Monday, June 15, 2009



Malachi Chapter 1

א מַשָּׂא דְבַר-יְהוָה, אֶל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּיַד, מַלְאָכִי. 1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
ב אָהַבְתִּי אֶתְכֶם אָמַר יְהוָה, וַאֲמַרְתֶּם בַּמָּה אֲהַבְתָּנוּ; הֲלוֹא-אָח עֵשָׂו לְיַעֲקֹב נְאֻם-יְהוָה, וָאֹהַב אֶת-יַעֲקֹב. 2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say: 'Wherein hast Thou loved us?' Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD; yet I loved Jacob;
ג וְאֶת-עֵשָׂו, שָׂנֵאתִי; וָאָשִׂים אֶת-הָרָיו שְׁמָמָה, וְאֶת-נַחֲלָתוֹ לְתַנּוֹת מִדְבָּר. 3 But Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.



The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. -- Albert Einstein



Dear Friend of MILITEC-1:

I have an important favor to ask you, as a user of MILITEC-1. We’ve avoided making this request, but it has now become necessary. I need you to communicate with your senators and representatives in Congress, telling of your experience with MILITEC-1 weapons lubricant. Congress needs to hear from real-world MILITEC-1 users, to understand its value in combat. This communication to Congress should come from service members, their families, and friends.

You may be aware that Militec, Inc., has been struggling for years to have its product made available again to service members through the regular supply system. Certain Army officials insist that its MilSpec CLP – cleaner, lubricant, and preservative – is perfectly suited to lube your weapons in combat. And they insist that, since MILITEC-1 does not meet MilSpec laboratory conditions, it is not suited for use by you in the real world of combat. Those officials have repeatedly canceled and blocked the National Stock Numbers (NSN’s) for MILITEC-1, and have prevented it from being made available to you through supply channels.

Since 9/11, I have provided over 600,000 free bottles MILITEC-1 to every service member who requested it. I believe that MILITEC-1 provides a live-saving advantage in combat, and I have been determined that all of you will have that advantage, even if I have to give it to you.

Now, I have reached the point where it’s very difficult to provide product to our service members, without the supply system’s purchasing it and shipping it through regular supply channels. I have tried in vain to define the benefits of MILITEC-1 in the field, but Army officials maintain that it must conform to MilSpec as tested in Army laboratories.

Thousands – literally – of your emails to me testify to MILITEC-1's superior performance in field conditions, especially in dry, dusty or desert environments. If service members, including family and friends will share their experiences with MILITEC-1 with their two senators and their representative in the House of Representatives, congressional interest can break the logjam I face in certain Army offices.

I need your help. Please use your own words to describe your experiences with MILITEC-1. Army officials dismiss our field reports as “anecdotal, unsubstantiated evidence.” I believe that the combined experience of thousands of service members is more than anecdotal. Your help now is very important.

Address your letters to: Honorable XXX
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator XXX:

Honorable YYY
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative YYY:

Don’t worry about other info. It’s not needed. To learn who your senators are for email and mail contact, go to the following website and click your state: For your representative, go to this website and click your state and zip code:

Your message should be short and clear about MILITEC-1. Ask your senators and representative to consider your position carefully, and to forward it to Representative Steny Hoyer, so he will appreciate the concerns of field users of MILITEC-1. Representative Hoyer is the Majority Leader of the House, and his congressional district in Maryland is home to my company, Militec, Inc.

I sincerely appreciate your support, and your effort, with other service members, families and friends, to help Congress understand the value of MILITEC-1 versus CLP.

Most respectfully, and gratefully,

Brad P. Giordani

Militec, Inc.

Obama Now Wants Your Pocket Knife

by Evan F. Nappen, Esq.

June 4, 2009

Beware! That folding knife in your pocket may turn you into a criminal if the Obama administration gets its way. Although there has been a lot of fear and speculation that the new administration wants to take your guns, the most pressing threat now is actually to your pocket knives. With the changing of the guard at U.S. Customs, that agency has now embarked on redefining "switchblades" under federal law to include a wide variety of one hand opening knives that never were intended to be prohibited. In fact, many of the knives U.S. Customs now seek to prohibit under the Federal Switchblade Law had not even been invented at the time of its enactment! Furthermore, four previous U.S. Customs ruling letters (prior administrations) specifically determined "assisted opening" knives not to be defined as switchblades.

This new proposed U.S. Customs regulation is so broad that thousands of pocket knives will fall under its sweep and millions of knife owners will be affected. The problem is not simply that imports will be banned (which is bad enough), but that the "agency determination" will be used by domestic courts and law enforcement to determine what a "switchblade" is under both federal and state laws. Many states, including New Hampshire, fail to define switchblades and simply rely on the federal definition.

Luckily, the two premiere knife organizations in the US, American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI) and, are fighting hard on this issue, but they both need your immediate help. Customs is attempting to jam this new regulation though at record speed.

As stated on the website:

U.S. Customs has proposed revoking earlier rulings that assisted opening knives are not switchblades. The proposed new rule would not only outlaw assisted opening knives its broad definition could also easily be interpreted to include one-handed opening knives and even most other pocket knives.
Note that customs interpretation of the Federal Switchblade Act forms the basis for national, state and even local law and judicial rulings in many cases. The effect is NOT limited to just imports.

As stated on the website:

URGENT NEWS - U.S. Customs Proposal would characterize assisted-openers as switchblade knives and jeopardize all pocket knives. On behalf of the entire sporting knife industry and knife owners across the country, AKTI will be filing an official response to U.S. Customs.

This is the biggest threat to American knife owners in U.S. history. AKTI informs us that this "Customs' proposal will make criminal out of 35.6 million Americans."

AKTI further states:

U.S. Customs proposes to bypass Congress and expand the switchblade definition to include all knives that open with one hand. These include multi-tools, traditional pocket knives, one-hand openers, and assisted-openers.

More than 35.6 million law-abiding Americans now own one-hand-openingknives in one of the above four categories.

The U.S. Customs proposed new rule and the four prior letters they want to overturn can be read in their entirety here:

AKTI suggests that to register your opposition to the U.S. Customs'plan (19 CFR Part 177) to re-classify assisted openers and all folding knives; address your comments by June 21, 2009, to:

19 CFR Part 177
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Office of International Trade, Regulations and Rulings
Attention: Intellectual Property and Restricted Merchandise Branch
Mint Annex, 799 Ninth St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20229




America's 'Bermuda solution' angers Britain

Decision to send Guantanamo inmates to British colony sours 'special relationship'

U.S. 'riding roughshod' over UK as Guantanamo detainees sent to Bermuda in secret deal

From Guantanamo to this: Four Chinese detainees have been sent to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda (file photo)
To Bermuda: The four have been sent to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda - without Downing Street's permission


Benjamin Netanyahu

(Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Binyamin Netanyahu refused to halt Israeli settlement-building in his speech






The Unthinkable Will Happen!

June 15, 2009 | From

Nuclear proliferation leading to nuclear annihilation—the once unthinkable becomes the greatest fear of the experts.

“Is the world more dangerous today than it was at the height of the Cold War?”

United Press International’s editor at large, Arnaud de Borchgrave, recently asked that question.

His reply?

“Anyone who’s still anyone in the field of nuclear arms control has weighed in with a resounding ‘yes’” (May 29).

A year ago when British Prime Minister Gordon Brown published his government’s first National Security Strategy, the Independent newspaper reported that it pointed out “The UK faces a ‘serious and sustained threat from violent extremists.’ Terrorists are willing to stage suicide attacks and aspire to use chemical, biological and radiological weapons. Large nuclear arsenals remain and the ambitions of North Korea and Iran cause concern. … The upheavals in ‘failed and fragile’ states reverberate around the world” (March 20, 2008).

Addressing North Korea’s most recent nuclear test and missile firings, in addition to its renunciation of the 1953 armistice agreements, de Borchgrave stated that this was but “the latest red flag on a dark nuclear horizon.” Looking back over a career in the news industry spanning over 60 years from the onset of the Cold War in 1947 to the present day, de Borchgrave noted that “Nuclear terrorism, unthinkable during the Cold War, is now the most immediate fear of the experts” (emphasis mine).

Thirty years ago, Herbert Armstrong, referring to the nuclear threat, declared in a message to his supporters, “The unthinkable is coming!” Few believed him then. Today, as de Borchgrave stated, nuclear terrorism has become in this day and age “the most immediate fear of the experts”!

The United Nations is about to apply sanctions against North Korea. That’s like slapping the nation over the wrist with a wet tram ticket—and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il knows it. His response has been to simply ratchet up his nation’s offensive nuclear weapons program.

Added to the grave risk posed to the world by North Korea’s nuclear antics, Iran appears to have significantly destabilized as a result of alleged dubious practices during its recent election. With this nation reportedly only nine months away from possessing a nuclear capability, foreign-policy experts are increasingly concerned at how to contain any further proliferation of nuclear arms, which simply raises the risk of some madman triggering the “unthinkable.”

Reflecting over his long career as a news analyst, commentator and editor, Arnoud de Borchgrave observed that the world is “far less safe than it ever was during the Cold War.” He limited his main observations to four nations that are currently in various stages of instability—North Korea, Pakistan, Iran and Israel. De Borchgrave’s main concern is neither North Korea, nor Iran or Israel. It is the prospect of the proliferation of nuclear weapons from Pakistan leaking to non-state actors, in particular the various terrorist enterprises that inhabit the unstable region of Central Asia.

He pointed to “the Pakistani nuclear establishment in Kahuta, 36 miles from Islamabad. Created by How-I-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb Abdul Qadeer Khan, the super-secret Khan Research Laboratories and missile-building facility employs some 7,000 nuclear engineers and scientists, and enriches enough plutonium to produce about six nuclear weapons a year.”

So who are the Khan Laboratories’ customers? Just where is the market for these six nuclear weapons that come off the Khan production line each year? The more nuclear weapons produced and the more terrorist enterprises there are in the market for them, the greater the risk of one crazed mind igniting a global nuclear holocaust.

Concerning Iran’s nuclear ambitions, de Borchgrave observed that they are “another red flag on a troubled geopolitical horizon that makes the world far less safe than it ever was during the Cold War. A.Q. Khan began helping the mullahs with nuclear know-how almost 30 years ago. Shortly after the clerics kicked out the late shah’s pro-Western monarchy in early 1979, the supreme leader, Ayatollah (‘Sign of God’) Ruhollah Khomeini, gave his benediction to a nuclear weapons future. The shah told this reporter Iran would one day be a full-fledged nuclear power, and when he went into exile, Iran had 10 nuclear reactors on order—five from the United States and five from Western Europe.”

Then there’s the tiny nation of Israel, struggling since its inception to establish itself within secure, internationally recognized borders. It now has to contend with the risk of the loss of its traditional protector, America, as the current U.S. administration, under the leadership of a president seemingly closer in orientation to Israel’s enemies than its friends, is in process of severing that connection.

De Borchgrave commented,

Iran’s nukes are also pulling Israel’s new Netanyahu government and the Obama administration apart. For the first time since 1956, when President Eisenhower ordered Israel, France and Britain out of their occupation of the Suez Canal, U.S. and Israeli strategic interests are no longer seen as one and the same.

For Israel, Jewish settlements in the West Bank have nothing to do with Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program. A majority of Israelis say Iran’s coming nuclear attractions constitute an existential crisis for the survival of a Jewish state. For President Obama, Israel’s creeping annexation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem is making a Palestinian state impossible, which, in turn, leads to what Jordan’s King Abdullah predicts will be another war in 2010.

Jordan’s King Abdullah is observably the most moderate of all Arab leaders. His prediction of the prospect of war in the Middle East should not be taken as a threat, but rather as a dire warning of the pressures mounting in the region in the absence of any progress in the stalemated peace process between Israel and Iran’s proxies which exert increasing influence within the Palestinian movement to gain territory and legitimacy for Palestinians as a recognized state.

Plainly, Israel feels exposed to the military threat from external forces today more than at any time since Egypt and Syria launched the Yom Kippur War in 1973. But this exposure to threat now has a nuclear barb attached to it, courtesy of Iran’s aggressive pursuit of nuclear power.

What is most worrying to sensible observers of Middle East tensions is the convergence of the projected timing for another Middle East conflict as predicted by King Abdullah of Jordan, and the projected timing for Iran to achieve nuclear power status. Both predictions converge in 2010!

The amazing thing is just how inured the masses have become to this nuclear sword of Damocles hanging over their heads. While the public remain distracted by the confusion of this moment in history that they are living through—the effects of the global economic and financial crisis on their everyday lives, the politicizing of moral issues such as abortion versus the right to life, the effort to legitimize homosexual relationships, the effort to kowtow to minority self-interest groups, periodic record-breaking fraud, record corporate failures, unheard-of extremes of weather—the gravest crisis of all is largely ignored by press, politicians and pundits. It is left to a few sane and sensible observers to occasionally remind us that the risk of the whole planet being blown sky high, triggered by just one act of nuclear terror, has become the gravest of risks to humanity that outweighs all others.

What remains largely unrecognized by most is that Bible prophecy declares indeed that the unthinkable will happen!

“Just WHY is the world in such turmoil? Why are we nearing the very end of this world? The world does not understand. The world’s leaders do not understand. They are bewildered. They know well the world stands poised for the nuclear war that could annihilate all human life from the Earth. And they don’t know how to stop the nuclear buildup or prevent such an unthinkable end to all human life.”

That dramatic statement was made fully 25 years ago by Herbert W. Armstrong, founding editor of the widely read Plain Truth magazine, in a letter to those who supported his worldwide work (June 15, 1984). It reflects the essence of the message that he preached and published over a rich and fulfilling lifetime of service to the global community from that magazine’s inception in 1934 to his death on Jan. 16, 1986. Mr. Armstrong was mentor to those who now produce this magazine, the Philadelphia Trumpet.

Now, a quarter of a century on from Herbert Armstrong warning that nuclear weaponry would inevitably be used, resulting in horrific devastation around the globe, one of the very few remaining legitimate journalists, Arnoud de Borchgrave, an octogenarian who plies his trade as a genuine seeker after truth, declares that the experts’ main worry is the threat of nuclear terrorism.

As Herbert Armstrong was wont to so often say, “It’s time we WAKE UP!” Yes, wake up to the reality of this most extreme and ever present threat of mass death by nuclear explosion. It is a threat made ever more present by the very real prospect of some rogue terrorist group, or, for that matter, a crazed national leader such as we even presently see leading at least one nuclear power in Asia today, pushing the button that will produce a domino effect of global destruction vastly exceeding anything mankind has ever experienced or ever imagined!

Jesus Christ prophesied of these very times that we have entered in the following terms: “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” (Matthew 24:21-22).

Do you believe the words of your Maker? Do you truly understand their prophetic application to the days we are living through, right now, when, as Arnaud de Borchgrave declared, “Nuclear terrorism, unthinkable during the Cold War, is now the most immediate fear of the experts”?

The outcome of such an unthinkable action is one the average mind does not want to think about. It is certainly one upon which the press and mass media do not want to dwell. Yet it is one that keeps the most serious of thinkers on foreign policy awake at night. In reality, it is one that ought to drive man to his knees in supplicating prayer before his Maker, deep repentant of the actions that have brought humankind to the brink of the unthinkable.

The Bible prophecies indicate that this world has reached the point where those nations that once worshipped the true God of Israel are beyond the reach of genuine national repentance for their collective sins. Yet Bible prophecy does indicate that there is a very brief window of time remaining for the genuine, heartfelt repentance of those individuals who are willing to turn to God and repent of personal sin—those having a genuine desire to serve their Creator in working to prepare for the only remaining hope for mankind’s survival, the coming of the Savior of all humankind to establish a global kingdom of peace and security for a thousand years!


Is Iran nuking up as Obama fiddles?
Ex-Mossad chief 'really worried' about president's 'learning curve'

Posted: June 14, 2009
6:57 pm Eastern

By Aaron Klein
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Shabtai Shavit

TEL AVIV – President Obama's "learning curve" regarding his policies toward Iran might buy Tehran enough time to produce nuclear weapons, Shabtai Shavit, former chief of the Mossad intelligence agency, warned in an exclusive WND interview today.

"I do know that Obama is taking a very long learning curve experience in order to reach a conclusion about whether his thinking of diplomacy with Iran was right or wrong. I am really worried there will be a heavy price for us," Shavit said.

"Until Obama is convinced personally that his policies may not work and until he has undergone the whole experience, it may be too late," said Shavit.

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Shavit served as director of the Mossad from 1989 through 1996.

Shavit spoke two days after the reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whom the former Mossad chief referred to as "the most evil candidate."

"(Candidate) Mir Hossein Mousavi comes from the same school of thought as Ahmadinejad, but people perceive him as much more moderate, someone who is ready to introduce reforms into the system," Shavit said. "Ahmadinejad ran on a purely evil platform."

Shavit told WND that if Obama is intent on pursuing talks, the diplomatic road to halting Iran's nuclear program runs through Russia. Moscow has been cooperating with Tehran militarily and reportedly is supplying Iran with some of the infrastructure used to build the country's nuclear facilities.

The former intelligence official believes, however, that Russia is talking out of both sides of its mouth.

"Consider the contradiction," noted Shavit. "One the one hand, Russia and the U.S. are ready to start negotiations on a strategy of reducing nuclear capability on both sides and also with the rest of the nuclear powers in the world. On the other hand, Russia continues to supply Tehran the tools it needs to further Iran's nuclear ambitions."


Enraged Palestinians weigh return to terror for Netanyahu speech

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

June 15, 2009, 2:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

Palestinian "special forces"

Palestinian "special forces"

Senior Palestinian officials in Ramallah, enraged by the Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's conditional offer of a Palestinian state Sunday, June 14 - and even more by what they see as US president Barack Obama's perfidious welcome - are weighing extreme options for reprisal, DEBKAfile's military sources report.

Advisers of Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmud Abbas blame him for falling for a phony clash between Washington and Jerusalem, when all the time Obama and Binyamin were scheming together to devise a formula for trapping the Palestinians into discussing a statehood bereft of military and political power.

Netanyahu's acceptance of a Palestinian state hedged in with conditions the Palestinians would never contemplate has had the effect of placing the onus of rejection at their door.

More and more Palestinian politicians in Ramallah argue that because the Israeli prime minister placed new obstacles on the road to the Middle East peace process, they are entitled to revert to the late Yasser Arafat's two-stage tactics of synchronized terror and diplomacy. This would mean resuscitating the Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Tanzim terrorist organizations because, they say, Abbas would be ill-advised to engage in peace talks with Israel unarmed with the Palestinians' primary tool of pressure, terror.

Some even argue that Abbas' Fatah, by going back to violence, would force the US president to accept that they will never give up any of their principles, i.e. Israel's total withdrawal to pre-1967 borders, a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem its capital and the right of 1948 refugees to return to their homes.

They also want to telegraph Obama that the Palestinian Fatah is not totally dependent on the military aid and training provided Palestinian Authority security forces by US, British and Canadian military experts, but have their own independent "military" resources.

This would also be the Palestinian rejoinder to Israeli prime minister's demand for a demilitarized state.

Fatah's resort to terrorist tactics would, in the view of some Palestinian officials, heal the internecine quarrel with the radical Hamas and help the Palestinians present a united front not only to America and Israel but also to Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

As for Netanyahu's demand for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, Palestinian spokesmen said that never in a thousand years would any Palestinian comply. Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak supported this assertion when he accused Netanyahu Monday, June 15, of "scuppering" the Middle East peace process because "no one will support this in Egypt or anywhere else."

Israeli military circles are reported by DEBKAfile to be acutely troubled that Mahmoud Abbas may be tempted to accept the advice of his aides. This would mean a revival of the deadly format Arafat devised for PA security forces' members, to act as serving officers a few hours a day and as terror activists the rest of the time. Their new American training and weaponry would certainly enhance their performance in their second capacity.

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