11 April 2003. Thought for the Week: "After
less than two thousand years only a handful of people have even begun
to glimpse some of the glorious possibilities which lie before us if
we continue true to this Faith and apply it in the world around us.
In this sense Christianity is the most radical and adventurous of religions,
and ought to be about its business as the husbandman of the Kingdom
of God; but there is need for conservatism also, for there is another
sort of change, represented by the invasion of an organism by an alien
virus which destroys or mutilates the heritable characters and hence
its future potential. And this is what is clearly happening with the
virus of the dreary, deterministic religion of human power, which has
now entered deeply into the Anglican Church, and most of the others
Even so, there remains open the way of redemption, not by adapting the
Faith to tolerate its disease, but by rebirth, and a new growth from
the original living inspiration."
Geoffrey Dobbs, "The Shape of Priests to Come" 1980
THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY SEEM
As this grisly and tragic Iraqi conflict moves
towards its final stages, the sheer ineptitude of what has happened
must be a cause for reflection. Along with a seemingly inevitable subjugation
of Baghdad a great mass of subsequent problems will surface with a vengeance.
The Turkish-Kurdish confrontation is simmering and ready to explode.
Afghanistan, which abuts northern Iraq, is largely back in the hands
of the Taliban, who are making the lives of America's occupying puppets
a misery. Both Iran and Syria, knowing they are next in line in the
"axis of evil" will hardly be co-operative in smoothing the US path.
Subsequent guerilla war in Iraq itself will be more painful on a longer
term basis than the current phase of the conflict.
Arguments over the subsequent 're-building' of
Iraq will pit the United States against Europe and the tattered UN.
Who will finance all this will be a question capable of beggaring economies
already reeling. The giant corporations, like Dick Cheney's Halliburton,
already have their snouts in the trough. For them, the bigger the destruction
the fatter the subsequent cheque for re-building.
And Israel? Without firing a shot itself, it
will have seen its territorial ambitions enhanced by American, British
and Australian troops. It has its fingers right on the pulse of the
conflict. The Weekly Telegraph (UK, 607, 12-18 March 2003) reported:
Patriots, designed to shoot down incoming missiles in the event of
an Iraqi attack, have been provided by the US and Germany to back up
Israel's Arrow anti-missile system. Up to 600 US troops arrived in Israel
weeks ago, taking part in low-profile exercises and training. An Israeli
army spokesman would only say: "Patriot missiles will be deployed in
different parts of Israel's territory in the coming days".
The US has quietly set up a joint command
center attached to its embassy in Tel Aviv, at which Israeli officials
will be able to see the same electronic overview of the skies over Iraq
as US commanders
During World War I, the biggest task facing
Lawrence of Arabia, who had been sent to produce a viable Arab assault
on the Turks in Jerusalem was to unite the warring tribal factions among
the Arabs. George Bush has managed to achieve it in one hit. His actions
have produced a white-hot Islamic unity right round the world. The warning
given by one Iraqi spokesman that this would produce "a hundred bin
Ladens", with whom the West will have to contend, is, if anything, an
THE LIES THEY'VE TOLD
One by one, the lies told by the Bush administration
to justify this war, and parroted by Blair and Howard, are being exposed..
One example is the supposed gassing of Kurds at Halabja in northern
Iraq in March 1988. How many times the bloated corpses of those killed
been portrayed on television is anyone's guess. Both Blair and Howard
have echoed the story. What they forgot to mention was that the CIA's
own senior political analyst during the Iran-Iraq war, Stephen Pelletiere,
who was responsible for drawing up a report for the US government on
the incident, stated very firmly that the Iranians and not the Iraqis
were responsible for the massacre of Kurds by chemicals at Halabja in
1988. Pelletiere's report was in fact reprinted by The New York Times,
But why let the facts get in the way of a good story that might help
the war effort?
Pelletiere wrote in the article: "I am in a
position to know because as the Central Intelligence Agency's senior
political analyst on Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, and as a Professor
at the Army War College from 1988 to 2000, I was privy to much of the
classified material that flowed through Washington having to do with
the Persian Gulf. In addition, I headed a 1991 Army investigation into
how the Iraqis would fight a war against the United States; the classified
version of the report went into great detail on the Halabja affair
Immediately after the battle the United States Defence Intelligence
Agency investigated and produced a classified report, which it circulated
within the intelligence community on a need-to-know basis. That study
asserted that it was Iranian gas that killed the Kurds, not Iraqi gas
Somewhat better known, but still outrageous was
the report praised by Secretary of State Colin Powell, produced by the
Blair government to 'prove' that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
This was supposed to be the final nail-in-the-coffin for the Iraqi dictator.
Unfortunately, it was subsequently revealed that the report was nothing
but a plagiarism of material found on the Internet with most of it being
more than 12 years out of date. The BBC was even forced to report that
the British Government document was "copied from three different articles,
including one written by a postgraduate student
The BBC continued: "Excerpts from a paper relating to the build-up to
the 1991 Gulf War by Californian student Ibrahim al Marashi were used
in the intelligence document. The paper was published in the Middle
Eastern Review of International Affairs".
BUSH AND URANIUM
Powell's report was nothing compared to the next
fiasco. On January 28, 2003 in his State of the Union address, President
Bush announced to the world: "The British Government has learned that
Saddam Hussein recently bought significant quantities of uranium from
." The documents, given to International Atomic Energy Agency
Director General Mohamed El Baradei, indicated that Iraq tried to buy
500 tons of uranium from Niger. Colin Powell had also referred to this
'revelation' in his attempted justification for war against Iraq, to
the UN Security Council. One month earlier the US State Department used
the information to support its case that Iraq was lying about its weapons
programmes. But a closer investigation of these documents revealed that
they were obvious forgeries. One of the documents was a letter discussing
the uranium deal supposedly signed by Niger President Tandja Mamadou.
The UN weapons inspectors described the signature as "childlike" and
said it clearly was not Mamadou's.
Another, written on paper from a 1980s military
government in Niger, bears the date of October 2000 and the signature
of a man who by then had not been foreign minister in Niger for 14 years!
The forgery was, in fact, highlighted by El
Baradei in his March 7 2003 presentation to the UN Security Council,
but this was simply ignored by both British and American governments.
THE DIALECTIC ONCE AGAIN?
In recent issues of On Target we have
revealed the move by some oil-producing countries - including Iraq -
to shift from the acceptance of the US Dollar in payment for oil to
the Euro. If this became general, the rush by nations round the world
to sell American securities in exchange for Euros would all but destroy
the American economy. This is now being discussed by commentators worldwide.
It may be that the castration of the United States has been foreseen
by many in the globalist coterie, and they are adjusting accordingly.
Known globalists such as Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela, George Soros,
Mikhail Gorbachev and Walter Cronkite have come out against the US war
against Iraq. Why?
Henry Makow, Ph.D, one of the most discerning
commentators around, posted this article on March 23, 2003. under the
heading ELITE SETS THE STAGE FOR WORLD WAR THREE - AMERICANS TO TAKE
THE 'FALL' THIS TIME. He said:
Something very worrisome is happening. Some of Rockefeller's best toadies
oppose the war. But Rockefeller and his ilk are responsible for the
war. What gives?
It appears the global elite is dividing its
minions into two "house teams" again. The last time this happened we
had the Fascist-Communist slugfest called World War II. The same satanic
cabal controlled both sides and picked Germany to take the fall. This
time, the US, Britain and the "coalition of the willing" are on one
side. On the other are France, Germany, Russia and China. The center
of global power is moving to China, Europe and Russia. I see a world
war over Korea, or more likely Iran and control of the Middle East oil.
The US overextended from Kuwait to Korea, will come up short.
My guess is that the US will find itself
increasingly isolated and vilified as a result of the Iraq war. I suspect
the hidden agenda is to bring down the world's last superpower, to replace
the UN with a new instrument of "world government" to kill a lot of
people and to wean Americans off democracy and their high standard of
Makow went on: "
For almost 100 years the American
leadership class has belonged to an international cabal that is determined
to dissolve all human loyalties, including the nation-state, and establish
a global tyranny. George Bush, who is part of this cabal, has led the
American people into a trap. Who in their right mind would deliberately
alienate 1.3 billion Muslims? Of course Hussein is a bad man, but this
is not the motive. The US is acting as 'gofer' for the Zionists and
the oil cartel, two leading parts of the cabal. They will come out ahead,
while Americans will foot the bill and take the brunt of Muslim indignation".
After comprehensively illustrating his theme,
. While Americans are distracted by jingoism and jiggle, they are
being set up for a nasty fall. The leadership class has already "left
the building" as it were. The end of the Iraqi war will find the United
States isolated and reviled. As the Bush cabal tries to push its advantage,
it will come into conflict with China and other nuclear powers. A major
confrontation will ensue and an overextended US will be humbled. Americans
will take a greatly reduced place in a new world order.
Americans should direct their anger not at their
country but against their political and cultural elite, which is corrupt,
cowardly and traitorous
." (https://www.savethemales.ca) Makow's personal
E-mail is email@example.com.
It would be nice to imagine that our bullish
Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, has this long-term scenario at his
finger-tips, and is forward-planning with Australia's best interests
at heart. Why does one recoil from any conviction that this is so?
WHEN BISHOPS PLAY POLITICS
Taken from the "The Rock", a
Canadian journal for Anglican traditionalists. Based on a report in
an South Western, English newspaper.
"That accomplished politician and Chairman
of the South West Constitutional Convention, the bishop of Exeter, recently
published a booklet entitled "The Future South West."
The most interesting statement in it was the declaration that 'the over-riding
concern of the Convention is democracy." On 28th June this year
it was revealed that in future no one will be admitted to meetings of
his Convention unless they sign a declaration of support for its aims.
Whether all the Church of England Bishops up and down the country who
are chairing these Regional Conventions are following his example is
unknown, but all preach their faith in democracy, the need to 'bring
Government closer to people", and deny any EU involvement.
Why is the C of E involved in this sort of thing?
The answer I believe, is that it is working
for "A Soul for Europe", an EU Commission project to use religion
for political purposes, encourage integration, and the abolition of
nation states. (emphasis added)
The Commission has already given over £25 million to 'pro-integration
projects.' One was the building of a mosque in Kosovo. Applicants for
grants under the Soul for Europe plan must "explicitly promote
the integration of Europe" and "publicly acknowledge that
assistance has come from the EU". There is no mention of faith
or the Scriptures in the paperwork on A Soul for Europe. It is all about
politics and money.
In 1998, shortly after A Soul for Europe was launched, another quasi-religious
group emerged. This is "Christians and the Future of Europe"
(CAFE), which was started by a Church of England Canon in Cambridge,
and is funded by the EU Commission. The aim of CAFE is to "construct
a multi-lingual, multi-faith Europe with free movement of people."
It influences theological training all over Britain. No mention of A
Soul for Europe or CAFE is made at meetings chaired by these Bishops,
but once these facts are known, the reason for the strange behaviour
of C of E Bishops becomes clear. They are working to EU standards by
The "Constitution" that they are proposing
would not be British, based on Magna Carta and the Declaration of Rights
but the EU Constitution currently being contrived by the committee of
un-elected ex-Prime Ministers in Brussels. Their meetings are advertised
as "debates" but there is no debate. Only one point of view
is expressed from the platform, and any attempt to put an opposing view
has so far been drowned out by the 'democratic' supporters of the "Constitutional
Conventions", with no attempt by the Chairman to maintain order.
It is hard to fathom the purpose behind the Church
of England's involvement in active politics, and even harder to understand
its denial of the EU base.
A book has recently been published entitled "101
Reasons for Leaving the EU" written by "A group of Anglican
clergy and laity", so not all C of E members support the idea of
a reconstituted Holy Roman Empire, which appears to be the aim of CAFE.
The EU is designed to abolish nation states. It seems the Church of
England is intent on abolishing itself.
Editor's comment. Joseph Goebells must be giggling in his grave!
In happier days this activity would be classified as "treason"
and its " promoter's" height shortened by the use of an axe.
WHEN BISHOPS CARE FOR THEIR FLOCKS
from The Rt. Revd. Riah El-Assal
The Rt. Revd. Riah El-Assal is the Anglican Bishop
Dear Friends, Salaam and grace in the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ, and blessed greetings from Jerusalem.
As I begin this message I want to first thank all who are supporting
us at this time in Jerusalem, in aid of our schools, hospitals, and
service institutions, together with all the support we offer throughout
the church to those in need at this time of crisis locally. The support
we receive is much appreciated, and helps to alleviate the pain of many
in our Land.
This message also comes out as further escalation in international affairs
begins with the war in Iraq today. With increasing uncertainty with
regard to the future, I want first and foremost to thank all who have
been relentlessly working for peace, and firmly standing against the
use of arms. I want to say thank you for all church people and churches
around the world who have been concerned with the prophetic message
and calling of the church to pose the question of Christ before all
who claim power and order in the world.
We live at a time when many who claim to be Christians are Christ-less
Christians. I continue to believe that whoever thinks that they can
bring about a new world order with the power of the gun will be defeated.
Whoever said that "power corrupts and absolute
power corrupts absolutely" poses this question of Christ, who becomes
the victim of the powerful. True it is that we are to reach out to those
who are in need. However, those in need these days are those who think
they know the truth. They are in need of facing the poor Christ, who
reminds them of their poverty.
The war has begun, and we will begin counting
the dead, the victims, and the injured. The aggressor bears the responsibility
of those innocent lives. Is it not enough that Iraq has lost 1.7 million
children over the last 10 years, over the use of Uranium, and the spread
I call upon you to remember the victims, who will be unnamed.
For us here it seems that the party that is benefiting from this conflict
is Israel. Israel has secured US$10 billion as part of a massive war
budget. US$1 billion of this will be in military aid, to buy more bulldozers,
and more weapons. The rest will be for what they claim to compensate
Israel's loss, which we believe will be used to crush the hope in a
Palestinian State by adding to Jewish Settlements in the Occupied West
Bank and Gaza. This is not to mention the cost of the whole operation,
which is estimated earlier by the Pentagon at close to US $95 billion.
On the other hand, the Palestinian side is going
to suffer as much as the Iraqis, if not more. That has been the case
in the past, and it is going to be the case again. We already have lost
2000 people. Tens of thousands have been injured, with about 15% handicapped
as a result. Thousands of homes have been demolished, and tens of thousands
of trees uprooted.
Among those whose lives have been claimed in recent days is an American
activist, Rachel Corrie from Olympia. She seems to have been murdered
with cold blood according to her colleagues who work with the International
Solidarity Movement, and who were present at the time of her killing.
Eyewitnesses say that there is no way she could not have been seen by
the soldiers in their elevated cabin, when she was 10-20 metres away.
Sadly, with all that suffering, and all these deaths and losses, we
hear of no compensation to the Palestinians.
The Church in Jerusalem will continue to work
and fulfil its calling in the midst of all this chaos. We remain where
we are, trying to cope with the situation, through our hospitals, schools
and other services. We call upon our people to open themselves in prayers
to the mercy of God, and like Christ be firm and courageous even in
their silence before those who torment the body. Our presence will have
to be preserved, and our calling accomplished. We cannot flee, we cannot
claim neutrality. Many do that, but that is not the way of Christ. It
is the way of Pilate. May God deliver us from those temptations.
It is always good to know that we are upheld by the prayers of the Church
around the world, and we ask you to be in touch with us, in as much
as we ask you to be at prayer for the people of Iraq, for the people
of Palestine, and all who suffer in the world. Know that this comes
with my prayer, and best wishes for a blessed Lent. In Christ,
from Brian Whitaker's email
"As the assault on the Iraqi capital looms,
machinations about the country's future are already under way,"
writes Brian Whitaker, 2nd April, 2003.
"The battle for Baghdad is about to begin in earnest, according
to numerous reports this morning. The invasion forces are said to be
'poised' and a massive ground offensive is 'imminent'.
Amid the talk of capturing Baghdad, the Guardian reports that
Pentagon experts have spent several months observing Israeli military
operations in Palestinian cities, and have been studying videos of the
assault on Jenin last year.
The article quotes a retired Israeli brigadier-general: 'An urban environment
is the great equaliser. You can't utilise your superiority in training
and equipment. It's very easy for your adversary to hide and he usually
knows the terrain much better than you.'
Meanwhile, Iraq's government-in-waiting, which
the US is setting up under great secrecy in Kuwait, is beset by political
turmoil. Pentagon hardliners appear to be mounting a coup d'etat even
before the government has any territory to control.
Apart from the attempt by Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy defence secretary,
to install Ahmed Chalabi, the failed Iraqi banker, and his cronies in
advisory positions (since all the ministerial posts will be filled by
Americans), the Pentagon has also ousted eight senior officials nominated
by the US state department. The Pentagon is seeking to replace the state
department people, who include several ambassadors, with a bunch of
neo-conservative hawks - most notably James Woolsey, a former CIA director.
One of the first concerns of this government-in-waiting is what to do
about Iraqi banknotes which - horror of horrors - carry a picture of
Saddam Hussein. Their solution, according to the Washington Post,
is to scrap the Iraqi dinar and replace it with the US dollar. This
will doubtless be viewed by all Iraqis as conclusive proof of America's
Several major Iraqi opposition groups, such as the Kurdistan Democratic
Party (KDP) and the Iraqi National Accord, say they have been excluded
from discussions about the interim government. A KDP official yesterday
described the US plans as "not workable at all".
Although Britain has been consulted, it also seems unhappy about US
plans to establish neo-colonial rule, even if it's supposed to be temporary.
Prime minister Tony Blair yesterday called for a UN-sponsored conference
of all groups to start reshaping Iraq's future.
Most reports so far suggest that the Pentagon's government will be very
short-term - 90 days is the period mentioned - and that it will not
start to take over until Saddam Hussein has been removed. However, if
resistance in Baghdad is prolonged, it may assume control over the "liberated"
parts of Iraq earlier. It is possible, therefore, that by the time Saddam
falls, a new Pentagon regime will have become firmly entrenched on Iraqi
We urge others to take up pen and paper and write
their own letters to politicians of all persuasions and heads of the
Christian Churches. The following letter was forwarded to Prime Minister
Dear Mr Howard,
The final repository of truth governing all our actions lies in the
imperishable gift of the Christian gospel given to us by Jesus Christ,
the Son of God.
This morning's gospel reading of all mainstream Christian churches throws
blinding light on the evil you have perpetrated on Australia. It tells
me why you lied to us for so many months in the lead up to March 20,
which will always be remembered as the blackest day of shame in our
history, for that date marked the first time an Australian government
departed from our traditional role of defending the weak and helpless
and entered into a compact to slaughter a helpless, weak and defenceless
people. Every individual member of your shameful government is now recorded
as having participated in that shameful day.
In today's gospel reading from John 3:14, 21, we find these words, "And
this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men
loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil."
For months on end you lied to us about your intention to bow to the
forces of evil in the world demanding war on Iraq. You continuously
told us you had no fixed intention to comply, while knowing it was always
your intention to comply. You lied because you feared the political
backlash would thwart the carrying out of your evil deed. The following
verse puts the matter so much clearer than I ever could:
"For everyone who doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to
the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth
cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they
are wrought in God."
When I criticised your policies of betraying Australian sovereignty
to globalist power, my wife who held you in high regard, always defended
you. She is now completely disillusioned, and every time I put on the
news service to hear the latest news of Australian, American, and British
troops engaged in slaughtering helpless Iraqis, she leaves the room.
That is what you have done to our home, and thousands more Australian
homes. Not only have you committed Australia to an obscene war, you
have brought civil war into our nation.
In all this I pity you, as any decent citizen must pity those who sacrifice
principle for power. I therefore hunger for the day when the Christian
Church clearly enunciates the supreme preciousness of that birthright
which forbids exchanging it for power, prestige and material reward.
If all elected members of our parliaments prized their birthright as
Christ taught, we would not have parliaments which are composed of warring
parties, but a membership of citizens taking part in Godly government,
in which the choice between service to God or Mammon is so clearly defined,
the corruption of power and service to Mammon would have no part. As
it is, all those who have exchanged their birthright for the mess of
pottage offered them by a party machine have chosen to serve Mammon.
Consequently as part of my responsibility in this matter I will send
copies of this letter to Christian Bishops sworn to uphold the power
and authority of Father, Son and Holy Ghost in Whom mammon has no residence.
Unlike the political underlings who swear their first loyalty to a party
machine, Christian bishops swear their first loyalty to God, and thus
are His servants in achieving that unity in diversity in which tyranny,
be it global, or national, has no place.
Yours in His service, Edward Rock, Cape Paterson Vic.
The following is a portion of the letter Edward
Rock sent to the G.G. As he has been corresponding with G.G. Dr. Peter
Hollingworth for many a year, he was not being disrespectful in using
his Christian name.
"Your Office evolved in the struggle to enunciate a form of Christian
Constitutionalism which protected Christ's flock against such inordinate
power, and invested power used in Christian Government of the people
in a Trinity in Unity, Monarch, and two Houses of Parliament in which
"none is afore, or after other: none is greater or less than another."
Corrupt party politics, under which individual representatives secede
their birthright of personal sovereignty in exchange for party nomination
and all the gifts of mammon, such nomination has led to the supremacy
of the Lower House and invested its leader with power designed to destroy
the Trinity in Unity.
The source of power the Trinity in Unity must defend, was pinpointed
by Christ when, "He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the Kingdom
of God should come. He answered them and said the Kingdom of God cometh
not by observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or Lo there! For
the Kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20,21.
When Christian constitutionalism keeps power located within each individual,
who, without judgement as to worthiness, elect parliaments which truly
reflect that location of the Kingdom of God, corrupt power is minimized
and we approach the point of true democracy.(emphasis added
The role of the Christian Monarch and his/her representatives has been
seen more and more as the balancing factor in maintaining that Trinity
Our Prime Minister is challenging the validity of Christian Constitutionalism,
because, as he unashamedly confesses, he is a convinced globalist, and
as such he has consistently throughout his political career, with complete
candour, endorsed the marxist creed concerning centralised political
power in partnership with centralised finance, the two factors governing
power that corrupts absolutely
Yours in His Service, Edward Rock, Cape Patterson. Vic.
In response to Evan Trousse's letter of last
week Edward Rock wrote:
By all means, every patriotic Australian should write to the G.G. on
the lines suggested by Evan, but they should also send copies to other
responsible and authoritative Australians to increase the arena of their
BETTY LUKS FOR VICTORIA
National Director, Betty Luks will be attending
a number of meetings in Victoria late April, early may.
The meetings confirmed at this stage are as follows:
Horsham, Monday 28th April.
Numurkah, Tuesday 29th April.
Rushworth, Wednesday 30th April.
Taralgon, Thursday 1st May.
Lilydale, Friday, 2nd May.
There will be a meeting at Naracoorte, South
Australia, Tuesday 6th May 2003.
ADELAIDE CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS' CLUB
"What is really going on in the Middle East?" Two speakers
from an Australian-Middle East community have been invited to be our
guests at the next Conservative Speakers' Club, Monday 14th April at
the Public Schools Club, 207 East Terrace, (cnr. Carrington) Adelaide.
Dinner from 6.30pm and Speakers' addresses from 7.45pm.
How many Australians understand they are being subjected to the most
intense propaganda campaign - to mould their opinions as to the rights
or wrongs of the present war - as the 'coalition of the willing' conduct
a war of aggression against the nation of Iraq? And using our own sons
and daughters to do it!
We have asked the speakers to base their addresses on what they think
are the reasons for the war of aggression, why it is happening now and
what do they think are the ambitions of the Zionist state of Israel.
Make every effort to hear the speakers.
Bookings must be in by Friday 11th April. Phone 8395 9826. $16.50 for
a two course meal.