military against its own citizens.  Perhaps the 101st Airborne will join up with Kitat KohenutRabbi Aryeh Tuchman of the Anti Defamation League of New York will presumably have every American profiled who isn’t thrilled with World Government run from Tel Aviv and the Big Apple.

     The list of relevant legislation since September 11, 2001 is most instructive in this regard:  the USA Patriot Act; the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); the creation of the U. S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado with the assistance of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division, tabbed the Consequence Management Response Force to be used by the President in individual States in the case of “civil unrest“; the creation of the Department of Homeland Security; the passage of the Real ID Act of 2005, requiring the issuance of State drivers’ licenses complying with the UN International Civil Aviation Organization’s biometric format standards; the passage in 2006 of The Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, allowing for “enhanced interrogation techniques” [torture] and “extraordinary renditions” [kidnapping and involuntary transport to detention centers around the globe]; the introduction of the Automated Targeting System for international travelers in 2006; the arrival of The Military Commissions Act of 2006, allowing prisoners to be tried by Military Commissions rather than criminal courts with the latter’s accompanying Constitutional protections; the Congressional passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, which transfers control of the National Guard from State Governors to the President and removes Posse Comitatus; the expansion of the surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA) by the Protect America Act of 2007, allowing for warrantless eavesdropping on telephone calls and e-mails, including subsequent passage of the Expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 in 2008, granting retroactive governmental immunity to American telecommunications firms like AT & T, Verizon, and Bell South, assisting the NSA in a heretofore illegal warrantless wiretapping of citizens of the United States; and last, but not least, The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, which focuses on American dissidents who value the Bill of Rights, oppose illegal foreign wars, support the Right-to-Life, and like 3rd Party candidates and Republican paleo-conservatives and libertarians like Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul, respectively.

     And to not only my U. S. A. F. chaplain friend, but to every person in this land, I simply say, “I wish I could tell you how bad this really is.”

Written by Mark Dankof

May 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Hal Lindsey and Company are Rejoicing: More Death and Destruction for Jesus: Target Iran

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Mark Dankof: Hal Lindsey and Company: Targeting Iran for "Jesus"

     Octogenarian Christian Zionist Hal Lindsey and Company are rejoicing.  Lindsey’s web page today is more than happy to link its main story to the Israeli intelligence-connected web page, DEBKA, which tells us that the United States naval buildup inspired by Israel and aimed at Iran, is proceeding apace. DEBKA’s story is entitled, “3rd Carrier, 4000 Marines Join U. S. Armada Opposite Iranian Shore.”

     The latest version of Israeli-inspired mass murder, carried out in tandem with American neo-conservative lapdogs in our national security apparatus, media, Congress, and Executive Branch, will be supported by most of American Jewry, which constitutes only 2% of the national population of the United States.  More significantly, an estimated 60 million Christian Zionists led by Lindsey, John Hagee, and other handsomely-paid Turds for Jesus, will join the Tea Party Turds, in bringing the latest repudiation of Jesus Christ and the ethics of the Kingdom of God to fruition.

     Philip Giraldi’s “Punishing Turkey,” is that fine conservative gentlemen’s latest essay, trying to warn the American public generally, and the American Right specifically, about the ramifications of following Lindsey, Hagee, and their ilk into the Lake of Fire. The CIA’s former station chief in Turkey recently let the rest of us in on this August as the probable deadline for an American-Israeli assault on Iran.  Hillary Clinton’s scheduled July 1st visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, reportedly the covert hosts of the American and Israeli military package to be employed against Iran from the north, suggests that Giraldi’s well-connected crystal ball is working perfectly again.

Uncle Sam Wants You to Die for Amerikka, or is it Israel?

     I urge any reading, thinking person in America (probably less than 1% of the population), to read all of Giraldi’s archival posts.  Mr. Giraldi isn’t running for Prophet, but compared to Lindsey and Hagee, he ought to be.  His piece reminds us that:

     .. .. Hitlerization is the price one inevitably pays for criticizing Israel or opposing its policies. Whenever Israel discovers that yet another foreign nation has turned Nazi and is intent on recreating the Holocaust, the American lap dog soon picks up the scent .. .. But now it [Turkey] must be punished because it has crossed the line by opposing the kleptocracy Israel. And it will be punished, first pilloried in the US media, a process which is underway right now, and then by the US Congress and White House, which will together find some subtle and not-so-subtle ways to bring Ankara to heel. And the loser in all of this will be the American people, who will alienate a good and staunch friend in the Middle East and make another unnecessary enemy.

     Item two for the literate is Alison Weir’s post at If Americans Knew, entitled The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict and provided by Jews for Justice in the Middle East.

     Items three and four for the interested are Pat Buchanan’sAmerica’s Becoming a Babylon Tower,” posted ironically by Russia Today, and Dr. Lasha Darkmoon’sGoodbye, America!,” on the Occidental Observer web page.  American nationalists may well nigh be well served by noting the previous national declines of Russia and Germany as predictive models–and who it is that gladly precipitated the decline and demise of the fortunes of both.

     In summarizing the Buchanan essay, Russia Today notes that:

     America is breaking down into ethnic, religious, political and even racial enclaves and risks the same thing that happened to the Soviet Union in 1991, according to political commentator and author Pat Buchanan. “Native born Americans of European descent are the ones who are really angriest at the enormous numbers of illegal aliens marching into the country, many if not most of them from the third world, changing the character and composition of their country and eventually voting them out of power,” states Buchanan .. .. Today he says that America is “developing a society of a war of all against all”.

     The Darkmoon essay also ventures into historical and ideological territory suppressed by a Zionist-owned and controlled American news media:

     Kevin MacDonald’s review of Wilhelm Marr’s 1879 pamphlet, Der Sieg des Judenthums über das Germanenthum (“The Victory of Judaism over Germanism“), is a fascinating compendium of pessimistic quotations in which German political pundit Marr concludes gloomily that there was no hope left for Germany. It was finished – yes, as early as the 1870s. The Jews, he lamented, were simply too formidable a foe .. .. Conclusion: the situation facing America is a grim one. An epidemic of escalating severity threatens us all. In the course of time, this epidemic of evil is likely to infect Eurasia and spread to other parts of the world. The future looks unimaginably bleak.

     That future, indeed, looks bleak.

     In that bleakness, one thing looks tragically assured.  The Zionist dream of destroying Iran will soon make its attempt at the achievement of that dream as I predicted in late 2005 in my essay entitled, “Before the War With Iran Begins.”

     I predict two other outcomes. As stated in “The American ‘Church’ and ‘Republic’ Join Netanyahu’s Psychiatrist in Suicide,” Julian the Apostate’s attempted invasion of Shahpur II’s Sassanid Iran in AD 363 to capture Ctesiphon may well be a predictive precursor for the fortunes of the American-Zionist enterprise.  Dilip Hiro’s pivotal work on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War provides a more contemporary example of Iranian resilience under fire.  In short, Iran’s response to the coming attack upon it, will be massive.  Guaranteed. Can anyone say and spell, “Asymmetrical warfare?

     My third, and final prediction.  A war between the American Empire, its Zionist ally, and the Islamic Republic of Iran may well pale in comparison to the fight the American Elite will have in this country, when the victims of Lindsey, Hagee, AIPAC and Company connect-the-dots regarding who their real adversary is.

(Join Mark Dankof and Mark Glenn for a conversation with Victor Thorn at The Ugly Truth.)

Lindsey Graham and Jack Kemp: Has the Tribe Protected Them?

 

 

 

 

 

     Senator Lindsey Graham (R.-S. C.) is demonstrably a warmonger when it comes to Zionist interests.  His sickening sycophancy in March at the American Israeli Political Action Committee dinner, chronicled by David Corn of Mother Jones, tells the tale of the all-too-familiar tape when it comes to what is routinely purchased from American politicians by the Israeli lobby.  It has something to do with the world’s oldest profession, if you know what I mean.  Want to know what Graham’s hourly fees are for such speeches?  Hugh Galford of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs can quote you the specific numbers.

     Graham’s AIPAC schtick was as predictable as it was outlandish.  Stating that Israel is “our best friend in the world,” the South Carolina pol conveniently forgot to mention the Lavon Affair, the Kennedy assassination, the attack on the USS Liberty, the Pollard spy case, and the Israeli-Communist China pilfering of American nuclear secrets at Los Alamos in the PROMIS catastrophe, among many others.  In regard to this last episode, one can only guess at what the late John Tower (R.-TX) and John Heinz (R.-PA) may have known.  If only they hadn’t died in aviation accidents in separate parts of the country, only 24 hours apart. What a tragic coincidence.

     What Graham did mention was his wholehearted support of the mass murder of Iranians by preemptive military strike.  Apparently for him, and sidekick John McCain, constant impingement on Iranian air space; black operations in Azerbaijan, Khuzestan, and Balochistan provinces; and covert American support for the Jundallah–MEK sponsored acts of terrorism and subversion within Iranian borders is not enough.  Now we need to be carrying out a massive, overt military strike on that country, despite what our own National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) says about the nuclear weapons program they don’t have.  And with an “ally” that is a non-signatory to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and the leading nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons power in the entire region.  Got it?  Philip Giraldi can brief us.  A simple Google search on his name and Iran will tell you more than you may really want to know.

     Here’s something else you may not really want to know. According to William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), a past guest on my radio show, Graham is not only a pro-Zionist warmonger but a homosexualArianna Huffington and  good friend, Victor Thorn of the American Free Press, have provided us this week with the blow-by-blow account, if you will.

     For purposes of this discussion, Graham’s alleged queer orientation is less significant than the possible implications of why the ugly rumors of his personal life have remained subterranean in Washington for as long as they have.  Could it have something to do with who owns the major American media consortiums, and the militantly pro-Zionist agenda they universally support?  Why have we not put Senator Graham under Rupert Murdoch’s microscope at Fox News?

     Simply read Giraldi’s “Shaping the Story on Iran”  and his recently published “Timetable for War.”  Then go ahead and connect the subsequent dots when it comes to the Senator from South Carolina.  Does a good AIPAC speech to the bloodthirsty Talmudic faithful really do as well as the old fashioned protection money racket?

     The Lindsey Graham saga is more than eerily reminiscent of the life and career of the late Jack Kemp (R.-N.Y.).  To this day no one is talking about the Penthouse magazine expose on Kemp’s personal life and alleged bi-sexuality that sank the Buffalo congressman’s place on George Herbert Walker Bush’s Presidential ticket in the fall of 1988.  In that sordid piece, the long suppressed rumors about Mr. Kemp found their way into print with attachment to specific names and places.  Most ominously, queer Jewish lawyer for Joe McCarthy, Roy Cohn, alleged in Penthouse that Kemp was introduced to the clandestine homosexual network operating in Ronald Reagan’s gubernatorial mansion in California in the 1960s, by Mr. Cohn himself.

     That story, and the rest of Penthouse’s allegations on Jack Kemp, were suppressed by the mainstream media’s gentleman’s agreement in 1996, that bought Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, and Kemp absolute protection from media discussion of their personal lives and sexual peccadilloes.  The Washington Post admitted their own complicity in this media consortium agreement, on page one—the day after the 1996 Presidential election on the first Tuesday in November.

     And back to Roy Cohn. If he indeed introduced Jack Kemp into a sordid, clandestine sexual underworld of the American Right, did he also serve as a conduit for the ex-Buffalo Bills star’s introduction into the Jewish infiltration of that movement, chronicled by Dr. E. Michael Jones of Culture Wars in an expose of the Zionist infiltration and financing of William F. Buckley’s National Review?

     We may never know.  Kemp’s obituary at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) does make for interesting reading and reflection.

     But four things are for sure.

     Israel will get its war with Iran.

     William Gheen of ALIPAC will find out first-hand what the Israeli Lobby can dish out on folks who dare to touch their assets.

     Israeli-Firsters and Neo-Conservatives in this country will find out how tough and resilent the Iranian people are when attacked.

     And John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio will have to confine his political hand-holding with Lindsey Graham to private moments.

Mark Dankof joins Mark Glenn’s Friday “The Ugly Truth” podcast

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Mark Dankof adds to his radio gigs by becoming a regular on Mark Glenn’s Friday edition of The Ugly Truth Podcast available online.  See the show description below:

http://theuglytruth.podbean.com/2010/03 

The Ugly Truth Podcast March 19, 2010

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The Ugly Truth podcast welcomes the one and only Mark Dankof of www.markdankof.com as a regular to its Friday program. This week’s discussion includes fromer Green Beret commanding officer Joe Cortina and a fascinating discussion about VP Joe Biden’s recent trip to Israel.